Category: Big Irish Vlog

Welcome to the Big Irish Vlog of 06/10/2014

* AndoCon (Atlanta, June 13-15)
— Eddy Webb and myself as gaming Guests of Honor, and it’s going to be an absolute trip. I get to play in his Cartoon Action Hour game, and he’s playing Shaintar at my table!
— The grand finale of the Thundering Skies Saga. Sunday’s event promises to be one of my more epic presentations.

* DriveThruRPG’s 10th Birthday Celebration…

* The Shaintar Justice and Life Report

— Major coordinated event stuff happened at Momocon and across the entire campaign. Check out the link to read all about it – it’s very exciting stuff!

* To All the Shaintar Kickstarter Backers…

— The Move
— Manuscripts in from Phil Vechhione, Eddy Webb, and Steve Long
— Content aplenty on the official site, and more stuff in development
Sean Patrick Fannon, creator of Shaintar, RPG industry veteran, and Chief Everything of Evil Beagle Games, expounds regularly about stuff he is into and stuff he feels like sharing… which could be pretty much anything.

Welcome to the Big Irish Vlog of 06/02/2014

* Tale of a Road Trip
— The Geekalicious Wedding of Eric and Lindsay MacCallum
— Much Sentinels of the Multiverse, especially with Craig and Squirrel

* Cleveland ConCoction After Action Report
— Excellent, Well Run Gaming Room, one of the Biggest Attractions
Shaintar: Justice and Life, the Thundering Skies Saga – Distant Thunder
Cards Against Humanity with Rod Roddenberry
— “Generic Gaming Panel”
— Girls and Geekdom – Go, Carinn!
Barfleet!

* Sentinels of the Multiverse

* Doctors Without Borders

* Next Up – AndoCon!
— Thundering Skies Saga finale!
Cartoon Action Hour with Eddy Webb!
Sean Patrick Fannon, creator of Shaintar, RPG industry veteran, and Chief Everything of Evil Beagle Games, expounds regularly about stuff he is into and stuff he feels like sharing… which could be pretty much anything.

Welcome to the Big Irish Vlog of 05/27/2014

* The Pittsburgh Edition
— Carinn and I participated in the awesome wedding of Eric and Lindsay MacCallum. Much fun was had. There may be video evidence of me rapping about their cats…
— The “bachelor party” event turned out to be an ad hoc game of FATE Accelerated, run by the best man Randy Oest, hosted at Daryl Putman’s house, and featuring Daryl as Ferris Bueller, Carinn as Velma Dinkley, the groom-to-be, Eric, as Swamp Thing, and yours truly as Jack Burton, somewhere in a version of hell run by Charles in Charge, trying to rescue the Ghost Busters. It was… awesome. More on FATE Accelerated later.
— Shaintar stalwart Rich Brown treated us to traditional Memorial Day grilled burgers and dogs; a rousing session of Sentinels of the Multiverse (will have to discuss this game on another BIV) followed. I am thrilled to discover he is joining the ranks of the Grey Lanterns and plans to run additional Shaintar: Justice and Life games at Gen Con!
— Pittsburgh has been one pleasant surprise after another. Burgatory, Full Pint Pub, Church Brew Works… Among the greatest pleasant surprises was Piper’s Pub. Holy crap! Food story…

1828 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

* Some Shaintar Adventure Card News

— Had to change some files, somehow the ability to buy print versions got shut off. It’s back on now, so they can be purchased again.
— I will have “Moment of Glory” promo cards available to hand out, starting at Cleveland Concoction this coming weekend. Come ask me for one at a con when you see me!

* Saw “X-Men: Days of Future Past”
— I agree with most of the great commentary already out there. Nicely done, excellent tie-together of the older stuff and the new, with the perfect launch point to go forward. Also, it wasn’t any one single character’s show – a serious effort to craft and execute an ensemble happened here, and Wolverine ~didn’t~ feature as the Do It All Hero, the Rest Are My Sidekicks.
— If you didn’t stay for the after-credits… wow.

* FATE Accelerated
— Having never played FATE before, I was very pleased when Randy offered to run an ad hoc game for us. I was even more pleased to discover just how EASY a task that was with the rules in question.
— Less stressful, more interactive narrative, much easier to grasp than anticipated.
— Possible one of the more perfect system for exactly the situation we were in.
— Still love Savage Worlds and remain loyal to it for the experience I tend to favor for most games.
— I am going to have to explore FATE much further and more deeply, now. I see its influence in Storium – a good thing, I realize – and I see its appeal for a lot of situations. I really would like to play some more, I believe.

Randy’s Write Up
Randy’s FATE SRD Page

* Cleveland Concoction coming up…
— Running the next phase of the Thundering Skies Saga at the show.
— Gene “Rod” Roddenberry is the Guest of Honor, and a ton of other amazing stuff happening!

* Sean’s Pick of the Day – the Web Site
— After a lot of encouragement from various sources, I decided to launch a full site dedicated to aggregating my Picks of the Day, the Big Irish Vlog, and other useful and fun bits of news and interest for RPG fans.
— Darryl Mott, Jr. of “Ain’t It Cool News” and “Gamers Tavern” fame graciously set up the pages to act as the server for it. Michael and Gayle Reick helped me get the tech stuff settled for it.
— Now you can click the link to get all the stuff I am sharing every day that may be of interest to you, including this Vlog. Thanks for the support! Share it around! Send me stuff to share at evilbeaglegames [at] gmail {dawt} com

 

 

Sean Patrick Fannon, creator of Shaintar, RPG industry veteran, and Chief Everything of Evil Beagle Games, expounds regularly about stuff he is into and stuff he feels like sharing… which could be pretty much anything.

Welcome to the Big Irish Vlog of 05/18/2014

* Gen Con Event Reg

Holy wow! Just… woah. Gone in sixty seconds doesn’t even scratch the surface. I am both amazed and distressed, the latter due to how many people wanted to play and couldn’t get into a game.

So pay attention, `cause here’s what I’m going to do…

* The New Map

We’ve begun working in earnest on the new map for Shaintar, which will incorporate all the user-created content. Backers will see their kingdoms and other contributions on this, and many GMs will also find towns they’ve created on the map. There’s a working version (my Paint-driven scrawlings on a much older iteration) on the site.

* Campaign Collaboration

Howard Brandon has seriously stepped up and started making this even more of a reality than it was before. If you’re registered as a Grey Lantern on the forums, get in there and see what we mean. Campaigns are undergoing all kinds of awesome crossovers. If you’re running Shaintar and you’re not a Grey Lantern, let us know and we will hook you up.

* Savage Praxis

OK, friends, I want to talk to you about Nova Praxis, the Savage Worlds Edition…

 

Sean Patrick Fannon, creator of Shaintar, RPG industry veteran, and Chief Everything of Evil Beagle Games, expounds regularly about stuff he is into and stuff he feels like sharing… which could be pretty much anything.