August 8th, 2007

Granny Tyrell

Temus Fugit

Oh my god, this whole live journal deleting accounts thing is really getting annoying...
I more or less just settled here to keep track and communicate with people in fandom and now this major exodus takes place and I just hope I don´t loose track of anyone. Fortunately, there are some communities like fandom_flies (if i could find out, how to make this a link...), that help keeping us up to date and organize everything.

I fully understand, why the writers and visual artists are pissed off by this erratic behavior from LJ, so I guess I´ll just have to get on with it and take a look at the other journaling services. So far, I created an account on insane journal.

On the bright and totally unrelated side I got to do some gamemastering those last two evenings. Somehow the holidays don´t go to well on our regular RPGs, because someone seems to be on holiday every week. So I did a small Call of Cthulhu adventure set in germany. It´s called Tempus fugit and is based on the idea, that the characters wake up one day, with a gap of some years in their memory. While solving the plot, they also have to find out, what developments occurred in their personal lives, while they were out and their bodies were obviously controlled by other inhabitants.

The whole thing went quite smooth and was real fun, but in retrospective I think the story could be improved a lot, if one would insert some twists. First it would have been nice, if one of the characters would have still been possessed by an alien consciousness. And then the private stories of the characters were a bit lame. Would have been nicer, if the characters could really go after their families and friends instead of just phoning home to find out, that their brother is now married ti their wive and so on. Would be longer then, of course.

I think, the Doctor Who episode Blink would make a nice time travel adventure for Call of Cthulhu. Maybe I get to wrap my mind around it and get the thing written down, before every potential player in my vicinity knows the episode...