domenica 20 maggio 2018

3 things I've loved this week

Like the last 2 weeks, I spent this week at home, with my leg in plaster. But from thrusday I started to do some little walks...from the kitchen to the terrace :D

1. I spent a little of time in the terrace, under the sun, looking at the landscape behind our home.

2. I put a nice gold nail polish. I really liked it. I thought it was too lively, but it revealed soft enough for me. So lovely.
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3. On saturday evening my boyfriend and I had dinner together and than played at a board game.
Took by me - Zombicide Fantasy
How has been your week? Tell me something about it.
Have a nice Sunday!
Emily

sabato 12 maggio 2018

Hybrids War - Introduction

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"Hybrids War" is a campaing I created for our group of friends, with the rules of the RPG "World of Darkness".

THE SETTING
The most common setting for this RPG are the metropolis of USA like New York. But I didn't choose any of them. I chose to set it in the odiern Italy, with all its merits and defects. I thought it is the perfect place in the perfect time for the plot. Let me explain why.

Actually, Italy is politically unsettled, more than before. After the elections of March, we still don't have a solid government and, as usual, the bureaucracy is more than very long. Where there are needed particular authorizations, people start to do things even if they don't have them.

"But the authorization?"
"Oh, it will come, it will come, don't worry".
- quote Marco Paolini in "Vajont" -

I wanted to use vampires, lycantropes and mages, which they are really nice in "World of Darkness". These three kind of supernatural beings would be certainly considered "devil's sons" in Italian socieaty but some fools would be able to use these beasts to fight the beasts themselves. 

Furthermore, Italy is full of gloomy places with gloomy stories. Why I couldn't invent some more gloomy stories for some places I visited? In the village where I live there are at least two or three places that are so suggestives. Some of them have a story but others don't. Why I cannot invent one for them?

"All the great stories deserve an embellishment."
- quote Gandalf in "The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey" -

THE PLOT
The main plot talks about monsters who apparently appeared from nothing and started to kill people in Rome. At the beguinning it seems that monsters kill people casually, but some investigations revel that they kill only supernatural beings. After one year people are devided into two faction: those who help monsters killing the devil's sons called Militia and those who want to destroy monsters for the safety of their families called Resistence. Some members of the Resistence are asked to look for some new strong members in the cities near Rome. But when they come back to Rome they descover that the monsters called hybrids, reached the nearest regions. Now they have to find the strongest supernatural people they know and they have to quickly investigate finding the place where the hybrids come from.

If you're curious let's keep an eye on the blog. I will post the story in episodes.

See you soon.
Emily!

lunedì 7 maggio 2018

Someone told me that I will have a lot of free time...

Well, what can I say? Bad luck is able to see wanderfully.
On friday morning I was working, as usual and it happened. I programmed the entire work day and I stumbled and broke my ankle. Doctors saied me I have to rest for one month and probabilly more than only one.

I really don't like the situation. Even if I have only one leg down, I can't do anything! And I need help for everything. I never expected that I would be so immobilized.
Some friends told me "wow! you will have a lot of free time now!". They were joking, but it's true. So, I will take all the advantages from this situation! I hope I will find some interesting topics for my blog. I'm also planning to post a story divided in episodes, so...now I have a lot of time for plan it well.

I wish you a better month than mine!
Have a nice day!
Emily

giovedì 3 maggio 2018

Game Review: Love Nikki

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It has been some weeks, probabilly more than one month that I descovered this really nice game for smartphone.

"Love Nikki" talks about fashion. You are a girl who arrived in a strange world where they are always competing for the best dressing suit in each occasion (levels). For each level succesfully completed you always gain money and often you gain something else like tops, bottoms, dresses, accessory and so on. Every day you have a login prize and other rewards based on the events of the moment.
You can also compete against other players in the "Stylist's arena" or in the "Competition". The game give you a theme and you can dress up your avatar in the best way you can. You can use your Facebook profile or you can create one before starting.
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I like fashion but I'm not a fashion girl. My favourite suit is composed by the most comfortable pair of jeans and tee I find in my wardrobe. But sometimes I like changing and making an effort trying to put on something different and well combined. "Love Nikki" is a really nice game. It's giving me so many ideas! I really like it and I suggest you to try it.

Have a nice day!
Emily

lunedì 30 aprile 2018

How to be a good RPG Narrator

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It has been 7 years I started playing RPGs as a player. Before now I have never tryed seriously to be a narrator. It has been one years I started to try it. It's funny and it's also difficult, especially when your party is composed by expert players. Untill now, I've learnt many interesting things.

  1. Read manuals. If you don't know rules, you can't be able to manage well a session. Being a narrator means to entertain you and your friends during each meeting and rules prevent possible arguments. Then, you can use rules as you want, it depends from the kind of RPG. There are some that let you a lot of freedom and others that let you less.
  2. Follow the story...but don't force the players. A narrator have to be flexible. It isn't funny for players being forced to do something they wouldn't. Write down the main plot and give your party the right quantity of freedom.
  3. Fill your mind up with a good reserve of improvisation. I'm not able to read minds and I have never known anyone who's able to do yet. For each situation, you can think at multiple solutions, your group will choose the ones you didn't think at. You will be taken by surprise for the most of the times but you can't demonstrate it. The show must go on, in any case.
  4. Bluff. Rolling some dice behind the narrator' screen is psychologically worrying for players. They can't know the results, so they can't know what should happens. If you roll some dice without necessity the situation become a little more spicy, keeping high the attention of players.
  5. Be equally right with everyone. Follow the rules and let your friends do almost anything they want. And justify why they can't do that action.
These are the most important rules I think a good narrator should follow. What do you think about? Have you ever played RPGs? What do you prefere to be: player or narrator? Let's leave comments with your opinions.

Have a nice monday!
Emily.

domenica 22 aprile 2018

Because sometimes we need to rearrange ideas

It's a bit of time I don't write anything. I noticed I was falling on monotony with my blog. I took these three weeks for study what I was doing wrong and I found some mistakes. Now I'm rearranging ideas for recovering the blog and make it less monotonous, like I was doing at the beguinning.
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For (re)starting well, in this post I will talk about my new daily routine.
First of all, I work. I worked a lot, from Monday to Friday. I'm really loving my new job. I work eight hours a day and all my evenings are "free"...more or less. On Monday and Wednesday evening I give private lessons. On Tuesday and Thrusday I meet with my bofriend and friends for our Role Playing Games. On Friday evening I have violin lesson. On Saturday morning I usually stay home or I go to the open-air market with Mum. In the afternoon I stay with Diego watching animes or other tv series and in the evening we meet with other friends. On Sunday I usually stay home. I relax, I keep time for me, for playing ocomputer games or watching films. I use my little free time also for thinking about future. My boyfriend and I are projecting to leave our respective home. We are thinking to a little flat where we can finally live together.

I'm taking care of me a little more than before. I use a little more of makeup products and I'm trying new style of wearing and makeup. I'm studying a good diet for me with the right quantity of physical activity. I will ask advices to a friend of mine who studied and who is working in this area.
Took from me - Spaghetti with mussels
I found again the pleasure of cooking. When I have time I cook something good for my work lunch of the day after. And in the weekend I cook something good for Mum, Dad or friends. My last experiences in restaurants weren't so awful at the end. I had bad days, it's sure, but I learnt a lot to.

Have a nice Sunday!
Love
Emily

domenica 1 aprile 2018

3 things I've loved this week

Hello readers and happy Easter Day!

This week was, in general, tranquill. I worked a lot, but on friday I worked only in the morning. My headmaster gave me a Easter Colomba, one of our tipical italian cakes. I have never receved something from my headmasters.
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1. This week started with a lovely weather. My new collegue and I had lunch outside, sat on a pile of 3 pallets with a piece of a large box for let us sitting better. Really nice.

2. On Friday night I went to the cinema with my boyfriend...we went to the cinema after 7 years we have been engaged! We have never been to a cinema before. We watched "Ready player one" and it was so beautiful! I liked it very much.

3. Easter Day was a nice day. In the morning I cooked, than we had lunch all together and...oh! ti's 18 o'clock! But, we've just finished lunch! My mistake. We finished two ore three hours before and than we chatted or the rest of the time.
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How was your week? And what about your Easter Day? Let me know in the comments!

Have nice holidays!
Emily.