Bloodheist: The Clearlake Sanitarium

I run my vampire heist game Bloodheist fairly regularly, but I don't often post the play reports, which I think is a mistake. I was lucky enough to playtest the game with a small new group this weekend, so I've decided to offer a brief summary of the proceedings. The playtesters rolled up completely random… Continue reading Bloodheist: The Clearlake Sanitarium

VAARN ACTUAL PLAY: EPISODES 25-27

Last time we saw our brave boys, they had delved deeper into the innards of the Water Baron's Aquifer machine, discovering a deep flooded shaft infested with grasping jelly-like tentacles and other strange creatures. They discovered a farm of giant aphids, a shriekman graveyard, and a makeshift prison with a single living captive: a curious… Continue reading VAARN ACTUAL PLAY: EPISODES 25-27

VAARN ACTUAL PLAY: EPISODE 24

Last time we saw our brave boys, they had unleashed gravity-related destruction against the shriekmen, killing their own guide in the process. They then opened a path to the Diagnostics Centre of the Aquifer machine and headed there, evading an enormous predatory tentacle en route. Our cast: Flim-Flam, a two-headed cacogen. Proficient cook. Fights with… Continue reading VAARN ACTUAL PLAY: EPISODE 24

VAARN ACTUAL PLAY: EPISODE 22 & 23

At long last, our brave boys return! We've had a rough couple of months for scheduling, but the gang were finally able to get back on the road and play two consecutive sessions of our Vaarn campaign. Last time we saw them the crew had entered the dungeon underneath the Water Baron's keep, ostensibly to… Continue reading VAARN ACTUAL PLAY: EPISODE 22 & 23

VAARN ACTUAL PLAY: EPISODE 21

In the last episode, the party fought off a group of spider-women, went in search of a surgeon for Findus' spider-egg problem, and lost Nephew in a bakery. What will happen this week? Our cast: Flim-Flam, a two-headed cacogen. Proficient cook. Fights with twin pistols. Owns a cyborg hawk named Midnight.Findus, a newbeast. Horse-man with… Continue reading VAARN ACTUAL PLAY: EPISODE 21

VAARN ACTUAL PLAY: EPISODES 19 & 20

We are back! I've only played intermittently over the last two months, mostly due to the holiday period. However, we are playing on Sunday nights again, and have even managed to schedule two consecutive sessions. In the last episode, the party visited Salari's Grill, an upmarket restaurant on Gnomon's Apex. The Water Baron was also… Continue reading VAARN ACTUAL PLAY: EPISODES 19 & 20

Bloodheist: Playtest I

I recently ran a full playthrough of 'The Crimson Countess', a scenario I'm planning to include with the core rules of Bloodheist, my upcoming vampire heist game. I designed the scenario to be reasonably straightforward to run, without too many locations or named characters. The set-up is that the party are deposited in Mountberg, a… Continue reading Bloodheist: Playtest I

VAARN ACTUAL PLAY: EPISODES 17 & 18

Once again, it's been a while since we did one of these. I've only played intermittently over the last month, due to life getting in the way and technical challenges. However the story of Vaarn has advanced slightly. In the last episode, our cast of scoundrels intervened in a tense standoff between Hegemony soldiers and… Continue reading VAARN ACTUAL PLAY: EPISODES 17 & 18

VAARN ACTUAL PLAY MEGA UPDATE: EPISODES 14-16

It's been a big few months in Vaarn-land. I launched the first zine that details the setting, and had a really great response, much better than I had hoped. However, all the work I've been doing on the zine has distracted from updates from my ongoing Sunday night campaign. I'm going to summarise the last… Continue reading VAARN ACTUAL PLAY MEGA UPDATE: EPISODES 14-16

VAARN ACTUAL PLAY: EPISODE 13

Last episode our heroes met an old friend, Karak, and went to a notorious Gnomosian nightclub, the Black Lotus, where they met some unsavoury characters and struck a deal with the menacing owner. Karak then blew the club's generator by trying to merge his body with it. Our cast:  Flim-Flam, a two-headed cacogen. Proficient cook.… Continue reading VAARN ACTUAL PLAY: EPISODE 13