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Brilliant Starter Adventure

posted Jun 25, 2018 15:17:11 by TimKellogg
I have downloaded and am reading the starter adventure "We are not ourselves" and I love it. OK, so I admit, I am an American and I do not read "British" well, most Americans don't. Y'all over the pond think differently, and use language and organize things "oddly". I am not being mean or pejorative, I am going for oddly funny with a twist of humble home style plain speaking. OK, maybe I should have said "I have trouble learning the rules". ANYWAY: Got to play Star Trek: Adventures with Steve Hanson this weekend at SOONERCON 27 in Oklahoma City. He did a wonderful job of creating a really kewl scenario, which, my intrepid band of "veteran" Starfleet officers, promptly trashed. BUT, fear not, we all had a blast, Steve got to run the game for some seriously dedicated Star Trek nerds (Who have been playing the Decipher system in a long running campaign for 14 years.) and we got to learn we had been playing the game, essentially, all wrong. BUT WAIT: Remember I said we had a blast! We are resolved to go back and start again with the "A Star Beyond the Stars" module and learn from the ground up. SO! My point in writing this is to say "thank you" to Steve for running a great game and opening our eyes to an exciting and new role playing game in a genre we deeply love, and to say "thank you" to the Modiphius folks for creating a "thinking persons" game that is definitely not your run of the mill, meet in a pub, go hack and slash, pillage and slay type game!
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jonrcrew said Jun 25, 2018 16:02:22
Humph, it's not "odd", it's English as she is spoke...

Seriously, glad you're getting the hang of it :) I do think this game hits the genre almost perfectly!
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SteveHanson said Jun 25, 2018 16:06:07
Jon, please be patient with Tim. He's from Oklahoma, but he's what we call " a good ol boy".
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jonrcrew said Jun 26, 2018 07:30:37
That's ok, Steven, old boy. I do try to take all you colonials as you come...

Would like a spot of tea?
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SteveHanson said Jun 26, 2018 13:47:55
Actually, I do like tea. Green with honey.
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StephenBirks said Jun 26, 2018 14:12:54
Wrong answer Steve. If Jon is offering tea, it comes in 2 varieties - with sugar and without sugar. If you don't state your preference you run a high risk of getting a cup of builder's, double sweet.
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jonrcrew said Jun 26, 2018 16:13:56
Either version will include milk...

I knew a guy who was in the British Army - he liked his cuppas "NATO" - milk, 2 sugars (not unlike the builder's variety). Apparently, that's how it's brewed in the mess urn - you don't get a choice!
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SteveHanson said Jun 26, 2018 16:40:27
When I was in the National Guard, we were visited by some guys in the British Home Guard. They were scandalized by the fact we had iced tea in our field rations.
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a friend shall prove,
To him and the friend of his friend;
But never a man
shall friendship make
With one of his foeman's friends.
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jonrcrew said Jun 27, 2018 08:51:46
The Home Guard? I have to ask: how old are you? Their last incarnation was disbanded in 1957 - or do you mean the Territorials?

Iced tea has its place, but hardly in field rations. I take it this was the powdered abomination?
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LucasCunningham said Jun 27, 2018 09:51:35
the starter adventure "We are not ourselves"


I don't know this Adventure. Where is it from?

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jonrcrew said Jun 27, 2018 11:35:10
It's the 2nd part of the "A Star Beyond the Stars" mini-campaign in the new starter set.
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LucasCunningham said Jun 27, 2018 12:52:03
Thank you.
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SteveHanson said Jun 27, 2018 14:55:16
Jon this was in the early 80s. They daid they were homeguard.
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To his friend a man
a friend shall prove,
To him and the friend of his friend;
But never a man
shall friendship make
With one of his foeman's friends.
--Havamal
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jonrcrew said Jun 27, 2018 15:33:52
Ah, I see - looking at Wikipedia, there was a Home Service Force in the 80s, that were likened to a modern version of the HG - perhaps that was it! The key element seems to be that they were volunteers rather than regular or territorial (reserve) troops.

Not quite the usual image of the Home Guard we usually have:



Hmm, I wonder what the Starfleet version of this looks like?
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StephenBirks said Jun 28, 2018 07:28:19
Dad's Army in space Jon, I think Starfleet has you covered:

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jonrcrew said Jun 28, 2018 08:50:28
Ah, don't get me started: "Don't tell them your name, Neelix!"

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