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    May GRPA

    May 15, 2012

    Click the link for the official lineup of role-playing games scheduled for it on Monday, May 21st. 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 21st 6-11pm


    Game #1 – Death in San Francisco
    Dresden Files
    3-6 Players
    GM – Mattea Ezgar

    Date: Today

    Place:  San Francisco – Where the world is both the stuff of Dreams & nightmares. The vision of reality is based on what knowledge one has of the world’s true composition.

    Purpose:  The Homicide rate has been spiking, says SFPD. However, these crimes are not sitting well with the force. Not because they are happening but because some of the pieces aren’t fitting into a nice bow tied box. They need answers fast. Are you willing to help?

    Based on the hit series of novels by Jim Butcher, the Dresden Files RPG offers an easy-to-learn, easy-to-play system that is nonetheless rich in detail and complex enough to satisfy any player. It is a game of Urban Fantasy, where myth and magic exist alongside the 21st Century as we know it. Running off the FATE system, all the game asks of players is four 6-sided dice, an imagination, and a flair for the dramatic. Note that while this story takes place after “Changes,” it is not set in Chicago, and so the uncertain end of that novel will not be addressed. New players are, as always, very welcome.


    Game #2 – PFS #02-09: The Heresy of Man – Part III: Beneath Forgotten Sands (Tier 5-9)
    Pathfinder Society
    4-6 Players
    GM – Joshua Archer

    Beneath the desolate deserts of godless Rahadoum, the Pathfinder Society races against time to beat the traitorous Shadow Lodge to an ancient Jistkan citadel. But their rivals aren’t the only obstacle in the PCs way: the long-lost ruins teem with terrible outsiders bent on manipulation and destruction, including a self-proclaimed avatar of the div god Ahriman. Beneath Forgotten Sands brings the three-part Heresy of Man series to a stunning conclusion.

    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 – Rokugan High
    Legend of the Five Rings
    3-4 Players
    GM – Mike O’Brien

    The empty halls of Rokugan High School were quiet.  So quiet, in fact, that as senior class president Hantei walked through them, he could hear the sound of his footsteps echo throughout the entire building.  Being the leader of his entire class was an exhausting responsibility and once again it had kept him at the school later into the night than he would’ve liked.  However, the experience was rewarding and with prom only a few days away, the end was near.  He would deliver his classmen to graduation and that would be the end of it.

    Suddenly, the sound of distant laughter caught his ear, causing him to whirl in place.  Holding his breath for a moment, he hoped to catch another hint of sound, but there was none.  ‘Had I truly heard that,’ Hantei thought to himself, ‘or has this late hour taken its toll on me?’  Hesitantly, he turned to continue on his way home, letting the memory of the laugh fade from his memory.

    Legend of the Five Rings is a simple and innovative d10 system that was designed to give players the opportunity to plays as samurai in the fictional land of Rokugan.  Using a roll/keep system that lets gamers choose the outcome of their roll, players take on the persona of characters in service to the emperor.  Rokugan High is a parody of this world, letting 4 players instead adopt the role of the “popular kids” serving the class president in a highschool setting.  This game is meant to turn the original concept of L5R on its ear, so light-hearted players are encouraged.


    Game #4 – PFS #02-11: The Penumbral Accords (Tier 1-5)
    Pathfinder Society
    4-6 Players
    GM – Alex Young

    The daughters of Absalom’s mysterious Blakros family have long been among the most pursued maidens in the Inner Sea. Now the family’s matriarch approaches the Pathfinder Society to help her break a centuries-old pact with the denizens of the Plane of Shadow to save her twin daughters from a life of servitude at the hands of the Onyx Alliance. Heading into the fan-favorite adventuring location of Blakros Museum, the PCs have only a short amount of time to break the Penumbral Accords and solidify the Pathfinder Society’s ties to the powerful Blakroses.

    This is a Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for 1st to 5th 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.


    May GRPA Event: Monday, May 21st 6-11pm
    Please call the store (415.457.8698) or (Email Us) to reserve a spot in any of the above games.