I’m sitting in a pub (The Papermill in Hemel) having lined up a pint of Guinness and some much needed sustenance and I find myself not really interested in doing the reading I had planned, what on earth is occurring?
A little self reflection brings me to the conclusion I’m looking forward to tonight’s session of the HertsRPG group as we’re planning on being creative, the idea for tonight is that we start designing a multi-part world that each of the GMs takes on an area and we try to build a cohesive whole from the parts.
Uh-oh someone’s turned up, I need to stop this creating malarkey or it’ll become a habit.
We didn’t get an awful lot of creating done at all, a board game of Ticket to Ride and some card games of Flux got in the way, however it did get me to thinking I can resurrect my C&S campaign from 15 years ago, I have the old papers in my flat, they provide a good start, I also still think about the political details from time to time.
Every time I start one of these things I have so many ideas I think it’ll be filled to the brim with words, how wonderful it will be to clear my head of these ideas and get them out there, for whichever value of out there you fancy.
I start with trying to get the layout of the site right and somewhere along the way the writing falls prey to the design and I never finish what I started, as I posted previously I am prone to ADD and it is partly to blame, although my girlfriend tries to guide me towards coping mechanisms, I never seem to get around to it.
This is me picking up the baton once more in the desperate hope it will continue longer than me thinking about how, the font isn’t quite right or, I wonder how I can make the them look a little more this way than that way.
Ooh something shiny over there…
Where to start?
I mean it’s got pirates and airships in it, add to that clunky steam engines and Victorian finery, how much more do you need?
Personally I love the idea, the scenery and the setting, I have been having a few issues with the system, mostly because I think it detaches the players from their characters.
To that end I shall be writing up a conversion to BRP, the write up will be posted into the Airship Pirates pages on this very website here.
When I first thought that the system needed an overhaul, BRP was the first thing that popped into my mind, it seemed to me there was a natural fit. The key to the whole conversion lies in the skills, put together a skill list from AP and BRP map them across and Robert’s yer Muvver’s bruvver. Obviously there’s a little more to it than that, like statistic mapping and cultural modifiers, but nothing too onerous, the combat system should just slide into place like a well oiled…
I think I’ll just leave that description to your imagination.
Those of you who know me will know I’ve been battling injury since November.
For those who don’t, I’ll explain.
Despite my advancing age I decided to return to the rugby pitch, this was going well until a game in November when I overreached myself by not warming up properly. I didn’t know anything was wrong until I sat down at home and had a few beers, alright more than a couple, I tried to stand up afterwards and I had zero power in my leg.
So about 4 weeks later, I was about ready to return to the field of battle and an incident at work involving my Patella, a steel chair leg and an unwitting colleague left me with a chip out of the meniscus covering the end of the femur and Patella Tendonitis.
I have been having Physioterrorism on the left knee pretty much ever since, today is the first day that I have felt like it is over, I cycled 40km and during that distance I climbed a couple of proper hills.
Not a lot of discomfort afterwards leaves me cautiously optimistic about my recovery, I can’t bloody wait.
Thanks for listening,