Colony Wars: Casting call

For Big Bad Con this weekend, I have scheduled a game that uses Robin D. Laws’ DramaSystem from his new role-playing game Hillfolk (Pelgrane Press), along with a series pitch from Emily Care Boss (also published in Hillfolk) called “Colony Wars.”

One of the handouts I created is a collection of photos that can be used  represent characters, especially on the relationship map that is one of the core elements of the game.  I used celeb photos, so you can play a little game trying to see how many you can recognize.  My friends will also spot several of these from other games where I’ve used them.  As usual, I was trying to go for diversity and balance; comments welcomed.

Do you know, real people smile too much in their photos?  It’s awfully hard to get that “Oh shit, we’re about to impact an asteroid!” look outside movies.

Download as a PDF file (3 pages, 4. MB).

Photos for Colony Wars: sample

AT&T Customer Support Activity Book!

phoneThings to do while you’re on the phone with AT&T:

  • Add “Between the sheets” to the end of every pre-recorded message.
  • Take a drink every time they tell you not to text and drive.
  • Take a shot every time an AT&T employee says “Huh, that’s odd…”
  • Draw a flow chart of the processing of your request, including the customer support tickets, e-mails, online chats, phone calls, and transfers from one department to another.
  • Draw a flowchart of what AT&T tells you the process actually is.
  • Circle the differences between the two.
  • Draw a pie chart of your actual use of the service compared to (1) time spent waiting for support and (2) unsolicited marketing calls, e-mails and mail.
  • Look for the survey to take to inform them that their online survey form is broken.
  • As a relaxation exercise, visualise the NSA also having to deal with AT&T.  That’s the only consolation you get.

Yeah, if I had more time to waste, I’d illustrate this.

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