11/22/2014 at 9:22 am #47417
I’d love to learn how to make plushies, and asking $5 to $10 to cover material costs sounds like a fair price. The trick might be making sure people know it’s for people who want to learn to craft and not a children’s event. Not that children shouldn’t participate.11/22/2014 at 2:05 pm #47418
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!
That would be genius! That is EXACTLY the concept of MOUES – the old Victorian Explorer’s clubs where rich old guys in pith helmets drink brandy, smoke pipes and regale each other with tales of adventure!
You can sign MOUES up for 12-4 slot Thursday – Sunday where we will run our Introductory adventure ‘Thundarr Struck’. we could play it in the MOUES lounge! (You will need to sew more Umbercuke hats!)11/22/2014 at 2:07 pm #47419
We should have more representation as well if only some other MOUES members would pony up (HINT HINT). If I can get some volunteers I will start filling in slots. I would like to do at least one more non-introductory adventure each day – more volunteers permitting.11/23/2014 at 9:23 am #47422
I could be inspired to invest in an Umbercuke hat. I really love the idea of using the room with the fireplace as a sort of explorers lounge. It would be the perfect setting for a session of the Baron von Münchhausen RPG, especially if retooled to reflect Low Life.11/23/2014 at 5:54 pm #47423
You will need a kilt as well…11/24/2014 at 8:13 am #47425
I agree, for Baron von Munchausen setting (where it is being played) is key. I couldn’t see it being played in a busy con room. I always pictured a room kinda like where we played “Socks to be You”. Ya know Classy-ish. Good suds, warm fire, sounds ideal.11/24/2014 at 8:19 am #47426
Are you planning the 12-4 slot each day as the character creation and game slot, or should we have a 8-12 character creation- fluffer time slot as well?
If ‘Thundarr Struck’ is going to be the only Living Low campaign adventure run, we are going to need more fluffers.11/24/2014 at 11:59 am #47429
Do we need other scenarios written up?11/24/2014 at 12:26 pm #47430
Currently Thom is working the Living Low (Living Campaign) angle and I am writing Fluffers (One sheets). Submitting adventures is completely voluntary, you don’t have to write anything you don’t want to, but I am sure anything submitted would be appreciated.11/24/2014 at 3:31 pm #47431
Would you guys be opposed to sharing the Fireside room with the Games Library? The Fireside Room holds about 6 round tables, and Andy is worried that the place we were thinking for the Games Library initially won’t be big enough.11/24/2014 at 3:36 pm #47432
I think doing a special plushie workshop for the MOUS is a great idea! Again, not that doing one for the kiddos is bad or anything, but if I decide to do one for them, then they can be two separate things. I think everyone will get more out of it.11/24/2014 at 3:37 pm #47433
Thought: What about the bar area? You would have to purchase any drinks from the bar, but I don’t think there are too many tables, so I imagine it would be quieter than a balcony or something, especially during the day.11/24/2014 at 5:18 pm #47434
We are going to seriously weird out any regulars at the bar area, unless we are the only ones there. It is doable, but I am not sure how ideal it is, because I don’t know how popular the bar area will be by non-convention goers.11/24/2014 at 5:22 pm #47435
8-12 is too early every day for me… William YES WE DESPERATELY NEED MATERIAL!11/24/2014 at 7:49 pm #47437
Full scenarios or Fluffers? I can do both. I’ve got a few original Low Life scenarios I’ve run at past CotCs (Expedition of the Burier Freaks, Reruns at the Temple of Smellemental Evil) I could write up into more formalized scenarios for other GMs. I could possibly also adapt my Low Live LARPs for tabletop, though I would love to run one of them next year.
I love the idea of a plush workshop, especially if I come out of it armed with the secret teachings of umbercuke hats.11/25/2014 at 7:42 am #47440
I like the plush workshop too. Now the plan is to run enough cool stuff, but keep enough time open to try all of of these awesome ideas.11/25/2014 at 7:45 am #47441
Thom, I never said YOU had to run the 8-12, I was just asking if we should have a 8-12 spot, and also if your Thundarr scenario was going to be short enough to have character creation run before it. If not we could run an 8-12 with Char gen, and a fluffer, then have them all prepped and ready for the adventure at 12:00.11/25/2014 at 7:47 am #47442
William, I think either or would work, we call the fluffers one sheets, but they have usually been about 2-3 when all is said and done. I think Thom has a specific story he wants to tell, but that doesn’t mean there can’t be multiple story arcs. Whatever you feel comfortable with, we will appreciate.11/25/2014 at 9:43 am #47443
Ok I have a couple of irons in the fire. ALL of them need more material. One is Living Low, the idea of which is an administered living campaign. It will offer story arcs, and one shots marked as “Official” If you play or run these, within the context of the Living Low rules, you get XP for your official MOUES character to develop.
The story arcs will need to be contiguous – you would play them sequentially, events in them may refer to past events etc. The fluffers can be any where and are time agnostic – shouldn’t matter when you play them.
Another thing I have done is set up a web site I would like to house as much fan material as people want to throw at me. This material may or may not be “MOUES Approved”, but it will be available regardless.
The original goal of MOUES was to start fleshing out the Underwhere, as Andy won’t get to it for at least 3 books. That said, ANOTHER goal is to support Andy, and Mutha Oith with value add that will keep visitors coming bac for new content and hopefully help keep Low Life games going, and maybe start some new ones.
To those ends EVERYTHING you are willing to commit will be welcome. Having enough material to keep the Living Low campaign alive is probably my primary goal right now, but as Ospprod said, anything you have and would be willing to share is welcome!12/01/2014 at 7:55 pm #47473
I’d love to do something with puppetry. Maybe not a formal puppet show, but something were we could lovingly harass participants with monstrous felt creations.
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