I’m pretty lucky to have a nice Friendly Local Gaming Store. They’ve got a pretty good system for connecting players to new games, and so back in May, one fellow reached out, looking to try FATE Core as a way to return to gaming after years out of the hobby. Four of us met up at Mishap, and I was elected GM by virtue of having GMed before. I tried to sell them on playing Abyssals (albeit in FATE), but they demurred, and so we ended up with a homebrew setting that I sometimes describe as Neon Shadowrun Evangelion, without the giant robots.
Okay, I don’t describe it like that, except right above this sentence, but I think it’s a pretty good summary. It’s got other major influences: Defiance, Firefly, Lexx, and Kurosawa in general. This isn’t my normal genre, so it’s been a good opportunity to stretch, and we’ve been running for a little over six months now, time enough for the group to lose one member and gain two more…in addition to all the mayhem this group has inflicted on the poor island of Taiwan.