Oct 14

Shadows of Ulubrae, Chapter 31, Part 2


  • Another skipped session
  • Interlude prep 
  • Printing The Happiest Apocalypse on Earth


Once again, there is no roleplaying today. This always makes me sad. Yet I have other responsibilities and today I am caring for the boys. This scenario is not a good one for my writing, so I am using this time for bonus game prep.


The HeroQuest Glorantha game is currently on hold in preparation for the traditional Halloween interlude. This year, this will be run using a beta version of The Happiest Apocalypse on Earth.This game features a lengthy brainstorming process, where the Players help create the theme park home of the sinister Mouse God. I always enjoy these brainstorming sessions and they greatly enhance the Players’ engagement with the game.


Read more about The Happiest Apocalypse on Earth here


Thus, I have assigned next week to the brainstorming and character creation parts of the interlude. This leaves the following Saturday for a dedicated exploration of the game. So often these interludes can be rushed if we combine character creation with the playing of the session. I hope for a more relaxed session next week as we have less to work through. By assigning a whole session to the brainstorming, the Players are free to discuss their options without my having to hurry them along.


So far today, I read more of the rules and printed out the character sheet and several pages of the book. Through the coming week, I must make my notes for running the brainstorming process. I always feel better about these interludes when I have a list to work through. I also need to cut up many of the handouts to create the lists for each Player. Considering how little prep I normally achieve at the weekend, this feels like good progress. I need to maintain this rate through the week.


Happy Gaming



The Prep in Progress series comprises short summaries of my prep for the ongoing Tales of the Hero Wars campaign.


For more details, see the Shadows of Ulubrae page


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