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I've been remiss - the aftermath of the Saturday night first-pass run through of Carnival of the Damned by the inestimable +David Baity, in preparation for GaryCon. It all still sits on the dining room table - most likely because we will be picking it up again too soon to clean up in between.

Lots learned. Lots more to learn. Some fun ideas generated. Lots of laughs.

Haley will be ready for GaryCon.
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For those not exposed to my idiocy on Facebook:

That's right...my 14 year old daughter will be running a mini tournament of David Baity's awesome Carnival of the Damned at GaryCon. Apparently winning trophies wasn't fulfilling enough...

Yeah...I'm bragging....sue me...

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In The Emerald Enchanter Strikes Back, there is the following description of a certain innkeeper:

"The innkeeper, Curtis Ekim, puffs a meerschaum pipe behind the bar. He is a tall, gregarious man with a deep voice and infectious laugh, but starved for company. He interjects whenever there is a lull in the adventurers’ conversation."

When The Stumblebums landed at the Winsome Wench and met Mr. Ekim, I wasn't quite sure how to proceed. First, I made his voice somewhat like Watson from the old Sherlock Holmes movies (Nigel Bruce), but without the english accent. His laugh was more Santa-like. But what really got me was the conversation part.

Since Curtis was "starved for company" - I made him turn every portion of the conversation into a story about him, his past exploits, etc. After all - Nita has heard all of this stories, right? This was not necessarily a good idea.

I have a bunch of smart-asses for a group. So they were pausing and putting out kind of leading statements to see what kinds of stories I could come up with off the cuff.

Story 1) recalling when a childhood friend died because he ate some weird plant, started tripping, and jumped off Flat Rock (after the conversation/question turned to that area).

Story 2) Killing a huge Pike in the river after it dragged a friend out of the boat.

Story 3) Skinny-dipping in that little lake in the forest near Philbin - with some proper Philbin girls who snuck out after dark.

Why am I posting about this?

Well, they are getting near the end of the Emerald Enchanter. My guess is they will be visiting The Winsome Wench again in the near future. And I can already see the twinkle in my friends eye as he thinks up ways to fuck with me as the GM. So I thought..."What if I have a table of random stories about Curtis Ekim's life in this region?"

And so I once again turn away from the black hole of my own creativity and seek your help. If you are at all familiar with the region round Hirot/Philbin/Ferryton/The Winsome Wench (my campaign altered a few things a bit to fit, but nothing too serious) please tell me about Curtis Ekim's "past" and the stories he likes to tell...

If you want to win a tournament, but you've been intimidated by the presence of the Spawn of Skach, next year is your year.

I can already confirm that, for the first time in many years, neither of my offspring will be present at next year's GenCon.

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Haley loves Carnival of the Damned!
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Headed out Friday morning for...you guessed it, tournaments...
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But now..the factions "unite"....

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They started at separate tables...one a noble addict one a beat cop.

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8/4/16
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A little late is better than not at all...

Off to Punjar!!!

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