Posts tagged Mythic
Saturday night I had a little bit of free time before bed, so I wanted to start in on my Mythic GME solo game using Risus. I was inspired by Risus Monkey, so I will try to use his template when keeping track of my solo sessions. I really only had time on Saturday to do a brief character creation, which lead to some interesting story elements that I will have to include in the game. Hopefully I will have some time tonight to play some more. So, for your entertainment, here are the notes from my brief play Saturday.
When creating my character, I thought of two things that I would like to really define that character. I chose Alchemist and Wild Mage, because I was in the mood for this type of character. (The guys who play with me will laugh because they say I am always in the mood play a magic user.) So I listed these two as my first two clichés. There was nothing else I was set on playing, so I decided to roll up random clichés for my last too. Using my Mythic GME program, I rolled a d100 and got 97. Searching the list of random clichés that I had, I found it to be: Visitor from the future…hmm, okay, that’s odd, not sure where to go here.
At this point I was going to ignore this roll and just roll again, but decided to let the dice lay where they were rolled…or something like that. I think it will add an interesting twist on the whole adventure. So I decided that my character comes from a time where the world is more advanced, an Eberron-like setting, with technological advances, through magic, and traveled back to where the world is far less advanced and developed.
I decided it was important to find out right away if I was sent back on purpose or not, since it would affect the way I began the whole adventure. So I got the chance to ask my first question of the Mythic GME program. So I set the odds to “Unlikely” and Chaos to 5 and rolled:
Question: Did I come back in time on purpose?
Answer: You rolled a 96: Exceptional No!
Okay, so not only did I not come back on purpose, but it was also completely against my will. Maybe I triggered some ancient trap, or perhaps someone maliciously sent me back in time. Now I decided to ask a clarifying question, which had to be more complex, so I used Risus Monkey’s method of viewing a random page on a wiki to find the answer. I picked the World of Warcraft wiki, because I thought it would be fun.
Complex Question: How did I get sent back through time?
Answer: (Using Wowwiki.com random page) I was sent to the page “Master Summoner“.
Very interesting, so then I was summoned back through time… Okay, I see the beginnings of a story here. Let’s get my last cliché and finish my character, then com back to this for the intro storyline.
Rolling on the random cliché list to get my last one, and I rolled a 35. Ex-Mercenary, I like it and can work with this cliché really well. What happened to the rest of the Mercenaries I wonder? Guess it probably doesn’t matter since they would be far into the future.
I then found a random name generator at Seventh Sanctum and got the name Annette Mia Knox . I wasn’t expecting to play a female character, but I’ll roll with what I get. I will probably be using Seventh Sanctum a lot for this game since it has a lot of really neat random generators.
Character: Annette Mia Knox
Everyone calls her Mia. She is a short girl at 5’8″ and weighs 140 pounds. She is ex-Mercenary that was summoned through time for some, as of yet, unknown reason. She is a mage that relies on her magic and alchemy to see her out of tough situations. She does however, carry two black powder guns that she crafted herself and, through her experience as an ex-mercenary, she has become a decent marksman. Her current mission is to find her way back home…
This adventure looks like it is going to be a lot of fun to play… Let me know what you think!
After a lot of rework, not to mention a lot of bug hunting, I think I have my Mythic GM Emulator program to a state where I can use it for a game. This program is based on the Mythic GM Emulator by the guys over at Word Mill Games. This idea started quite some time ago thanks to Risus Monkey. It has taken me so long simply because I had to put it down and work on other things for a while. When I finally picked it up again last week to work on, I just decided to throw out what I had and completely rework it. I built it in Java and am quite happy with the results. When I posted last week, I thought I would use a visual editor, but once again, switched back to just my normal way of coding. I’m happy with the results so far, and here are the features that the program currently has:
As you can see, it is just a basic program, but everything has worked well so far in the testing I have done. I plan to play a solo game soon to really test it out, using Risus Monkey’s method for solo play.