All The Angels

So, after much time and rumination my thoughts have started to tun (a little) toward the business of resolving my issue with characters and mechanics. While I cannot guarantee that I have found the solution, I have ideas that I can playtest – which seems like the most positive and constructive point to start from. […]

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Careful Preparations

As I have UK Games Expo in less than 2 weeks time and a session to run tomorrow evening, a little prep appeared in order for The Dee Sanction. I have spent some of today doing just that – having spent yesterday assisting with more general event prep. Today, I have: Tweaked the rules for completing […]

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The Me in Team

Teamwork. What is it good for? That’s a tough one. In the session of The Dee Sanction I ran at Dragonmeet on Saturday, I found the teamwork dynamic of the group worked quite well. When someone faced a challenge and they rolled outside their success threshold, the team generally jumped in to help. Once they […]

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It’s In the Cards

I’m running a session of The Dee Sanction at Dragonmeet (visit the website to discover more) in London this weekend. The morning session, somewhere in the big new Ilec Convention Centre. Don’t ask me – I’m sure someone will point you in the right direction on the day. Anyway, in preparation, I have redone the cards for the […]

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One-off Adventures

I had one of those inspiration moments again last night, though this one took place out in the garage on my exercise bike. Those thoughtful moments alone seem to be a fertile time for interesting thoughts. Key amongst those thoughts, I have decided to focus on 214 as a system designed primarily to support standalone […]

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Narrative Results

Dice in the pair used for Complex 214 and The Dee Sanction have symbols on them, intended to help focus the story. The symbols include: equipment, surveillance/vigilance, access, the system, them, and mutation/magic. In practice, when you roll the dice initially, the symbol rolled can help understand – plotwise – what helped the challenge succeed […]

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Inspiration Strikes

I have written before, probably elsewhere, on the matter of inspiration and the spawning of new ideas. People have different ways of sparking their creativity, or find ideas coming to them in specific situations. It’s that principle that causes writers to keep a notepad by their bed, in case they wake in the middle of […]

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