August 22, 2012
Click the link for the official lineup of role-playing games scheduled for it on Monday, August 27th. 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 27th 6-11pm
Game #1 – PFS# 3-07: Echoes of the Overwatched (Tier 1-5)
GM – Ross Sigworth
When a Pathfinder agent working in the famed Blakros Museum in Absalom falls victim to a terrible, ancient evil, it falls to the PCs to hunt down the released terror before it can retrieve a relic of the mad astronomer Ralzeros the Overwatched.
This product 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. Find out more about Pathfinder Society here.
Game #2 – Flyover or 1913 New York
GM – Yoshi Creelman
The Fiasco RPG works off of playsets that establish the where and when of the story, as well as providing guidelines for player development and interaction. Three different playsets will be available to the group to choose from:
Flyover is all about Middle America – hard-working agribusiness professionals, construction contractors, Mexican drug mules and the people who love them. It’s the God-and-Country heartland, where high school football is the best bet for a Friday night date and everybody knows everybody.
With corn and soybean fields stretching for miles in every direction, the endless sky punctuated only by enormous grain elevators, things can get a little squirrelly.
1913 New York
Modernity is at war with tradition, and automobiles uneasily share the roads with horse-drawn carriages. Change – sweeping, terrible change – is in the air, and all of Europe is about to be thrown under the bus, dragging the world down after it. But tonight? For now? Cars that can go forty miles an hour, women not ashamed to show off a little ankle, and as much opium as you care to smoke. In the dirty places labor is organizing, anarchists are murdering plutocrats, and children are going hungry. But it’s a pretty good world if you are on top of it, so find a way to get on top, fast…
This playset draws heavily on real New York history, and includes an additional section of notes to provide more detail about some of the more colorful locations and organizations.
Fiasco is a GM-less RPG for 3-5 players, designed to be played in a few hours with six-sided dice and no preparation. During a game you will engineer and play out stupid, disastrous situations, usually at the intersection of greed, fear, and lust. It’s like making your own Coen brothers movie, in about the same amount of time it’d take to watch one.
Game #3 – Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition Playtest
GM – Andre Sisneros
D&D is more than just a set of rules for fantasy gaming. It launched an entire gaming genre and played a pivotal role in creating the entirety of the gaming industry, both analog and digital. The game has lived and thrived because it has awoken a spark of creation, visions of daring adventure, wondrous vistas, and untold horrors that pull us all together as a community of RPG fans. It is the countless players and DMs who have brought it to life over the years. The game is at its best when it is yours.
Wizards of the Coast have recently opened up a series of public playtests for the forthcoming 5th Edition of the Dungeons & Dragons RPG, and Gamescape is in on the awesomeness! If you’re ready to have your say and contribute to the creation of this player-sourced beast, you’ll have your chance with us in August – so check out the info below for all the details.
Please note that the game is still in fairly early-playtest mode, and the system you’ll be using is not a finished product. By taking part in the session at Gamescape, you’ll be expected to provide feedback to WotC so that they can iron out the mechanics of the system, play balance, and many other aspects of the game. In order for them to organize all of this input, each player is expected to sign up for the playtest before arriving. Upon signing up, you’ll be able to download a complete set of the playtest materials for use in our session. You’ll also be asked to participate in official D&D surveys and to join the play community for discussions and feedback after the game. The full text of the Playtest Agreement can be found here. For more info, you can also check out the D&D Next FAQ and the original announcement of the new edition.
Everyone who has ever loved Dungeons and Dragons should feel free to take part in shaping the new edition of the game, because gamers know best how to make great games. We hope that the response to these playtest sessions will be energetic and useful all around the world, and we’re very happy to be able to contribute to it!
August GRPA Event: Monday, August 27th 6-11pm
Please call the store (415.457.8698) or (Email Us) to reserve a spot in any of the above games.