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#98464 The OOTAK Blog

Posted by Pat_OOTAKs_U on 01 September 2016 - 01:32 PM

It was with great regret that I had to quit our Monday-Funday night game. My character "Ozzie" was consigned to the dust bin of history, but I hope to revisit him some day.

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#97200 The OOTAK Blog

Posted by Pat_OOTAKs_U on 07 October 2015 - 12:21 AM

Another epic Eclipse Phase session last night (10/05/2015).

Sadly, Firewall's intrepid field operatives have nearly concluded their mission with nary a brainfuckle to be had... yet...

Many of our current sessions are filled with long periods of philosophical discussions on the morality and lore of Eclipse Phase's transhuman setting. I've loved every second of it. Did I mention that the base rules and several EP supplements are freely downloable in easy-to-use PDFs? I encourage people to check them out.

I am not sure how many Eclipse Phase sessions we have left, but if we play our cards right and somehow manage to stop the TITANs from consuming every last, tasty ego on the station our EP campaign should wrap up sometime in December.
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#97161 The OOTAK Blog

Posted by Pat_OOTAKs_U on 30 September 2015 - 01:30 PM

Unfortunately there was no game last week (09-28-2015), but this week's session of our Eclipse Phase mini-campaign had the potential to go nuclear... literally.


I won't tell anybody how it ends, mostly because I don't even know myself. I had to cash out early this past Monday and head home, but something pretty horrible and epic was happening as I was leaving.


Hopefully Jayson will get around to posting our Eclipse Phase sessions in the Patrons feed sometime soon. Sadly, it looks like James is going to be missing from most of our current recording, although he has popped in to play at least once. Hopefully he will make a few more guest appearances in the near future.


The funny thing about that Traveller game is how iconic it has become in our own group. Sometimes you will hear the various members of OOTAK (with the exception of Jimmy, he wasn't around for that one) reference those sessions with a huge amount of fondness. I think I can say, with complete honesty, that our Traveller sessions were probably the best time I've had gaming.


So yeah P-Monk, more Traveller in our future would be pretty cool, although I can't keep saying it enough; our current Eclipse Phase sessions have been pretty awesome too!

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#97114 The OOTAK Blog

Posted by Pat_OOTAKs_U on 21 September 2015 - 10:56 PM

The problem with the cloud storage services tends to be the size limitations. When I was producing the recordings for OOTAK I tended to record in an uncompressed format and then mix down into a 128kbps MP3 file. The goal was to make the best sounding recordings that I possibly could. However the uncompressed raw audio files could be quite large and not really suitable for cloud storage. In retrospect, I wish I would have backed up all of the MP3 files to the cloud. Live and learn I guess.

Our Eclipse Phase campaign is certainly no Traveller, but I think it's interesting nonetheless.

I would love to revisit the Traveller universe someday, unfortunately there are so many great games and so many great systems that I am not sure when OOTAK will get a chance to do that!

I am looking forward to getting a little more active on these boards and getting new material out there. Thank you for the encouragement P-Monk!
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#97081 The OOTAK Blog

Posted by Pat_OOTAKs_U on 17 September 2015 - 08:25 AM

There is lots of cool stuff going on in the OOTAK HQ.


Jayson has taken over the audio responsibilities and is using a high quality mic to record all of the action. Jayson is the man!


We are currently recording an Eclipse Phase campaign that I am personally very excited about. My character, an uplift-chimpanzee-psychic-sex-worker, really gives me a platform to explore the possibilities of deep RP...  :P


In games past, we usually fought or stumbled our way into situations; in our current Eclipse Phase game we tend towards strategic decision making which can sometimes make for interesting listening. I really hope some of those sessions make it up very soon.


Sadly, OOTAK's archive drive died. The worst part is that the rarely used the drive just spontaneously malfunctioned shortly after it's warranty period ended. Several archived sessions were lost and I don't have the funds to pay for the data recovery services needed to get that information back (into a hopefully readable format). 


I am asking anybody who enjoys our sessions to post on the boards. A small amount of feedback goes a long way. Oh yeah, you've been great P-Monk!

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#88127 Traveller: Secrets Of The Ancients Session 05

Posted by Pat_OOTAKs_U on 23 January 2014 - 02:19 PM

Eric is usually pretty stoic and peaceful, but then again he is a mountain of a man who could pretty much destroy us if we get out of line.

As for Becky, all I'm saying is that you don't wanna be on the receiving end of one of her slaps. They are loud and sound like they hurt!

Todd doesn't get out much, but we still love him anyway. Being in a steady gaming group is like being in a relationship with a person who has multiple personalities; you just never know who you're gonna get that night...
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#88049 Traveller: Secrets Of The Ancients Session 05

Posted by Pat_OOTAKs_U on 21 January 2014 - 12:01 PM

Todd & Jayson are all bark and no bite, so I will offer a fairly lukewarm "meh".


I am really glad that my little recording helped you through what must have been a very painful event. Cheers! OOTAK HQ approves!!  :D  :D  :D  ;)  :D  :D

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