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[meta] Tad’s Debut as GM

Posted in: Advice/Tools,Fluff,Meta-gaming,Serenity by Ariel on April 3, 2010

We agreed, when we started this new campaign, to share GM duties. That way we all learn the new game system and everyone gets to have fun with the story. With these small adventures, that works really well. And with the set up of the Firefly universe, it also works well — change location and everything changes. There are desert planets and verdant planets and everything in between.

For Tad’s first night as GM, we found ourselves meeting one of Maggie’s friends at an abandoned gold mine. Tad did an amazing job with the props so here’s a post of pictures…..

Tad made the mule. I love gaming with Legos!

You can spot Tad’s thumb as he introduces Maggie’s “friend in low places” Todd Wilkerson.

Todd has other friends tagging along.  At bottom left, Prudence checks out the down payment on the job. Check out the Lego tree. Awesome.

Here’s the whole happy group sitting down to chow in the galley. In the upper left, the engine room.

Todd tries to sweet talk Swei. Or does he just want to see the engine room? He’s just wearing a bathrobe or, well really he’s a Lego without pants. And how do you work that into the story line?

Here’s a great picture of the Alliance patrol boat chasing the D-Va. Tad made the ships. Amazing work.

Of course those gorram Alliance boys just had to come knockin’…..  Here are some of the patrol boarding the ship. Luckily they didn’t find nuthin!


  1. I’ve spent many, many hours building sets out of foamboard, wood, and twine. How long did it take for the DM to build this set?


    Comment by Tourq — April 3, 2010 @ 3:05 pm

  2. Well, Beth did a stand-up job, building the engine room and the players each brought their own custom minifigures; I just made the ships and the tree, but getting all the props together was a lot of fun and revealing them each, one by one, was even more fun. Stay tuned for more surprises, next week.

    Comment by Tad — April 3, 2010 @ 9:08 pm

  3. One of the strengths of our group is improv. For game props we’ve been know to use food (most notably prunes for boulders), cups and glasses, scraps of cloth and pieces of window blinds(for rope ladders), so why not childrens toys? We’re lucky to have several Lego fanatics in the group, so we will never run out of building materials, for sure.

    Comment by Swei — April 4, 2010 @ 6:51 am

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