Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Beyond The Blue Horizon

I have a few more posts to complete before I am done with the basics of my Smurfs RPG and as such I am looking toward the future and my next project.

I don't think I am going to do another new pop culture RPG just yet, preferring to do those only when inspiration strikes me. I do want to have a theme or focus for September however.

Among the idea perculating in my noggin' are:

A more deeply dedicated and devoted divulengce on how I dare depict Superheroes. Now I know I'm spoken about Supers gaming before quite a bit but I don't think I really said all I want to say on the matter, especially in regards to how I pull it off.

Related to this is the fact that I would like to find the time to run a Skype game, most likely using M&M 3E. I think it would be fun to develop a campaign, blog about it here and run it online at the same time. We'll see.

My D&D

I have recently been reading a number of posts on various sites that make me long to run my D&D-But-Not game again. Take that any way you like as no matter what you're thinking you're probably right.

I've never really concentrated a good deal of effort or time in talking about my D&D on this blog and I think it might be high time I got into the fray as it were. Of course, I may be committing blog suicide by doing so. Those in the blogosphere interested in D&D (a) probably don't come hear a lot and (b) probably wouldn't accept or utilize many of my approaches. Likewise, those who do come here regularly (yes, you five, I see you there. Timmy take off your hat it's disrespectful) do so because I am a little off beat from the OSR.

I can see it now...

"I went to Barking Alien's blog and he's talking about D&D this month."

"D&D! The heck you say!"

"No it's true! What will we do now? Who's going to suggest ideas for Victorian Era Steampunk Sentai or give us a Sid & Marty Kroft RPG?*"

Well it's just an idea gang, I haven't decided what I'm going to do yet.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated (that means comment!)

Anyway, you haven't seen the last of the Smurfs (or the Muppets for that matter). I still intend to run the Smurfs RPG as an ongoing, 1 session a month campaign at the Compleat Strategist in NY on third Saturdays.

I will be running a session of the Smurfs RPG and the Muppets RPG at the next NerdNYC RECESS event on October 8th.

I now return you my regularly scheduled Smurfs post. You may also opt to check out any one of a hundred OSR blogs who are most likely talking about initiative, character classes, weapon damage and hit points or some rule no one uses.


Barking Alien

*Yes, a Sid & Marty Kroft RPG. Sigmund and The Sea Monsters, H.R. PufnStuf, Lost Saucer, Far Out Space Nuts, The Bugaloos, the ridiculously hot Electra Woman and Dyna Girl...don't think I haven't thought about it.

**Once again I know my site is doing well since comments are way down. Checking my blog stats to test my hypothesis...yep, high page views. Awesome.

***A playful jab. All in good fun


  1. Yes, a Sid & Marty Kroft RPG. Sigmund and The Sea Monsters, H.R. PufnStuf, Lost Saucer, Far Out Space Nuts, The Bugaloos, the ridiculously hot Electra Woman and Dyna Girl

    This is relevant to my interests. :)

  2. When you've wrapped the Smurfs RPG will you be collating it all into a single PDF?

  3. @Telecanter - I knew as I was typing it that someone would be like, "Hahaha, a Sid & Marty Kroft game. That's hilarious. So when will it be done."

    @Sir Timothy - Maybe. I have been attaching the PDF/Print button from PrintFriendly at the bottom of all the recent Smurf RPG posts so viewers can make PDFs if they want to.

    I guess I could put one together but I'm not quite sure how to do that. Thing is, I've never made a PDF before. I'll reveiw it and try to put one together though. I really want to learn how.

    Thanks for the interest.

  4. Thanks. To be honest I don't really know either. I guess you'd cut and paste all the pieces into a single document then print using CutePDF (my 'pdf-er' of choice as it's not technical and FREE).

  5. Ooh. Easy you say? Free you say? Now you're talking my language.

    Free and easy. That's my style.

  6. Don't forget Wonderbug! And the original Ghost Busters! I do like the idea of all of those shows existing in the same universe ... You should do it in Champions!

    MnM via skype you say? Hmmmmmm....I have heard of this 'skype' previously ... I'm more interested in who you're going to have playing in it at this point...

    As far as D&D goes blog away! I tend to wade through the heretical waters of mixing editions and things myself so come on in, the water is fine! And you're "rules no one uses" comment really isn't far off.

    When it comes to sacred cows I'm thinking of spending part of September doing a teardown and rebuild of d6 Star Wars, mainly because it needs it in and it's a system I can't quite let go, despite my strong like of Saga.

    Maybe September is "messing with games you shouldn't" month?

  7. "Maybe September is "messing with games you shouldn't" month?"

    Now that is something I can totally get behind.