Mrs. Frieda’s Halfway Home Session 1 – Manny’s First Day

We’ve talked about Monsters and Other Childish Things time and time again on The Drunk and The Ugly because it is my favorite RPG and because we play it very often. In spite of all that, we have yet to post a session of it.  Until now.

A few weeks ago, our friend Nate (the guy who’s hosting this server) finally got his first set of dice ever, despite how he’s been gaming for over 10 years. Understandably, he wanted a medium to use them in. The Road Trip crew was unavailable and none of us really had anything prepared, so Nate wrote up a one-shot setting in about an hour. This setting was Mrs. Frieda’s Home for Terrible Freakish Children, and ended up becoming sort of a side campaign that is more flexible player-wise, as it’s a fixed position with lots of children, so kids can jump in and out as they need to.

In a nutshell, Mrs. Frieda’s Halfway Home for Children (its official name) is a halfway home for children taken from abusive homes. Why has it gotten the reputation that it has? Because most of the children here responded to the abuse in their homes with abuse of their own. Everyone has their own reasons for being here, and most of them are never going to leave this place with a new family. While everyone has secrets to hide, some kids have worse secrets than others: Some kids have “special friends” that would freak out everyone in the city, and others are slowly transforming into eagles. Not everyone has these kinds of problems, mind you, but a few kids within this establishment do. Mrs. Frieda’s is about the life and times of these children.

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Engine Heart: The Tricentennial – Session 1

Following a duration of wandering through the wastes, looking for any human life, APA079X has finally made his way back to DC to get new orders from the FBI main office.  He crosses the border into the District and is greeted with. . . flags?  Why are there flags everywhere?  What’s going on at the Smithsonian?  Why won’t this drilling robot shut the hell up?

These stories and more in our first adventure through the District of Columbia on the 300th anniversary of America’s independence.

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Poketopia! – Limeria Village

Our friend Nate has been working on adapting his forum RP Sordid Dystopia to a tabletop game for the last few months.  During one night of extreme boredom, he took the combat system he was working on for that game and wrote a whole Pokemon thing around it.  When Nate mentioned this game, we agreed that it needed to be played.  In that vein, it became a series of playtests for his other game, and good times were had by all.

If you’re familiar with Pokemon, this will probably rock the nostalgia center of your brain.  If you’re not, a large portion of this recording is probably going to go over your head.

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Engine Heart: The Tricentennial – Character Creation

Part 1 of 3 of a spontaneous game of Engine Heart by Viral Games.  If you are unfamiliar with Engine Heart (and don’t want to click the link), the basic setting is robots in a post-human world.

In this session, we create the characters that we will take to DC to solve mysteries in the Smithsonian in the distant year of 2076.

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