Gaming Update

I figured I haven’t talked about our gaming stuff lately and I would give an update on the various campaigns. I linked the campaign websites in the titles of each campaign.


Sadly there is only a single game still remaining intact


Taza of Wyvern Home, she is a bleeding heart hunter and only terrible to bad things. She is definitely my longest running campaign still active (and the second longest running campaign behind Stone’s Project Hidden Campaign which wrapped up as I started Taza). She has been around for close to 8 years and started as a GURPS character set in Shadowrun universe (well an AU universe in the future now). Started as a group character ran of course by my hubby and became a solo character when that game crashed. Still running strong and the campaign has shifted to starting to explore space finding that it is part of the Burning Twilight universe.




Sadly, the days we were playing the game (Friday nights) didn’t work for half the group. We offered to reschedule to Saturday or Sunday mornings/afternoons but the other half wasn’t interested. So this means we will have to table the game for now. It is a shame, but since it is the GURPS system which is harder to attract people to, we figured we would start a new game (covered later) that was a more popular system.


This is a great game, but the group splintered and while Kai is gracious enough to start a new battletech/mechwarrior game, my new work schedule with training and hubby’s surgeries take me out of the ability to play it for now. Even if I go back (which may happen) its a new campaign so Shaan’s story at this moment is over. I would probably start a new wordpress for my new character.


My longest running character ever in a solo game my hubby runs for me. She has hit pretty much all of her life goals, she is happy, and not really someone I can see pursuing dangers anymore. It has come time to retire her. I will probably post about my feelings in retiring a character that has been around over 7 years but that would deserve its own post. My one regret is that I had started her blog years earlier, it just got too hard trying to record things in the previous seven years so it didn’t get updated much.


No website for this one, it was a secondary solo game I ran for my hubby, based in the same universe as Taza. Upon request we shifted the secondary game to Luther in “Strange Journeys” below. The biggest remaining bonus from this great game was the influence it had on my world building for A Candle In the Warp (Taza’s story).



Surprisingly enough several new games are opening up. Right now there is three confirmed games that have been added. More are being worked on.


Luther, a German veteran of World War I has come to America and become part of a paranormal investigation team in the mid 1930s. Based in a Call of Cthulhu world with elements of my old school Project Hidden game this promises to be an intense solo game I run for him. We are still in the earlier stage of the campaign as hubby learns the world more in depth. Also probably the easiest game at this moment because while it is a supernatural game, most elements I can look up on the internet for background and I only have to create the links between those things.


The newest incarnation of a straight up 5th edition Shadowrun Campaign. Scheduled to start in January 2018 as a replacement for the Call of Althara. The setting is in Hong Kong however, and the goal is to focus on some of the less well known Shadowrun forces/corporations. This shares the same name of my original Tale of a Gun campaign which the old site is up partially (some of the detailed pages are dead links, but the majority is there). Right now we have three players who are in, looking for two more. We picked Shadowrun because it is a more popular system then GURPS. There is a 5th edition D&D that is waiting in the wings if this doesn’t pan out.


My new solo game ran by the hubby that replaces Ally. Playing a hunter that has recently left the government/mercenary “executioner” squad that hunted non-humans. She is unable to remember the details of her service for 16+ years or why she wanted to quit as part of her being released (amnesia). This feels like it will be an exciting game.


There are definitely more ideas and more things forming (I always have several campaigns in various states of being worked on, in case something crashes). But that is my current brief roundup.


TBT: Sept. 25, 2014

Leaving Event

Throwback Thursday: This is from Spring of 1998 (I think). Post LARP packing from a Legacies event. I think it is earlier 1998 because there is no Torie with the group. I am sure this is before she became part of our circle of trust…

In case you can’t make it out, it is me with the red hair, Jello with the wings, Sean, and Bryon Logg. I always struggle on Sundays with lack of caffiene and I can see I still have “gypsy beads” on my neck, so maybe we had started hanging out with Torie and that was a gift from Sage the Mage

Deep Ones vs Minions 2-1 Victory!

League: Everett Blood Bowl League
Season: 3rd Season
Game Date: July 20, 2014
Home Team: North Everett Deep Ones
Away Team: Mill Creek Mighty Minions
Final Score: Deep Ones 2, Minions 1  –VICTORY!
Deep One Stats:  1 – 0 – 0  (pre-season 1 – 0 – 1)

Kick off 3rd Season 1st Game

Setup for the first kick-off, with the Deep Ones receiving.

Fans Rush 3rd Season 1st Game

Upon the actual kick-off, the fans raced the field leaving both teams reeling with stunned players, sadly the Deep Ones took the worst of it.

Treemen 3rd Season 1st Game

Treemen for the Minons were brutal, with not rolling “take root” for most of the first half they injured several players, including putting two out for the next game and permanently injuring Marshawn Pinch and reducing his MA by one.

Treemen Down 3rd Season 1st Game

After brutal grinding, the Deep Ones began to make a break.

Touchdown 3rd Season 1st Game

We are almost there!

Kickoff 3rd Season 1st Game

Setup for kick-off to the Minions

Brutal 3rd Season 1st Game

The match ends with a 2 – 1 victory and with that the Deep Ones will continue on into the season.


  • MVPs – Loaf Tatopoo, Blitzer (#7)
  • Casualties Inflicted – Loaf Tatopoo, Blitzer (#7)
  • Casualties Received Marshawn Pinch (#11) (out for the next game, -1 MA permanently), Ron Alexander (#12) (out for the next game)


  • Byron “Buzz” Buzzworth (#9), added “Guard”


It was a close game the entire time. I had never played a halfling team before and honestly there was some overconfidence. That overconfidence left when I saw the two normal treemen that were part of the team, and the star player that Casebolt the Commissioner brought in. This resulted in most of the first half of the Deep Ones being grinded into the ground. 3 players were injured (two out for the next game and one with a permanent -1 MA). I had never imagined the nightmare of the brutality of treemen who never end up rolling “take root”. They are slow, but when you have to put people on the line, you can’t avoid them.

I am learning to move in formations more. The box formation saved me on the first half. The second half they had evened up the score 1-1 and I was able to move in and score the second touchdown. After that Casebolt moved down the field and in an desperate bid to stop him, Byron “Buzz” Buzzworth dodged into two squares, each with three tackle-zones in order to blitz the ball carrier. I needed to roll a 6 twice. The first roll was a natural 6, the second square was different. We got the success with a use of the team re-roll and I was able to stop the halflings from tying it up again.

So the lessons I learned from this:

  • Don’t underestimate stunty teams, and their large monster players.
  • Learn to fear the throw-teammate ability.
  • Don’t underestimate the ability to move a box formation to prevent the opponent from taking the ball from you.
  • Never hesitate to dodge in. The game is about taking chances. A spectacular defeat is better then boring careful movement (and its even better when you beat all odds).

Deep Ones vs Epidemics 0 – 0

League: Everett Blood Bowl League
Season: Pre-Season – 3rd Season
Game Date: June 22, 2014
Home Team: North Everett Deep Ones
Away Team: Ever-Rott Epidemics
Final Score: Deep Ones 0, Epidemics 0  -Tie!
Deep One Stats: 1 – 0 – 1 (pre-season)

Pre-Season Game 2 EBBL 3rd Season

Initial kick off, with the Deep Ones receiving the ball.

PSG2 - 3rd EBBL Season

After half-time, the Deep Ones are tied 0 – 0 with the Epidemics.

Pre-Season Game 2 EBBL 3rd Season

Second half started with the Epidemics receiving the ball

PSG2 - 2nd Half

In an unexpected turn of events, Deep One thrower Goorin Moon killed Poxy Paul the Rotter, and within one more turn the Ogre Pete Ferril had killed Oozing Oliver as well.

PS Ep vs DO

The match ends with a 0 – 0 tie and with that the Deep Ones will continue on into the regular season.


  • MVPs – Loaf Tatopoo, Blitzer (#7), Pete Ferril, Ogre (#16)
  • Casualties Inflicted. – Goorin Moon, Thrower (#1), Byron “Buzz” Buzzworth (#9)


  • Loaf Tatopoo, Blitzer (#7), added “Guard”
  • Pete Ferril, Ogre (#16) added “Guard”
  • Goorin Moon, Thrower (#1), added “Block”
  • Byron “Buzz” Buzzworth (#9), added “Guard”

GAME OBSERVATIONS: The game went really well even with a tie. My opposing coach Phyrloki was great to play with and a lot of out of game sportsmanship (it’s Blood Bowl, there is never any “in game” sportsmanship).  The score let’s you know how the game went, it was completely a knock down and drag out fight. I think I got one pass off, and Phy got the ball twice down in my red zone but none of us could get anywhere. What I did learn is I am not aggressive enough. I need to be less worried about failing rolls, after all I was failing them anyways. I think if I had took advantage of my speed (my team is slightly faster) we might have pulled a point or two out. I think next time I will read up on the opposing team ahead of time and read up on strategies. I think I am going to purchase an apothecary for that valuable health reroll in case of injury, and save up to get a catcher (should be next game, since I have 50k remaining). I do war with the idea of picking up a lineman though, get an extra teammate since right now I have exactly 11 men, so any injuries will make me less able to engage in the next rounds.

Fey at Camp Brinkley

Throwback Thursday:

Maple and Fees

Jello and I playing Fees and Maple for the first time at the LARP Legacies (before we took it over). Maple has a lot of memories for me, and has influenced a lot of future characters after him. Sadly this is before digital cameras.

Yes, I have already gotten permission from Jello to post pictures of him pre-transition, just to clarify 🙂

3rd EBBL Pre-season 1 Game Curb Jobs vs Deep Ones

League: Everett Blood Bowl League
Season: Pre-Season – 3rd Season
Game Date: June 7, 2014
Away Team: North Everett Deep Ones
Home Team: Northsound Curb Jobs
Final Score: Deep Ones 2, Curb Jobs 0  – Deep Ones Victory!
Deep One Stats: 1-0 (pre-season)

Set Up - Kick OffInitial kick off, with the Deep Ones receiving the ball.

Post HalftimeAfter half-time, the Deep Ones are ahead 1-0, but the ogre Pete Ferril is knocked out.

Last TurnThe final turn, where the Curb Jobs realize they will not overcome the 0-2 score, and instead focus on causing some fouling pain to poor Pete Ferril (Ogre) who had finally gotten back in the game.


  • MVPs – Goorin Moon, Thrower (#1), Pete Ferril, Ogre (#16)
  • Comps. – Loaf Tatoopoo, Blitzer (#7), Byron “Buzz” Buzzworth, Blitzer (#9).
  • TDs – Richard Sher-men, Blitzer (#8), Ron Alexander, Lineman (#12)

This was my first table top blood bowl game in a long time. I have to say I was nervous. I am very lucky though, our Commissioner and other players are all very nice, and very inclusive. I got to play against BobWolf and his goblin team.

The game itself went smoothly. Humans against goblins I think favors the humans overall, but two trolls and two fanatics have some good hitting power. Plus Bob is pretty good at taking every advantage he could to foul.

The first half went smoothly. The humans ran the ball in fairly quickly with minimal losses. The goblings got the ball back, and while the humans did hold the gobbos off from scoring, it cost several humans and Pete Ferril, my esteemed ogre, knockouts to do so.

We came back to the second half, once again kicking off to the goblins and this time several men down, including Pete. It was hard fought, but with some dodging and diving, the humans were able to take back the ball and score. The final few rounds were the goblins trying to score some extra SPP by fouling and pulling out their big toys. The humans kept the lead and walked away with a 2-0 victory, and no serious injuries (albeit pre-season injuries/deaths don’t count).

I had an awesome time, I am definitely glad to get involved and I think I may even start a separate blog to track all my Games Workshop games (since I am now playing 40k and blood bowl).