So, hullo to all you fine folk here.
I'm interested in getting my feet properly wet with DMing (A terrible, terrible mistake i know), and i'd like to do so via running a game of Costume Fairy Adventures.
So what is costume fairy adventures? Let's just quote the book:This is a game about fairies. In costumes. Having adventures.
(Fairies are not good at creative titles.)
Right, well that cannot possibly go wrong, i'm sure everything will be fine. In other-words, it's a pretty light heated game about fairies getting up to all sorts of shenanigans and probably causing more problems than they solved.
It's the sort of game where your character dying is a: very likely and b: not a big problem - Fairies will either forget they're dead or get bored of being dead in short order. It's also the sort of game where the rulebook explicitly encourages you to use your best stat for everything, no matter how wildly inappropriate it is (and i as the GM am encouraged to note how things have gotten More On Fire since). Also if things get too peaceful, i can summon Gnihilistic Gnomes to oppose the party, and they explode if you make them feel positive emotions.
Also you get to put on costumes and get powers for them, like the mysterious Squid Hat, or the dashing Star Captain's Uniform.
If you've never heard of the game before, you can get a copy of it via the Itch.io’s Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality
. Which you know, super cheap, Very Good Cause.
Rather than playing a campaign i make up, i'm going to use one of the published adventures - The Great Pie Carper. In which our Heros(?) have been invited by 3 different humans to a fantasy medieval-era pie eating competition... each of whom seeks to win the heart of the baker that's currently up to her ears trying to make pies for the competition.
This definitely, 110% cannot possibly go wrong right?
It's worth noting that the Great Pie Carper is not intended to be a long form campaign - it's something we could get done in a couple of afternoons of discord, or similar. Which would be my preferred way to do things - we set up a discord for this, sort out some sort of dice bot for it, find a time that suits everyone and have a rollicking good time. The game ideally wants 2-6 players, +gm. I'm going to say i'd prefer 3-4, simply because as said: I'm new to DMing, and i'm going to need support! I'm open to other suggestions, but voice chat seems best for the sort of free form playing off one another this game wants.
If it's a hit, there's other published campaigns i own we can have a go at - One involves a classic dungeon crawl, just... with fairies, the other involves lawyers. Faries being lawyers. Also ski corgis and the murder of the head sky corgi wrangler (She's a fairy, so she's fine).
If you're interested, post here! If you've got the core book, feel free to roll up a character and share them as well, and let me know what sort of times work for you (I live in NZ - GMT +12, but have no work, so i'm very flexible on timing)
Hope to cause some chaos with you all soon!