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    August GRPA

    August 18, 2010

    Click the link for the official lineup of role-playing games scheduled for our next GRPA event on Monday, August 30th. 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, August 30th 6-11pm

    Game #1 – Death in Luxor
    Trail of Cthulhu

    4 Players
    GM – William Lee

    In the age of the pharaohs, a great and unfathomable evil rose from the murky depths to cast its gibbous shadow over ancient Egypt. At the cost of his empire, Ramses III imprisoned a horror beneath the sands of Luxor, where it has slumbered ever since. In 1924, a team of visiting archeologists unearthed the last remaining testament of that ancient mystery only to unleash a terror from out of time. Now death stalks the dusty streets of Luxor and a new age of horror is at hand. Can your investigators succeed where the mightiest of pharaohs have failed? Or will they fall victim to Luxor’s secret past?

    Trail of Cthulhu is a role-playing game of Lovecratian Horror based on Pelgrane Publishing’s GUMESHOE system and the mythos developed by Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu game. The system is simple and easy to learn, so new players or veterans of the Chaosium system are welcome, as well as players who may already be familiar with Trail of Cthulhu. Death in Luxor is a classic era 1920s adventure made for the Call of Cthulhu system by Goodman Games. If you have already played through or read the adventure, it is not recommended that you play in this event. Also, Death in Luxor does contain some graphic violence, and would probably not be appropriate for younger players.

    Game #2 – The Danger League
    Danger Patrol
    3-5 Players
    GM – Dale Horstman

    New Gotham is the star of the Empire, situated on the eastern coast of the colonies and built on the ashes of Old Gotham. From that smoke and destruction has arisen the world’s first truly modern city, and it happened in only a mere decade. Central gaslight illuminates her streets at night. The enormous and almost monstrous Steam Monorail elevated above her encircles the glistening towers and sky buildings of downtown and can be heard whistling throughout the night. All of this is brought together by the incredible Aether Network that enables information to move faster than any other place in the world. All of this would be enough to solidify New Gotham in the annals of history and world renown but there is one thing that has utterly captivated the imagination of people worldwide – The Danger League!: that famous club of renowned adventurers, scientists, explorers and other, stranger members. They keep New Gotham safe from the nefarious underworld forces that threaten to topple her incredible achievements. The chronicles of their adventures have been translated into languages across the world and read by millions. This very night something peculiar is stirring in New Gotham. Is it the work of the shadowy figure known only as Professor M and his World Crime Syndicate? Or possibly the mind twisting magic of the Deep Ones? Only the Danger League has any hope of uncovering the dastardly plot! Let us hope they can do so before whatever is stirring tears New Gotham apart!

    The Danger League is a steam-punk hack of Danger Patrol by John Harper. Check out the Danger Patrol website for more information

    Game #3 – Cakewalk
    Warhammer Fantasy RPG 3rd Ed.
    4 Players
    GM – Andre Sisneros

    Thorgrim’s Fists is the best mercenary company in the Empire. Everyone knows that when the Emperor needs something done that the Empire troops can’t do, he turns to the Fists. If a man can become a member of the Fists then he can consider himself a success. It is a prestigious group and membership doesn’t come easy. This is your big break. When the town of Eilhart was nearly wiped out last season by a massive raid of Beastmen, you and your friends proved yourselves in the defense of the town. Now, with the help of a recommendation from the captain of Eilhart, you have gotten a probationary assignment with the Fists. You are to escort a dignitary named Ando to the Bretonnian Capitol and return. What could be easier?

    Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay is the latest envisioning of the Warhammer universe put out by Fantasy Flight. This role-playing system keeps many of the features from the older versions that people loved such as the many career choices available instead of choosing a character class. In addition they introduce a whole set of innovations that are truly new to role-playing. Altogether it is a sleek, fast new role-playing system set in a fabulous world full of detailed background and texture.

    Game #4 – Droskar’s Folly (Chapter 1, Page 5)

    5 Players
    GM – Nick Lundback

    After searching the Northern Forest, the group of adventurers have found the Dwarven ruins at the base of Droskar’s Crag. They must now search the structure for any clues as to how this location relates to the Angelic Scrolls found within the Crypt of the Everflame! However, it is likely that the Dwarven ruins are now home to new inhabitants as signs of kobolds and wolves are prevalent in the area….

    This 2nd-level Adventure continues the GRPA/ORPG ongoing Pathfinder campaign that will see a cast of characters develop their own story through the manipulations of different players. As they progress, the plot of the story will be player-driven, though the same players may not be present each time. Through twists and turns, we will see the characters develop their skills and abilities while they explore the wide world of Golarion.

    (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.)

    August GRPA Event: Monday, August 30th 6-11pm
    Please call the store (415.457.8698) or (Email Us) to reserve a spot in any of the above games.