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    May GRPA

    May 17, 2010

    Click the link for the official lineup of role-playing games scheduled for our next GRPA event on Monday, May 24th. Have a look below, and if you’d like to join us for any of these sessions, please select a game in which you’d like to participate and either call or write us back with your name and selection. All games are free and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis, and you’ll be responded to immediately with your status in the game.

    What’s GRPA? Find out here!

    GRPA – Monday, May 24th 6-11pm

    Game #1 – The Crucible of Freya

    4 Players
    GM – Andre Sisneros

    The village of Fairhill has long been a peaceful town, located off the tradeway between two major cities. The Temple of Freya and its devoted priestess, Shandril, is the focal point for the village. Under her guidance the village fields yield great quantities of grain, the cattle produce milk and calves in abundance, and the people of Fairhill live in harmony with numerous children. In recent weeks, though, trouble has come to Fairhill. A small band of marauding orcs began raiding the outskirts of the village at night. You and your band have come to town in the hopes of finding adventure and rewards. Your Aunt and Uncle live in Fairhill and have sent desperate message about the raids. Now that you have arrived, it’s time to get to the bottom these attacks!

    Originally an adventure module for White Wolf’s Sword and Sorcery line, this version of The Crucible of Freya has been converted for the wildly-popular Pathfinder Adventure Game.

    Game #2 – The Topaz Championship
    Legend of the Five Rings 3rd Ed
    3-7 Players
    GM – Walter Wrigglesworth

    The Topaz Championship – the most prestigious gempukku ceremony in Rokugan. Champions and aspiring samurai from every clan in the Empire will be there, each one vying for the honors bestowed from winning one of the great tournaments of the land. For some, such as the Crane Clan, the scholar-warriors of the Empire, this championship marks their ascension to adulthood and samurai, a defining point in their lives. For others, such as the Crab, who have grown up fighting the demons and monsters of the Shadowlands, it is merely another stop on an already-impressive road, a chance to gain imperial notice and personal honor, nothing more. For you, a Ronin, clanless and without honor in the eyes of the Empire, this championship means a great deal more. It is a chance to prove your mettle to the clans, prove your worth to your fellow warriors. For you, this championship may be the breaking point between a glorious life as an Imperial Champion, or a meaningless death as an honorless dog. And all is not right at the championship. Whispered words carrying ominous tones speak of plots, of treachery, of assassination, of plans to strike at heart of the Imperial Dynasty, even amidst this most venerated tournament…so what will you choose? Will you sit idly by, content to watch life march past you? Or will you polish your katana, marshal your will, compose your mind, and go forth, to honor, to glory, to death, to whatever your fate may hold?

    Legend of the Five Rings (L5R) is a game written by John Wick, creator of 7th Sea, Houses of the Blooded, Shotgun Diaries, and many other games. It is a high-fantasy game set in a stylized realm heavily influenced by Feudal Japanese customs and legends. The system is simple and the world rich, as befitting a game that has existed for many years. This adventure, despite its name, is much more than a tournament, and holds elements of combat, magic, intrigue, possible romance, and a host of other qualities. If you have a love of martial arts, or kung-fu movies, or Japanese legend or culture, or even just a hankering to play a character who can pick up a katana and knows what to do with it, come give the system a try!

    Game #3 – Droskar’s Folly Part 2 (Chapter 1, Page 5)
    4 Players
    GM – Nick Lundback

    Still searching for Dwarven ruins located near Droskar’s Crag, the group of adventurers have struck out into the Northern Forest in the hopes of finding a road to their destination. After having a run-in with a girl-turned-wolf and acquiring a map of the region from the Woodcutters Guild, the party has re-grouped and is now taking on the darkened recesses of the woods…

    (If you wish to play in this game, please take a moment to read the GRPA /ORPG Patfinder Campaign Chronicle located in the “GRPA” Forum of the Gamescape North website. This chronicle tells the tale of our group and will provide you with the background information to understand the characters and the story.)

    May GRPA Event: Monday, May 24th 6-11pm
    Please call the store (415.457.8698) or (Email Us) to reserve a spot in any of the above games.