Employing Follow by Ben Robbins, nine of us created eighteen characters and proceeded to plan a heist of heaven, to take the apple of Eden away from God. Although we couldn’t circumvent the omniscience of the angelic hoards, we did manage to convince other deities to help us slip away with the forbidden fruit. Finding a buyer willing and able to give us fair value for our prize wasn’t easy, so we allowed all comers to make bids and present their best offers. In the end, we surrendered the apple back to God, and He, in his magnificence, granted us our desires.
This week, we voyaged through substitial space on the once-great liner The Selene on her (unbeknownst to us) Final Voyage (game by James Mullen). Six characters with competing agendas roamed the ship’s many seedy decks, hoping to arrive on Earth before crucial systems failed, rats overran the ship, or the cult decided to forcibly convert or sacrifice us all. In the end, when the Selene ripped through that final node too fast, the ship tore apart and all were evacuated. We each found our way to an escape pod and drifted down to Earth. Some of us actually achieved our goals, but we all lost something those final tumultuous weeks aboard the good starship Selene.
Tonight, thanks to Ribbon Drive by Avery Alder, eight of us hit the road in a dystopian future where reduced food production had led to tight controls on procreation and governmental sanctions against any and all couplings. We each hoped to find a way to love on our own terms by escaping into the wastelands of the Grand Canyon, long uninhabitable and outside of governmental interference. In the end, the fabled rebel enclave in the Canyon turned out to be nothing but the dregs of the Earth, fighting among themselves, and the forces of Authority tracked us down, rounded us up, and carted us back to the center of the dystopia. Amelia, secretly pregnant and hoping to create a hopeful documentary about our escape, gave up her dreams and accepted that all she could offer her child was a life of fear and secrecy.