Fiasco: Project Z!

mortistonBefore moving on the next Actual Play series in our queue, Erik sits down with three of the Project Z players for a friendly game of Fiasco set in Mortiston during the events of the campaign.  The game is a zombie apocalypse scenario set in an isolated town in southern Colorado. We recommend you listen to the previous Actual Play episodes before enjoying this one, but it isn’t strictly necessary.  Fiasco is a sort of improv RPG in which players take turns establishing scenes that build an unnecessarily complicated set of relationships into a miasma of conflict and despair from which – in the midst of the zombie apocalypse – you can easily surmise that not everyone escapes intact.  Most of the group is new to Fiasco, so much of the setup and instructional material remains in the recording for listeners interested in learning how the game plays out.  We will also be posting a copy of the After Z-Day: The Zombie Apocalypse in Mortiston USA! playset for listeners interested in trying it out.

The Metagamers Anonymous Actual Play series is sponsored by Lone Wolf Development, makers of Hero Lab!

 

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Project Z Chapter 1 Recap

tabletalkAt long last, Erik and the players sit down to discuss the story thus far and their thoughts regarding the first section of the campaign.  Complete with anecdotes, clips, and speculation about the future, the group analyzes the online play experience and offers insight into their dynamic and often unwieldy characters.  The recording also includes a discussion of the lost episode, session 4.  Project Z is a zombie apocalypse scenario set in an isolated town in southern Colorado. We strongly recommend you listen to the previous Actual Play episodes in the series before enjoying this one.

The Metagamers Anonymous Actual Play series is sponsored by Lone Wolf Development, makers of Hero Lab!

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MetAnon AP07 – Project Z Session 7

Note: This is not a regular episode. This is an Actual Play recording of our seventh online game session with Erik and a handful of friends and listeners, played entirely over Google Hangouts. The game is a zombie apocalypse scenario set in an isolated town in southern Colorado. We strongly recommend you listen to the previous Actual Play episodes before enjoying this one.

The Metagamers Anonymous Actual Play series is sponsored by Lone Wolf Development, makers of Hero Lab!

During the heavily-anticipated seventh session – the final session of Chapter One – our PCs stumble back into formation to face the zombie horde that’s attempting to push its way across the river, into the last bastion of safety in all of Mortiston…. The system is Savage Worlds. For GMs who are interested in running a similar scenario, we used the Welcome to Mortiston, USA! setting product from Scrying Eye Games. If you are interested in online gaming with Savage Worlds, you might also consider Google Hangouts and Roll20.

Metagamers Anonymous is a weekly podcast dedicated to tabletop roleplaying games and (mostly) related material. Feel free to post any comments or questions to our forum, or drop us a line at feedback@prismatictsunami.com.

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MetAnon AP06 – Project Z Sessions 6

Note: This is not a regular episode. This is an Actual Play recording of our sixth online game session with Erik and a handful of friends and listeners, played entirely over Google Hangouts. The game is a zombie apocalypse scenario set in an isolated town in southern Colorado. We strongly recommend you listen to the previous Actual Play episodes before enjoying this one.

The Metagamers Anonymous Actual Play series is sponsored by Lone Wolf Development, makers of Hero Lab!

During the sixth session, our PCs finally decide to make their way south in an attempt to cross the river and ultimately reach Gaiten Academy.  The governor is missing, however, and the streets are still very dangerous in the early morning gloom.  And of course, crossing the river won’t be as easy as they’d prefer… The system is Savage Worlds. For GMs who are interested in running a similar scenario, we used the Welcome to Mortiston, USA! setting product from Scrying Eye Games. If you are interested in online gaming with Savage Worlds, you might also consider Google Hangouts and Roll20.

Metagamers Anonymous is a weekly podcast dedicated to tabletop roleplaying games and (mostly) related material. Feel free to post any comments or questions to our forum, or drop us a line at feedback@prismatictsunami.com.

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MetAnon AP05 – Project Z Sessions 4/5

Note: This is not a regular episode. This is an Actual Play recording of our (fourth and) fifth online game session with Erik and a handful of friends and listeners, played entirely over Google Hangouts. The game is a zombie apocalypse scenario set in an isolated town in southern Colorado. We strongly recommend you listen to the previous Actual Play episodes before enjoying this one.

The Metagamers Anonymous Actual Play series is sponsored by Lone Wolf Development, makers of Hero Lab!

Due to a technical misfire, the fourth episode of this series was actually lost.  Fortunately, little in the way of story development occurred during this session, and I took a moment to explain the relevant details at the start of the recording.  During the fifth session, our PCs finally encounter a small horde of zombies, as well as an enormous beast that may or may not have begun as something human… The system is Savage Worlds. For GMs who are interested in running a similar scenario, we used the Welcome to Mortiston, USA! setting product from Scrying Eye Games. If you are interested in online gaming with Savage Worlds, you might also consider Google Hangouts and Tabletop Forge (now Roll20!).

Metagamers Anonymous is a weekly podcast dedicated to tabletop roleplaying games and (mostly) related material. Feel free to post any comments or questions to our forum, or drop us a line at feedback@prismatictsunami.com.

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MetAnon AP03 – Project Z Session 3B

Note: This is not a regular episode. This is an Actual Play recording of our third online game session with Erik and a handful of friends and listeners, played entirely over Google Hangouts. The game is a zombie apocalypse scenario set in an isolated town in southern Colorado. We strongly recommend you listen to the previous Actual Play episodes before enjoying this one.

The Metagamers Anonymous Actual Play series is sponsored by Lone Wolf Development, makers of Hero Lab!

During the third session, our PCs approach the pharmacy where a vicious biker gang called the Pythons is currently holed up. This recording is the second part of the session, during which the heroes take on a dangerous biker gang holed up in the local pharmacy, which has the medical supplies they so desperately need… The system is Savage Worlds. As none of the players have any prior experience with the system or with gaming via videoconferencing, some of the recorded material includes details about system mechanics and the occasional challenge associated with the medium. For GMs who are interested in running a similar scenario, we used the Welcome to Mortiston, USA! setting product from Scrying Eye Games. If you are interested in online gaming with Savage Worlds, you might also consider Google Hangouts and Tabletop Forge.

Metagamers Anonymous is a weekly podcast dedicated to tabletop roleplaying games and (mostly) related material. Feel free to post any comments or questions to our forum, or drop us a line at feedback@prismatictsunami.com.

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MetAnon AP03 – Project Z Session 3A

Note: This is not a regular episode. This is an Actual Play recording of our third online game session with Erik and a handful of friends and listeners, played entirely over Google Hangouts. The game is a zombie apocalypse scenario set in an isolated town in southern Colorado. We strongly recommend you listen to the previous Actual Play episodes before enjoying this one.

The Metagamers Anonymous Actual Play series is sponsored by Lone Wolf Development, makers of Hero Lab!

During the third session, our PCs approach the pharmacy where a vicious biker gang called the Pythons is currently holed up.  This recording is the first part of the session, during which the heroes join forces with the local sheriff and attempt to devise a plan of attack.  In the second portion of the session, you will hear the PCs’ plan go into action… The system is Savage Worlds. As none of the players have any experience with the system or with gaming via videoconferencing, some of the recorded material includes details about system mechanics and the occasional challenge associated with the medium. For GMs who are interested in running a similar scenario, we used the Welcome to Mortiston, USA! setting product from Scrying Eye Games. If you are interested in online gaming with Savage Worlds, you might also consider Google Hangouts and Tabletop Forge.

Metagamers Anonymous is a weekly podcast dedicated to tabletop roleplaying games and (mostly) related material. Feel free to post any comments or questions to our forum, or drop us a line at feedback@prismatictsunami.com.

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MetAnon AP02 – Project Z Session 2

Note: This is not a regular episode. This is an Actual Play recording of our second online game session with Erik and a handful of friends and listeners, played entirely over Google Hangouts. The game is a zombie apocalypse scenario set in an isolated town in southern Colorado. If you have yet to listen to the first episode, we strongly recommend it.

During the second session, our five PCs venture out into the city to secure medical supplies for the wounded gathered at the diner… and they finally encounter their first zombie. Predictably, hijinks ensue. The system is Savage Worlds. As none of the players have any experience with the system or with gaming via videoconferencing, some of the recorded material includes details about system mechanics and the occasional challenge associated with the medium. For GMs who are interested in running a similar scenario, we used the Welcome to Mortiston, USA! setting product from Scrying Eye Games. If you are interested in online gaming with Savage Worlds, you might also consider Google Hangouts and Tabletop Forge.

Metagamers Anonymous is a weekly podcast dedicated to tabletop roleplaying games and (mostly) related material. Feel free to post any comments or questions to our forum, or drop us a line at feedback@prismatictsunami.com.

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Savage Worlds – Project Z Session 1

mortistoncoverProject Z is a zombie apocalypse scenario set in an isolated town in southern Colorado. During the first session, our five PCs don’t actually encounter any zombies… instead, they are independently located somewhere in the middle of town when a small suitcase nuke goes off in the north side of the city. This short session details their immediate activities just prior to and immediately following the explosion. The system is Savage Worlds. As none of the players have any experience with the system or with gaming via videoconferencing, some of the recorded material includes details about system mechanics and the occasional challenge associated with the medium. For GMs who are interested in running a similar scenario, we used the Welcome to Mortiston, USA! setting product from Scrying Eye Games. If you are interested in online gaming with Savage Worlds, you might also consider Google Hangouts and Tabletop Forge.

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