Mad Matt Watches a Star Trek: TOS S3E10 Plato’s Stepchildren

This is my series where I watch a random star trek episode, and write my thoughts as they occur. There are likely spoilers.

I have done a lot of rolling to find an episode I actually wanted to watch. A lot of final season stuff, a lot of 2 or even 3 parter bits, characters I don’t like as focus, finally, we’re back with TOS. Continue reading “Mad Matt Watches a Star Trek: TOS S3E10 Plato’s Stepchildren”

GUMBOOT: An RPG adaptation rough notes and ideas (or I am too busy to do this work!)

Have I mentioned 12m12s recently? that happens tonight. And in prepping and running this system, I have fallen head over sticky heels for the GUMSHOE system. And, in mentioning it to others, interest was expressed in my adapting the game for a more fantasy format. Never being one to shirk from having too much on my plate, I’ve started to jot some notes down and put thought cycles into the development of my adaptation for it. So let’s talk about it, shall we? Continue reading “GUMBOOT: An RPG adaptation rough notes and ideas (or I am too busy to do this work!)”

Mad Matt Watches A Star Trek: DS9 S6E17 Wrongs Darker than Death or Night

This is my series where I watch a random star trek episode, and write my thoughts as they occur. There are likely spoilers.

Man, that is a crazy title. Careful tiptoeing for a spoiler free Wiki check says it comes from a four act lyrical drama in 1820, which sounds like a setting of expectations if I’ve ever heard one. Continue reading “Mad Matt Watches A Star Trek: DS9 S6E17 Wrongs Darker than Death or Night”

Mad Matt Watches A Star Trek: VOY S2E13 Prototype

This is my series where I watch a random star trek episode, and write my thoughts as they occur. There are likely spoilers.

Back to Voyager today. It’s interesting- In my Trek, I haven’t been below Season 4 of Deep Space 9, nor have I been above Season 2 of Voyager. So I’m catching only the good parts of one and the bad parts of the other. So I’ve been told, anyway. Continue reading “Mad Matt Watches A Star Trek: VOY S2E13 Prototype”

Sometimes Freedom is Wrong (in a D&D context)

I play a lot of D&D. And when I’m not playing about it, I’m reading about it. And when I’m not reading, I’m writing about. Or, at the very least, thinking about it. A big swath of my time is spent with my mind on the game and so its no surprising when my interpretation of the game seems a little far fetched. You don’t know the bubbles I’ve seen.

Today, I want to take an unusual stance, one I’m not sure how solid the footing is, nor how big the space to maneuver. It may not be a defensible position, and I probably shant hold it  “What if players having a choice is a bad thing?

… this is probably going to get messy. Continue reading “Sometimes Freedom is Wrong (in a D&D context)”

12S 12M: This is starting to look like a bad idea (basically, an RPG ramble…)

Black Friday Weekend, I was at my local game store to pick up something I ordered and was persuaded to shop around a bit. I picked up a game entitled TimeWatch, and with my ordered in copy of the Doctor Who RPG, I set out hoping to not spend more money.

Little did I know this one chance purchase would haunt me for a month, and cast a grim shade on my plans for the new year. Continue reading “12S 12M: This is starting to look like a bad idea (basically, an RPG ramble…)”

5e Megadungeon Project: Briefing Document (Version 2: Brief Harder)

With bits and pieces I’ve gleaned from our session, and a bit more research into the concept, this is the next version of the Megadungeon Briefing Document. It’s not necessary that you read this to play, but it is very helpful. (A lot of this is Copy/Paste from the last document. Changes and information new to this version are in red.

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