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15 June 2011 @ 02:20 am
 
The Charity Shop Shopping: Complete success.

The Munchies Shopping: Also success.

The Game Round 1:
  • Mexican bandits.
  • John taking my suggestion and beating a bandit down with a Bible.
  • My best line of the round: "I send my buzzard to blind the Bible-beating bloke's bandit." (Entirely unintentional, entirely straight face.)
  • My buzzard failing to do anything at all. Lessons: 1) Random buzzards from the sky are useless. 2) Predatory birds > scavenger birds (but none were around). 3) My fail!spree at rolling dice was just beginning.


Dinner: Complete success. Scrumptious (chicken-egg-tomato with sauce meal served with rice, for me; thanks Jacqueline!).

The Game Round 2:
  • Competing train companies (Union and Confederate); Confederate trying to construct a railway across the south west, Union trying to stop it.
  • Being stuck with Pocahontas and a passed-out magical gambler. Him waking up and us having to gag him. Feeding him essentially horse pee to sober him up and taunting him when he spat it out, stating that Indian girls handled it without problem and 'it put hair on your chest'. (I have a hindrance in flaunting culture/being racist.) Getting a fate coin from the Game Master for making him laugh.
  • Jumping in and out windows becoming a trend.
  • Zombies.
  • Continuing to epic fail with my rolling. Including a critical fail on a second roll at attempting to get on a horse. Just get on it. And I have riding skills.
  • Jacqueline's character (Kamachi AKA "Pocahontas") successfully mounting her horse and doing exactly as I had intended: stampeding over the zombies with a herd of 10 horses. (...I even have animal control...so much fail.) After she managed to successfully throw dynamite at the zombies and knock them down a few turns - ten of them. Damn her magic rolling hands.
  • The fact that the zombies were the normal part.
  • Roberts the Game-Master-God letting us loose on plotless nonsense after the event.
  • Getting a fate coin for dancing around and squawking like a bird to indicate that I was shape changing.
  • Pirate's Fin "Nine-Fingers" Wheat running into a wall, nose-first, and falling over.
  • Blowing up a cave with dynamite and strapping the rest to horses' backs.
  • The sudden realisation that we were all racing back to the town to retrieve the money. (Our mission: blow up a bridge and gather some documents with little notice. As I mentioned, "You can't send a delusional Indian, a peeved Shaman, a drunkard gambler, a mean greedy bounty hunter, a prostitute and a prissy-boy aristocrat anywhere and expect us to be quiet and efficient.")
  • The drunk gambler and the aristocrat hijacking a steam-train and driving it backwards despite not knowing how.
  • The Race: Judy's character behind on a horse she kept falling off; Sam's bounty hunter on "Fred the Annoying Horse" or something; Pocahontas leading a herd of horses, some with dynamite strapped to their backs; my character in bird-form; a steam-engine driven by people who had no clue how it worked and were fumbling about with luck.
  • Birdform!Kiwi character shitting on the annoying bounty hunter. Him consequently missing by ridiculous amounts when he went to retaliate by shooting from horseback.
  • Characters shooting each other from and at a quickly-moving train.
  • Bounty hunter shooting the fuse on a dynamite barrel strapped to a horse's back and a wolf biting it off (under Pocahontas' instruction).
  • My reaching the town first and merely sneering, for I had no desire for white-devil currency to buy evil train technology. (;
  • The bounty hunter attacking the aristocrat and nearly killing him (I healed him), Pocahontas attacking the drunken gambler for shooting her horse. Ridiculous player-player combat.
  • The prostitute and I being the only two to have not attacked another player character.
  • Blowing up the train station.
  • All the money going to the prostitute and the drunken gambler, who got to the hotel first (given Pocahontas and I ignored it entirely).
  • A group of characters who like each other even less than they did at the start. :B


Ice Cream Floats: Success! C: Nummy. It has become a roleplay shindig tradition for me.

So, uh, the zombies were actually tame by comparison. We blew up two buildings, a bridge and a train station and then turned on each other.

But given all my character wanted was to see the train sabotaged (Old Oath ways - no technology) and the white men fighting among themselves, she got exactly what she wanted and then flew away. Pretty good for a Tuesday night, honestly.

Plus I got to dress up and act snarky. It was great fun. Now it's time for sleep 'cause tomorrow is a pre-noon wakeup and I have to make myself all presentable to normal-type people. I also get to see some real-life horsies running around! :D Should be fun. Although the sun may end up being an issue for me with no baseball cap...I should Facebook Jojobird asking if she can bring an umbrella for me.

Night all! ♥ Hope you had an exciting day and didn't meet any bandits, face any zombies, blow up any train stations or fight to mortal danger amongst yourselves! (But I do hope you had lovely dinners!)


Kiwi

"The bluebird sings a lullaby; the firefly gives a light; the twinkling stars are candles bright; sleep, Faeries all, Good Night."
[Elizabeth T. Dillingham; "A Faery Song"]
 
 
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101mutts: Elphaba101mutts on June 15th, 2011 03:58 am (UTC)
That does sound exciting! I'll have to add "play a role play game" to the bucket list. Somehow I think Bard will be a place where that is totally possible.

Speaking of charity shop shopping, I still have to come up with some costumes for Star Island. "Gender Blender" (cross-dressing or dressing as an exaggerated version of one's own gender), "animal, vegetable, mineral", "embody-a-biome", "pattern explosion", and favorite literary character. I'll probably go with Hermione or Elphaba for that since I have the costumes. Any thoughts? (particularly for emobdy-a-biome and animal, vegetable, mineral) You always have great costumes! I'm considering going to Savers or the Garment District in Boston. Have you been to the Garment District? I always feel way too young with all the really cool 20-30 year olds.

Also, was your mother at Boston Pride this year? I looked for her in the Franklin group and didn't see her. But then there was a picture of her on Facebook in rainbow legwarmers and other rainbow clothing.
Kiwi Crocus: Rainbow || Mug.cranky__crocus on June 21st, 2011 12:37 am (UTC)
I'm sure you can find somewhere at Bard to play a tabletop RPG. Just make sure to inquire about the game first to see if you like the setting. There are so many games out there and they can be incredibly different.

I love the Gender Blender idea. Animal, vegetable, mineral I would dress up like a Native American/Indian (peace) pipe, since they create theirs to embody all of those (animal = the attached feathers and the like; vegetable = the stem; mineral = the stone for tobacco). Or I'd do so after a bit of research. :B

Embody-a-biome sounds like great fun - I don't know which I'd pick! Pattern explosion also sounds fantastic. Favourite literary character I'd have down pat. (; Embody-a-biome I'd probably just research and pick one I liked, then go for some colour things and maybe a stuffed animal of a species native to the biome. :Þ

I have been to Garment District. One of my friends from Rowe worked there for a while; I don't know if he still does. (Then, I went when I was 19.5, I think, haha.)

Yes, my mother was at Pride. (: I think she spent quite a bit of time in the car that went along with our group.
Seekcoldthermistor on June 15th, 2011 07:17 pm (UTC)
Whoa, that was a very exciting round! :D Hey, your character sounds like she's totally successful, then ;) I always did like the Fate system. Really rewards people who are bigger on roleplay than stats, IMO.

Actually, I recently had a round of my Dresden Files campaign (my group is online, most are in Australia). It was pretty fun, though not as crazy ;)
Kiwi Crocus: Lips || Green shout.cranky__crocus on June 21st, 2011 12:42 am (UTC)
My character was definitely successful, I just wasn't with my rolling. :Þ Roberts is deciding how he'll do the Fate system; at first it was a bit stunted but then I started realising I could make him laugh if I was caustic and straight-faced. I started getting bennies then, too. (:

I want to join an online group some time, I think. Depending on if I can find a group in Providence some time. :Þ