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  1. #1
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    Aurora, IL

    Chicago Gameday XXIII is July 18th: SIGN UP!

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    Chicago Gameday XXIII Sign-Up Thread

    ENWorld Chicago Gameday XXIII is a day of FREE gaming held at earth's finest game store, Games Plus.

    Gameday XXIII is July 18th.

    To participate, simply post to this thread with your intention to play in one of the following events. Event sign-up is first-come, first-serve. Be aware that the event schedule may be subject to change until the last week before Gameday. No changes will be made to the schedule after that point. PM or email me with any questions.

    PLEASE NOTE: This thread is the primary means of communicating information about Gameday XXIII. Please keep an eye on the thread for any updates or schedule changes, especially in the day or so prior to Gameday. This goes double for GMs. If you'd like to be on the Gameday mailing list, just shoot me an email.


    Games Plus
    101 W Prospect Ave
    Mount Prospect, Illinois 60056
    (847) 577-9656
    Hosts: Curt Duval & Jeff Swegler (owners)


    • Slot 0: Breakfast
      To be held from 8:00am to 9:00am at Le Peep Grill (located across the Metra tracks, kitty-corner from Games Plus).
    • Arrive at the store by 9:15am to settle in to your game tables.
    • Slot 1: Morning events from 9:30am to 2:30pm
      1. This event is full. D&D 4e, "Iriaebor Intrigue," Trevalon Moonleirion, private room
      2. The Zharovi Gypsies: Curse of the Nightmare, Ninjacat, table by back door
      3. D&D 4e, "An Uncanny Child," Vyvyan Basterd
      4. (Moved to afternoon)
      5. Medieval Fantasy Combat Miniatures Game, Mark, big blue minis table
      6. This event is full. shock:, WJMacGuffin
    • Meal break from 2:30pm to 3:30pm.
    • Slot 2: Afternoon events from 3:30pm to 8:30pm (or later)
      1. d20 (D&D-esque) RPG, "The Lost Temple of Lorensis," Mark, private room
      2. This event is full. Supernatural RPG, "Nightmare City," Ninjacat, table by back door
      3. This event is full. **********, "Fugue," WJMacGuffin
      4. CANCELED HackMaster Basic, "Descending Into the Unknown," AnthonyRoberson
      5. Shadowrun 4e, "Ashes to Valkyrie," Dfranco83
      6. CANCELED Barbarians of Lemuria, "The Plunder of the Mountain Cat Temple," Reidzilla
      7. Nemesis/ORE, "PX Poker Night," ekb

    Slot 0 (Breakfast)

    No limit to number of attendees.
    1. buzz
    2. Trevalon Moonleirion
    3. ekb
    4. Dfranco83
    5. Ninjacat
    6. Nic
    7. WJMacGuffin
    8. Nev the Deranged
    9. Nazriel
    10. ...

    Slot 1: Morning

    Morning Game 1: Iriaebor Intrigue
    D&D 4e, Trevalon Moonleirion
    Pregens will be provided (19th level), new players welcome, but BYODice (no one likes to share) Each character has a little RP blurb that'll help you get into character, and are amusing, I promise.

    Meetings with old adventuring companions are always fun, especially after you've all gone your separate ways, some of you settling down, some of you just flying solo, or even finding new parties to adventure with. And what better place to do it than the city where you all got your start: Iriaebor, the city of towers, nasty guild wars, and a thriving thieves' guild. What could possibly go wrong when a group of high level adventurers get drunk in the party thief's inn?

    1. Dokomo
    2. Painfully
    3. Lothos
    4. Keel Tings
    5. Nazriel
    6. jesusfreak444
    This event is full.

    Morning Game 2: The Zharovi Gypsies: Curse of the Nightmare
    The Zharovi Gypsies: Curse of the Nightmare, Ninjacat
    The Zharovi Gypsies: Curse of the Nightmares is swashbuckling horror-adventure game in which you play Gypsy Monster-Slayers, fighting to save the land from a curse their mad Queen wrought in her grief. Using a simple mechanic of 3d6, Players will also be able to affect their character's Fate by reading their fortunes. The character creation system is unique, but pre-gens will also be provided. The commoners have never trusted the Gypsies and now blame them for the monsters that stalk the land, but the Zharovi are a noble people and strive to correct their Queen's mistake. Do you care to join them?

    No experience needed.

    1. Laurie
    2. Dfranco83
    3. Nic
    4. ...
    5. ...

    Morning Game 3: An Uncanny Child
    D&D 4e, Vyvyan Basterd
    It's a warm spring day in Moonstair and the town is alive with activity. Merchants mill through town hawking their wares. Dogs bark and lope after their young companions. The baubles in a nearby merchant tent catch the eyes of a few of you as the rest continue your pleasant conversation. It's nice to get away from the road and relax in civilization, even if it's just for a day or two before you decide on a new path. A group of giggling children run by staring in awe at your newly polished arms and armor. One child though, a young teenage girl, runs by alone in fear. Swiftly pursued by the Moonstair Watch, it seems she has been in this situation before. The watch seems ready for her though. With a quick signal the portcullis of the Old Troll Wall slams down and the watch has the young girl cornered. The shocking scene has you off guard. The Monstair Watch rarely has need to pursue anyone, let alone a young girl. As the watch tries to calm her down and catch her she utters a quick arcane incantation and amazingly the watchmen fall to the ground in heaps. What happens next sends townsfolk and merchants alike running and screaming...

    An Uncanny Child is a D&D 4th Edition adventure for six 1st-level characters. Pre-generated characters will be available. You may bring your own character by sending a legal 1st-level Character Builder file to vyvbasterd at no later than Wednesday, July 15th.

    The character planning thread can be found here.

    1. thalmin
    2. MythosaAkira
    3. MythosaAkira (guest)
    4. TeamsterLW
    5. ...
    6. ...

    Morning Game 4 has been moved to Afternoon Game 7. Scroll down!

    Morning Game 5: Medieval Fantasy Combat Miniatures Games (Simple Rules)
    Medieval Fantasy Combat Miniatures Games (Simple Rules), Mark
    4 players, basic miniatures combat with everything supplied and all rules taught. This game will also be played as part of the official Gencon schedule and they will be as simple or complex at Gencon as determined by the participants. There are some pics from other games of MF CMG here:
    Picasa Web Albums - CreativeMountain

    1. James J. Skach
    2. C-Dawg
    3. H-Killa
    4. ...

    Morning Game 6: shock:
    shock:, WJMacGuffin
    Shock: Social Science Fiction is an indie rpg game where we create the setting, characters, and plot as part of the game. I cannot tell you much about this event because we will create it together! But here are some details:
    - You will play two characters: a hero and a villain (to another player's hero)
    - The setting is futuristic but with emphasis on sociology and psychology (less Starship Troopers and more Blade Runner or Gattica)
    - It's an indie game, so we're working on story instead of racking up kills

    Together, we will create a game setting and plot focused on real-world issues that matter to us. Is politics your thing? That can be in the game. What about education? Childhood innocence? Individual vs. group rights? We'll also explore the science fiction aspects you want. Teleportation? Mind control? Police-state dystopia? It can be in the game if you want it.

    Unlike some indie games, we will have a GM (me) to guide the process and make sure we don't spend too much time on the small crap. Space is limited to 4 players because this game can get out of hand with larger groups, so sign up today!

    1. Nev the Deranged
    2. Lifelike
    3. Tofu_Master
    4. Josh Patterson
    This event is full.

    Slot 2: Afternoon

    Afternoon Game 1: The Lost Temple of Lorensis
    d20 (D&D-esque) RPG, Mark
    d20 (D&D-esque) RPG for 7th-level pregen characters (provided at the table) in the private room for five players. Anyone who has played 3.XE D&D will be comfortable with this game. (All simple adjustments in rules will be explained at the table.)

    The Lost Temple of Lorensis - Locals around the town of Loren have uncovered an entrance to an ancient temple from the time of the founding of the town. Several people in the town have died under mysterious circumstances. The crime rate is beginning to rise and a madness seems to have settled over the community. True heroes are needed to clear up the trouble and determine if the temple artifacts warrant leaving the temple unsealed.

    1. HinterWelt
    2. James J. Skach
    3. TeamsterLW
    4. jesusfreak444
    5. ...

    Afternoon Game 2: Nightmare City
    Supernatural RPG, Ninjacat
    Hunting the supernatural is never easy, and sometimes it's pretty strange. This time? It's just downright bizarre. What in the world is happening in the small southern town of Reverie? When a Hunter calls the Roadhouse for backup, no one expected to walk into a situation like this. A situation where...wait....honestly? You have no idea what's going on.....

    "Nightmare City" is a Supernatural event for up to five players, using the Cortex game system in the setting of the CW television show. No experience with the show or the game is necessary, but they could prove helpful. The only thing you really need to know is that the supernatural is real: ghosts, demons, hauntings, possessions...all real. And some of those who know about it fight back. Saving people, Hunting things...

    View even more event info

    1. Laurie
    2. Vyvyan Basterd
    3. Tofu_Master
    4. Lothos
    5. enigma1122
    6. Nic
    This event is full.

    Afternoon Game 3: Fugue
    **********, WJMacGuffin
    “You should have all the gear and information you need when you arrive. If not, contact us and we will send what we can through regular channels. The target lives nearby and can be reached by foot or trolley. Friendly fire is NOT permitted! Unauthorized killing of personalities will not be tolerated. Agents responsible for such will be terminated with loss of pension. If there are difficulties, call us. Do not engage any psychopomps or other archetypes while in-country. Thank you.”

    This game will be a mystery. The rpg rules being used are ******** with some minor changes--you will discover the game, rules, and plot as you play. The game encourages narration and storytelling, so if you’re looking for a game where you slay creatures and make lots of die rolls, move along. This is more of a crime drama game and roleplaying is required. You should bring d6s and a cell phone.

    1. Nev the Deranged
    2. ekb
    3. Josh Patterson
    4. Keel Tings
    5. Trevalon Moonleirion
    6. Nazriel
    This event is full.

    CANCELED Afternoon Game 4: Descending Into the Unknown
    HackMaster Basic, AnthonyRoberson

    Afternoon Game 5: Ashes to Valkyrie
    Shadowrun 4e, Dfranco83
    Seattle 2072, in the aftermath of Tempo's introduction. The Scandinavian Vikings have found this time of chaos perfect to honor their past traditions. The raids on Kumon'go warehouses for Tempo have set off another phase of underworld bloodshed along with the Yakuza losing more territories in the midst of Mafia expansion. Your team has been hired to ambush a drug deal, and deliver the stolen merchandise to Mr. Johnson. Everything is set for the perfect ambush and clean getaway. The hard part is what happens next.

    1. ...
    2. Jade Fire
    3. AstroCat
    4. Keibot
    5. EyesOfDisarray
    6. Smiruz

    CANCELED Afternoon Game 6: The Plunder of the Mountain Cat Temple
    Barbarians of Lemuria, Reidzilla

    Afternoon Game 7: PX Poker Night
    Nemsis/ORE, ekb
    Platte AFB is the last stop on the road to dishonorable discharge.

    It's one step up from a military prison, and the spartan facilities at the base reflect this. The base is composed of a dozen buildings and two airstrips in the middle of a Nebraska wasteland. The only traffic the base sees is from decommissioned surplus aircraft that arrive once or twice a month. Helicopters, trainers, and even some jets find their way here before being sold to foreign governments or sold as scrap. With little to do, the personnel mostly just kill time, waiting for their terms of enlistment to end.

    Saturday evenings at 8pm, however, it’s PX poker night. Even Major Sprague plays, while those who are in dutch with Sprague pull duty. PX poker night is one of the only high points in the week for the base personnel, due to the simple fact you can win your superiors’ money.

    This Saturday’s PX poker night is about to take a turn for the bizarre . . . and deadly.

    Cast of Pregens (by rank):
    2nd Lt. M. O'Shea, Executive Officer
    Tech Sgt R. Bloch, Chief of Operations
    Staff Sgt. Frank Long, Fire/Rescue and Medic
    Cpl. R. "Bob" Price, Base Security
    Cpl. T.E.D. Klein, Aircraft Maintenance
    Airman Tommy Ligotti, Motorpool Maintainence
    Airman Laura Dunsany, Administrative Assistant
    Airman Lynn Carter, Air Traffic Control
    Airman Brian Lundy, Groundskeeper
    Airman Clark A. Smith, Aircraft Maintenance
    Airman Randy Campbell, Fire/Rescue

    Nemsis Rules
    Combat Cheat Sheet

    5-6 players (but could take up to 11), randomized dice-based chargen at the table (I'll have pregens on hand, since doing more than 5 characters will start eating into playing time), lots of blood and violence = PG-13 rather than G, somewhat gritty flavor...

    1. ...
    2. ...
    3. ...
    4. ...
    5. ...
    6. ...
    Last edited by buzz; Saturday, 18th July, 2009 at 01:26 AM.

  2. #2
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    Jun 2002
    Antioch, IL

    Please sign Laurie up for The Zharovi Gypsies in the morning slot and both of us for the afternoon Supernatural game.

  3. #3
    I would like to sign up for Trevalon Moonleirion's game in the morning and the Hackmaster game in the Afternoon.

  4. #4

    I'd like to sign up for both of WJ's games... let's see, that'd be... #6 in the morning, and #3 in the evening.


  5. #5
    Heya, Buzz ^^

    I'd like to sign up for Morning Game #1 and Afternoon Game #1


  6. #6
    please sign me up for the afternoon game 4 hackmaster basic.



  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    St. Charles, IL
    So many options! I'll be there for breakfast (maybe not sleep deprived for once, as most of the adventure prep is already done!) and of course running my morning game.

    As for the afternoon... Augh. SO MANY CHOICES!

    I need to get back to you.

    If I could request one minor edit to my posted event: Make it 6 slots, with 6 19th level pre-generated characters who generally look like celebrities. (Let's just say I've had fun with Photoshop for the past few days.)

  8. #8
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    Feb 2007
    Chicago, Illinois, United States
    Hey Buzz,
    Sign me up for Shock in the morning (#6) and the Shadowrun game in the evening (#5)

    Last edited by Lifelike; Tuesday, 7th July, 2009 at 01:32 AM.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    St. Charles, IL
    Hey, FK, you do know you played in my game already, don't you? I ran this as the high level game a few months ago (You're the same Fenril Knight I play D&D with on Wednesdays, aren't you?)

    Try something new and exciting!

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    Mar 2008
    Breakfast and Afternoon slot #3 (Mystery Game) for me, please.

    {Also, slightly tweaked text, new list of pregen PCs and artwork in the original planning thread. Sorry I got it up late...}

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