Archive for ‘April, 2014’
A good friend of mine once posed the question of, if Humpty be an egg, what would hatch out of him (eventually)?
I was wanting to do something special for Easter for all those patient fans who have stuck with the comic for nearly four years. Not only are we showing what Humpty would look like as a My Little Pony character but we did it in a way that dared to answer that one question: What WOULD Humpty hatch into?… We hope you enjoy this little “easter egg” and we’re letting you know there’s a lot more to Humpty than you’ve seen. We can’t wait to get to the meat of this character, and the others. Big surprises in store! Rest assured, SHARDS is just getting warmed up in story reveals;)
Things are going very well. We did not roleplay the session last week which has given me a little more time to ensure that everything is set up. We will be re-doing one of the first adventures I did with the shards characters. Its not one that we’ve put in the comic, but I’m going to reset the characters to their original power level and see how my “leveling” system works after the adventure.
So I won’t get to do the adventure I really want to do, BUT I will get to see how things are turning out. Most of the characters are finished, but I’m dreading making Dorothy, she’s always been so complex :). I’m especially excited about this version of Cinderella. I’ve always felt that she had flavor, but was never on the same power level as the other characters.
So things are going well. I don’t have the content ready for the site yet but I’m VERY excited about this whole thing. The Numenara system seems absolutely perfect and I’ve had to make only the slightest tweaks to make it all fit in. So if you’re interested in this type of thing keep a watch out :).
So life has been interesting for me lately with being moved to a Swing shift and a few other things at work. It has cut into my time considerably. On the plus side though Shards RP will be coming back with a vengeance.
A system called “Numenara” released by Monte Cook has caught my attention and I have started to convert the characters over into the Numenara system. So far Velveteen is done and it was actually quite easy with a few minor modifications. We should be running a private session on Saturday to see how this system holds up for fun and roleplay.
If the roleplay is successful I will post the character sheets of all the characters used during the session. I may also record the session for audio only since Jade will not be present and wants to hear what is going on :).
Explanation of the title: I wanted to call it Sextuple Tap, a play on “Double Tap” — the expression used in the movie “Zombieland” referring to hitting the zombie at least twice to make sure it has truly stopped moving for good — because technically, Miss Muffet is only using 6 of her 8 limbs; however, I didn’t want it to look like I was insinuating anything adult. Thus, the Octuple Tap was born.