|Petty Officer 2nd Class Owlicious|
Crazy-Ass Tim and Adelaide's record of the adventure is at From the Ashes. I recommend reading it, since it's good, and I won't be going over the particulars here. Go ahead, I'll wait.
While I'm waiting, I'll point out the picture to the left. The party was invited to a fancy dinner during the adventure. Adelaide found a dress she wanted her character to wear online, so had the ship's clothes printer spit it out. The original dress is over on Crazy-Ass Tim's page, so go over there if you haven't done so. This is just my attempt at drawing a truly stunning dress.
Actually, all of the players went found clothes on their phones or laptops. No, I don't have one of those phones. I am happy with my decision to NOT have one of those phones. But you know, it certainly adds an amazing dynamic to a tabletop game.
During the game, Adelaide even went and dug up pictures of what she thought the high tech spaceship looked like. Heck. They were perfect. And while taking a gander, I saw a name on the web page that was sooo much better than the name I had created for the main NPC, that I changed it then and there.
Now, we've used people's phones to pull up a name we couldn't remember, or a picture of something I'm describing that someone just can't quite get. but it does seem to be growing into a bigger part of our lives, even around my table, a place which normally has had, at it's height, a mechanical pencil for its technological apex.
The use of gaming technology on Wednesday culminated in a completely spontaneous full length Bollywood dance routine by Crazy-Ass Tim's character Dr. Ramapudi and a blonde administrative assistant named Yvonne that he had become smitten with - including a dance track on the laptop and holographic backup dancers in the star ship.
It reminded my a heck of a lot of the Bollywood movie Marigold. Yes, you probably don't have enough Bollywood in your life. Marigold is a fine entry point for the uninitiated to start.
I'm still reeling from the fact that in my gritty, character chewing horror show of a sci-fi game that a romantic music and dance production spring up out of thin air. But really, I guess I shouldn't expect anything less. :)
I don't have to do anything to keep them amused at all. In fact, they amuse me far more.