Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Fight alongside FLASH GORDON this November!


We've got an EPIC adventure set for November! You've got TWO chances to DIVE into the brand new Flash Gordon roleplaying game using the Savage Worlds system--known for it's fast-paced, pulp-adventure action! Both missions have the same setting:.
Flash Gordon and his Earthling friends need your help! They've managed to unite some of the kingdoms of Mongo to stand against Ming the Merciless. Together with Prince Barin and Princess Aura of Arboria and Prince Vultan of Sky City, Flash and his allies form the Freemen of Mongo, a league of heroes dedicated to overthrowing the tyrant that's enslaved their world for so long. But now Ming has them on the run, and they need you and your friends to join the fight for freedom! 

6:00 pm / Saturday, November 10

Tower Games
3920 Nicollet Ave #150
Minneapolis, MN 55409

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

Now hop on your rocket cycle and get down to Tower Games! All together: FLASH...AAAAAAAHHH!!


Upcoming changes regarding our host venue

Saturday Night Space Opera has always been a wholly volunteer-run organization with game masters and players from around the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota and Wisconsin. We strive to create communities where all our participants feel welcome and valued. We enjoy rolling dice, building worlds together, and having fun. Our aim has always been to spread the joy of science-fiction gaming to the general public in a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere.

We first established our organization in 2014 at Source Comics & Games and it's become our home--the heart of our activities, our friendships, and where we put roots into the gaming community. We grew from just two game masters running roleplaying games to a rotating roster of a dozen active GMs. All of that happened through connections made at the Source.

In the last week, it's come to our attention that management at the Source has not supported as inclusive an environment as we'd hoped. Specifically, two former employees have come forward to share their experiences over several years while working at the store.

They’ve shared painful stories of bias and hate towards women, people on the autism spectrum, and members of the LGBTQ community. Since then, many customers have shared similar encounters experienced at the store, due in part from management or other employees.

While language in the Source’s communications states they are "...proud to be a part of your community and welcome you to ours!" some of us also know from our own experiences there that this has not always been the case.

In light of this, we’ve decided to host our events at several other area game venues, until we begin to see progress made by the Source in establishing a truly welcoming environment for all participants.

We hope management at the Source will take time to reflect—and in good faith act upon—the feedback from the local gaming and comic community and create a space that truly welcomes everyone. It would be our pleasure to return to gaming in such a setting.

We would like to extend our deep gratitude to current and former employees and other members of the gaming community at the Source that have made it a welcome space for us in the past. We could not have grown and thrived without you!

Heading into the fall and on to 2019 we look forward to new opportunities with other partner organizations and retailers around the Twin Cities. Watch for scheduling updates to come. We're also working on updating our website.

Thank you to everyone for coming to play games with us and we'll see you soon at the next Saturday Night Space Opera event!

Sincerely, the Game Masters of SNSO:

Jeff Conrad
Bob Cook
Erich Doll
Jenifer Doll
Casey Garske
Adam Hall
Spencer Hayes
Jay Mac Bride
Erik Mornes
Ben Ojanen
John Everett Till
Matt Towle

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Do you dare unravel the mystery of DEAD MAN'S HAND?


We've got a spooky scenario lined up for October's game! DEAD MAN'S HAND is an original adventure for the wild and weird Mutant Crawl Classics RPG. You'll join a team of mutants and seekers as you go delving into a ghastly, ghostly, long-lost vessel...
For long centuries it has drifted through radioactive oceans: the last great vessel of the last navy on Terra AD. No captain commands it. No crew serves it. But it is far from empty. Deep in the hangars and cargo holds lurk unknown menaces, some made by man in his folly, and others from the Great Black--or even Beyond the Veil of this world. How long can even your canny mutants and seekers survive when faced with the unspeakable horror of the Death Ship?!    

6:00 pm / Saturday, October 13
Source Comics + Games

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SHOW UP, SIT DOWN, AND PLAY:
  • All materials provided, including pre-generated characters!
  • No prior experience needed!
  • This is a FREE event!

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Join us for SCI FI CON at the Science Museum of Minnesota!

We're bringing RPG Academy back to the Science Museum of Minnesota for Social Science: SCI FI CON! We'll be there to give a primer on sci-fi roleplaying and tabletop board games for the 21+ crowd.

Join us on Thursday, October 11 to learn about roleplaying games, test your mettle with geek trivia, and enter to win cool prizes. Everyone who plays games with us will take home a free d20 die!

SCI FI CON is a spectacle for all fans of cosplay, comics, and nerd-series classics. Dress up as your favorite superhero, Jedi, or other pop culture hero. Social Science is a unique, 21+ museum event where you can roam the halls explore the exhibits at night!

6:00 pm / Thursday, October 11
Science Museum of Minnesota

We're going to blast-off into the future for some roleplaying game fun:
  • Try out an exciting tabletop game in our RPG Academy booth!
  • Test your knowledge of geeky pop culture! 
  • Enter to win cool tabletop game gear!
  • The first 50 participants will take home a twenty-sided die!
If you've ever wondered about roleplaying games, this is the event for you! You'll get a crash course in RPGs and learn all about tabletop games!

RSVP on SMM's Facebook event page.

Need a ride? 

Metro Transit offers free transportation via bus and light rail from 5-11 p.m. for Social Science. Get your free ride pass NOW!