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    April GRPA

    April 18, 2011

    Another round of great stories is on deck! Click the link for the official lineup of role-playing games scheduled for it on Monday, April 25th. 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, April 25th 6-11pm


    Game #1 – The Old Gods
    The Danger League

    3-5 Players
    GM – Dale Horstman

    An opium den where the trail of missing engineers and scholars stops. A mysterious and ancient book found abandoned at the entrance to the Danger League, full of writing and alphabets unknown and indecipherable. A barely audible chanting described by city sewer workers. A damp mildew smell and general unease that hangs about the city at night. What does it all mean? It will take all the Danger League has to muster to unravel the mystery…

    This is a steampunk hack of Danger Patrol by John Harper (check out www.dangerpatrol.com for more info.).

    Game #2 – Facade
    Victoriana 2nd Ed.
    4 Players
    GM – Walter Wrigglesworth

    Well, guv’nor, life in the rookeries an’ Whitechapel ‘as never been a fun time. We got them ‘ighborn lordly types lookin’ down their noses at us, and the middle class trying to lift themselves out of the slums on our backs. Then you’ve got the gangs, mongers, two-bit sorcerers and everything else on down to the weather tryin’ to kill us. It’s a rough life, but we manage to keep our ‘eads outta the river. But now…now we’ve got a new problem.

    Y’see, there’s a killer stalking the slums in Whitechapel and Spitalfield. Scuttlebutt says ‘e’s a Lord or at least a highborn, and that means we baseborn pukes ‘ave got to stick together, because the government and the police won’t lift a finger. So it’s down to us now. He’s new to the area, and we don’t know what lord – if any – this man is. He showed up on the evenin’ o’ the twelfth of April, and he’s been back every night since. We gotta find ‘im and we gotta stop ‘im, ’cause no one else will. Tough job, right ’nuff, but someone’s gotta do it.

    Victoriana is a version of Victorian England in 1866 with a steampunk twist, as well as fantastical elements such as ogres, elves, and magic. This game will see the players take on the role of gutter-runners: low class men and women who help themselves and others because no one else can, as they work to find a murderer preying on the weak and downtrodden – a murderer who may be from the highest part of London society. They will use magic, science, steam, and a fair amount of low cunning and high adventure in order to accomplish their goals, if they’re up to the task. The game’s system is very simple and requires no prior experience, running entirely on a simple d6 mechanic. The game involves mature themes as a matter of course, so please, no one under the age of 15. But if you’re up for a challenge in a fantastic world with an excellent system, come, bring your personality and your imagination and let the wicked, wonderful world of Victoriana do the rest.

    Game #3 – Duplicitous Edge
    Victoriana 2nd Ed.
    3-4 Players
    GM – Mike O’Brien

    As you push aside the curtains, you see the city stretch out before you. It slumbers below, quietly breathing deep, lying still, recovering from the hardships of the previous day. You smile at the sight of the oil lamps, like little children stars playing dress-up in mother’s clothes. But the smile soon melts from your face. You sigh and turn away from the window. The city, once a glorious example of progression and elegant poise, has now become a cesspool for the lower class to swim in. For some – the hopefuls and the well-to-do – the city was an open door to limitless opportunities. But for the putrid, the unwashed, it was an animal to be butchered and picked clean. You make your way across your living room, your head hung low and your mind frantically trying to wrap itself around a solution.

    That’s when you feel it. A small poster sitting on a side table by your couch. Odd, you think. You don’t remember this being here before. Harry, your servant, must have dropped it off earlier. He means well, but he is a clumsy fool at times. He even smudged some of the ink on the flyer. You stare down at the piece of paper and, after momentarily adjusting your eyes, you read:

    “–uly A Miracle Of Modern Science! Dr. —–ew concoction has finally been perfected. After months of ti—less studies, D——-l has come up with the solution. Soon, the wrong, the evil, the putrid will be driven out. And y—–an watch it unfold! Saturday, the twelfth of April, will b- a spectacle everyone will surely remember.”

    Victoriana is a retelling of the world of 1886. Elves, dwarves and other fantastic creatures live alongside man. You will take on the role of a member of the upper class and as such will live in a world of culture and privilege so few know of. Victoriana is a wonderful game system and no prior experience is needed. Be sure to sign up quickly as slots do fill up fast.

    Game #4 – Slave Pits of Absalom
    Pathfinder Society
    4-6 Players
    GM – Joshua Archer

    Someone has kidnapped and has sold into slavery Lady Anilah Salhar, the Chelish wife of Dremdhet Salhar, who is one of Osirion’s many Grand Ambassadors to Absalom. With Salhar holding delve permits over the heads of the Decemvirute, the Pathfinders are sent to assist the Osirian Ambassador. Venturing into Absalom’s darkest corners to save Lady Anilah, the Pathfinders must face the secrets of the Slave Pits to avoid becoming slaves themselves.

    This product is a Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for 1st to 2nd level characters (Tiers: 1–5). Players may build characters according to the Pathfinder Society Play rules. I will have some ready-built characters for those who do not have their own. I will also assist those wishing to create PFS characters via email or on the forum. Find out more about Pathfinder Society here.

    April GRPA Event: Monday, April 25th 6-11pm
    Please call the store (415.457.8698) or (Email Us) to reserve a spot in any of the above games.