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SAFE: Hell is Other People (Part 1)

Two small town cops are called onto the scene of a strange burglary.  A wealthy old woman was the victim of a home invasion, but strangely not a lot of value was stolen.  Just one safe was opened and a set of antique knives taken.  The only thing remaining in the safe?  A single rusty stroke.

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Poketopia! – Gainsboro City

Joey

Having solved the crises in Limeria Village, Joey, Catman, and Jackie resolve to go their separate ways.  Well, at least Joey hoped that he and Catman would split up.  Unfortunately, it appears that they were both headed north, so Joey (regrettably) decides to hitch a ride with Catman to the next town.

Meanwhile, Isaac Collins, a fresh new trainer from Dunkelrot has made his way to Gainsboro City, the home of the Pokemon League in the Chuen region and optimal starting point for any trainer on their way to becoming a Pokemon Master.  As Isaac is about to enter the city, he hears a low rumbling not unlike a massive avalanche coming his way, wherein he sees a crazy shirtless man with a cape riding an Onix in his direction with no intent to slow down.

After a brief bit of discussion, all of the trainers realize that they’re making their way to the same city, and Catman explains that he’s been there before, riding his Onix through the city streets (in the same way that destroyed all of the roads in Limeria village), and Joey regrets his decision to travel with this man even more. . .

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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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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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