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Magical Creator Girls: A Magical Fury Campaign

3 teenage girls are about to encounter something that will change the course of their lives forever.
In this mini series we’ll explore the nature of power, identity, and belonging.
Our 3 heroines will explore a new world of possibility.
They’ll deal with complicated and unfamiliar histories.
And of course learn the true power of friendship.

We hope you all check out this campaign, and you should definitely check out Magical Fury!
Below you can find our reflections on how we thought the campaign went.

Caitlyn: I had a lot of fun with the Magical Fury system, it had a lot of freedom and was very easy to get into. It was really great to work together with the other players and GM to figure out what we wanted from our story and characters, in a very simple but effective way. It was also really interesting and fun to see where our characters took us; from interactions in the game between PCs and NPCs, to simply where the dice landed us.

Ellery: I enjoyed playing Magical Fury. The simple core mechanics are easy to understand but give room for dramatic flair. Random generation tables added variety and gave us character outlines that we could then explore/define. Fickle outcomes lead to unanticipated character development and characters are suitably indestructible so that failures aren’t incapacitating.

Early episodes contained an interesting dichotomy: navigating mundane social lives or finding food would  be shattered by the appearance of some foe. Magical transformations would occur and we’d shift to a world of magic and monster slaying. Raymond’s comprehensive alternate world was depicted with everything from flora to political agendas. Moves like ‘Past Lives’ enabled us learn more about unseen aspects of the fiction. It’s this last aspect that made ‘Magical Fury’ work well as a short campaign.

sofi:  As a huge fan of the Magical Girl genre I was super excited to play this game. I had a lot of fun playing it. This system was a nice change of pace to what I have played before. Having the freedom to describe your powers however you wanted was really fun and one of the reasons I thoroughly enjoyed playing in this campaign.

I had difficulty in the beginning with choosing a theme for Dotto’s powers. First I thought I wanted to have her powers be based off Pop Art, but found it difficult to describe how I wanted her to use that power. So, I played off the feature that I really liked in this game; I changed her powers to something easier to describe, and which had started to become more interesting to me at the time – Art Nouveau.

As we progressed through the story, I got used to the system and felt like I was Dotto or Dorothy, and when the campaign finally ended I was a little bit sad to see it over. I wanted more adventures with Dotto, Eri, and Heather – and to Dotto’s dislike even Sakka, things can’t last forever though. I was so inspired by this game, the characters, the world, and the wonderful story I have started working on a comic based on it. Raymond was a great GM; I feel he made excellent use of the fiction first storytelling this system is all about.   I would say that if I had the opportunity to play this again, I would say “hell yes!”

Raymond: I really loved running this campaign. I’m always excited to introduce people to Powered by the Apocalypse stuff and this was a pretty great in.

It was also super refreshing for me to run a game with a more uplifting and positive theme. We put some dark spots in there but they only served to contrast and highlight the good. The players had a really wonderful dynamic, great chemistry all round. It also doesn’t hurt that it had quick, snappy sessions.

I will say that while this was not a super strict reading of the rules (we didn’t use the scene rules, I forgot to do the end of battle move a bunch of times) I still think it was an excellent little adventure.

The Quiet Year: O’Neal

It’s time for a Quiet Year. Our map went missing, but the recording survived!
This one take place of a space station, enjoy.

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Magical Creator Girls: Art Lives

Our mystical young women continue their trip through the Triple City, encountering the echos of their predecessors.

If you’d like to find out more about Magical Fury, check it out on DriveThru RPG.
If you’re new here, and want to catch up on the rest of this series; you can find episode 1 here.

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Eclipse Phase: Empty Castle

This week new cast members Jasmine and Jeremy join us to play some Eclipse Phase. We’ll be running this scenario at GX Australia next weekend also.

A group of “recovery specialists” have been tasked with infiltrating a hab that has been quarantined since the Fall. They don’t really know what happened here, but someone is paying them a lot of money to recover some lost art. Let’s find out if the pay is worth it.

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Magical Creator Girls: Storm of Change

3 teenage girls are about to encounter something that will change the course of their lives forever. In this mini series we’ll explore the nature of power, identity, and belonging.
Our 3 heroines will explore a new world of possibility.
They’ll deal with complicated and unfamiliar histories.
And of course learn the true power of friendship.

If you’d like to find out more about Magical Fury, check it out on DriveThru RPG.

If you like what you heard, and you’d like to help us out; please share, comment, and subscribe.
Subscribe: soundcloudiTunes, RSS feed
Social Media: twitter,  G+ communityfacebook.
And if you’re feeling super generous; check out our Patreon.

Raymond’s piece for the April writing challenge

We’ve been doing these for a year now, and while Raymond doesn’t always get them finished it is getting easier to write something. This is what we created based on this stimulus.

Tell us what you thought of this one, and don’t forget to check in at the beginning of each month to see new challenges!

Wolves Of War

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The [insert quest here] Monthly Writing Challenge For April 2016

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Havoc & Mayhem

This month’s stimulus comes from artist Ariel Perez, you can find more from Ariel on ArtStation.

The challenge is this; write a short story (or other piece of fiction) inspired by the above image, it need only be a few paragraphs long. You have until the 28th of April to complete this months challenge. A hint of advice, I recommend really immersing yourself in the piece. Inspiration doesn’t always strike right away.

You don’t have to send your creations back to us or anything (but if you’d like to here is our email: insertquesthere@gmail.com).
We just want to help motivate you to write, and write in different and varied genres.

We’ll post our own attempts at the end of the month.

If you like to see what we created from last months stimulus, check it out here.

The [insert quest here] Monthly Writing Challenge For March 2016

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Find higher resolution image, here

This month’s stimulus comes from artist Lee Kyonglyol, you can find more from Lee on ArtStation.

The challenge is this; write a short story (or other piece of fiction) inspired by the above image, it need only be a few paragraphs long. You have until the 28th of March to complete this months challenge. A hint of advice, I recommend really immersing yourself in the piece. Inspiration doesn’t always strike right away.

You don’t have to send your creations back to us or anything (but if you’d like to here is our email: insertquesthere@gmail.com).
We just want to help motivate you to write, and write in different and varied genres.

We’ll post our own attempts at the end of the month.

If you like to see what we created from last months stimulus, check it out here.

The [insert quest here] monthly writing challenge for Febuary 2016

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This months inspiration is a piece by artist Puzzle Lee (Puz Lee or Leon Lee on ArtStation.) You can find more from Puzzle Lee over here.

The challenge is this; write a short story (or other piece of fiction) inspired by the above image, it need only be a few paragraphs long. You have until the 28th of Febuary to complete this months challenge. A hint of advice, I recommend really immersing yourself in the piece. Inspiration doesn’t always strike right away.

You don’t have to send your creations back to us or anything (but if you’d like to here is our email: insertquesthere@gmail.com).
We just want to help motivate you to write, and write in different and varied genres.

We’ll post our own attempts on the last day of the month.

You can find Raymond’s attempt at last months challenge by clicking on this link!

Please check out our other content here on wordpress, or our podcast over on soundcloud. You can also get the latest news about up coming podcasts and projects by following us on twitter, or liking us on facebook.
If you have any feed back or requests, or even just want to say hello, feel free to leave a comment on any of our social media pages. You can also email us at insertquesthere@gmail.com.

Farewell from the past

Raymond’s Attempt at the Writing Challenge for January

This month I saw an opportunity to write about The Gardener again. This is kind of an origin story of sorts. I hope you like of it. I’m quite pleased with it.
You can see the stimulus for this month here.

Testing The Gardener.


A dim orange light gleamed through the high window of the long curving hall. Nestled at the desk sat a golden skinned boy, his red eyes glowing as he tended to a small pot plant. The glassy leaves bounced the afternoon light around the hall adding colour to his smokey grey vestments. In the distance heavy boots clicked against the stone floor, with the occasional tapping of steel cutting through the other sounds of the institute. The footsteps drew closer and their purpose became clear as they cut off behind the boy. (more…)