Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Jan. SNSO: 40,000 Leagues Under an Alien Sea!



Happy New Year space rangers! We hope you enjoyed all the outer-space and sci-fi fun we had in 2018. Get ready, because we're kicking off 2019 with a trip to the FAR FUTURE--about a billion years or so! Game Master Jenifer Doll has one incredible Numenera RPG adventure in store for our first game of the year. We're going underwater!


40,000 LEAGUES UNDER AN ALIEN SEA!
You're part of a scientific expedition commissioned by the Aeon Priests to pilot the recently completed numenera submersible: The Nautilus! You and your crew will venture to the very bottom of the ocean... and then even further down a submerged cave system. Your quest will take you into the fabled Inner Sea, a layer of water between the Earth's crust and mantle. No one yet has ever made the trip and returned to the surface world to reveal what lies within. Will you?
Start the year off with an evening of intrigue and adventure exploring the mysteries of the deep!

6:00 pm / Saturday, January 12
Tower Games
3920 Nicollet Ave #150
Minneapolis, MN 55409

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  • 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!


Sunday, November 25, 2018

Dec. SNSO: CHROME For the Holidays!


The end of 2018 is near! And the season of giant robot fighting has officially begun! This December we we're giving you a titanic twofer three-fer and going CHROME FOR THE HOLIDAYS! What better way to top off a fantastic year of scifi adventures than with massive mecha-load of fun to get your servos spinning?

Choose from two fantastic RPGs. The first is a Mecha Vs. Kaiju Fate Core game from John Till...


WIDOW-MAKER BOMBARDIER BEHEMOTH!
You are a member of the  elite Widow-Maker Bombarder team on Science Island in the Philippines. Of course, you're a teenager! Of course, your parents are mad scientists who created two generations of mecha: first to fight the Marcos Dictatorship, and later to defend your homeland against the monstrous Leviathans and Behemoths who invade from foreign lands and boil out of the very seas around the Philippine Islands.

And in case you're in for some rock'em-sock'em robots style fun via Savage World: RIFTS, from Matt Towle...


WHEN THE LIGHTS GO DOWN ON ISHPEMING!
Sunday! SUNDAY! SUNDAY!! At the Robodome!! What happens when a colossal robot crashes town during the semi finals of the Robot Gladiator Championships? Dwarfing even the largest human-piloted mechs, the gleaming silver titan seems to have nothing but destruction on its mind. The army can't stop it, the police can't stop it, but can your tricked-out gladiators come together as a team and put a stop to the COLOSSUS OF ISHPEMING?

You'd THINK we'd run out of room with all those giant robots running around, but word has it there might be a Robotech miniatures game to take on a few challengers.
If you're nice to Erik Mornes, maybe he'll let you roll dice while he slaughters your forces on the battlefield!

6:00 pm / Saturday, December 8

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 for all games--arrive early to ensure your spot!
Now mark your calendar, power up your rocket punch, and get prepare for battle!









#chromefortheholidays

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