grandexperiment (grandexperiment) wrote,

The Shape of 2014

With almost two months under the belt including Kapcon and first half of an excellent mini-campaign, the shape of my 2014 gaming year seems to be coming into shape.

The main opportunity for the year is a chance at running Atlantis: The Second Age with my Thursday night group. I consider this group to be my "regular" group. I haven't had chance to run anything long term for them on week nights due to the significant shift in my gaming brought on by parenthood. For the last 4.5 years we have also been playing the amazing Exalted, which is now beginning to wind down.

Atlantis will hopefully be a return to the sort of campaigns before parenthood, armed with new skills and insight. Parenthood made me realise that you have to take your RPG opportunities as they arise and so I hope to embrace the campaign in a big way. The whole thing has come as a bit of a surprise, almost like the stars were aligning themselves, even seeing one of the key Exalted players returning. The world and rules seem a great match for the group, reminiscent of Exalted of old but without the parts that became an issue over time. I also have a vast field of inspiration to draw on.

Given the size of that endeavour, I expect that my other RPGing may take a back seat this year:

1. I will be running the second half of my Double Cross mini-campaign, wrapping it up in April. Its been an excellent campaign, but the current story will have run its course and changes in players' schedules make running it with regularity difficult. I can see returning to the game with a new mini-campaign every now and then in the future though.

2. I hope to run either Star Wars' Edge of the Empire or Age of Rebellion out of the book/box for Kapiti College starting in March. That should scratch my itch for that RPG, running for that club and running "pre-written" adventures.

3. On the Con scene, I am looking to take a much more relaxed approach to things this year. Prepping Dungeon World for Buckets of Sand has made me want to do some low effort yet fun Con games only. I am hoping that Far Away Land will be a good option for this (without being as ubiquitous as Dungeon World) and it also works well for Adventure Squad.
Tags: atlantis, double cross, exalted, far away land, star wars

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