Monday, February 3, 2014

Coming Online

I seemed to be all over the place last month.

Traps, Superheroes, Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder. There's a random encounter table if I've ever seen one. I still haven't fully recapped my Star Trek games, updated you on our Traveller campaign (which is going awesomely, thank you for asking) or told you how Pathfinder actually went. Yikes.

Well, later for all of that. Seriously. I've got other things on my mind.

I am planning on starting a campaign online using Google Hangouts in the very near future. Very near. Soon even.

So here is my question:

Having read this blog and hearing me babble about various subjects, what would like to see me run? Assuming you could be in a Barking Alien GMed game, what system, genre or both would make say, "Adam is going to run X online? I'll be there!" or "I'd play that in a heartbeat!".

Just curious.

Barking Alien


  1. First I would say "Supers".

    Backup would be "Star Trek"

    Wild Card choice would be GalaxyQuest

    1. I made one. Homebrew. Check the Galaxy Quest tag on this blog for details. 😊

  2. 1. Muppets
    2. Star Trek
    3. Super heroes depending on system
    4. Pendragon
    5. D6 Star Wars
    6. Traveller

  3. Not D&D. Everyone does D&D. I've never played in a good superhero game -- aside from a Marvel one-shot Zak ran on G+ -- so if you were to run one and you were to invite me to play, I'd be in like a shot.

  4. 1. Non-D&D fantasy (your choice)
    2. D6 Star Wars
    3. Super Heroes
    4. Star Trek (never played)
    5. Traveller (never played)

  5. Hey Adam, we have Space: 1970 and tabletop roleplaying games in common. I recently tried Encounter Critical. Didn't change my life or anything, but the sleeper awakened. Here's my post about:

    In the meantime, I'll check out your blog here. Looks like a cool place.

    1. Very cool man, I will be sure to check it out.

      Unfortunately Encounter Critical was a misfire with my group. They couldn't get into it.

  6. Star Trek, only because you've done supers not that long ago, but we talk about Star Trek often.

  7. Well... what genre have you -never- run before, that you would be willing to?

    1. I...never run before? What does that mean? Hold on, I'll just hook my Universal Translator up to my Protocol Droid for maximum effect.

      Hmmm. It has informed me that it is untranslatable into my language. ;)

    2. And there you are: the classic fannish Trek/Wars crossover campaign.

  8. Replies
    1. Tried that, as you well know.

      Didn't go so well, as you well know.

      No, you don't try to get over your distrust of running an online game with the thing that gave you a distrust of running games online.

  9. Richard Scarry's Busytown Mysteries the RPG then.

    I call dibs on Huckle.

    1. This has potential.

      For what? Don't know. Haven't thought that far ahead.

  10. Hunter Planet would probably be the most difficult choice as half the fun I had as a GM was catching the players being out of character. That aspect might be a little tougher in that forum. Although, you don't even need to roll dice in that game so…

    I saw that you mentioned Paranoia in an earlier post. I had totally forgotten about that game until I was reminded of it today. I played that game when it was first released and the GM at the time was very good at instilling actual paranoia amongst his players. That game might actually work really well as I remember the GM taking each of us aside from time to time…sewing doubt…just a smattering of…uncertainty…

    The kind of world that is might just make the experience that much more visceral.