Note: I am removing the dice bonus for degeneration rolls for your Virtue/Vice. This is affording too many opportunities to skate by on Morality loss, especially at the cost of cell members who are party to the actions but not actually committing them.
The group dynamic continues to develop. I’ve had to step up the stats of the enemies to suit the level of coordination and equipment that the Cell has achieved. This isn’t a problem, I have some very unique challenges in mind for the cell as we move out of our first story and into our second. We are still missing updates from 2 of 5 players, I aim to rectify this. The players get an experience point every session for creating a journal entry, which helps. Will be seeking other ways to encourage updates for Erik and BubbaJay. Have been writing summaries of the action in the Wiki Main Page for anyone that hasn’t yet come across it. This closes out our (immediate) action with the spider hosts, the next story will feature a different antagonist altogether and will help to develop one of the character’s backstories. I have asked the players to put more effort into developing the personal aspects of their characters, including human contacts. We’ll see how this helps to develop the game.
The session yesterday went surprisingly well considering a number of unplanned absences and the improvisation that I was forced to do. I think the rewrite went well, in large part due to the good dynamic between Jim and Aaron. They’ve really been pushing the story, which is exactly what I want – PC-driven decisions and actions. Let’s keep the updates to the site going so that everyone can earn an experience point, even in absence. We got our first Fan, who left us our first Comment and also gave us a 5-star Rating. He noted that he’s enjoyed all of the great writing, which gives credit to you players for your contributions. The next session will be on the 14th, I will communicate the time once I’ve had the opportunity to speak to all players and determine what works best. With all of the time I’ve been spending on site-building, story design and NPC generation I haven’t had a lot of time to work on the soundtrack. Please start thinking about what would make for story-enhancing background music.
love the idea, thx for all the good writing…
Three days until game time. We’ll be getting togeher at Noon on Sunday, October 31st and will be playing until 6PM. We have character profiles in various stages of completion, please do you best to fill in the bio section and add a picture. This will net you an experience point at the beginning of the session. Don’t worry about adding your stats, we will be exploring a Dynamic Character Sheet that Josh found that may save you from having to manually fill it all in.Most of you have added a journal entry to the Adventure Log area, earning you another experience point at the beginning of the session. The two experience points are enough to buy a 1-point Merit! If you have any questions feel free to contact me by e-mail @ firstname.lastname@example.org. My intention is to have all of the required pre-work and background information sorted by the time we all arrive. I’m looking forward to Sunday’s game, I hope you are too.
I have modified some of the information on the site. Thank you to Victor for coming up with the new banner image – it looks spectacular, and encapsulates the feel of the game well while using Minneapolis as the backdrop. In the high-rest version (which was too big for the site) you can actually read the text, which is actual entires on conspiracy websites. I switched up the front page of the site, trying to go for more of a feeling that you’re actually logging into The Secret Frequency site, “Vortex.” I’m going to try to figure out how to configure the site as something more customized, that takes on the look and feel of Vortex. So far, my learning curve is pretty gradual, so bear with me and if you know much about these sites feel free to give some suggestions.
I will be giving 1 experience point to all players once you’ve added your character information and pictures to the Characters section. I’ll also be giving players 1 experience point for making entries in-between sessions.