Tuesday, August 14, 2012

My Sinister Mars Needs Steam Minions

Tome Harris, Christin Sciulli, and I ran Mars Needs Steam twice at Historicon a couple weeks ago and we had a great time doing it. We must have run twenty or more folks through the two games, pitting the Forces of Freedom against their bitter foes, the Forces of Justice. Tom and Christin both came in costume and Christin's mom sewed her terrific Victorian hussar outfit (complete with bustle!). She won a gamemaster award for the great job she did, and very well-earned. Going that extra mile to make the gaming experience special is what turns a good game into a great one.

Me and Christin. Her hussar busby has a death's head skull, but with one cybernetic eye (of course) which you can just see by the plumes. It's more clear in the picture at the top of the post.

Me and Tom. That is a genuine archaeologist's pith helmet, by the way -- used by Tom when he was an undergraduate in archaeology.

Thanks a bunch, you two. Those were serious ass-kicking games. Pictures from the games tomorrow or the next day.

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