Saturday, November 27, 2021

Play report: Blackstone

   On Black Friday we had a long, involved session set in Blackstone, my AD&D 2e Players Option campaign, which is 14 years old ('the new campaign').

The party:
Disco (6th level fighter, master of the battle axe) [Alex]
Joan (6th level cleric, front line fighter) [Jen]
Albrecht (6th level mage, creator of the School of Healing) [Jack]
Alazne (7th level thief, assistant guildmaster of East Port) [Sam]
Lawrence (6th level mage, master of Song magic) [Nick]

Atlantaverse: Massive Update

  Hello, all! Over the last 60 days we've done about 12 Champions sessions from San Mateo to Atlanta to Teens. Some of these had play reports on the Discord, others for Patrons only, and a few will be in upcoming podcasts. Here are some of the highlights.

Operation SKYBROOM: Off screen many NPC heroes and 2 PC heroes are involved in a United Earth Space Defense project to clear out low-orbit debris to make the launch of new orbital gear safer and to make more frequent trips to and from Bifrost Station (the low orbit UESD station) possible.

The San Francisco Bay Supervillains: The heroes of San Mateo are contending with a new team of supervillains, many with mental powers. A series of fights in Sacramento recently occurred and seemed to be draws each time.

Major Battle in Seattle: A new team of supervillains appeared in Seattle in November and stunned the area by defeating Amazing Lass II! The Amazing Family has not issued a statement.

Teen Champions: The teen heroes fo Atlanta finally defeated MasterMind and his minions, rescued the supervillain Cricket from blackmail (she is now in rehabilitation training with ICICLE). While taking out MasterMind they learned he was using gear from the vault of a long-abandoned WASP nest. Inside they found a stasis tube and opened it, freeing Amazing Man, Jr, a sidekick who vanished in 1971! Amazing Man, Jr is now at the Atlanta Temporal Displacement Counseling Center and, like Cricket, will be with the Teen Champions for a while.
  Meanwhile TechnoShaman has access to a WASP computer node and will attempt to transport the team into cyberspace in a bid to be the first people to ever hack a WASP computer system!

The Champions of Atlanta: Their War Against WASP might be entering the final phase! WASP sent an elite strike team consisting of 20 flight troops, 30 heavy troops, and the supervillains Iron Wasp, Steel beetle, Tarantula, and Killer Bee after the team. No avail as the Champions defeated the WASP team (after a long slug fest of epic proportions, Truly a Jack Kirby Two Page Spread worthy fight!). In an amazing blow to WASP the Champions were able to figure out that WASP computer nodes are based on alien technology. Working with a team of trustworthy superheroes they have sent what they know to ICICLE. ICICLE is now working on a program in their lab on Asgard Station (the geosynchronous UESD station over the Greenwich Mean Line) and believe they will be able to access the WASP Net within weeks! Animus is standing by for a major data breach attack on WASP ASAP.
  Operation: SKYBROOM is a cover mission allowing as many space-capable heroes to be in position to defend Asgard as possible.

Next Session: The Teen Champions enter Cyberspace!