Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Further Adventures in Humanspace

I continue to try and put at least a few bucks where my mouth is regarding playing in Tekumel-derived settings, albeit mostly in the non-canonical mutant offspring, Humanspace Empires.

The Drune generously gave me the thumbs up on my tardy request to join one of his two playtest play-by-post campaigns, Spaceswords & Glory, the story of an Imperial Navy crew of a 1000-ton spherical space xebec, Deeds of Glory (Májikhajiyel). A related blog is now online for folks wanting a ringside seat here.

My own ridiculous addition to the crew is a Pygmy Folk navigator nicknamed Lil' Chompy. His backstory (likely to the meet the fine guiding editorial hand of the Gamemaster):
Khompskpsk is the closest transliteration for the formal name of the Nininyal nicknamed “Lil' Chompy” by fans of its series of trashy vid-novellas. Growing up a sheltered and privileged hermaphrodite of a 31st Credit Rank Trade Collective (Vermillion sub-shade) on Alpharetz, he left the comfy confines of the clan burrow in early adulthood after failing spectacularly in the clan business of administering nanosecond financial transactions on the trans-dimensional derivatives market. Lil' Chompy has showed extraordinary verve and romanticism for one of its species swinging from career path of derring-do to another (or so his tall tales claim)—fighting moisture bandits on Planet X and rustling Gacháya on the Shen outer rim—before settling on the ultimate adventure: the Humanspace Imperial Navy.Some claim that his series of Serganent Rokk Clone vid-novellas such as I Serve the Autocrator and It Came From Marb IV are derivative and stolen straight from the pages of real life characters he knows, but Lil' Chompy keeps his beak tight on such matters.
I still have an open offer for those wanting to play a Humanspace pick me-up at North Texas RPG Con, contact me off or on-site if interested. (I also hear rumors that there might be a Jakalla underworld game going on premise, but we will see how that develops.)

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