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    April GRPA

    April 24, 2012

    Click the link for the official lineup of role-playing games scheduled for it on Monday, April 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, April 30th 6-11pm

    Game #1 – Terra Nova
    Ashen Stars (Gumshoe)

    3-5 Players
    GM – Dale Horstman

    They call you lasers. Sometimes you’re called scrubbers, regulators, or shinestars. To the lawless denizens of the Bleed, whether they be pirates, gangsters or tyrants, you’re known in less flattering terms. According to official Combine terminology, the members of your hard-bitten starship crew are known as Licensed Autonomous Zone Effectuators. You’re the seasoned freelancers local leaders call when a situation proves too tough, too baffling, or simply too weird to handle on their own. In the abandoned fringe of inhabited planets known as the Bleed, you’re as close to a higher authority as they come.

    The Terra Nova, last of the great luxury liners from the Combine’s heyday, is dead, a victim of disaster now drifting in the space between worlds. Her final call echoes across the Bleed. The last of the survivors clutch desperately to life, waiting for rescue. All but one, that is. One of them waits only for a chance to finish the job, uncovering a secret which the Terra Nova has kept hidden for decades…

    Ashen Stars is a sci-fi RPG focusing on space opera procedural mysteries, using the GUMSHOE system. The PCs are ‘Lasers’ – Licensed Autonomous Zone Effectuators, who are essentially freelance police in a space frontier (‘the Bleed’) after a big war that ended seven years ago. The Federation-analogue, the Combine, haven’t pulled themselves together after the War yet, and hence rely on the Lasers to keep peace in the sector and to investigate crimes and distress signals. You have a PC-owned ship with a PC crew and the focus is picking up investigation contracts and building up your precious reputation score rather than your wealth.


    Game #2 – PFS #0-27: Our Lady of Silver (Tier 5-9)
    Pathfinder Society

    4-6 Players
    GM – Joshua Archer

    You and your fellow Pathfinders are sent to Katheer, the shining capital of Qadira, to witness the wedding of Pathfinder Faireven to the wealthy and beautiful Lady of Silver and bring back a trove of relics given to the Society as part of the wedding dowry. When the wedding is disrupted by unscrupulous thieves, you soon find yourself dodging double-crosses, accusations of grave robbery, and worse. You must find the relics soon, or risk facing the eternal expulsion of the Society from the treasure-filled deserts of Qadira.

    This is a Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for 5th to 9th level characters (Tiers: 5–9). 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.


    Game #3 – Flying High
    Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple

    3-5 Players
    GM – Mike O’Brien

    (Note: This game will only last a maximum of 2 hours.)

    Dear Pilgrims of the Flying Temple,

    Hi, how are you! My name is Melanie. I come from a very small planet.
    There is me, my house, my cat, and two trees.
    I am not doing so well as my planet has been eaten by a whale.
    It is a very small planet. I woke up and I was inside a whale! I don’t want to get (more) eaten.
    Please help!

    Your friend,
    Melanie ( age 8 )
    P.S. I will make you cookies.

    Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple is a wonderful storytelling game where 3-5 players take on the role of fledgling Pilgrims who have been sent out into the universe to prove their worth and help as many ailing inhabitants as possible. Using a light and easy-to-learn game system, Pilgrims will take turns moving their story forward, trying to use all of the designated keywords before the end of the game. Be warned, however, as Pilgrims are quite adept at getting into trouble and it will take some serious teamwork and creative writing to get them out!

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