Chicago Gameday 42

Oct 17, 2015 in Mt. Prospect, IL, US

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Join us for pre-Gameday breakfast at LePeep, just across the Metra tracks form Games Plus.

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9:30am-2:30pm
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Table C (private room)

You’re invited to the grand opening of the Portland Street Community Centre in beautiful Hong Kong, a gala affair with food, drinks, car crashes, gunfights, explosions, and a fanatic cult hellbent on bringing about the rise of hyper-intelligent apes. There will also be a sundae bar!*

Come join a ridiculous cast of action movie archetypes as they battle to get sucked headlong into the Chi War. Come armed with a quiver full of one-liners, ideas for gravity and death-defying stunts, the improvisational chops to turn every object your character encounters into a deadly weapon, your best bad accents, and two different-colored d6s. (The last bit is optional, as we ARE going to be in a game store.)

And remember, the worst thing that can happen to your character in Feng Shui isn't dying--it's looking bad.

*Sundaes not served to players at GM's table unless they bring their own, and enough to share.

Kid-Friendly

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Table F

Four of the greatest monster-hunters ever known are drawn through the multiverse to join forces against the ultimate enemy. Will they be able to work together, despite their disparate backgrounds? Will they be able to defeat a foe seemingly ripped from the pages of fantastic fiction? And, hey, isn't Velma, like, supposed to be a cartoon or something?

Monster of the Week is a game "Powered by the Apocalypse" and focused on monster-hunting adventure in the vein of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Supernatural. If you've played games like Dungeon World, Monsterhearts, or Apocalypse World, you're already mostly familiar with how this game will work.

Rules will be taught and characters provided.

Adults Only

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Table D

Far out in the Beyond lies a town called Embered Peaks. Nestled in the palm of a mountain range that looks like a giant seven-fingered hand—the dark peaks from which the town takes its name— Embered Peaks is a simple community.

Embered Peaks might be a simple place, but it has something that no other town has: a machine that allows the residents to talk to the dead.

Kid-Friendly

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Table E

The looming ruins promise wealth, fame, and power to those brave enough to enter. Many have never returned, but rumors of those who have tell of great riches pulled from the ancient site. Are you brave, or crazy, enough to explore the Ruins of Greyhawk?

Bring a 1st-level Pathfinder character (or two, you know, "just in case"). 15-point buy, no third-party options, no campaign-specific traits. See canonfire.com for Greyhawk deity domains and favored weapons. The ruins are by no means a meatgrinder for careful and effective characters, but they are designed in a "chips fall where they may" manner. The feel and tone of the original material was kept in mind with a basis in the Pathfinder ruleset. Feel free to email me with any further questions at vyvbasterd [at] hotmail.com.

Both slots will be played as a continuous session but you are welcome to play in either or both. Those playing in both will be allowed to play the same PC, level up (using the Slow progression chart), and play in future Gameday sessions as desired.

Kid-Friendly

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3:30-8:30pm
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Table D

Things are getting bad in Signal Lakes. That's to be expected when your town is the western tip of the Bermuda Triangle, but lately, they've been getting even worse. The local werewolf pack that has countered paranormal activity for over a century was recently slain, and the effects are starting to show. When a group of Seniors on an extracurricular assignment for their Humanities class has to interview the operators and residents of Echo House, the local insane asylum, their tour won't include the criminally insane wing, so nothing at all could go wrong...

I WAS A TEENAGE CREATURE is a narrative-focused urban fantasy RPG where it doesn't matter how strong your werewolf is, or how fast his vampire is, or how beautiful her fae is; what matters is how each of these characters feels, why they're doing a thing instead of how capable they are of achieving it. Adolescence is hard anywhere, but in a place like Signal Lakes, where you might struggle with what it means to be human, as well as coming of age, not to mention worrying about things that go bump in the night? Well, if you survive, you'll be able to claim: "I Was A Teenage Creature".

More info is available here.

Adults Only

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Table F

The evening of October 3, 2016. Some City, Florida. It was a media circus before you arrived. But, now YOU are the center of attention. When presidential hopefuls were to control the debate, you and your team of "spectral removal specialists" have the camera's eye, explaining how you just saved the audience from death-by-supernatural!

Inspectres is a comical RPG, taking cues from the movie "Ghostbusters" and reality game shows like "Big Brother". As a newly formed (read: nearly broke) ghost extraction franchise, you and your teammates must cobble together what you can to make a name for yourself and your business. Most of the story will be made up on the spot, weaving in your creativity, the luck of the dice, and, of course, The Confessional Chair!

No political knowledge necessary. No supernatural knowledge necessary, either. Just don't tell your clients.

Kid-Friendly

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Table E

The looming ruins promise wealth, fame, and power to those brave enough to enter. Many have never returned, but rumors of those who have tell of great riches pulled from the ancient site. Are you brave, or crazy, enough to explore the Ruins of Greyhawk?

Bring a 1st-level Pathfinder character (or two, you know, "just in case"). 15-point buy, no third-party options, no campaign-specific traits. See canonfire.com for Greyhawk deity domains and favored weapons. The ruins are by no means a meatgrinder for careful and effective characters, but they are designed in a "chips fall where they may" manner. The feel and tone of the original material was kept in mind with a basis in the Pathfinder ruleset. Feel free to email me with any further questions at vyvbasterd [at] hotmail.com.

Both slots will be played as a continuous session but you are welcome to play in either or both. Those playing in both will be allowed to play the same PC, level up (using the Slow progression chart), and play in future Gameday sessions as desired.

Kid-Friendly

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5 days of blood
5 days of fear
5 days of carnage

All for the sake of 5 brothers fighting for the throne of their father, the Emperor...

Who was the 5th of his Dynastic Line.

Now there appears to be but one brother left, the Lord leading your army having succumbed to the bloody dysentery that ravaged your fellows the day after the final sword strokes fell on the last army to oppose you.

The field is strewn with the dead and the dying as far as the eye can see, the faces frozen in torment illuminated by a very timely blood moon.

Ahead of you, the gates of Asham Sharrak, the Imperial City lie open, breached by you and your brothers and sisters at arms shortly before the illness claimed them.

Adults Only

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Table C (private room)

Tenra is a land ravaged by war. You are Scarlet Company, the most elite mercenary force on all of Tenra!

Tenra Bansho Zero is a story-focused role-playing game of epic drama and insane action, set in the world of Tenra: A rich world of high magic and technology, of the ancient side by side with the futuristic. A world of blood and steel, mired in an endless feudal war.

Adults Only

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Table G


Worlds In Peril is a superhero game Powered by the Apocalypse. Can your hastily-assembled team of superhumans defend their city from a sudden and devastating crime wave? Who--or what--is behind this reign of terror--and can your heroes find a way to stop them before the entire city burns?

Come as you are; all superpowers will be provided.

Kid-Friendly

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