Sunday, July 23, 2017

August is a Mutant Mashup: EPSILON CITY BLUES!


August tabletops are HEATING UP, but it's not the seasons--it's the RADIATION! We've got a special treat--two in fact--a mashup of old and new mutant mayhem: Metamorphosis Alpha and Mutant Crawl Classics! Goodman games has brought the former RPG back from the brink and the latter one is their own mutation, based on the hit Dungeon Crawl Classics! GM Matt Towle leads your party on a wasteland quest.

MISSION DETAILS:
Your tribe has been at peace with the Wolfoids for years. Now, all that has changed. Can your tribe survive the Blue Plague? Can you discover the identity of the God Who Screams? Can you even figure out how to use the elevator? Grab your wooden spear and your glow-balls, it's time for EPSILON CITY BLUES...
6:00 pm / Saturday, August 12
Source Comics + Games
Adventure awaits: RSVP now!

You also can RSVP on the SNSO Google+ Community page. Click the image below:


PLAYERS:


Friday, July 7, 2017

SNSO is now on the SECOND Saturday of the Month!


We're moving ONE WEEK INTO THE FUTURE! After chatting it over with our main location sponsor, Source Comics & Games, we're now moving our regular Saturday Night Space Opera slot one week later in the month.

This helps us avoid conflicts with holidays and big events at the store, such as when New Year's Eve, Fourth of July, or Free Comic Book Day fall on a game night.

We also have the chance to reach more players with Family Board Game Night on the same evening of the month.

AND...it's never been easier to remember, because: alliteration.

So adjust your calendars and flux capacitors--we're on for Second Saturdays at The Source!


Image: Warner Bros.

Friday, June 23, 2017

July: STAR TREK Meets VALERIAN in TERROR IN TIME!


Greetings timespace fans! Set your atomic clocks for July 1--that's when spacio-temporal agents from Valerian and Laureline's universe find themselves face-to-face with the Federation from Star Trek! To celebrate the release of Luc Besson's upcoming space fantasy film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, We're diving into an original FASA Star Trek adventure by GM Erik Mornes: TERROR IN TIME. Here's the mission details:
In the 31st century, the United Federation of Planets is threatened by factions attempting to change the course of history and its civilization. As temporal agents of the Temporal Integrity Commission, you are to investigate the corruption of holomatrices, normally used for entertainment, into terrifying nightmares. The theft of a time-pod leads you on a chase through space and time. Inspired by the Temporal Cold War from Star Trek: Enterprise and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
6:00 pm / Saturday, July 1
Source Comics + Games
RSVP now and let us know you're coming!

You also can RSVP on the SNSO Google+ Community page. (Click image)
CREW WANTED:
  • No previous experience with FASA rules necessary
  • BYO dice (2d10)
  • Character templates provided
  • As always, this event is FREE
Additional mission intelligence here:
 


Sunday, June 11, 2017

Join us this weekend: FREE RPG DAY!

Greetings space fans! We'll be running games at Source Comics and Games this Saturday for Free RPG Day! Join us this Saturday, June 17, beginning at 10:00 a.m. for some scifi tabletop fun!

Play your favorite Saturday morning cartoons! 

It's an EXTRA special event for us, as we'll be debuting the first ever Saturday Morning Space Opera, geared for kids 12 and under. Our first foray into kid-style programming features a MECHA-ton of action and adventure...

Voltron: Legendary Defender "Escape from Planet Doom"

Game: No Thank You, Evil! by Monte Cook Games
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Activate interlocks! Dyna-therms connected. Infra-cells up; mega-thrusters are go! The members of Lion Force Voltron have gone missing, and as new graduates of the Galaxy Alliance Space Academy, it's up to your team to find them. Galaxy Garrison has outfitted your group of space explorers with a Voltron of your own, as your search for clues leading you to Planet Doom. Can your team bring back the legend of Voltron: Defender of the Universe?
Ages 12 and under are welcome, and adults must be accompanied by a child! No prior experience necessary. Materials provided.

The Spire Of The Hunting Sound

Game: Numenera by Monte Cook Games
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
A billion years in the future, the Earth has become a wondrous realm of sorcery and science. Take up the role of an adventuring glaive, jack, or nano in world of fantastic creatures and strange technology-based magic. Your party's airship--with innocents aboard--is hijacked by raiders! How will you protect the passengers and crew--and discover the terrible secrets behind the attack?
No prior experience necessary. Pre-generated characters and dice will be provided.

Lords of the Latter Times

Game: Fate of Tékumel
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
A free-wheeling Barsoomian style adventure in the early days of Tékumel. If you like strange mutants, psionics, aircars, crossed swords, and battle harnesses, come on by and play the game!
No prior experience necessary. Materials provided.

More info:

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Summer SNSO starts with "The Place Where Time Ends!"


Hey there space fans! We're kicking summer off on June 2 with an exciting new Cypher System adventure by GM Jen Doll: THE PLACE WHERE TIME ENDS! It's set in the same universe as several previous adventures, including the popular WATCHER IN THE STARS. Here's the mission details:
A desperate war with the Nanite Sub-reality rages all around you. Ancient alien technology is needed to turn the tide in mankind's favor or all will be lost. You and your special-operative archaeological team are closing in on an important artifact's location... but will you find it in time?
6:00 pm / Saturday, June 3
Source Comics + Games
RSVP now and let us know you're coming!

You also can RSVP on the SNSO Google+ Community page. (Click image)
PLAYERS:
  • BYO dice (d6, 2d10, and d20)
  • Pre-generated character templates
  • No prior experience with Cypher rules necessary

Friday, April 21, 2017

MAY SNSO: Guard the Galaxy in TSR's Marvel Super Heroes game!


You may have heard of this new scifi film, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. We're sort of excited about it.

We're makin' our own mashup mixtape of RPG awesomeness by throwing Guardians old and new from comics and films into a TSR Marvel Super Heroes adventure. We'll be using TSR's FASERIP rules, which is code for: easy to learn and fun to play!


Oh and be sure to bring two d10 percentile dice!

6:00 pm / Saturday, May 13
Source Comics & Games
RSVP now and let us know you're coming!

You can also RSVP on the SNSO Google+ Community page. Click the image below:

HEY, PLAYERS:
  • No previous experience with FASERIP rules necessary
  • BYO dice (2d10s)
  • Characters from the Marvel universe provided
  • As always, this event is FREE
Who knows--maybe even Kevin Bacon will make it?


Friday, March 24, 2017

April Brings: CYPHER System Star Trek!

No, not a rain shower and definitely NOT a practical joke--we've got something special lined up for the first of April -- an awesome, original Star Trek adventure by Erich Doll: STAR TREK: TO A FLAME! If you're looking for an easy-to-learn Trek game, this is the one--we'll be using the Cypher System roleplaying game rules by Monte Cook Games.

This is a "Next Trek" adventure is set in the Next Generation timeline, aboard The USS Hopper, a Galaxy class starship. The three branches of Starfleet have been mapped to the three main classes in Cypher--maximizing their roleplaying potential!

Here's the mission brief:
USS Hopper, Captain's Log: Star Date 43417.1. While returning from a Terra-forming mission in a remote sector of the Alpha Quadrant, we picked up what might be a distress signal although the language was not in the Federation database and we needed a larger sample before our ship's computer could use its heuristic translation algorithm. Being the only Federation ship nearby we were pressed to investigate. We did find a ship, that again wasn't in the Federation database, but it did not respond to our hails or show any sign of a living crew. We transported a hand-picked away team onto the ship and this is their report...
6:00 pm / Saturday, April 1
Source Comics & Games

RSVP on the SNSO Google+ Community page. Click the image below:

You can also RSVP through the Contact page. And stay on this hailing frequency for more Trek-related games throughout November!

CREW WANTED:
  • BYO dice (d6, 2d10, and d20)
  • Pre-generated character templates
  • No prior experience with Cypher rules necessary

Saturday, March 4, 2017

WANTED: Players who love scifi!


Our games are always free and open to new players. We rotate game masters who typically run one-off adventures you can play in a few hours with little or no experience. 


Come join us for some far-out, sci-fi fun!

Check out the Players page for more info

Friday, February 17, 2017

FREE SPACE OPERA GAME!


We're here at Con of the North! We hope you are too! If you received a special MAD ASTRA Bag 'O Space Battles game pack go ahead and download the FREE rules and get started! They're provided through a Creative Commons license so you can edit, share and enjoy as you like--just provide attribution back to Saturday Night Space Opera.



LICENSE
The game is a bare-bones wargame, so you can edit, mash-up, and share, and play as you like. But please, for personal use only--it's not for commercial distribution. Oh, and please credit us with a link back when you do--we want to see how awesome you've made it!


Creative Commons License
MAD ASTRA by Saturday Night Space Opera is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at www.SaturdayNightSpaceOpera.com.


Sunday, February 12, 2017

MARCH is SciFi Board Game month!

We're back for a re-match of the Battle of the Board Games! Join us at the Source for another relaxing board game fun!

Come try out a variety of cool, new space games, including:

GALAXY TRUCKER AND "THE BIG EXPANSION" SET


ESCAPE THE ALIENS FROM OUTER SPACE 



STAR TREK ASCENDANCY 



STAR TREK PANIC 



FIREFLY 


BATTLE BEYOND SPACE


...or bring YOUR favorite space opera board game to try out!!

6:00 pm / Saturday, March 4
Source Comics & Games

Let us know you're coming!

Don't forget to RSVP using the Contact button above or the SNSO Google+ Community page. Click the image below:


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

UPDATED: Con of the North programming changes

CH-CH-CH-CHANGES FOR SATURDAY NIGHT SPACE OPERA CON SCHEDULE



We've got a few updates for our upcoming Con of the North programming. One of our GM's had to bow out of the Con this year but we've filled his open game spots with two more awesome additions.

CANCELLED:
  • Sunday at 16:00 - SPRAWL OF DUTY: ICE OPS / Powered by Apocalypse
  • Saturday at 10:00 - THE GATE ESCAPE / Posthuman Studios, LLC
See below for the newly added games on the schedule...

CHOOSE YOUR UNIVERSE
We've got FIFTY HOURS (50!) of games planned, making for one packed schedule. See the full listings below and then watch for even more gaming surprises when you arrive on-site!


February 17-19, 2017 

Mark your calendars and make sure your winter gaming schedule includes some space opera adventures!

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17


Title: YOUNG CENTURIONS - REVENGE ON MARS
Description: On the eve of WW I, Martian artifacts are uncovered hinting at a new Tripod Invasion. The teen heroes of the Century Club must find a way to defeat the Martian foes before they once again wrap their slimy tentacles around the Earth.  Try out this easy, fun-to-play pulp RPG prequel to Evil Hat’s Spirit of the Century.
Game System: Young Centurions - Fate Core
Publisher: Evil Hat Productions
Game Master:  John Everett Till 
Game time: 12:00-16:00 (4 hours)

Title: ESCAPE FROM PLANET ARES
Description: Game over, man! The dropship crashed on this godforsaken rock before the Major could even tell you what the mission was. You’ve got your gear, a map, and some sensor readings you don’t like the looks of.  Can you survive until the cavalry arrives? Stay Frosty is an unholy chimera, mixing old-school D&D, Aliens, Doom, and Starship Troopers.
Game System: Stay Frosty
Publisher: Garske Games
Game Master:  Casey Garske
Game time: 16:00-20:00 (4 hours)

NEW! Title: FAR TREK: BRING BACK VULCAN
Description: Can Romulans and the Federation work together to reverse the greatest disaster in the history of the Alpha Quadrant? See for yourself, as teams from both civilizations come together to rescue the Vulcan homeworld from oblivion. Character templates provided. No previous experience with Far Trek necessary.
Game System: Far Trek
Publisher: Far Trek
Game Master:  John Till 
Game time: 16:00-20:00 (4 hours)

Title: THE MASK OF EONS
Description: Even as war rages and sentient nanites hunt humans and their alien allies to the brink of existence, guard duty on an interstellar civilian transport vessel is usually uneventful. But one passenger has brought along a dangerous artifact that the nanite threat would do anything to possess. Can you and your small team find a way to stop them before the ship's meager defenses are overwhelmed?
Game System: Cypher System
Publisher: Monte Cook Games
Game Master:  Jenifer Dol
Game time: 20:00-24:00 (4 hours)



SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18


NEW! Title: LAST CALL ON DANTOOINE
Description: A team of out-of-touch rebels arrive at the main rebel base on Dantooine, months after the Alliance has moved on. It won't be long before they have a little company--Imperial company! A free-form adventure that might lead anywhere, from the badlands of Dantooine to the spice mines of Kessel!
Game System: Star Wars, 2nd Edition
Publisher: West End Games
Game Master:  Matt Towle 
Game time: 10:00-14:00 (4 hours)

Title: ESCAPE FROM PLANET ARES 
Description: Game over, man! The dropship crashed on this godforsaken rock before the Major could even tell you what the mission was. You’ve got your gear, a map, and some sensor readings you don’t like the looks of.  Can you survive until the cavalry arrives? Stay Frosty is an unholy chimera, mixing old-school D&D, Aliens, Doom, and Starship Troopers.
Game System: Stay Frosty
Publisher: Garske Games
Game Master:  Casey Garske
Game time: 12:00-16:00 (4 hours)

Title: THE LAST MOONBASE
Description: It's been 200 years since the end of civilization on Earth. 200 years since anyone even entered orbit, much less went to the moon. Now your band of mutated brothers is blasting off to The Last Moonbase!
Game System: Mutant Crawl Classics
Publisher: Goodman Games
Game Master:  Matt Towle 
Game time: 14:00-18:00 (4 hours)

Title: THE VAST UNSPOKEN SIN
Description: Ancient alien ruins may hold the key to combating the sentient nanites who are hunting mankind into extinction, but many of them are hidden on dangerous planets near the galaxy's center. You and your team are on the verge of a major discovery, but what you uncover on your archaeological mission doesn't just have the potential to save your world--it also has the potential to destroy it.
Game System: Cypher System
Publisher: Monte Cook Games
Game Master:  Jenifer Dol
Game time: 16:00-20:00 (4 hours)

Title: RAD ASTRA: RALLY FOR THE GALAXY
Description: Welcome Starbucklers, Astrosassins, Astrocasters and Starbarians! Charge your friction pistol and plug in your hyperspace key, 'cuz you're racing a suped-up interstellar freighter in the greatest race in the galaxy! Be are real space ace in this rules-light, mash-up of 70s and 80s space opera. Materials provided.
Game System: Rad Astra
Publisher: Rad Astra Entertainment
Game Master:  Jay MacBride 
Game time: 18:00-22:00 (4 hours)


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19


Title: THE VOICE OF THE UNAWARE
Description: When humans gained access to the nanite sub-reality during their continuing war with the nanite threat, they found many strange things therein. None so strange, however, as the now infamous nanite forged complex of stasis pods which contain non-combat human-like androids who lie silent but show brain activity. What could they be for? You and your team have been sent to unravel this mystery.
Game System: Cypher System
Publisher: Monte Cook Games
Game Master:  Jenifer Dol
Game time: 10:00-14:00 (4 hours)

Title: TYCHO BRAHE'S MOM IS CANCELLED (GM is out ill)
Description: Tycho's Mom has gone missing, and the astronomer requires your help to find and retrieve her safely. The game may include Adult Themes and concepts prevalent in the Weird Fantasy genre. Pregen characters will be provided.
Game System: Lamentations of the Flame Princess
Publisher: Lamentations of the Flame Princess
Game Master:  Bob Cook
Game time: 14:00-16:00 (2 hours)

Title: THUNDER ON EUROPA
Description: They say Replicants don't have real feelings. They say the conditioning Replicants undergo is too strong to break. They say the Colony on Europa is a model for the whole Solar System. They might be wrong.  A Cypher System/Bladerunner game.
Game System: Cypher System
Publisher: Monte Cook Games
Game Master:  Matt Towle
Game time: 14:00-18:00 (4 hours)

Title: STAR TREK EXCALIBUR: GOLD SUN
Description: A Federation commissioner, young and impetuous, disappeared while checking into rumors that a mysterious water world holds the secret of Gold Sun, a legendary power of unknown origin. Now the crew of USS Excalibur (NCC-26517), an Ambassador-class starship, undertake a desperate rescue mission, guided by the commissioner's now half-sane Arkenite aide. Dive to depths, where no one has gone before.
Game System: Star Trek: The Role-Playing Game (Second Edition)
Publisher: FASA
Game Master:  Erik Mornes
Game time: 18:00-22:00 (4 hours)

SEE YOU AT THE CON!



All times are listed in 24-hour format by Con of the North. Programming subject to change. Watch for updates.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

February SNSO: SAVAGE STAR WARS!


"Why, you slimy, double-crossing, no-good swindler. You got a lot of guts coming here, after what you pulled."

Attention Space Pirates!
Join us at a run-down Tatooine spaceport as we try to teleport off this rock! We'll either steal a spaceship or get enough credits together to smuggle ourselves out... before the bounty hunters on our tail catch up to us!

We'll be playing Savage Worlds in a Star Wars setting. Think Edge of the Empire without the handrails!

6:00 pm / Saturday, February 4
Source Comics & Games
RSVP now and let us know you're coming!

Don't forget to RSVP on the Contact button above or the SNSO Google+ Community page. Or to RSVP directly to the Google Plus event, click here:

HEY, PLAYERS:
  • WHAT: Savage Worlds roleplaying game!
  • HOW: Pre-generated characters will be provided
  • BYOD: Bring your own polyhedrals, the usual assortment

Sunday, January 1, 2017

January is BATTLE OF THE BOARD GAMES!

We're taking the New Year one parsec at at time and easing into our tabletop itinerary with some relaxing board game fun!

Come try out a variety of cool, new space games, including:

ESCAPE THE ALIENS FROM OUTER SPACE 



STAR TREK ASCENDANCY 



STAR TREK PANIC 



FIREFLY 



...or bring YOUR favorite space opera board game to try out!!

6:00 pm / Saturday, January 7
Source Comics & Games

Let us know you're coming!

Don't forget to RSVP using the Contact button above or the SNSO Google+ Community page. Click the image below: