While I do seem to be cursed to run games until the day that I die, I do get to play every so often! This has been happening a lot more lately since my current life situation has separated me physically from a lot of my real-life groups. I've been getting my playing fill thanks to the wonderful people I've met over the Margaret Weis forums, Roll20, and Google+.
So, as a companion post to the last one, I'll go over what games I'm involved in as a player right now and in the near future.
What I'm Playing Now:
X-Men (Marvel Heroic)
I've got two confessions this time.
I fuckin' love the X-Men. They are, by a fairly large margin, my favorite team in Marvel comics, maybe comics in general. Sure, it's usually a flawed series plagued by an incredibly large cast, Mary Sue/emo characters out the whazoo, and plot lines that seem to fly in the face of the rest of Marvel's continuity, but I love it anyway. The characters that are well written are amazing, their plight always seems to be culturally relevant, and they actually have a reason to be a team other than "Well, we're all good superheroes with sub-par rogue galleries; let's team up to sell more comics!"
I'm lookin' at you, Avengers.
I fuckin' love Rogue.
I'm serious. She's my favorite Marvel character. I've got her action figure on my wall, still mint in box. A Rogue figurine is dangling off my phone, showing everyone my heart-throb every time I get a text. I could create an entire post about why I adore this Southern Belle, but I doubt you guys want an in-depth character analysis. If you do, let me know, and I'd gladly share why this girl has taken my number one spot.
Anyway, back to the game. I'm currently in a new group that is running an X-Men game based off of an old TSR module. It's a small group, which I love, and I finally get to play Rogue, which I also love. We've only had one session so far, but I'm looking forward to more!
What I'll Be Playing Soon:
Civil War (Marvel Heroic)
Last August, I got involved in my first Marvel Heroic game over Google+ run by a rather talented GM. We were playing through Breakout, which is the introductory scenario in the back of the Marvel Heroic book. However, our GM was clever enough to extend it by an extra act and even throw in a few twists to make sure that this was the Breakout we would remember. While I know some of my readers were actually involved, for those who aren't in the know, you can watch the entire game on Youtube!
Starting in June, we're going to be doing Civil War, the first full-campaign module put out for Marvel Heroic, in the same universe as our Breakout game with all of the same people, plus a few more!
I'll be taking on the role of Wolverine again, and I get to pick one another character, but I'm a bit stumped on that avenue. I want someone that is different than Wolverine in both personality and play-style and someone I'm somewhat comfortable portraying. Ergo, no brooding gruff bad-asses. Not a scrapper (For those of you who have every played City of Heroes). No one too obscure. I've still got some time to make a decision, so, I'll come up with something.
While I am looking forward to the game immensely, I am a bit concerned about the number of players. If we are going to have, what looks like, eight players and the GM, I'm not quite sure how that's going to fly. I've ran for and played in large groups, and it's not easy. Not to mention that having the video feed for nine people is going to wreak havoc on certain internet connections.
But, I hope for the best!
And that's pretty much it! I was in a New Warriors campaign that sort of fizzled out, but if that comes back, I'd be willing to play again. Also, a group I played Escape from Mos Shuttaa with may be delving into The Long Arm of the Hutt, so that's another possibility.
Anyway, hope you enjoyed my brief foray into my current playing schedule. If you didn't, here's a funny picture.