March 13th, 2008

Kero Bluestreak

I Live In a Cliché

The incessant jackhammer on the foundations of the building is the delightful cherry on top of my day.

'cause, y'know, a stressful job, horrendous traffic, and misfiring nerve endings weren't enough. :P

Cripes. I gotta get out of here.

-The Gneech

EDIT: Enya on the headphones helps, at least. Oooommm...
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Obi-Wan Not Good

Shields Up!

I'm due to run more Red Hand of Doom next, but after last week's Star Wars session went so well, I'm all agog to run some more of that, instead. I've even thought of a cool opening for the next scenario.

I don't have a scenario to follow the cool opening, but danged if it ain't a cool opening! One of those "I've always wanted to do this" scenarios that have never really been well-supported by previous rulesets. [1]

Ah well, circumstances prevent me from running anything in the next two weeks anyway ... maybe I'll be interested in Red Hand of Doom by then. Meanwhile, I'm going to write this stuff down so I don't forget it.

-The Gneech

[1] By "well-supported" here, I mean supported in a way that I liked. The opening is another space battle, and previous rulesets have certainly covered the type of scenario I have in mind, but always in a kind of clunky "I don't really want to bother with that" kind of way. Hurrah for SWSE!
Go Speed Racer Go

From the "Holy Crap, It IS the Future After All!" Department...

c/o gamera_spinning, whose ability to find cool stuff knows no bounds...

Telepathic phone call technology. Also has applications for, say, controlling wheelchairs with your mind, Professor Hawking. Holy crap. 0.o

While I'm at it, also from gamera_spinning, Speed Racer full-length trailer. Has more footage, including some sweet Mach 5 maneuvering, but lacks the punch of the teaser, I think. Still, looks cool. :) It's not an accident that much of the action looks like kids playing with Hot Wheels, after the kids are digitally edited out.

-The Gneech

PS: And now, a useless piece of SWSE trivia: at character scale (i.e., 2 meters per 1/2" square), a Star Destroyer map would be 33 feet long.
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