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Aunty Paladin: Games List, Contest Winners

By Rutskarn
on Sunday Dec 15, 2013
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Tabletop Games


Rutskarn here–I’ll keep this brief, because I am up to my unmentionables in equipment to unpack, characters to roll, and AV systems to set up for this year’s grueling Aunty Paladin. Just thought I’d pop in and whet y’all’s appetites for the live gaming goodness to come.

I’ll get to the winners of the choose my character/design an adventure contest in a minute. First, a short (and totally incomplete) list of games I’ll be running or participating in with some idea of when they’ll happen. We can’t schedule accurately too far in advance, so if you want specific details on when some of these adventures are going to run, stay tuned to the website or the twitter feed (@AuntyPaladin).

Return to the Tomb of Horrors: A handful of foolhardy men and women go up against the sequel to the most dangerous module ever published. Starts at 7PM PST every day of the marathon until we win or die, whichever comes first. Spoiler: it’s the first one.

Aunty’s Little Helpers: We’ll be running a Pathfinder dungeon playing characters (created by other cast members) based on ourselves. The drama! The pageantry! 4PM PST Monday, Wednesday, Friday.

Highlander FATE: A Fate game based on the Highlander mythos, complete with flashbacks, immortal duels, and drama, drama, drama. Time not yet determined, probably later on.

I’ll Never Love Again: A grim, noveau-western drama of convicts and pastors set in an unnamed small town in the American south. Designed by Rutskarn to use the Fiasco rules and playsets. Time not yet determined, probably Thursday.

Durance: This story-heavy narrative game gives each player two characters: one part of a ruthless prison planet’s administration, the other a beleaguered and dangerous inmate. One character will be towards the top of the hierarchy; the other, that many steps towards the bottom. Each character has one rule they’ll never, ever break; the game won’t end until half the character have broken those rules or died. Runs after Return to the Tomb of Horrors Monday night, probably around Midnight PST.

Unrest: An official (but non-spoiler and non-canon) game based on the upcoming CRPG Unrest. Run by Rutskarn, the lead writer. Look for this one some time Wednesday.

Paranoia: Everyone’s favorite mandatory fun-time dark humor dystopian roleplaying game. We won’t spoil anything, but let’s just say we hope you have your papers in order. Time TBA.

The Official Sailor Moon Roleplaying Game: Fuck you, Kamen. Time TBA.

Aunty’s Revenge: Nick’s put us through a lot of RPG-related misery. This year, we found the most confusing (but innocuous) clusterfrag of a system the internet had to offer, and come Thursday AM he’s going to have to learn the rules and run it for us with very little preparation. What system is it, you ask? Stay tuned. We’ll spring the system on him at 12:45 AM PST, then we’ll play something else while he pores through the document, descending deeper into madness with every baffling table and block of unreadable flavor text. Character creation begins at 4:00 PM.

…and many, many more.

Now for the contest winners:

As always, the Dorf fans get their way. Kadzbar the Survivor-Dwarf will be entering the tomb and probably rendering his sobriquet deeply ironic. It’s worth noting that I got crazy lucky on my stat and gear rolls (all done by the increasingly incredulous GM)–so I’ve got a lot to lose when I inevitably die in the first room.

Our judges unanimously picked Phase’s scenario for the adventure design contest, and we’ll be running at 1PM PST Thursday. No spoilers–we encourage you to show up and check it out on the day. We will say that we saw fit to design it using the Fiasco system.

However! We liked some of the other idea, and we’re not ruling any of them out for later. If we see fit to use your suggestion, we’ll send you an e-mail some time before we roll.

That’s all I got. I’m pretty much going dark from now until 8:00 AM PST, but I’ll find time to answer any questions you pose via e-mail or comment.

Spread the word!


Comments (12)

  1. Daemian Lucifer says:

    Yay,zeistlander!I wonder who will end up being inside who.

    Also,is this one going to be recorded a bit more permanently?So that in a year I can just link a video saying “I was talking about this”,instead of having to describe every single thing from memory?

    • Corpital says:

      As long as the stream is restarted after every game or two (to keep the videos somewhat short) and the videos are flagged as highlights, Twitch should save them for a very long time. If they are not highlighted after three days or so…gone. Sad face.

  2. Zeta Kai says:

    Ruts, are you MC Don’t-Know-How-to-Pluralize-Word? You seem to have a few typo…

  3. Zeta Kai says:

    Ruts, are you MC Don’t-Know-How-to-Pluralize-Word? You seem to have a few typo…

  4. Jeremiah says:

    Yay, Durance! I really need to play that again. I’m a huge fan of anything Jason/Bully Puplit Games puts out.

  5. Nytzschy says:

    My only question: when is Mumbles going to coerce you into doing a wrestling rpg?

    • Ilseroth says:

      Just throw a wrestler in the middle of a normal RPG.

      “Okay I’d like to perform a suplex on them”
      “Um, okay but you’ll have a -5 on the roll due to technical difficulty and impracticality… and a dc of 14”
      *natural twenty*

      Fun fact, any time you are performing a move completely ludicrous and lore breaking you will be unbelievable successful. If you are attempting to roll for something your character is specifically designed for, you will critically fail.

      • krellen says:

        Many years ago – right after high school – I was in a gaming group with a man that had homebrewed a wrestling RPG. True to my nominal heritage, I made an Irish wrestler named “The Screaming Bagpipe”, who got horribly injured in his first match and had to wear a neck brace for the rest of the season. A season in which he won the Lightweight championship.

        He came to be called “The Screaming Neckbrace” after that.

  6. Artur CalDazar says:

    I missed Desert Bus for Hope this year due to uni work. Thankfully I will be able to catch this.

  7. syal says:

    Man, I can’t believe my ludicrous, poorly-defined story about nothing didn’t take the prize. Phase’s story must be amazing.

  8. Merzendi says:

    Now it’s started, is anyone else having problems with connecting to the Twitch chat?

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