Sunday, January 9, 2011

Paging Dr. McCoy

I'm sick.

I'm pretty sure it's Altairian Chest Flu. I could be wrong. I'm a gamemaster, not a doctor.
Like much of the blogosphere, I am taking the opportunity (between bouts of passing out) to look through the World Creation rules/mechanics of Stars Without Number.

I've got to say, I like them. I'm not normally all that enamoured by random charts but sometimes, certain ones are fun and do inspire ideas. I would want to expand the Tech Level list a bit. It's also customized for the setting of the game which I'm not as into (I'd prefer to create mine own background).

The idea of the tags, similar in someways to Tags and Aspects in FATE related systems, is very useful here, helping to paint a picture more thoroughly than can be done with 'Breathable Atmosphere, Cold Temperature' etc.

That's all I can say right now. Feel like crap. Maybe not as good as crap. I strive to improve my status and feel like crap actually.

Hasn't McCoy cured the common cold yet?


Barking Alien


  1. Well, I am a doctor (though, admittedly not a space doctor) and I recommend Romulan ale for your condition. ;)

  2. Good idea! I need to get some. Right now I have this...its...I...its Green.

  3. Some of the best things in life are green.

    I've had the Altairian chest flu all weekend, it could be worse but its unpleasant. Wish you a speedy recovery.

    I need to check out the world generation in Stars Without Number. I was actually planning on going really minimalist for Humanspace, like 6 or 8 tech levels ranging from primitive to godlike with a few being mixed.

  4. Whatever it is, I have it too, if you find a cure please post about it...
    Oddly enough, when I can I prop my head up and read SWN also.

  5. Aw man, the space crud is going around--the wife just got over it. Hope you feel better soon!

  6. Feel better. Feel better. Feel better. Oh yeah, and feel better.

  7. Not trying to be chauvanistic or sexist or anything of that nature but from experience I can tell you there is nothing that makes a guy feel better when he's sick than a supportive gamer gal wishing you well. You guys are all awesome but I think Happy Whisk made me smile the most.

    Men, or at least myself, don't do getting sick well. I will walk hours and hours in the snow and up and down stairs carrying a dog but when I'm sick its like I'm a 6 year old with Str: 3 and Con: 3. lol.

    Thanks again everyone.


  8. For a six year old Str 3 and Con 3 aren't bad stats.

  9. LOL. I suppose not. But its shameful for my species. ;)