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Jon Woodland
Works at Edgetone Studios
Attended Cowichan Senior Secondary
Lives in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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All set for running for different RPGs at GottaCon 2015 staying tomorrow night.

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Great to see Savage Worlds back on your table!
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Another Tasty Minstrel Games KickStarter arrived today. This time it's Harbour .
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Mine arrived too!!
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During our Sunday HackMaster session, the characters ventured into Quarytown, the shanty town of thieves and ruffians outside of Frandor's Keep. They went to see the reclusive cleric Goazaar, to see if he could assist with transporting the waylaid dwarven merchant back to Cosdol.

After striking a bargain with him, they began asking questions about Rikar, the leader of the raven gang who both control Quarrytown, and have been a thorn in the side of the keep's prefect Ganitek.

They learned that Rikar's tent is right in the center of Quarrytown, and that he is often among the people spouting on about how he is the one who protects and feeds them. Galwyn, the party's lawful good fighter decided they should at least test the waters, so he and the dwarven cleric Ibun marched up to two of Rikar's henchmen. Galwyn asked if Rikar was in his tent because he was here to collect the bounty on him.

As the thieves reached for their short swords, they whistled a warning to their group. Within 14 seconds (because that's how far we got through the combat), the bulk of Rikars men came forth, including 4 fighters, 4 lieutenants, 5 more thieves and Rikar himself. 

The players are seriously concerned that this will only end badly for them. We'll find out next Sunday, with the lieutenants drawing closer, the party beginning to take damage, and Rikar watching from above carefully deciding what his next move will be.

It should be exciting.
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Sometimes providence favours the bold. And lucky. And oblivious.
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First run of the year. Kinda sucked, but I did it. Man I'm out of shape.

Distance: 4.20km, time: 30:34, pace: 7:17min/km, speed: 8.24km/h.

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A Deadlands: Reloaded one-shot RPG this morning, followed by pizza and Hard Rain Double IPA by +Hoyne Brewing, and a random find of Cowboys & Aliens on Showcase seems to have made my day.
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Pretty well. It was light and fun and slightly Deadlands-esque.
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I'm running FATE for the second time at GottaCon 2015, in Victoria BC this weekend. It's a classic Star Trek adventure aboard the USS Repulse.

I ran it at JonCon 2014, and the players (all new to FATE) made their own characters. I want to update the characters with better aspects. I am hoping those of you in the know can suggest some good ones for classic Trek.

The characters are a Vulcan doctor, human science officer, human captain, human chief of security, human engineer/1st officer.

The engineer had "Married to the prime directive" as his trouble, which I thought was pretty good. The Vulcan has "ruled by logic" and "Vulcan physique" aspects.

Can you guys throw out some good ones I can pick and choose from to make all the characters fun to play?

The adventure had a combination of mystery, investigation, combat and space encounters.

Thanks all.
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Aspects should produce good OR bad situations.

Drink You Under the Table.  The, oh, I don't know, Scottish engineer can gain great repute, but could he have a drinking problem?

Likes Shiny Things.  The alien navigator is of a crow-form race who is a wiz at staring into telescopic sights at shining stars for hours to calibrate the navigation things, but can't resist stealing bright baubles...

Prankster.   Oh, yes, it's very amusing when an engineer reaches for the Jeffries Tube Collimator and gets nothing but a cheerleader baton instead -- up until they are desperate to collimate the Jeffries Tube...

Secretly Biased.  There should really only be Humans in the Federation.  These aliens drive me up the wall!  But I've kept my private feelings hidden all through the Academy...
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This morning our group will be playtesting my BBF scenario for GottaCon 2015 (next weekend). Our regular HackMaster game is postponed because +Bayden Woodland is in the hospital with Pancreatitis. He's gonna be ok, but he's not gaming this weekend.
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Just needs some specific rules around spell uses. The level 3 cleric just repelled everything they encountered, ghosts, alligators, pixies, earth elemental.

In the spur of the moment, I wasn't ready for choosing restrictions, because the rules basically said you could do that. With a bit of tweaking and better decisions on my part, magic wouldn't have been so overpowering.
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A brief recap of our last session...
 
During our Sunday HackMaster session, the characters ventured into Quarytown, the shanty town of thieves and ruffians outside of Frandor's Keep. They went to see the reclusive cleric Goazaar, to see if he could assist with transporting the waylaid dwarven merchant back to Cosdol.

After striking a bargain with him, they began asking questions about Rikar, the leader of the raven gang who both control Quarrytown, and have been a thorn in the side of the keep's prefect Ganitek.

They learned that Rikar's tent is right in the center of Quarrytown, and that he is often among the people spouting on about how he is the one who protects and feeds them. Galwyn, the party's lawful good fighter decided they should at least test the waters, so he and the dwarven cleric Ibun marched up to two of Rikar's henchmen. Galwyn asked if Rikar was in his tent because he was here to collect the bounty on him.

As the thieves reached for their short swords, they whistled a warning to their group. Within 14 seconds (because that's how far we got through the combat), the bulk of Rikars men came forth, including 4 fighters, 4 lieutenants, 5 more thieves and Rikar himself. 

The players are seriously concerned that this will only end badly for them. We'll find out next Sunday, with the lieutenants drawing closer, the party beginning to take damage, and Rikar watching from above carefully deciding what his next move will be.

It should be exciting.
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Another KickStarter for those into Victorian Era Steampunk . Check out the Victorious RPG.
Stephen Chenault is raising funds for Victorious the Role Playing Game on Kickstarter! Victorious is a Role Playing Game that utilizes the famed Siege Engine™ to plunge you into a Victorian past that both was and was not.
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Playing Scoville for the first time tonight with +Geri Island​​, +Ret Toll​​, +Bonnie Beyea​​ and +Tracey Woodland​​.
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We did have peanuts and contemplated that we should make spicy peanuts.
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Education
  • Cowichan Senior Secondary
    Highschool, 1980 - 1982
  • BCIT
    Computer Studies, 1984 - 1985
  • Vancouver Community College
    Jazz/Pop Studies, 1986 - 1988
  • BCIT
    Computer Networking, 1990 - 1991
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Jon Stanko
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"If you don't get at it, when you get to it, you won't get to it 'till you get at it again."
Introduction
I grew up in, and live in the west coast of Canada, on Vancouver Island. I have always had a great desire to create things, and a lifelong love of technology. 

I am not always an early adopter of technology, but have spent over 20 years designing, building, and supporting computer networks as my primary career.

I love music and taught myself synthesizer programming in the early 80's. I can chord my way through a song on keyboards, play bass reasonably well, and am working on my singing.

I have had a love of games since as far back as I can remember and was introduced to Dungeons and Dragons in 1979. I've enjoyed traditional roleplaying games ever since. My first published gaming books came out in 2011: Darwin's World for the Savage Worlds rules system (a conversion of the original d20 setting)
Bragging rights
Married twice, four kids, two cats. Built a recording studio in my garage (including the garage). Made LavaLand (see links). Won Geek & Sundry's Tabletop Wired Geekdad Video Contest (See links).
Work
Occupation
Audio Engineer, musician, composer, technologist
Employment
  • Edgetone Studios
    Owner/operator, 2007 - present
  • Township of Esquimalt
    Information Technology Manager, 2013 - present
  • Municipality of Saanich
    Manager Technology Support, 1997 - 2013
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Vancouver bc canada - Duncan bc canada - surrey bc canada