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    Chicago Gameday 32 Sign-Up Thread

    Gameday 32 is July 14th, 2012.

    ENWorld Chicago Gameday 32 is a day of FREE gaming held at earth's finest game store, Games Plus.

    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 (buzz AT buzzmo DOT com) with any questions.

    PLEASE NOTE: This thread is the primary means of communicating information about Gameday 32. 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.

    You can also find us on Facebook, which is another great way to stay updated.


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

    View a map of the Games Plus gaming area to see where your events will be located.


    • 8:00am - 9:00am Slot 0: Breakfast
      Meet up for breakfast at Le Peep Grill (located across the Metra tracks, kitty-corner from Games Plus).
    • 9:15am Arrive at the store to settle in to your game tables.
    • 9:30am to 2:30pm Slot 1: Morning events
      1. Danger Patrol, Matthew Woods, Table G
      2. THIS EVENT IS FULL. Star Wars Saga Ed., "Tip Top Bounty Hunting Agency", sw3333, Table D
      3. THIS EVENT IS FULL. Savage Worlds, "Goblins", willowx, Table E
      4. THIS EVENT IS FULL. Supernatural, "Curtain Call", Ninjacat, Table C
      5. HiBRiD, "Big Trouble In Little Canyonside: Snakes on a Plane Redux", hujraadjohaansen, Table H
      6. THIS EVENT IS FULL. Trollbabe, Nev the Deranged, Table A
      7. THIS EVENT IS FULL. Grimoire, "The Saint-Germain Frame", ekb, Table B
      8. THIS EVENT IS FULL. GURPS Transhuman Space, "Orbital Decay", buzz, Table F
    • 2:30pm to 3:30pm Break for lunch!
    • 3:30pm to 8:30pm (or later) Slot 2: Afternoon events
      1. THIS EVENT IS FULL. Serenity, "I WANNA ROCK AND ROLL ALL NIGHT...AND kung​huān ​EVERY DAY.", TracerBullet42, Table C
      2. D&DNext, Dokomo, Table H
      3. THIS EVENT IS FULL. Monsterhearts, "Dresden Hearts", willowx, Table E
      4. Ghosts of Albion, "Blight", WebWarlock, Table B
      5. THIS EVENT IS FULL. Bulldogs!, "Jaws of the Barracado", Vyvyan Basterd, Table D
      6. THIS EVENT IS FULL. Swords Without Master, "The Bloody Temple of Jel'al", Nathan Paoletta, Table A
      7. Griffins & Grottos, "The Deepening Madness", Mark CMG, Table G
      8. THIS EVENT IS FULL. Dungeon World, "The Wreck of the Grinning Jenny", JoeBeason, Table F

    Slot 0 (Breakfast)

    No limit to number of attendees.
    1. buzz
    2. dmichaelhay
    3. Trevalon Moonleirion
    4. Nev the Deranged
    5. PhilK
    6. ekb
    7. Catt
    8. dalkai
    9. Widgety
    10. Genevieve80
    11. Ninjacat
    12. Der Spot
    13. Puffdebbie
    14. Vyvyan Basterd
    15. Laurie
    16. ...

    Slot 1: Morning

    Morning Game 1: Danger Patrol
    Danger Patrol, Matthew Woods, Table H

    The time has come. The time... for DANGER.
    Danger Patrol is a retro sci-fi action/adventure game designed for fast play with no prep. Hhave a go at making your own 50s-style TV adventure serial in the style of Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, and Indiana Jones (if Indy regularly went to Venus).
    1. MoGristle
    2. ...
    3. ...
    4. ...
    5. ...

    Morning Game 2: Tip Top Bounty Hunting Agency
    Star Wars Saga Ed., sw3333, Table TBD

    An emergency on the Galactic Republic's prison ship Sentinel IV led to a prison break, and while most escapees were caught and dealt with, a few managed to elude recapture. Enter the Tip Top Bounty Hunting Agency. They're the best, and they've been hired to track down the two most dangerous prisoners. Their orders are to being them in, dead or alive. With a couple of names and a couple of leads, the agency members are on the case.

    This is a Star Wars Saga edition game for 5 players. Pre-gen characters will be used. No experience in the game or the SW universe are mandatory, but both would be useful.
    1. TracerBullet42
    2. rvalle
    3. rvalle (Alex)
    4. rvalle (Nicky)
    5. dmichaelhay

    Morning Game 3: Goblins
    Savage Worlds, willowx, Table TBD

    Life as a goblin is nasty, brutal, and short, much like goblins themselves. Now adventurers are coming into your caves to kill you and take your stuff! Seats for 6 players, youth friendly.
    1. Fractal Advocate
    2. RandomSliver
    3. Widgety
    4. hosidax
    5. paladinlee
    6. rowport

    Morning Game 4: Curtain Call
    Supernatural, Ninjacat, Table C

    As if the Crew didn't have enough to worry about with the Greek Pantheon meddling in their lives, they can't forget that the third Demon Lord of Hell is still out there, too. Asmodeus' plans seem to be moving towards some goal...a rowdy biker babe, a barmaid who's known to go hunting with her uncles, a vigilante ex-cop, an amorous Army Brat track runner, and a wise old junkyard owner have all been killed, torn up by "a wild animal"...
    ..Is Asmodeus siccing Hellhounds on people again? And this time it's a pretty clear calling out of the Crew; what's he up to now?

    To find out, it looks like it's time for another RoadTrip.
    1. Vyvyan Basterd
    2. Laurie
    3. enigma1122
    4. waterdhavian
    5. Der Spot
    6. Puffdebbie
    (7. Tofu_Master)

    Morning Game 5: Big Trouble In Little Canyonside: Snakes on a Plane Redux has been CANCELED

    Morning Game 6: Trollbabe
    Trollbabe, Nev the Deranged, Table TBD
    Adults Only

    So, there are humans, and there are trolls. And then, there are trollbabes. You're one of those. Neither fully human, nor fully troll, you stride through the world like a force of nature, bringing change wherever you go. Also probably some violence, and probably also some magic. You're pretty good at both of those, it turns out.

    Materials Provided,
    No Experience Necessary
    1. Tim Jensen
    2. PhilK
    3. sailorkitsune
    4. Catt

    Morning Game 7: The Saint-Germain Frame
    Grimoire, ekb, Table TBD

    The "Man who never dies" has somehow died. Murder, it seems. You're the prime suspects...

    4 players (all ages), no experience necessary, pregens provided (with minor tweaking of stats at the table). Grimoire is a tarot-based RPG system, but the players in this event need nothing besides the occasional pencil and odd scrap of paper to pass notes with. A playful curiosity is helpful.

    * Casanova, infamous Italian rake
    * Benjamin Franklin, "American" statesman and Master Mason
    * Martin de Pasquale, Rosicrucian voodoo master and Saint-Germain's chief rival
    * Voltaire, playwright and proto-goth entertainment superstar
    * Anton Careme, architectural pastry-mancer
    * Madame du Pompadour, Courtesan & His Majesty's finest swordswoman - TAKEN!
    * Othar Tryggvaasen, gentleman adventurer!
    * Baron Munchausen, ... well, what needs to be said of the Baron?
    1. Genevieve80
    2. PeterBB
    3. Dokomo
    4. surewhynot

    Morning Game 8: Orbital Decay
    GURPS Transhuman Space, buzz, Table TBD
    Adults Only

    Vandegrift Station, a top-secret orbital research lab, has suddenly stopped all transmissions. Why has the station gone silent? Where did all the bio-tech researchers go?

    What's that clawing at the airlock?

    Orbital Decay is a horror-themed adventure for the GURPS Transhuman Space setting, updated to the 4th edition GURPS rules. Characters will be provided and rules will be taught. Players will need at least 3d6. A love of fiddly, complex rules will also prove helpful.
    1. Mark CMG
    2. WJMacGuffin
    3. Tim C Koppang
    4. dalkai
    5. Trevalon Moonleirion
    6. Nathan Paoletta

    Slot 2: Afternoon

    Afternoon Game 1: I WANNA ROCK AND ROLL ALL NIGHT...AND kung​huān ​EVERY DAY.
    Serenity, TracerBullet42, Table C

    Work is hard to come by in the Black. When the hot new band, "Steel 'N Nails," approaches The Crew to be their tour bus on their "Worlds Tour," Mal is quick to say, "Shiny." A little bit of pay for travel and doing other respectable jobs along the way ain't no bad way to get paid at all.

    Besides...rock stars don't ever get into trouble, right?

    This event will be kid-friendly-ish. Serenity is more of a story driven game, so it may not be for the youngsters, but I don't anticipate any "adult content." No experience is necessary, as the rules can be taught as we play, but some familiarity with the show/movie/characters will be helpful, as we'll be playing as "The Crew."
    1. enigma1122
    2. WJMacGuffin
    3. rvalle
    4. rvalle (Krista)
    5. dmichaelhay
    6. Der Spot

    Afternoon Game 2: D&DNext
    D&DNext, Dokomo, Table TBD

    This event will be for 4-6 players using pregen characters. We will be running an adaptation of another module to test translating the rules to a different setting. Players will need to sign up for the playtest in advance at Dungeons & Dragons Roleplaying Game Official Home Page - Playtest Other details may change based on any new playtests released up to Game Day.
    1. DelveLord
    2. grizzo
    3. ...
    4. ...
    5. ...
    6. ...

    Afternoon Game 3: Dresden Hearts
    Monsterhearts, willowx, Table TBD
    Adults Only

    Being a wizard's apprentice is hard. It's harder when all your friends are werewolves, vampires, and stranger things. A MONSTERHEARTS session set in the DRESDEN FILES universe, with special playbooks!
    1. buzz
    2. Genevieve80
    3. Ninjacat
    4. PhilK
    5. ainsbot

    Afternoon Game 4: Blight
    Ghosts of Albion, WebWarlock, Table TBD

    Ireland is dying.
    Her Protector has been murdered and you are the primary suspects. Can you clear your name, regain your magic and stop whatever necromancies befoul the land? Time is short, yours and one million lives hang in the balance. Set in 1847 this is an adventure for the Ghosts of Albion RPG.

    Experience Required: None (never played before), some knowledge of "Ghosts of Albion" is helpful.
    Materials Provided: Yes, materials are provided for this game. You do not need to bring your own. One d10 is needed.

    Here are the characters for the game.
    Tamara Swift - England's greatest magician
    William Swift - Her brother and co-Protector
    Nigel Townsend - their friend, teacher and 1000+ year old vampire.
    Lord Byron - the Ghost of the famous poet
    Queen Bodicea - 2,000 year old ghost
    Lord Nelson - Admiral and ghost

    If needed we can also add
    Farris - William's man servant and former champion of the underground fight circuit.
    John Haversham - American, Scoundrel and sometimes paramour to Tamara.

    You can find more information here, The Other Side blog: Ghosts of Albion including a Quick Play version of the rules.
    1. ekb
    2. dulcetaccord
    3. dulcetaccord (Katie)
    4. ...
    5. ...
    6. ...
    7. ...
    8. ...

    Afternoon Game 5: Jaws of the Barracado
    Bulldogs!, Vyvyan Basterd, Table D

    Who could be desperate enough to sign his life away for five long years? Desperate enough to take a job hauling volatile and hazardous cargo to the most dangerous places in the galaxy? Planets where the very air is a corrosive acid. Planets where the locals might cut your throat just so they can turn you into a nice steak. Planets where petty thugs and warlords are engaged in constant running gun battles and you’re just as likely to catch a blaster shot in the skull as get a signed delivery manifest. You are, that’s who. Welcome to Bulldogs!

    Bulldogs! is sci-fi that kicks ass! Bulldogs! is a high action space adventure. Bulldogs! is about freebooting ruffians flying from planet to planet causing trouble. Bulldogs! is about far future technology—sci-fi movie technology that probably wouldn’t work given what we know about the universe today, but who cares? Bulldogs! is about blasters and faster-than-light travel. Bulldogs! is about hopping from planet to planet and running into a vast variety of weird aliens. Bulldogs! is about being shot at and pissing off powerful locals and fleeing just in time. Bulldogs! is about starship dogfights and ambushes by space pirates in rarely traveled star lanes. Welcome to Bulldogs! You’ll be flying in a starship and kicking ass in no time.

    You’ve carried suspicious packages before, but this one takes the cake. A planet you’ve never heard of, deep in territory known for pirate attacks, with a mysterious seal that you’ve been told not to tamper with under any circumstances? Are you delivering something to the leader of the Barracado pirates himself? Will you be coming back from this mission?

    Pregenerated character standups are attached, with artwork and aspects for each character. The captain of your ship is included, but he is an NPC controlled by the GM.
    1. Laurie
    2. Catt
    3. dalkai
    4. Fractal Advocate

    Afternoon Game 6: The Bloody Temple of Jel'al
    Swords Without Master, Nathan Paoletta, Table TBD

    Rogues in a fantastic world of masters and slaves, each of you wants something that is said to be buried deep in the heart of the lost Temple of Jel'al. Using your brawn, wits and magic, will you overcome the dangers lying between you and what you seek? Swords Without Master is a narrative-heavy sword-and-sorcery game that encapsulates the “gigantic melancholies and gigantic mirth" of the protagonists.
    1. Tim Jensen
    2. Tim C Koppang
    3. Nev the Deranged
    4. PeterBB

    Afternoon Game 7: The Deepening Madness
    Griffins & Grottos, Mark CMG, Table G

    This game will begin in media res at the bottom of a slide in the depths of an extensive tomb complex. The party will consist of explorers and researchers in the employ of the Great Sage of the City State of Ronk. Soon after breaching the outer seal and stepping cautiously into Havner the Mad's mauoleum, a place no one should dare go, a collapsing floor plunged the party hundreds of feet below, the tunnel blocked by tons of stone, rubble and debris. Can an alternate route to the surface be discovered before the traps and guardians of the tomb claim everyone's lives? It's time to test your mettle against one of the most dangerous adventures ever devised.
    1. Trevalon Moonleirion
    2. sailorkitsune
    3. rowport
    4. ...
    5. ...
    6. ...

    Afternoon Game 8: The Wreck of the Grinning Jenny
    Dungeon World, JoeBeason, Table TBD

    The pirates of the Grinning Jenny have been the bane of the South Seas for many years. Now they've sacked the Hesperus, taking its treasure and kidnapping Annabella, the daughter of Soubeton's governor. But the pirates' luck may have come to an end: they've foundered on a mysterious coral island in the Cursed Isles, and your band of adventurers has them in its sights. Can you defeat the pirates, seize their ill-gotten wealth and rescue Annabella? And what of that mysterious spire rising from the island's height?
    1. paladinlee
    2. pvt. patterson
    3. dc444
    4. Widgety
    5. Matthew Woods
    6. MoGristle
    Last edited by buzz; Friday, 13th July, 2012 at 11:44 PM.

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    I'd like to be in your morning GURPS Transhuman Space, "Orbital Decay" game, buzz, if you please.

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    I love the smell of Star Wars in the morning...

    Smells like...midichlorians.

    (Please sign me up for Star Wars.)

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    Please sign Laurie and me up for Supernatural.

    Please sign Laurie up for Bulldogs!

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    Please sign me up for the "Dresden Hearts" Monsterhearts event in the afternoon.


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    If I can do both morning and afternoon, I'd love to get in Grimoire in the am and Monsterhearts in pm.

    Also- I'm planning on bringing baked goods of some kind- that's ok, right? Thanks!
    Last edited by Genevieve80; Tuesday, 26th June, 2012 at 01:34 AM. Reason: added baked goods bit.

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    Hi. Please sign up myself, Alex and Nicky for the morning Star Wars game.

    Also please sign up myself and Krista for the later Serenity game.



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    Supernatural and Firefly (Firefly / Serenity what ever.) Yey a day of cortex.

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    Please sign me up for breakfast, AM game GURPS, and PM game Serenity. Thanks!

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    Buzz sign me up for Supernatural in the morning, game 4.

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