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SSDC101Starting in a few week, I’ll have the pleasure of introducing several people to the world of RPGs.  I’ve had debates with myself about what game to start them off with, tossing about such suggestions as 7th Sea or Dungeons & Dragons.  However, I’ve had difficulty really settling on one paticular game. 

However, recently, one of my friends showed me the latest release from SSDC, The Galactic Underground 2, and that jump started the desie to run a game I’ve never been able to get off the ground.  However, I saw this as a chance to try again,  with no desire to scare away the new players we’re introducing.  However, I’ve got an itch I need to scratch so I shall be introducing them through the fine game of Battlelords of the 23rd Century.

For those not familiar with Battlelords, the game is described as:

“…a deep space roleplaying system that focuses on the Alliance of 27 alien races who desperately seek to ward off the threat of internal destruction while simultaneously exploring the vast uncharted regions of space.”

However, the game’s other main focus is on the players as corporate mercenaries working fo the man.  Having always had a difficult time with military focussed games, I’m chosing to venture away from that aspect to make it a bit more appealing, running the game more along the lines of Firefly/Serenity; a crew on their boat looking for work.  So, to prepare for that game and refamiliarize myself with the system, I’m putting together a few NPCs in case their crew needs a little fleshing out. (more…)

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