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    June GRPA

    June 20, 2011

    One last round of thanks to our fabulous gaming community for coming down to participate in Free RPG Day 2011 last Saturday. We had six awesome games concurrently running, a great raffle with a bunch of great prizes, and a ton of role-playing swag was given out! And we give an extra-special shout to our fabulous GMs, who spent hours preparing and organizing to make these games possible. THANK YOU!

    With hardly even time to take a breath, we’ve got another round of great stories on deck set for next week! Click the link for the official lineup of role-playing games scheduled for it on Monday, June 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, June 27th 6-11pm


    Game #1 – Horror in the Mists
    Call of Cthulhu

    4 Players
    GM – William Lee

    In 1919, millionaire playboy Roger Carlyle lead an expedition into the dark heart of Kenya and was never seen again. His native guides and porters were found by local authorities to have been brutally and ritually murdered. Of Carlyle and his European colleagues, there was no trace. Six years later, your friend Jackson Elias – an internationally famed adventurer and writer – contacted you with an urgent telegram that he has found the whereabouts of the Carlyle Expedition. When you came to New York to meet your friend, however, you find him dead under mysterious and violent circumstances. Now it is up to you to finish what your friend had started, and discover the final fate of the Carlyle Expedition. Tracing the original foot steps of the expedition, your first stop is London. But this is no mere research trip. Here, in the heart of the British Empire and the pinnacle of Western civilization hides a terror as primal and ancient as any you will soon find in the wilds of Kenya. Shadowy voices whisper to you from the shrouding fog, “death and madness awaits…”

    Horror in the Mists is a self-contained adventure based on the second episode of the classic Masks of Nyarlathotep campaign for Call of Cthulhu. Prior experience with Masks of Nyarlathotep is not required, and new players are more than welcome to jump in. The Call of Cthulhu system is very simple and easy to learn, so no prior experience with the game system is necessary. The game does involve depictions of graphic violence, and therefore may not be appropriate for younger players.

    Game #2 – A Patchwork Soul
    Victoriana 2nd Ed.
    4-5 Players
    GM – Mike O’Brien

    Under the cover of darkness, through the curtain of rain that quenches the land and washes away the layer of filth that covers the streets, a lone figure digs fervently. The sound of his shovel plunging through wet earth is drowned out by the hefty drops of water that pummel the ground around him. Among the sounds of sloshing mud and wet filth, a low, hollow thud cuts through the silence of the night. Upon reaching his treasured destination, the lanky character begins hacking into the wooden container, each strike causing a sloppy THWAK to echo off the mountains. As the blows pound in perfect time with the thin man’s thunderous heartbeat, a bolt of lightning splits the sky and for an instant, the scene of a man dragging a fresh corpse out of a soggy grave would be forever memorized by the world.

    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 – Delirium’s Tangle
    Pathfinder Society
    4-6 Players
    GM – Robert Heatherington

    The Pathfinder Society owes Grandmaster Torch a favor and he’s calling it in. It seems he misplaced Nuar Spiritskin, the famous minotaur prince of Absalom, and Torch needs you to find the prince before the city discovers that the minotaur is missing. He sends you deep beneath Absalom into a maddening maze of malign shapes, hideous creatures, and secrets that haven’t seen the light of day for more than a thousand years.

    This product is a Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for 1st to 3rd 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.


    June GRPA Event: Monday, June 27th 6-11pm
    Please call the store (415.457.8698) or (Email Us) to reserve a spot in any of the above games.