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Happy Birthday, Robot!

stellabambinostellabambino Registered User
edited March 2011 in PAX Archive
Happy Birthday, Robot! is a great little storytelling game if you haven't come across it yet. I am not exactly sure when I'll be running Happy Birthday, Robot during PAX East, but I know that I am going to do so. Look for my signs in the gaming room, there are three major signs to represent the giving rating of the story, All Audiences, Mature Audiences, and FFFFFUUUU! There are also two special ratings, Awesome and J for Jimmy.

All Audiences and Mature Audiences pretty much explain themselves, FFFFUUUU! is of course a step beyond Mature, all bets are off for this particular rating and it will be done fairly late at night. The two special ratings have their own little quirks.

Awesome can happen anytime as an add-on to an existing rating whenever something Awesome gets introduced to the story. There are a few story hooks that start out rated Awesome such as
Suddenly Everything Asploded! and Now's The Time!
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Rated J for Jimmy are three story seeds that are played in order. Other stories can involve Jimmy if players wish, but these must include Jimmy. Apologies to anyone who actually goes by Jimmy.
  • Nobody Likes Jimmy.
  • Orwell's Watching Jimmy
  • Jimmy Gets Revenge!

Here are all the story seeds I plan on using (and you can too, and feel free to add your own!) during the convention. They'll be written on index cards and shuffled randomly (Appropriate ratings at the time), and someone will pick one per session. The hooks are marked with their respective ratings (A, M, F).
  • PAX! Wat do! [A]
  • Look, Wil Wheaton! [A]
  • Paul Is Dead. [A]
  • Jonathan Coulton, NOOOOO! [A]
  • It's Neil Instead.... [A]
  • Do It, JoCo! [A]
  • Gabe's On Strike! [A]
  • Tycho Just Won! [A]
  • Curse You Wheaton!!!! [A]
  • Reality Is Broken! [A]
  • Three, Two, One.... [A]
  • Oh Shit, Zombies! [M]
  • There's A Face! [A]
  • OSHA It Up! [A]
  • Time To Dance! [A]
  • The Mating Begins! [F]
  • Tuesday Is Coming. [A]
  • I Brought Pie! [A]
  • They're Eating Her!!! [M]
  • Storm Is Pregnant [M]
  • It's A Secret [A]
  • It's A Surprise [A]
  • The System's Down! [A]
  • It's A Parasite! [M]
  • Ruin That A** [F]
  • I Am Attacking! [A]
  • Quantum Interference Detected! [A]
  • Steal Gary's Pants! [M]
  • "That Kills People!" [M]
  • Live Nude Robotnik! [F]
  • Sexy Naked Eggman! [F]
  • I'd Hit JoCo! [M]

The stories from the sessions I run will be compiled and posted over at the Operation BSU blog for all to see! Perhaps even the same night as we play the game, or the next morning, depending on how late it goes and how tired I am.

See you there!

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Posts

  • stellabambinostellabambino Registered User
    edited February 2011
    I've added another A for Awesome!
    Hyper-Schedule Matrix Go!

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  • <Omicron-8643><Omicron-8643> Just outside DC. Registered User regular
    edited February 2011
    Sexy Naked Eggman!

    Oh, oh god. Why am I now curious?

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  • stellabambinostellabambino Registered User
    edited February 2011

    Oh, oh god. Why am I now curious?

    You're just going to have to play that particular story seed to find out more!

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  • SausageSausage FLRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I'm really intrigued, hopefully I can catch this at some point.

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  • stellabambinostellabambino Registered User
    edited February 2011
    Once the signs are put together, I'll post an image of them up so you know what to look for in the gaming room.

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  • stellabambinostellabambino Registered User
    edited February 2011
    The signs are done! Look for these and you'll find me - also if you want to use them for your own Happy Birthday, Robot (or any other games) feel free! They're right over here!

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  • SausageSausage FLRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    I told my husband, we will be looking for you and your signs.

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    3DS: 2964-9827-0033
  • danielofthekingsdanielofthekings Silver Spring, MarylandRegistered User regular
    edited February 2011
    It will be my birthday 3/13 on the Final Day of PAX..I hope something Epic happens to me!

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  • stellabambinostellabambino Registered User
    edited February 2011
    Excellent on both counts, I look forward to it :)

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  • LanderolinLanderolin Registered User
    edited February 2011
    Live Nude Robotnik! [F]
    Sexy Naked Eggman! [F]

    As I'm planning coming in Robotnik cosplay on the Friday, these fill me with deep, deep fear....

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  • stellabambinostellabambino Registered User
    edited February 2011
    Landerolin wrote: »
    Live Nude Robotnik! [F]
    Sexy Naked Eggman! [F]

    As I'm planning coming in Robotnik cosplay on the Friday, these fill me with deep, deep fear....

    Oh...Oh dear.

    I hope you can make it to one of the sessions being run with these while in costume. It'd be most interesting.

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  • stellabambinostellabambino Registered User
    edited March 2011
    There are two super-secret story seeds that will be played at some point.

    All I will say - One is rated Fffffuuuuu! and one is rated Awesome!

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  • stellabambinostellabambino Registered User
    edited March 2011
    For the most part - these will be Friday at a time, and Saturday afternoon/evening. Also probably Sunday and if there's a gaming area in the hotel I am at. Signs have been printed and are in my grubby little hands! MUahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! and stuff.

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  • stellabambinostellabambino Registered User
    edited March 2011
    to make this a bit easier - if you have Twitter, I'll be using the tag #PAX_HBR and will be saying what the session will be rated.

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