The Walking Eye Interview 2: Robert Bohl

Posted in Interview, Misspent Youth, Non-Actual Play, RPG Only on March 14th, 2009 by Kevin Weiser

Our exploration of Misspent Youth comes to a close as we sit down to discuss the game with it’s designer Rob Bohl. We learned a lot from playing MY and had a great time talking about it with Rob. The conversation meanders through a variety of topics, from a basic overview of the game, to difficulties we had, changes that will be in the final version, and a very entertaining debate between Brandon and Rob about the role of The Authority. We extend our thanks to Rob for  giving us the opportunity to play his game and discuss it with us.

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Discussion Episode 6: Misspent Youth Review

Posted in Discussions, Misspent Youth, Non-Actual Play, Review, RPG Only on March 7th, 2009 by Kevin Weiser

Kevin, CJ, Dan, Jen, and Brandon discuss their recently completed run of Rob Bohl’s Misspent Youth. We break down the basic mechanics of the game, debate on a few of the changes planned for the final version, and deliver a final verdict; irrevocably shattering Rob’s fragile ego. Just kidding! We loved it and think everybody should play it. Up next is an interview with Mr. Bohl himself, one we’re all looking forward to!

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Misspent Youth Session 4 Finale

Posted in Misspent Youth, Play Sessions, RPG Only on March 1st, 2009 by Kevin Weiser

Kevin, Jen, CJ, Dan, and Brandon bring the Misspent Youth story arc to a thrilling conclusion! The cat is out of the bag now that we’ve organized a world-wide school riot and The Company isn’t pulling punches anymore. This session is structured slightly different then the previous ones, as we used the designer Rob Bohl’s newly developed round-robin scene framing mechanic. This took a lot of the plot control out of Brandon’s hands, but he adjusted to it pretty quickly. We were still able to come together with a coherent plot and a satisfying ending. Stay tuned next week for our review!

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Misspent Youth Actual Play Session 3

Posted in Misspent Youth, Play Sessions, RPG Only on February 22nd, 2009 by Kevin Weiser

Kevin, CJ, Dan, Jen, and Brandon gather for or second play session of Misspent Youth. This session was a TON of fun, and we definitely have a much stronger grasp of the 7 scene structure. My only wish is we could have gotten Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd as our theme song. We don’t need no education!

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Misspent Youth Actual Play Session 2

Posted in Misspent Youth, Play Sessions, RPG Only on February 14th, 2009 by Kevin Weiser

CJ, Dan, Kevin, Jen, and Brandon sit down for session 2 of the Misspent Youth ashcan. This is actually our second attempt, as last week we came together but due to time constraints and bad moods, not much was accomplished. This time things went swimmingly, however. We had a lot of fun once things got rolling, though there was a small hiccup about halfway though the session. We used this hiccup as an excuse to call Rob, and hilarity ensued.

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Misspent Youth Actual Play Session 1

Posted in Misspent Youth, Play Sessions, RPG Only on January 25th, 2009 by Kevin Weiser

Kevin, Brandon, Dan, CJ, and Jen sink their teeth into the ashcan of Misspent Youth by Rob Bohl. This session covers character creation, setting creation, and Authority creation. It’s our first real attempt at collaborative setting creation, though a few of us have some experience with Burning Empires‘  World Burner. I’m pretty pleased with the results. Here’s a basic rundown of our setting and characters:

Theme: Violence, Class, Innocence

Clique: History club. “Hardcore Historians” (Nerdy Athletic Miscreants) “To preserve and promote the glories of our civilization through understanding of our history”

Characters:

Jen Somber Naital 15yr old Loud and Angry, naive and pretty, stern leader

Mistreatment: Abused Motivation: Thrills Means: Bad

Schtick: Fast Talkin’ Hard Brawlin’ Party Girl Glitch: “Cares too much”

CJ Nix Ranz 15yr old Silly But Serious, sex crazed teen

Mistreatment: Spoiled Motivation: Optimism Means: Cool

Schtick: Can Hot Wire Anything Glitch: Virgin

Dan Valla 12yr old small kid with big attitude, gratuitously emo

Mistreatment: Neglected Thrills: Pride Means: Tough

Schtick: Sherlock Holmes wannabe Glitch: Little Man Syndrome

Kevin Celedor 17yr old shy and bookish, wandering dreamer

Mistreatment: Sheltered Thrills: Altruism Means: Smart

Schtick: “Catch me if you can” Glitch: Caught up in the Details.

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