Glow's "Toxic Island" never got to the island mentioned in the title. We were having a bit too much fun running through the Character Creation rules. I think my approach to both mutation and androids were a strong point with the audience. Then when I started in with some of the milieu of my personal campaign, the players started running with it all by themselves. I sat back and actually started working on some notes for the weapon tables with only the occasional head pop up to do a GM thing here and there. Thanks to this session, and LinZ the editor, I have a task list of things to have done before the very close official release of this game. I also am hopefully convincing young, compared to me, TimS into becoming a GM for the game at GenCon and elsewhere thanks to this session.
My next game, Wobble's "The Eye Of the Needle" had only one player show up, A.J. . Apparently A.J. is a man to be reckoned with because I met somebody the day before that claimed to be him and the dude offering to show me his driver's license was not that guy. As it was only him and me at the table well past the start time, I refunded his ticket for the game but waxed poetic about what Wobble was and what it wasn't. I gave him the scoop on the scenario's plot, and we talked about who we were as persons. later he'd introduce me to his significant other. I want to do a "Wobble Weekend" out in his neck of the woods this year, between Detroit and Toledo, to get these scenarios worked out, and he is definitely a good prospect for a Wobbler.
I was still able able to show up for lunch with JerryTel, Pery, and Curly, once again at the Phoenicia, where two of JerryTel's friends, where competing at alluding to the most obscure tank and/or artillery battle ever, I hear that there is an award in Cincinnati for this feat. Neither did too well, as I was able to jump in and keep up nicely. I even steered the conversation towards wintertime biathlons.
Well thanks to the Wobble game washing up, I was able to jump in on Robin's, err Peryton's Qalidar Resistance scenario, "Liberation of Katum." When it comes to her game, I've been trying to learn the game system by jumping around from Class to Class and trying them out. This time I chose to play a "Tinkerer" as opposed to the "Mystic" that I tried last time. As for my player's performance in this scenario, I get the notion that I am going about things backwards. Pery described her game's Mystic as "Essentially a Jedi." Well last time I played a Mystic, and knew too little for my scope of play, and this time I was focusing on the minutia while understanding a bit more about the universe around me than possibly the other players around me. In any case, in both scenarios, I never ask the right questions. First off, I did not know the title of the adventure that I had signed up for, missing clues from there was not hard. In short, Katum was not liberated, but we did Greenpeace proud because not one of the Characters is stuck in a Russian prison.
At dinner, Curly announced that I was his favorite uncle. As far as I know, he's my only nephew,
My evening game, had only Curly and Gnoll, who was once again late and out of breath (I felt much better), so I changed the venue. Instead of 70s-Disco-Meets-IFC studios horror ("Party Nights"), I went with Hammer Horror. More fun, for me, to have ever had, I reincarnated the cheesiest NPC I ever developed (for T&T in the early Naughts) Count Vulgarr the Vampyr. Oh my goodness, never before have I been so rejuvenated by the familiar before me. Curly, does about the best Liverpool-based accent that I ever heard, and Gnoll was channeling Jeremy Iron and Boris Karloff. Wait until you see the next Crawlspace scenario.
In case anyone has never noticed, I am all about the dialect. Before I could take no more, I got to put American sub-titles under the Late English language into (current) American for the (indolent) Toledo-speaking audience. It was fun, and I am not being carcastic. Okay all the clues were ignored and I kept having to be a railroad man to keep the
Energized by having such great players, I was overjoyed to hear that JerryTel was up to a late dinner. Curly behaved himself at the dinner table, conversation flowed. I learned that G'noll was a vampire literature addict, on top of having the best voice ever. And we met the folks that is always making him show up at my late, out of breath, and too busy to participate. They're really nice.