Saturday, September 8, 2018
Not Safe For Space
Warning: What you are about to read contains raw, unfiltered awesomeness which some may find inappropriate or objectionable.
While I'm intrigued by next year's release of Your Best Game Ever, it was a pleasant surprise to live out one of my best games ever last night.
Alpha Blue with 5 players, no noobs, everyone was on board with the type of game Alpha Blue can degenerate into. I mean, this session was fucking NSFS!
Tying an NPC up during an orgy, finishing all over her face and then leaving her there until later when the PC was ready for seconds. Upon returning, he noticed a line forming in front of the girl. However, the right to cut in line because his stuff ran down and dried on her face first was invoked. Sorry, ma'am. It's Federation law.
It was silly madness and gonzo ridiculous sleazy sci-fi cliche - every time I play that game it seems like we're living a familiar genre while simultaneously creating a new one.
Yeah, I'm biased, but it was a great time. Every scene there was something hilariously stupid going on, occasionally the entire session broke down because we were laughing so hard.
I can't give out major spoilers because this was a playtest session, as well as, a tribute to Jacqueline Pearce who played Servalan on Blake's 7. There's a lot of B7 DNA in Alpha Blue, so it felt right to remember her with last night's one-shot.
Also, I hadn't gotten to use Battle Star: Trek Wars or No One Warps For Free before last night. So, using those was a trip. Even though it had only been months since writing them, it seemed as though someone else had written them... yet I still knew where certain tables were squirreled away.
We used the tattoo tables, the orgasm table, the exotic weapon table, and the upcoming table that determines what the NPCs are doing when you barge in on them (that's where the orgy came from). Plus, a variety of old and familiar tables, such as narcotics, multiple tables for female NPCs (it makes me smile when I happen to roll the "voluptuous" result), and a saving throw at the end - never try to perform first aid using a familiar made of poop!
You know it's good when half the players message you the next day saying what fun they had.
The upcoming Alpha Blue adventure(s) aren't mine, but a trusted friend has taken up the reigns. Zoltar Khan Delgado knows exactly what kind of slutty, low-brow, bad taste belongs in there. It's going to drop at the end of September. When it does, I'll announce the release here on Venger's old school gaming blog.
p.s. Lately, there's been a puritanical vibe rippling through the RPG community, a strict political correctness and cultural over-sensitivity that almost made me re-write this actual play report because it might offend a couple of people. Well, fuck that! Alpha Blue is a game for freedom-loving individuals who live by their own rules... and d6 dice pools.