Sep. 9th, 2012

innocent_man: (duh)
The "duh" bee isn't there because I'm really thinking "duh," just because it's a bee.

OK! I got one of the scenarios for curse the darkness backers done, two more to go, but only one I can actually write right now because I'm waiting on some info from the other one.

I need to get ghost rules for curse the darkness done by Con on the Cob, because I want to use them there.

I need to get these short stories done for the God-Machine Chronicles fiction anthology. Michelle's editing, really I just need to tweak a few last things and decide on an order.

Speaking of anthologies, supposedly the deadline for the curse the darkness anthology is tomorrow. I've only received, like, four stories. I'm expecting a couple more, but I don't know if I'll wind up with enough. I'll have to figure out what to do about that - maybe I'll flip the order of release (and do the Companion first) or maybe I'll just buy the stories (if they're, y'know, good) and put them on the site for now.

And I really want to make a fucking character today. I'd like to commit to one a week, so I'm getting 50 or so done a year. I have time before the Changeling game, I think.

Oh, and Michelle and I are putting together the Kickstarter for our second game, A Tragedy in Five Acts. More on that soon.

For now, let's do the write-up from yesterday's Dresden game and then notes for Changeling and Promethean, and them maybe make a character!

Dresden! )

OK, so now I need some notes for Snowblind. )

And finally, Promethean. )
innocent_man: (changeling)
Exciting session today. Check it.

Remember that last time, the characters had escaped the Pit with the help of the Snowblind Beast. But in conversation outside of the Pit, Nox mentioned to Hod that she had a favor coming from Lofn.

The Beast grabbed her and shook her, roaring horribly. Lisa used her air magic to box its ears, and Nox cracked the icicle, calling up Lofn. Lofn appeared and asked Nox what she wanted, and Nox, not quite thinking clearly, told her to settle her beef with the Snowblind Beast and let the rest of them go.

The Beast lashed out at Lofn, and Lofn whistled up her "dog", a horrible, poison-tailed beast (it's in Equinox Road, it's called the Chimera). Hod got in front of Lofn to protect her and changed himself into ice (Elements 5), while Mickey, still a bird, tried to slash at the Beast's arms to free Nox. The Chimera sliced open the Beast's leg, and Hod ripped open the wound and snarled at the Beast to let Nox go. The Chimera stabbed through the open wound with its stinger, but utterly failed to poison the Beast (it has ice in is veins anyway).

Meanwhile, Skin & Bones emerged from the Pit, walked up behind Lofn (no one was watching her back), touched her and said, "Tick, tack, into my sack." And she vanished, and he walked back toward the Pit.

Felix ran over to Skin & Bone and stabbed it with John Capp's knife (you know, the one that killed the Devourer). He became Skin & Bones, and now there were two. One of them picked up the sack, and walked into the Pit.

Meanwhile, Wintry Tom and Pretty Bill had arrived from different directions (I decided that the NPCs had been scattered when the Beast pushed everyone out of the Pit, so I didn't have to play multiple characters). Tom ran over to Lisa and asked who was in the sack. Lisa responded, "Lofn!"

Hod heard this and turned his head. The Beast smacked Hod with Nox, knocking him out. Mickey buried her beak in its ear, and then used Oddbody to increase her beak size into a spike. The Beast dropped Nox, and then crumbled into snow, defeated. Nox passed out.

The characters argued for a moment about finding Felix, but then decided to head to the Hollow to regroup. They did, and talked, and someone asked why Skin & Bones had grabbed Lofn. Tom answered - he'd called Skin & Bones up. He'd learned about it from the Cat (which he'd learned about from Mickey), and he'd accidentally blurted the name "Lofn" when Skin & Bones had asked for a name. He'd meant to give Skin & Bones his father's name, so that Skin & Bones could get his father from Faerie. But that didn't work out. The characters figured, correctly, that Skin & Bones had tried to use Hod to get to Lofn, and it had worked.

But now, Tom pointed out, Lofn was trapped in the Pit so now was the best time to get his father back. The characters were tired and drained, and Lisa was still concerned about getting Felix back, but they weren't sure how to do it. And, add to that, they were all worried that if Hod went to Lofn's realm, he'd be entranced and stuck there. Lisa told him he needed to decide which oath mattered more.

They all decided to meet back at the Hollow at dawn, but they needed Glamour. Since it was Christmas time, they headed to the mall to soak up some Glamour. They did (took them the rest of the day), but Lisa walked into a fitting room and saw the mirror.

"Felix, Felix, Felix," she said, trying to call him up. Nothing. She steeled herself, figuring that if she called up Skin & Bones, she could tell it to find Felix and get him back that way.

"Skin & Bones, Skin & Bones, Skin & Bones." It appeared, stepped through the mirror, and said:

Give me a name.

"Are you in there, Felix?" she said.

She watched the creature's stringy hair become fuller and black like Felix', and a lick of autumn fire blaze in its eyes. "Thank you," it said.

"Come back," said Lisa. "You don't have to do this."

"But this is all I am, now," responded Skinny Felix.

"It doesn't have to be!"

But Skinny Felix just faded into the mirror, accepting his new role, the Boogeyman.

Next session might just be the last one.


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