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  • #47113

    William T. Thrasher
    Participant

    I’ve got a copy of the Munchausen RPG. I’ll review it and see if what tweaks we can use to align it with Low Life.

    Here’s another idea. An art event called Oith’s Most Wanted. We’ll see if Andy can make us a wanted poster template. We run off a bunch of copies, then have participants draw mug shots and list crimes the peeps are wanted for. We can use it as a class in designing antagonists and drawing NPCs, but the real fun will be working these baddies into our Low Life sessions throughout the convention.

    #47114

    Ospprod
    Participant

    I like it. I am not a great artist, or a fair artist, but it sounds like a very fun plan for a Low Life activity

    #47115

    William T. Thrasher
    Participant

    What about a Low Life version of a Killer Breakfast?

    #47116

    Thom.Shartle
    Moderator

    DO tell what’s that? You get up early and it kills you?

    #47117

    Thom.Shartle
    Moderator

    Here’s another idea. An art event called Oith’s Most Wanted.

    I like this idea a lot! We can get brief bios from the crowd and then stat ‘um out!

    #47118

    mbuna
    Participant

    Not to thread-crap or spam, but if you’re into Choose Your Own Adventure type books with a more adult (rated PG-13 for Orc blood) and more modern RPG feel, you may be interested in Will Fincher’s Maelorum, the second volume of which is on KickStarter and finishing in like a week.

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/314653974/maelorum-volume-two

    Full disclosure: I’m not a paid shill or anything, but I really want it funded so I can get my copy. I have the first one and it’s great.

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 9 months ago by  mbuna.
    #47120

    William T. Thrasher
    Participant

    I Killer Breakfast is an event created by Tracy & Laura Hickman. It happens around breakfast time, opens with a song, and has 2 GMs. One GM runs a small party through a chaotic and highly lethal dungeon for the amusement of an audience while the other works the crowd. If your character dies you are replaced by someone from the audience. However, if you stop being entertaining the GM is free to kill off your character in a hilarious manner. There is some more to it, but that’s the core concept.

    #47123

    Ospprod
    Participant

    Interesting. Not something for the official MOUES characters, but it could be fun.

    “Expedition to the Temple of Smellemental Evil” an enjoyable adventure for 4 players consecutively.

    #47126

    William T. Thrasher
    Participant

    I’d also like to do a Low Life-themed version of Once Upon a Time. We could save a bunch of time and energy if we recycle a few select cards from Dementalism in place of the standard Once Upon a Time cards. This is another event that would work well with an audience.

    #47127

    Ospprod
    Participant

    I would have to look into what once upon a time is, and if we can’t recycle the dementalism cards, maybe we can with the G’Zoink cards.

    #47128

    William T. Thrasher
    Participant

    You can read up on Once Upon a Time here. In short, it’s a card-based storytelling game where multiple storytellers hijack the story and try to make their happy ending happen. Cards include traditional fairy tale elements like “The Wicked Queen”, “The Moster”, “A Magic Object” and things like that. BY lifting cards from Dementalism we can do a Low Life version, using creatures, giggities, and digs.

    #47129

    Ospprod
    Participant

    Cool cool, I will read up on it this evening.

    #47163

    William T. Thrasher
    Participant

    This will only work if we have access to some kind of oven at next year’s CotC, but what about a “make your own lowly” event where we hand out sculpy or green stuff and teach people how to make their own Low Life minis?

    #47164

    Thom.Shartle
    Moderator

    Sandra used a reflector lamp with a 25 watt bulb.

    #47178

    Ospprod
    Participant

    If Sandra is there again next year we should probably leave the mini construction to her.

    If we could convince Krystal that she wants to teach us all the art of feltcraft, we couls still all make our own lowlies… (it would probably have to be a pay to play class though)

    #47315

    William T. Thrasher
    Participant

    Look out, here comes some more!

    Who’s Cob is it Anyway? – We get some of out oddest, quick witted oithlings together and to an improve comes show similar (but legally distinct) to Who’s Line is it Anyway.

    Stone Soup Gaming – A variation on GM challenge events, each player in this special Low Life role-play event brings one item, the the GM must include each item in the game in some way. The items can be used as miniatures, tokens, dice, or any way the GM can imagine, provided the objects influence game play in some way.

    #47413

    William T. Thrasher
    Participant

    With the passing of R.A. Montgomery, the creator of Choose Your Own Adventure Books, I now want to do this event more than ever. I’ll do my best to make it a fitting tribute within the pure craziness of CotC.

    #47414

    Krystal
    Keymaster

    The MOUS Adventure Club Lounge sounds like a ton of fun! (Plus I can totally picture everyone in umbercuke hats sitting around the fireplace…) Speaking of fireplaces, there is a nice open room off the restaurant with a fireplace! We still haven’t decided 100% what we wanted to have in there yet, but maybe we could work that in there some how? It’d be pretty classy!

    We are going to have an area for people to demo/playtest games, and we would totally love to do more of that! We got a lot of great feedback on that from this year from both sides, so that is super!

    We definitely want to have a bigger Savage Worlds and Pathfinder presence, and I have several tables for each already set aside on the map specifically for those. (Rogue Cthulhu will be expanding as well.) I had a lot of people asking for Savage Worlds and Pathfinder events to play in, but I had a hard time finding GMs to run them (some of our regulars were unable to attend).

    My goal is to start getting games and events up on the schedule as early as possible. I’d love to have the first dozen or so games up by the end of December. If there is something you would like to run, please feel free to submit it – I already have submission forms up on the website. We’ve all been super excited about 2015, so I’ve been itching to get started! 🙂 (Perhaps too excited?! lol)

    #47415

    Krystal
    Keymaster

    If you were looking to do sculpey minis… I *may* know of a way to cook them… in the microwave (since most hotels have microwaves).

    The disclaimer that I must give is this… It isn’t recommended by sculpey (or at least it wasn’t back when I was doing it), but going to college to be an art teacher and living in the dorm, you learn a trick or two…

    But, if you place it in a microwave safe bowl, covered completely with water, you can microwave it for 10-15 minutes. (I used to start at 10 and go from there, adding 5 minutes at a time until it was done.) If you are doing small pieces, you can put a few at a time together in the same dish. As long as it is covered in water, it is all good. If not, it gives off fumes that are super icky and bad for you.

    It would be fun to see people’s characters in mini form!

    #47416

    Krystal
    Keymaster

    I *may* be persuaded to do some sort of low life plushie making thingy…

    I did a plushie making thing for 2013, and while fun, it quickly went from a 1 hour to a 2 hour thing, even with a simple coblin pattern that was all pre-cut. I was worried it was dragging and that I was boring everyone out of their skulls. I had mostly middle-school girls who had never sewn before, so I had to teach them basic sewing from the beginning. They seemed to enjoy it, but since it took so much time and I was so focused on registration and gaming this year, I skipped doing it.

    If a few people are interested, and don’t mind a 1-2 hour workshop, I have no problem doing it again. What kind of plushie would everyone want to make? (Something not too hard.)

    I feel bad asking for people to pay a little toward supplies, but would anyone be offended if I did? What would be an amount people would be comfortable paying? The other option would be that everyone has to bring their own sewing kit and bag of polyfil, and I supply some felt and maybe some eyeballs.

    Hmm…

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