Another gameday in the books! Thanks, as always, to Curt (thalmin) for hosting and to Mark (Buzz) for organizing! Without you guys, this simply wouldn't be happening. Kudos and Booyah to you both!
Another great romp in the Star Wars universe care of Josh (sw3333)! I knew we would be off to a great start when we learned the nature of the adventure...we were to investigate a misappropriation of funds! Beuracracy, thy name is Star Wars! Super fun time, complete with a bullying jedi master (Alex) and his young padawan (Jason - Trevalon Moonleiron), who put up with it for a long time before going dark side on his butt and wiping the floor with his master and taking off. Still, I think the line of the day might have belonged to Nicky...
"I don't care if I'm better with the vibro-ax...I want to use the FLAMETHROWER!!!"
hehehe...that's my kind of gamer! Glad the boys had fun, Rich (rvalle)! Might have to get those boys in some more games!
And then there was the afternoon...
There are a lot of thoughts that went through my head when I saw two Ghostbusters walk into the room. I'll admit, most of them probably were not of the best nature. I thought I'd have a couple of "experts" on my hand and have had bad experiences with that sort before. It made me a little nervous. After speaking with Zach and Steve a bit, however, I knew that things would be just fine.
As for the game...wow. Yet again, Ghostbusters proves to be a sillier game than I could ever imagine it to be. Big thanks to all the players, Zach (Lothos), Steve (Lothos's guest), George (gperez), Jason (Trevalon Moonleirion), Troy (RFlatstone), and Nanette (the_grot_shoppe), for making it so much fun. Highlights, for me, included (and I'm sure I'm forgetting some):
-Character Creation: Jack Naysay, who's a paranormal skeptic looking to bring down the ghostbusters from the inside? Are you kidding me? Hilarious concept! Loved it!
-Talents: some of the random "talents" chosen by players: dropkicking things, rationalization, un-pimping things, the "hallelujah backflip" (do you see the light??!!!), the hand jive, and rearranging furniture!
-Drinking beers at EVERY stop
-Poached eggs (even though we didn't really get to that encounter)
-Ivory (bravo, Steve, for figuring it out, and Shame on everyone else for mocking him!)
-Randomly breaking into "Every Rose Has Its Thorn."
-Dieter Kaufmann rides a Hoover!
-The Easter Bunny! (The Eggman)
-"Ok, so his proton pack is soaking wet and sparking...I'm going to fire my proton pack near his so that the heat will help dry it out."
-The walrus. (Kookuk Achuk)
-Jack Naysay riding on a snowy walrus while blasting at his co-workers after being possessed!
-Dieter builds a flamethrower. (Flamethrowers in both games today!)
-Drop-kicking a baby seal.
I'm sure that I'm forgetting a lot of things, but that's a good start. Again, thanks to my players for putting up with my confusion, asides, and frequent trips to the potty.
Oh, and did I mention that two of my players showed up in full-on, amazing Ghostbusters gear? I just might remember that one for a while, and if there's something strange in my neighborhood, I'm calling those guys.
Looking forward to next gameday...I think I may run some Serenity next time around.