Re: A UK Campaign
Unable to get the whole group together for some time now, we had a bluebooking session about Claremont Academy detailing what had happened to Ms Kitty, Ashen's experience of trying to develop his mental shields under the tuition of the alien 'Also Rhan' and Chris is penalised for 'losing' yet another Comm-Unit.
The session is detailed at https://claremontacademy.wordpress.c...d-the-curtain/
Then a couple of days ago Ashen and Firewall came together during the school holidays for a rescue from a tower block on fire in St Mary Mede. When the Firefighters are frustrated and unable to rescue the remaining citizens from the top of the tower block, who are you gonna call?
Re: A UK Campaign
The whole team finally comes together (only for one of the group to have to back out) so his character is run by the others so the game can continue after a month's break...
The Balance's odyssey continues - having spent time in the Faerie Realms they finally return home to find time runs differently there and half a century has passed on Earth. An Earth that is now controlled jointly by Vampires and Mages - Humanity's free-range days are over, welcome to the Battery Farm!
Last games play notes can be found at https://mm3e.wordpress.com/2019/02/0...2-once-bitten/
High School Adventures
My group generally play face-to-face-to-Skype (since Sam's player moved away from the area) once a fortnight (that's every two weeks for those who are unfamiliar with the term) with a bluebooking session or three in between. At times this gap has a tendency to drift as real life and work interferes with our best laid plans.
When we first set out to play (first time ever for any of us playing M&M and of course as I had suggested the idea I got to be the GM) we set up the Balance as a new team in a world similar but not quite the same as the Freedomverse and our own world.
Our primary group was intended to be able to adventure everywhere from space to the Faerie Realm and have had some fun adventures (see www.mm3e.wordpress.com for the full set of adventure write ups) but because some of us work irregular shifts it wasn't always possible to get everyone together on a regular date and time (and it never feels right to play a missing players character as a NPC though we have done so on occasion - with their permission).
As this our primary game has frequently had multi-session campaigns it did mean that it was hard to play if only half the team turned up on the night so we agreed (in some cases reluctantly) to set up a separate campaign set in the same universe but with different characters, where each session was separate to the one before and would work with whatever players were present that night. Of the Balance players, only one has shown no interest in participating and her character did appear as her adult character in one of the filler sessions.
This filler campaign was a hero high campaign set in the outskirts of the city of Wessex (fictional city) in the UK (no, not a fictional country) with over a thousand pupils and about 250 boarders some of whom were meta-humans (though not all were outed).
The pupils were aged between 11 and 18 and those with exotic abilities were being trained to become HCP registered (HCP - Hero Certification Programme).
Yes its got all the standard elements you'd expect from a hack and plagiarist like myself - rival school(s), bullies, time travel, rescues. But, confession time I really enjoy the lower power level / soap opera elements of that filler campaign. It has been fun for everyone I think and the bluebooking has allowed it to retain its teen angst/school flavour (exams, bullying, sexuality etc.) which are all handled in this format leaving the face-to-face-skype sessions for adventuring.
Their latest adventure was rescuing people from tower block fire (no cats were harmed during the making of that session) and it made for a nice change from saving the world/universe with the main team. In a follow-up to that we bluebooked some unexpected consequences to their actions which again in very soap opera'sh but felt like a fun bit of recognition.
Notes for the last bluebooking session can be found at https://claremontacademy.wordpress.c...-consequences/
and their full write ups can be found at https://claremontacademy.wordpress.com/
It would be nice to get people's thoughts on the campaign so far.