Friday, October 11, 2019

October SNSO: Stranger Things: A Bug in the System!


The season of the supernatural is here! With Halloween just weeks away, we've cooked up a spooky tabletop adventure set in the Stranger Things universe! After the summer of 1985, the town of Hawkins, Indiana will never be the same. But those most affected--the children and teens--are trying to get back to some sort of routine. That includes finding new spots to hang out, and Palace Arcade is back in the spotlight.

With a new, original scenario that hearkens back to previous seasons, we're using a very similar set of rules for the TALES FROM THE LOOP roleplaying game by Free League!

Tales From the Loop won five ENnies (the Oscars of tabletop RPGs) in 2017 including Best Game, Best Setting, Best Writing, Best Internal Art, and Product of the Year!

NOTE: This adventure takes place after the events of Season 3, so there WILL be spoilers! Take heed and get caught up now!


Mission details:

You and your friends stumble upon a new mystery--people are disappearing near Palace Arcade. Local law enforcement, led by Sheriff Powell, is stymied--their only clue is the pulsating neon lights of the games and a nearby power substation. Dark-suited government agents driving windowless vans are once again seen on the streets of this sleepy, Midwestern town. Who--or what--is at the heart of the disappearances? Will one of you be next? 

6:00 pm / Saturday, October 26
Source Comics + Games

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SHOW UP, SIT DOWN, AND PLAY:
  • All materials provided!
  • There WILL be character generation using provided templates, so show up EARLY and get a seat!
  • No prior experience necessary--rules will be taught!
  • This is a FREE event!

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Sept. SNSO: High Adventure Among the Stars!

Summer is cooling down, but we're just getting the engines warmed up!
Fall may be on the way, but we're far from finished with our trip around the sun. Here's what we've got in store for you this month:
  • Far-flung galactic intrigue on a mission where no one has come back alive? CHECK.
  • Seat-of-your-flight-suit escapades of survival in the outer solar system? CHECK.
  • A fun-filled evening after the lights have gone out on another State Fair? CHECK! 

Cypher System (2nd Ed.): STATION 79, PLEASE RESPOND!
Jen is back to run another exciting adventure using the new hard scifi rules for Cypher System, from award winning game designer Monte Cook. The system is light and easy to learn. If you're new to RPGs, this is the PERFECT time to jump in and give it a shot!

SYNOPSIS:
When a research station owned by cybernetics megacorp Tenent suddenly goes rogue and takes itself offline, everyone suspects a rebellion among the research subjects. Even Tenent's heavily armed "recovery teams" don't come back alive. Things get complicated and it's up to you--and the rest of the Galactic Coalition's Peacekeeping Force--to resolve the dispute, one way or another.
GM: Jenifer Doll

The EXPANSE RPG: BELTADOWA! 
And we're thrilled to offer blockbuster The Expanse Roleplaying Game, from Green Ronin. It launched as a Kickstarter last year (fully funded in just one hour!) and is based off the hit space opera novels by James S.A. Corey (that's two people, actually!) and the fantastic Amazon Prime TV series.

SYNOPSIS:
Oye, belta! Time to brush up on your Belter, now that you've joined a scouting crew to see what you can find amidst the thousands of asteroids that ring the sun. Natural resources may be aplenty, but the risks are steep out here in the Belt. You may need to improvise! 
System: The Expanse Roleplaying Game
GM: Jeff Conrad

6:00 pm / Saturday, September 14

SHOW UP, SIT DOWN, AND PLAY:
  • All materials provided, including pre-generated characters!
  • No prior experience needed!
  • This is a FREE event!
  • Limited seating for all games--arrive early to ensure your spot!
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Sunday, August 4, 2019

AUGUST SNSO: SCI-FI SUMMER FUN!

Summer is in full swing and it's burning up outside! Enjoy these extremely cool, original adventures from our veteran game masters ...

Looking to try something completely different from the usual fantasy RPG staples? We've got a hold of the latest (second edition) Cypher System game--a super streamlined, finely tuned RPG experience!

Or maybe you love thrillers and sci-fi horror. Then check out Dread, which incorporates a teetering tower of Jenga blocks, instead of dice, to ratchet up the tension!

CYPHER SYSTEM (2nd Ed.): NO PEACE WITHOUT A WAR

From award winning game designer Monte Cook comes this newest edition of his super slick Cypher System RPG. If you're new to roleplaying games in general, this is the PERFECT time to jump in and give it a whirl!

SYNOPSIS:
The negotiation of an important peace treaty is under threat! The Interplanetary Diplomat College (IDC) is hosting peace talks, when suddenly, the conference falls under dissident occupation. The Galactic Coalition needs you to join the elite ranks of the IDC Tactical Response Team for a dangerous mission: Take back the facility before war breaks out!
System: Cypher System
GM: Jenifer Doll

DREAD RPG: BENEATH A METAL SKY

Dread's approach to gaming is definitely ground-breaking (or is that ground shaking!). The publisher says, "The goal of Dread is to sustain the delicate atmosphere that invokes the hand quivering emotion that lends its name to the game." If that sounds like fun, then pull up a seat!

SYNOPSIS:
Something is wrong aboard the ISS Auerbach and it’s up to you to find out what that something is! Your crew must uncover the truth behind the mysterious space hulk and what happened to its crew.
System: Dread
GM: Leo Winstead

This adventure is themed a sci-fi horror.

6:00 pm / Saturday, August 10

SHOW UP, SIT DOWN, AND PLAY:
  • All materials provided, including pre-generated characters!
  • No prior experience needed!
  • This is a FREE event!
  • Limited seating for all games--arrive early to ensure your spot!
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Monday, July 1, 2019

July SNSO: Super Science Fantasy!

Summer is finally here! We're whisking all heroes off to far off worlds ruled by super science, swords and sorcery...

Choose between two incredible science-fantasy adventures: The wild and woolly heroics of Martian warlords circa 1863 or the larger-than-life planetary fantasy of Masters of Umdaar!

JOHN CARTER OF MARS

It's time for adventure on Barsoom, the dying Red Planet of the fabled John Carter and Dejah Thoris, Red and Green Martians, and flying warships! This awesome new RPG is based on the ground-breaking writings of Edgar Rice Burroughs.

SYNOPSIS:
Jal Had, the terrible Jed (leader) of the northern Red Martian city of Amhor has been overthrown by a mysterious blue-clad gang of mercenaries and assassins, and the city is in chaos! In the distant Twin Cities of Helium, an exiled relative of Jal Had has stepped forward to re-take the throne of Amhor.  YOU are part of the small band of warriors, rogues, and adventurers she has recruited to help retake the city!
GM: John Till

FATE RPG: MASTERS OF UMDAAR - HORGOTH'S HORDE

By the power of FATE! Masters of Umdaar is realm of science fantasy filled with robots, mutants, and talking animals! The publishers of this Fate System RPG call it a "retro tribute to the likes of John Carter of Mars, Flash Gordon, He-Man, and Thundercats!" Uses the FATE Accelerated RPG system.

SYNOPSIS:
There’s something not quite right about the magic show you just saw on your sojourn in the village of Yug. You’ve had something stolen—and you want it back! Play as an Archeonaut, a heroic warrior endowed with special abilities and powers, while fighting against the evil “Masters” who seek to control the land.
GM: Leo Winstead

This adventure is all-ages inclusive.

6:00 pm / Saturday, July 13

SHOW UP, SIT DOWN, AND PLAY:
  • All materials provided, including pre-generated characters!
  • No prior experience needed!
  • This is a FREE event!
  • Limited seating for all games--arrive early to ensure your spot!
Click the image below to RSVP at our Facebook event page--so we know you're coming!