Back by popular demand! I Attack the Darkness is a community of tabletop gamers spanning the greater Bay Area. Their mission is to spread the love of tabletop gaming by creating an open and inclusive community welcoming towards all people and all experience levels. We’re really excited to be hosting the good folks from this group for an all-day workshop on Saturday, January 21st, which includes round-table seminars and one-shot adventures.
The seminars are geared for beginners, but they work equally well for those who just want to sharpen their RPG skills a bit. Their one-shot adventures are open seating, non-organized (IAtD are not official Adventure League) play aimed at community building, networking, giving everyone a chance to play (or GM!), as well as trying out new/unfamiliar game systems and potentially finding ongoing, regular gaming groups. IAtD GMs run tables on a volunteer basis, and as such, the systems and editions run at a particular event may vary. Characters will be provided for all games. Here’s the line-up of great things in store through the day:
11am – Seminar #1 – D&D/d20 101
Our D&D/d20 101 event is intended to be a crash-course in playing D&D and other d20 style tabletop RPGs by running a simplified adventure in a pressure-free, no-judgement atmosphere. We aim to teach players the basics they will need to sit down at any edition of D&D and most other d20 style systems and get by.
11am – Seminar #2 – 11:00am – GM/DM 101
Our GM/DM 101 event is intended to be a roundtable discussion and workshop to support Dungeon Masters and Game Masters of all kinds. We discuss pertinent issues, share thoughts and ideas, troubleshoot any issues they may be experiencing, and otherwise be supportive of the tremendous creative efforts Game/Dungeon Masters put into bringing alive the worlds we adventure in.
3pm – FATE Accelerated – GM: Nicky Silber
Four high school students have murdered their friend, and the Axeman knows! Now he’s out for blood and there’s no one to stop him but you! Can you make it out of Jefferson High alive, or will the police be collecting your corpses in body bags in the morning?BEWARE THE AXE! uses an adapted version of FATE Accelerated Edition and is based on 90’s slasher films.
3pm – FATE Core – GM: Paul Reed
Set in the “superpunk” world of Venture City, members of two super-gangs – while enjoying a rare peaceful gathering on neutral ground – discover a secret…a secret other supers are willing to kill for.
3pm – D&D 4th Ed – GM: Selena Nadav
Very sincerely sorry wizard seeks brave and very forgiving warriors to help correct unsuccessful experiment before all Hell breaks lose. Literally. Inquire at tower. Compensation negotiable.
3pm – D&D 4th Ed – GM: Tamir Nadav
It’s a quiet and peaceful day in Generictown, which is a nice change of pace. It seems that every other day, something horrible happens here, sending a random group of total strangers off on some adventure or heroic journey. Unfortunately for the poor citizens, that changes yet again this evening as a marauding group of bandits come to wreak havoc. Who will step up this time to bond together in unity, for at least a few hours?
Things get started on Saturday, January 21st at 11am and the event will run until the store closes at 7pm. You’re welcome to stay for some or all of it. The entire workshop is free for everyone, so come on down and join the discussion and the fun!