Games for the Summer Quarter

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Hello everyone,

It’s getting close to the end of the current quarter and time to start thinking about what we’re going to be running / playing during the upcoming three months. At the moment I have the following information. Some of it may be rumour and hearsay, so please correct me if it’s wrong.

  • Cy wants to continue with his game from the Winter quarter, with at least some of the same players.
  • Snowy would like to run Exalted
  • Nathan R may be running Legend of the Five Rings (L5R) My mistake: Nathan won’t be running L5R. As a result, we need another game.
  • John would like to run a part historical, part mythical game set in Saxon England.
  • Chris C is offering a Pathfinder (D20) game (see his comment below this post).

If anyone else has a game that they would like to run, please let me know and I will add it to the list. The cutoff will be Wednesday, 15th June, after which I will collect everyones preferences using Survey Monkey.

Cheers,

Matt

New Games for the Spring Quarter (2016)

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Hello everyone,

As per my announcement last week, could anyone wishing to run a game in the Spring quarter (April – June), please add a comment to this post with a brief synopsis of the game you’d like to run. The basic information you should include:

  • Name of the RPG (if it’s a published one)
  • The system
  • The setting
  • The type of adventure (or the actual adventure) you want to run
  • Minimum / maximum number of players

Let me know separately if you’re offering to be a reserve.

Again, I think we have enough players to have four games running, although one of these will be a closed game.

Thanks,

Matt

Games on Offer Survey

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Hello everyone,

The survey regarding the games on offer for the Winter Quarter 2016 has been available for a few days now and the majority of you have completed it.

If any of you haven’t yet received the survey invitation email, please let me know via email and I will sort it out.

Thanks to you all for your help with this test. Fingers crossed it seems to be working okay so far!

Have a great Christmas and New Year.

Cheers,

Matt

 

New Games for the Winter Quarter (2016)

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Hello everyone,

Following on from my last post (and accompanying email), could those of you wishing to run a game for the next quarter, please add a comment to this post with a brief synopsis of the game you’d like to run. The basic information you should include:

  • Name of the RPG (if it’s a published one)
  • The system
  • The setting
  • The type of adventure (or the actual adventure) you want to run
  • Minimum / maximum number of players

Let me know separately if you’re offering to be a reserve.

Given the number of players, I think we will need three games for the next quarter. Obviously, more than three of you can offer to run something. Just to note: I won’t be running a game this time.

Cheers,

Matt

 

Game Selection

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Hello everyone,

Following on from Snowy’s post on Wednesday, and a conversation on Thursday evening with Dan, Nathan, Ashley and Rachel, I’d like for the next quarter to try a new approach to arranging games. The way we’re currently doing things is not working as well as I would like and I know that some of you are in agreement. Firstly, we tend not to hear anything from referees (myself included) until a couple of weeks out and sometime not until the first Thursday of the quarter, by which times some games are already full.

I would therefore like to propose the following:

Five weeks out from the end of each quarter I will create a post where anyone who would like to run a game should post a brief synopsis of the game system, setting, and the adventure or type of adventure that they have in mind. This doesn’t need to be a 1000 word essay, but should be enough for players to decide whether it’s of interest to them. It would also be useful to hear from anyone prepared to be a ‘reserve’ referee, in the event that there aren’t enough games submitted, or one or more submitted games do not generate sufficient interest.

Two weeks from the end of the quarter, I will add a poll to the site containing all the submitted games (thanks for the idea Rachel!), that all of you wanting to play should use to vote for your game of choice (and possibly a second choice). I will review the results and then contact all the referees to let them know the score. I’m hoping that this will make the whole process less confusing and frustrating, and fairer for all concerned.

At some point in the next few weeks I would also like for us to have a quick get-together to discuss room allocation.

Please let me know if you have any questions, or if you dislike with the proposal.

Cheers,

Matt

First Game on offer for Winter/Spring 2016

Dark Heresy Campaign (2nd ed)                                                          Winter-Spring Quarter 2016

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Dear honoured friends

We invite you to attend the wedding of Lord Zaho of Leugin and Lady Kizuta of Suzakin.
This Celebration will be taking place upon Suzakin Secundus Later in the year. We would be honoured by the attendance of yourselves or a representative along with your most honourable retainers.
We welcome your presence at this declaration of peace between our two worlds and our further alliance together for the good of the Imperium.

In the name of the God- emperor I look forwards to your attendance.

Planetary Governor
Lord Kizuta Ryu
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I will be running a Dark heresy campaign in the next quarter, with the synopsis above as a starting point.
There will be the standard six spaces available, But this sheet is just for interest before the quarter starts. (Sign up copy in club)

Homeworlds Available
Agricultural, Death, Feral, Feudal, Frontier, Garden, Forge, Highborn, Hive, Shrine, Void

Backgrounds available

Administratum, Abrities, Astra Telepathica, Mechanicus, Ministrom, Adepta Sortarias*, Mutant, Imperial Guard, Outcast

 Basic starting roles
Assassin, Chirugeon, Desperado, Hierophant, Mystic (Psyker)^, Sage, Seeker, Warrior, Fanatic, Penitent

Advanced Starting Roles
Battle Sister*, Psyker^

Worlds in the sector
Suzakin, Leguin, The Pendefig worlds, Estellin, Port Pardallius, Oracia, Rosaria, Pupellin, Kaizelich imperialis, Ilurech, Meindisch, Rhadau, Olion, Hendrif, Nostrasis, Lestis, Sulestrin,

If you are interested, comment here and sign up on sheet in club.

Games for the Autumn Quarter

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Hello everyone,

We’ve only got two more weeks until the start of the new quarter, so it’s time for those of you who’re wanting to run a game to let people know what they are.

Scott is again offering up his game set in a universe where Marvel and DC heroes coexist and both failed to prevent the end of the world. The campaign will follow the struggles and interpersonal conflicts of a group of survivors on space arks who will one day be the stars of stories children of today will tell their grandkids.

I will be continuing my Harn game from the first quarter of the year, but at the moment I have a full complement of players.

It looks as though we may only have around 16 people for this coming quarter. If we run our usual 4 games, this will be only three players per game. If we reduce to three games, this will mean that – with a fair distribution – two will have four players and one five. We need to bear this in mind.

Cheers,

Matt

Ch…Ch…Changes

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Published roleplaying games, like everything else in life, can be good, bad, or indifferent. And whether you think a given RPG is good, bad, or indifferent, is largely subjective. However, sometimes even the good games we think are good can have a few flaws. I have some really good games that I think have the odd rule or element that just doesn’t work or has undesirable consequences. In these situations I generally change the rule to something that I think will work, or just leave it out of the game.

How do you feel about changing the rules of published?

Does the very thought make you shudder? Do you think that you have to play the game as published, because that’s what the designer intended and you can’t mess with his or her vision? Or do you quite enjoy tinkering with games?

Me? I’m an inveterate rules tinkerer; I just can’t help myself. However, I like to think that I have good reason for changes rules when I do so.

What about you?

Cheers,

Matt

Games for the Summer Quarter

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Hello everyone,

It’s getting close to the start of the new quarter. With that in mind can anyone wanting to run a game either post it on the website and/or the club Facebook page, and/or on the new and very yellow notices that Dan has very kindly put up in the bar at the club (cheers Dan!).

As per usual, we’re going to need four games. I know that Cy is likely to be running something and I’m definitely not running. Anyone else who would like to run a game, please put your hand up as soon as possible.

Thanks!

Matt

New Board Games Club in Harrogate

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Hi everyone,

Many of us – in addition to being keen roleplayers – are also keen board gamers. With that in mind I’ve been contacted by someone who’s looking to setup a new board games club in Harrogate.

If you’re interested, please contact Jim Ward via email at jamesward1985@gmail.com or visit the website at http://harrogateboardgames.wordpress.com.

I’ll keep you updated with any further details.

Cheers,

Matt