Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Black Lotus Pt3: The adventures, and the Ghost that BLED


From the look and feel of gangsters to the sterile (or unsterile) feel of Superscience technology. It's an Evil tech to make Super solders. But thats not all, its a failed experiment.



Adventures of the Black Lotus Pt3

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Appetizer: Adventures of the Black Lotus is a sandbox sci-fi based campaign on traveler ships and character construction.

Today Dish:  I suffer from Genre flip. I like running a game run a few scenarios, then get tired of genre because it isn't delivering my content and then *poof*, I change to a new genre to deliver the content as intended. What the heck am I talking about?

Multi-genre adventuring.


My life has been very interesting, fulfilling and like most people horrifying at times. But most of us survive and manage the horrors into little quips and laff them off. One of the things that appeals to the horror genre fan is the rush of "oh my, something is going to kill me!" and off they run laffing along the way.  The success of the horror gen continues in popularity, though it has been slipping down the slope with such notables as Saw and imitators. That's a personal beef.


 So I like horror. Horror stretches the imagination. The unpredictable things that defy logic and reality, tickle me. Playing the Joker at a Gencon run was one of the most fun IVe ever had and really, thats what RP should be about. This week the GM allowed me to play Black Harlequin, a joker clone. You think its easy being Madd for 3 hours? you try it, tell me how it works out for you. Im on the 'edge', its probably the skeletons in the attick... ill get back to you on that.


Horror week after week looses something. And thats what happens. Time for the Genre FLIP!


 

 Now its sci-fi soldiers versus what?  This week its, hum. Gangsters! The game revealed that the Gangsters were paid off by ... by... hummm.... Corporates.  Evil Corps.     Evil Corporates that also happen to invest in. super science. 

From the look and feel of gangsters to the sterile (or unsterile) feel of Superscience technology. It's an Evil tech to make Super solders. But thats not all, its a failed experiment.



Genre FLIP! 

Again Genre FLIP! : The main ingredients for the experiment are found on a fringeworthy border planet soaked in the Oil of Old West, accompanied by the smell of leather gloves and parched desert.

Old west, Robot spiders, itszy bitzy spiders, and the ghost of a long dead indian brave.
During that game the played negotiation game with fringe worlders, gaind the confidence, gained news, and wheeled and dealed to get the thing they needed... The price was decent. They took care of 2 problems for locals including shutting down an underground abandoned lab (robot spiders had taken over the mine),



The only thing missing is monsters and magic. Who says?  The purest form of magic is manipulating the unknown.  The last part of that western world adventure involved sacred Indian burial grounds, and the proving of a young brave.  Unfortunately that worlds training simulator had gone awry.  Shutting down the simulator was very very dangerous. According to the characters, rationalize as they tried, there was absolutely no logical explanation as to why they saw a Ghost that BLED... 

Your game never has to be boring. My scenarios straddle the comfort of your living room and the boarders of the unknown. Frankly Genre Flip satisfies all my GM'ing urges.

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