maxwriter

Journalist and GM, presently writing freelance for Knights of the Dinner Table Magazine.

Ringworld: Journey of the Catseye Part 1

In the year 2866, four men were hired to help crew the ship Catseye on a quest to discover a huge structure beyond Known Space.  The ship’s goal: locate a new antiagathic drug to replace boosterspice.

Shea McQuiston had been a colonist and police officer.   Todd Stevenson had also formerly been a cop.  Kip Strange was a geneticist and writer.  Victor Takanawa was an engineer.  The two police officers would fill out part of the crew as security, while Strange and Takanawa would be working more closely with the scientists and crew of the Catseye.

I ran a game of Ringworld with friends Steve, Jeff, Ken, and Erik in order as a one-shot to test out the game for a review in Knights of the Dinner Table Magazine.  This game took place on December 13, 2009.  The audio recorder gave out halfway through the session, though no actual game play was lost.  The game is concluded in Part 2.

Andy Miller aka Max_Writer

Privateers and Gentlemen: King Over the Water

In 1758, the Seven Years War, also known as the French and Indian War, had been going on for four years.  But in February, it was hard to detect signs of war in England.  The Channel Fleet, unwilling to continue its blockade of the French ports during the dreary, stormy winter months, was spending the winter in harbor.

One of those unwilling to postpone the war until spring was Master and Commander George Walker, the young captain of the sloop of war HMS Dolphin of 18 guns.  Walker was new to the Dolphin, as were his two subordinate officers: Lt. Henry Cooper and the Honorable James Weatherby, son of the late Earl of Weatherby and also a lieutenant.

I ran a game of Privateers and Gentlemen with friends Jeff, Erik, and Steve as a one-shot to test out the game for a review in Knights of the Dinner Table Magazine.  This game took place on Jan. 25, 2010.

Andy Miller aka Max_Writer

Ghostbusters

Two daring heroes have started up a Ghostbusters Franchise in Bryan, Ohio, in the hopes of cashing in on the money of every local between Toledo, Ohio, and Fort Wayne, Indiana. Curtis Kerplowski and Brent Bradington are hopefully on their way to fame and fortune – but unfortunately were unable to get the requisitioned Ectomobile and instead ended up with a VW Bug. They’ve been assured it’s only temporary …

I ran Ghostbusters International with friends Matt and DJ as a one-shot to test out the game for a review in Knights of the Dinner Table Magazine. Though the game was played on May 3, 2009, it takes place in 1989, not long after the Ghostbusters made their comeback in the U.S.

Andy Miller aka Max_Writer