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Fixed the link to our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/OOTAKRPG/). This gets more traffic and updates these days. OOTAK Nights Out have become very successful. Last week we had 10 RSVPs and almost all of them showed up. We expect more this week. We usually post upcoming meetings on meetup.com here. We’ve finally begun the conversion to

Deadlands: Reloaded – Session XXIII

Hello OOTAK fans (or haters, whatever the case maybe)! Are you ready for some more ooey-gooey OOTAK-fu? Do you long to hear the sound of our silken voices dribbling down your eager ear holes? Do you miss the shenanigans that occur (with the regularity of a fiber-rich diet) at OOTAK’s gaming table? Well you are

Deadlands: Reloaded – Session XXII

File this session in the partially lost folder, because, sadly, a good bit of this session was not recorded for some reason. I suspect it had something to do with human error and/or lack of memory card space. The total running time for this partial session is just over 45 minutes, but fortunately contains some pretty

Deadlands: Reloaded – Session XXI

So he we are again, after short delay… Ask yourself, are you ready and prepared for more lusty OOTAKness!? Did you  manage to scoop that crusty audio funk out of your earholes from our last Actual Play session? And finally, but more importantly, are you a masochist? We only ask, loyal listener, because if you keep

Deadlands: Reloaded – Session XX

Yet another entertaining (mostly) actual play session from the guys at OOTAK. We are more than twenty sessions into our current Deadlands campaign and still going strong! Please send all your hate mail to Jayson, he’s a horrible monster and he doesn’t care… no, really, HE DOESN’T CARE!!!

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

Fixed the link to our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/OOTAKRPG/). This gets more traffic and updates these days.

OOTAK Nights Out have become very successful. Last week we had 10 RSVPs and almost all of them showed up. We expect more this week. We usually post upcoming meetings on meetup.com here.

We’ve finally begun the conversion to YouTube. Our first “video” (basically a logo placard with the audio recording of our session) is up on our channel here.

This page will likely begin to change as I learn more of WordPress and add in aspects of my custom fantasy world in which we play our current D&D 5Ed campaign, Skard. No doubt there will be some bumps and site layout / function mistakes along the way. Sorry.

Revival?

It’s been far too long since our last post. We have been gaming the whole time, we have been recording, just not posting. There are some projects in the works but not yet ready to be announced.

What we can say is that we have had another addition to our membership. Welcome, Kirk.

We’ve been playing regularly on Monday nights. Todd is running a 5th Edition game set in his own world of Skard. We have also begun an “Ootak Night Out” when we play different game systems at a local game store on Thursdays. The plan was to make these “one shots” but sometimes we like a game so much it gets stretched to a few sessions. So now, they’re just “shots”, which I guess is fitting for a night out.

So far, we’ve had fun and have made enough of a commotion to draw the attention of a few strangers over to our table. We hope to continue this regularly.

For now, that is all.

What now?

Six months later and what have you missed?

Um…

Changeling ran for a satisfying while and we may revisit it. There was a one-shot of Eclipse Phase – a nicely done game with good mechanics, a good genre and an extremely versatile and well-thought-out setting. James ran DnD 5e for a while then had to take time off. We all agree that 5e is where it’s at. We’re currently playing a longer campaign of Eclipse Phase that often turns philosophical. There were a few board game nights when the right combination wasn’t able to make it to game night to run the regular RPG, but I don’t think many were recorded. Everything else is in the queue, mostly waiting for editing. Some has been put up under our name over on www.rpgmp3.com . I think that’s it. Maybe I’ll update again soon. Maybe we’ll get some more recordings up here. Maybe not.

-T

 

Oh, Membership Changes

Yeah, we morphed a bit.

Pat is back after some time off.

Young Jimmy has joined us.

Eric is out for at least a while for work and *shudder* getting a real life.

-T

What Have We Become?

I guess it’s my fault.

We were doing so well. The Mage Chronicle was progressing nicely and regularly. On off weeks we’d begun a nWoD Changeling Chronicle run by Storyteller Jayson. Things were fine.

Then one week, it was coming up on my Mage game and I just didn’t have any ideas. Sure, I knew where the whole of things were moving but nothing seemed to go together into something specific to do that week. The muse had fled. It happens sometimes.

So instead of floundering and having a boring, aimless game, I suggested … God help me, I suggested we just play some board or card games that session. And hey, I said, if you have any old Magic decks, since we mentioned them in RP in the Mage game, why not bring ’em over and we’ll battle?

And we did. And then James, that evil tempter, suggested we go further. Why don’t we all buy a “Builder’s Toolkit” and build a deck from there? No one has any advantage except the ability to build and play.

And we did. And it was fun. And it got ugly. Fungly.

So in two weeks we’re going to play M:tG for the third time, after we’ve upgraded with a couple of agreed-upon boosters. We’ll probably also record it (we skipped the first sessions). Considering the trash talk that went around last night, it might be entertaining… if you can forgive the sub-human geekiness of Magic players we’ve devolved into.

Thankfully we’re still doing Changeling alternate weeks. Hopefully we’ll put some of those and the early Mage APs up sooner or later.

Thanks for sticking with us, even though we’re little more than animals now.

Gotta go now. A booster pack or several are waiting for me.

-T

Down Time and Reorganization

For those of you following along at home, yes, the Ootak site has lain fallow for some time now. That is not to say, however, that we haven’t been gaming. We have. We have even managed to record every session. And we do have many sessions already waiting to be edited and prettied up and put up here. However, due to some data loss of my artwork and much needed time off for our beleaguered sound editor, things here on the site haven’t been stirred up in a while.

I cannot promise that there will be updates any time soon. I can’t even be sure we will ever get around to those recordings waiting. But we are making new ones and hopefully someone will pick up the editing job to get us a little caught up and hopefully I’ll feel like and get time to do more art (and maybe even recover what was lost). We continue to play Deadlands. We also have games of Mutants & Masterminds, a Better Angels playtest (that we hope we will be allowed to make public) and we are just beginning a Mage (modified oWoD) Chronicle. Things are in motion.

I say this not to prompt you to stay tuned, not to ask you to check back every week, but to give you hope. We will come back around. It might not be soon, it might be in a different format, even the Ootak membership might be different, but we will be back.

Flynch the Clown

After the last play session, I needed to put down the image of Phineas Lynch’s alter ego terrorizing the victims of the Fright Circus’s first heist.

 

Flinch Shhh

Deadlands: Reloaded – Session XXIII

Hello OOTAK fans (or haters, whatever the case maybe)!

Are you ready for some more ooey-gooey OOTAK-fu? Do you long to hear the sound of our silken voices dribbling down your eager ear holes? Do you miss the shenanigans that occur (with the regularity of a fiber-rich diet) at OOTAK’s gaming table?

Well you are in luck if you nodded your head in silent acknowledgement to any of the above… OOTAK HQ is mostly proud to bring you another installment in our on going Deadlands campaign!

In This Session: Your favorite band of drunks and misfits find themselves stuck somewhere in the Weird West with a pair of “savages” (no offense native Americans, we love you!) as their guides.

Hope you enjoy this latest installment and cheers!

Deadlands: Reloaded – Session XXII

File this session in the partially lost folder, because, sadly, a good bit of this session was not recorded for some reason. I suspect it had something to do with human error and/or lack of memory card space.

The total running time for this partial session is just over 45 minutes, but fortunately contains some pretty funny table banter towards the end.

I (Patrick) promise to serve up an extra helping of OOTAK goodness in the next week or so with another multi-hour release. Until then, whet your appetites on this little gem for soon, very, very, very soon all shall be revealed!

Deadlands: Reloaded – Session XXI

So he we are again, after short delay…

Ask yourself, are you ready and prepared for more lusty OOTAKness!? Did you  manage to scoop that crusty audio funk out of your earholes from our last Actual Play session?

And finally, but more importantly, are you a masochist?

We only ask, loyal listener, because if you keep coming back for your regularly scheduled OOTAK fix then something must be wrong with you… 🙂

We are over thirty sessions into our current Deadlands campaign, which is an OOTAK record!! Looks like we plan on continuing this campaign into the near future and I think I (Patrick) can speak for the entire crew when I say that it has been a blast!

So sit back, relax and enjoy the latest and greatest (greatest??!!) that we have to offer and please do not forget to leave a comment or two in the section below.

Cheers!!