When Rich said he wanted our Sorcerer game to be set in NYC I knew I wanted demons to be buildings.
One of the buildings ended up being One Vanderbilt and since the game’s first chapter ended I continue to walk by and see the building taking shape. One Vanderbilt, right next to Grand Central station, is where Rich’s character ritually murdered a rival and it is where his character was shot and left for dead. I can’t help but see this building as demonic.
I like how gaming can change the way I see the world around me.
After Session Thoughts
I was hoping for some time to let the Range & Cover mechanics breath a bit, have some arrows and fireballs flying around the back-alleys of Greyhawk but the dice decided and death was swift.
Accererak is in the mix! I was excited when I heard that the Tomb of Horror‘s demi-lich was back in action in Tomb of Annihilation. This episode pre-dated that announcement by a few weeks.
Thanks again, Rich for the wonderful editing and playing.
What is Comic Strip AP?
Comic Strip AP started as a short, 10-15 minute actual play of Dungeon World at the end of every episode of Discern Realities. It is like sprint training for GM’s, really making me think about how I manage a 15 minute time range.
I wouldn’t want to play every game like this but it is a fun weekly exercise.
If you like this, you might like the Sorcerer game Rich and I played, where demons are buildings in New York City.
Reading about Greyhawk in old school forums is kind of like reading about a religion with many different sects. I have found it fascinating and often inspiring.
Dragonsfoot: Talk to me about Gloams
In the Gord the Rogue books, specifically in City of Hawks, Gord travels to the Shadowplane and encounters evil beings known as “gloams”. The leader of these monsters, called Imprimus, is referred to as a vampire lich.
Does anyone know anything more definitive about Gloams and specifically Imprimus, such as a monster description and/or stats?
Dragonsfoot: About Vecna
Vecna’s not from Greyhawk.
Reddit: Greyhawk synopsis from the upcoming Tales of the Yawning Portal
Greyhawk, the pinnacle of D&D settings, is reduced to a few blurbs here and there in WotC’s new supplements.
Sad state of affairs, really.
Mavis, Tanday the Gloam-walker’s apprentice
Harkhim, Tanday the Gloam-walker’s lost apprentice
Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. “Diagram of an eclipse of the sun, with the moon casting a shadow cone.” The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1260. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-e574-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
British Library. “Castles and their Heroes…With Illustrations, etc” British Library Flickr. 1891. https://flic.kr/p/hWA5wk
Gazer of Homlet is played by Felicia Pearson
Kieren Jalucian is played by Rami Malek
Tanday the Gloam-walker is played by Forest Whitaker
One thing I’m looking for in between episodes is how much freedom I have as a GM to frame the scene. Did we end on a cliffhanger that means we have to start in the very next moment? Was Rich taking his character into motion, going about the next item on his task list? Is there a way I can prod at a bunch of beliefs all at once? Is there a consequence to an action that should hit the table?