Thursday, June 14th, 2007
Dr. Timothy Carson (SteveR) - Geologist
Gwendolyn Thorpe (Tammy) - Tour Guide
Dr. Jennifer Dorchester (GM/NPC) - Palaeontologist
Alexander Valentine (GM/NPC) - Media Specialist
[The game session started off with a re-introduction of the game rules to the players, talk about the world of Primeval, and going through the mechanics of the game system, both combat and regular task resolution. The players took part in several combat sequences, but these took quite some time, and so play didn't start playing until much later than I expected. After going over the most recent events in the Sunday afternoon campaign, the game session began in earnest.]
It's a somewhat warm summer day in London, some 2-1/2 months since the player characters last saw some action. Gwendolyn Thorpe goes to the British Museum in order to see Dr. Jennifer Dorchester, as she wants to learn more about the creatures that they encountered in Hexham and Dukeshouse Wood (see the previous scenario). Harry Winston, one of the security guards, sees the awestruck young woman as she enters the Museum, and directs her to the Professor's office. On the Registrar's board, Gwen sees a notice that Jennifer is going to be teaching a Palaeontology 101 class starting in July. She ponders enrolling in the class.
Reaching Jennifer Dorchester's office, she knocks and is told to enter. As she does so, she's greeted by plaster dust and coughs, Jennifer being in the process of removing a plaster jacket from some sort of fossil. Jennifer Dorchester stops working when she sees who it is, and greets Gwen warmly. Gwen tells her that she's come to learn what she can about the air piranhas, Jennifer correcting her to their proper name... Anurognathus. She tells Gwen that she can help her out, but says she needs to clean up and change clothes, so about an hour or so. In the meantime, she asks her TA and lab assistant, Stephanie Hamilton to take Gwen on a tour, and show her some Anurognathus fossils (if the bones are out of storage, and on exhibit).
Sunday afternoon's game session of Primeval RPG was a pretty decent one, though it took much longer than I expected for the players to get back into actual play. The sample combats were enlightening for me and the players, to be honest, as it had been some time (other than the CanGames scenario in May) since I'd run the game and engaged in some combat. Once play started, it was late in the afternoon and spross struggled to get back into his character, so we stopped for the day before I could do a sequence of play again.
Overall, a good afternoon of gaming, though tiring to some extent. Looking forward to next Saturday's game session, though I wish I had some new blood players in the Sunday gaming group. *sigh*