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    Chicago Gameday 33 is Nov 10: SIGN UP TO PLAY

    Chicago Gameday 33 Sign-Up Thread

    Gameday 33 is November 10th.

    ENWorld Chicago Gameday 33 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 33. 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. Monster of the Week, "Zombiefest 2012", Reidzilla, Table G
      2. FULL Trollbabe, Tim C Koppang, Table B
      3. Reign, "Imperial Harlots", ekb, Table F
      4. FULL Feng Shui, "Last Stand at Old Man Fong’s", Trevalon Moonleirion, Private Room
      5. Marvel Heroic, "Road to Civil War: Part 1", Vyvyan Basterd, Table E
      6. FULL Mouse Guard, "Winter 1152", buzz, Table D
    • 2:30pm to 3:30pm Break for lunch!
    • 3:30pm to 8:30pm (or later) Slot 2: Afternoon events
      1. FULL Fiasco, "WHEN A HUNT GOES BAD: A Supernatural Fiasco", Ninjacat, Table E
      2. Over the Edge, CoreyHaim8myDog, Table G
      3. FULL Savage Worlds, "Deadlands: Hell on Earth: Reloaded", willowx, Private Room
      4. FULL The Quiet Year, Nev the Deranged, Table B
      5. Heroes Fall, PhilK, Table D
      6. FULL Marvel Heroic, "The Hammer Falls", buzz, Table F

    Slot 0 (Breakfast)

    No limit to number of attendees.
    1. buzz
    2. Trevalon Moonleirion
    3. Danger5
    4. Genevieve80
    5. Barendd Nobeard
    6. Nev the Deranged
    7. paladinlee
    8. Tofu_Master
    9. Painfully
    10. RPGLibrarian
    11. Vyvyan Basterd
    12. Laurie
    13. Lifelike
    14. puffdebbie
    15. Ninjacat
    16. Reidzilla
    17. ...

    Slot 1: Morning

    Morning Game 1: Zombiefest 2012
    Monster of the Week, Reidzilla, Table G

    Your news spider pops up an alert. Several people attending a heavy metal festival downstate are posting on Facebook about a zombie attack. The pics seem legit. A quick scan of the police band shows a lot of activity and a mention of the national guard. Looks like they need some professional help...

    Monster of the Week is a rules light game about an unusual band of heroes hunting down monsters and taking them out. Based on the Apocalypse World game engine. No Experience necessary.
    1. Tofu_Master
    2. Genevieve80
    3. Fractal Advocate
    4. timfire
    5. ...

    Morning Game 2: Trollbabe
    Trollbabe, Tim C Koppang, Table B

    No prior experience necessary
    Some adult themes may arise; plan accordingly

    For those in the know, we will be starting on a small, personal scale somewhere on the Dazhyford map. All else will be generated by the players during prep. Exciting!
    1. Danger5
    2. Nev the Deranged
    3. SublimeExemplar
    This event is FULL.

    Morning Game 3: Imperial Harlots
    Reign, ekb, Table F

    The Empress doesn't run The Empire - she doesn't want to or need to. The real power lies with you, the ministers who advise her and attend to the details that make The Empire run.

    This scenario takes place on the Company level and covers domain-level actions. You don't swing a sword: you deploy armies. Or embargo nations, spread propaganda, engage in unconventional warfare, and joyfully drink the tears of your enemies. Not that they'll make it easy for you to do that...

    We will assault sense & sensibility with Reign and tarot cards. "Imperial Harlots" will be the base scenario (good/bad/weird stuff happening over the course of a year of The Empire), but with table-modified characters instead of the stock ones. Reading the scenario (it's free, and explains what the game does on a battle/domain level and how it does it elegantly) might lessen some surprises, but won't spoil the scenario for you.

    Content Rating: PG-13/TV-14 - nothing that's not in the news, but likely a bit too mature for younger kids.
    Number of Players: 4 or 5. Can take up to 4 more players (converting major NPCs to inimical PC factions, if needed and everyone at the table is cool with some pretty vicious PvP).

    1. Chance {Influence}
    2. Mique {Territory}
    3. Radiance {Treasure}
    4. Will {Might}
    5. Fox {Sovereignty}
    1. Mark CMG
    2. dc444
    3. CoreyHaim8myDog
    4. Lifelike
    5. ...

    Morning Game 4: Last Stand at Old Man Fong’s
    Feng Shui, Trevalon Moonleirion, Private Room

    The honor of your presence is requested to celebrate the life of Thomas “Tommy” Fong. Memorial service to be held in his home this Saturday, November 10. It will be a sombre affair with stories of Old Man Fong's life, numerous explosions, and the ice cream he so loved to sell...wait, what was that middle part?

    Come join a ridiculous cast of action movie archetypes as they battle to protect the legacy of a powerful demon hunter (and pushcart ice cream vendor!) from those who would destroy it. Come armed with a quiver full of one-liners, ideas for gravity and death-defying stunts, the improvisational chops to turn every object your character encounters into a deadly weapon, your best bad accents, and two different-colored d6s. (The last bit is optional, as we ARE going to be in a game store.)

    And remember, the worst thing that can happen to your character in Feng Shui isn't dying--it's looking bad.
    1. willowx
    2. Barendd Nobeard
    3. Painfully
    4. RandomSliver
    5. RPGLibrarian
    6. sailorkitsune
    This event is FULL.

    Morning Game 5: Road to Civil War: Part 1
    Marvel Heroic Roleplaying, Vyvyan Basterd, Table E

    The political landscape has shifted. Where once hero registration was a fringe debate among outsiders and bigots, things have changed - now the heroes must decide what side they're on. The politically safe path of hero registration, though many fear it leads down the road to totalitarian oppression? Or resist registration at all costs, preserving liberty for heroes but potentially losing the goodwill and trust of the public? Which side are you on?
    1. Ninjacat
    2. enigma1122
    3. Lord_ruben
    4. puffdebbie
    5. jekessler

    Morning Game 6: Winter 1152
    Mouse Guard, buzz, Table D

    Lockhaven is in dire straits. Midnight's siege this past fall depleted the citadel's food stores and consumed its stock of medicine; the home of the Mouse Guard may not be able to sustain itself through the winter. The Matriarch has asked for volunteers to travel through the frozen wilds to nearby settlements with requests for aid. Your patrol has stepped forward. Come morning, you will brave the snowy wilderness for the town of Thistledown.

    An adventure for four brave guardsmice.
    Rules will be taught and characters provided.
    Suitable for teens and older.
    1. paladinlee
    2. Laurie
    3. Tim
    4. PhilK
    This event is FULL.

    Slot 2: Afternoon

    Afternoon Game 1: WHEN A HUNT GOES BAD: A Supernatural Fiasco
    Fiasco, Ninjacat, Table E

    Hunting is dangerous.

    Every Hunter knows this, knows that going up against ghosts, demons, ghouls, and every other evil monster out there is a good way to get killed. Somebody has to do it though, or the monsters win, more innocent people die, and more lives are ruined. But when you're fighting the forces of Hell, or witchcraft practitioners with centuries of experience, or creatures so ancient and powerful the only lore about them is nothing more than rumors of a myth, the Hunt can go bad. In fact, Hunts often go bad, Hunters have a short life expectency, not to mention nobody pays them for the work they do, the risks they take. Sometimes Hunts go bad, and sometimes...

    ..Sometimes, they're a complete Fiasco.

    In this game, you'll be playing a Hunter in the setting of the CW's Supernatural television show, or someone caught up in the current Hunt (maybe even the monster!) Somewhere in America, some kind of evil is harming innocent people. A group of Hunters is going to try to stop it...and the Hunt is going to go horribly, horribly wrong.

    FIASCO is a narrative RPG based on movies like Fargo, A Simple Plan, LA Confidential, and others where a seemingly simple goal spirals into a gigantic fustercluck of epic proportions. The narrative is built around the Relationships between the Player Characters and the Details connected to them...the kinds of things that make the players pump a fist and declare: "YES! That's HORRIBLE; I Love It!" (It's a game for awful people, or people willing to be awful vicariously, heh-heh.) All materials provided, just bring your improv story-telling skills.

    A Replay example of a Fiasco game is on my site here, edited to include the Supernatural Playset Twist selection process. A PDF version of the example is downloadable here.

    SPECIAL NOTE: KNOWLEDGE OF THE SUPERNATURAL TELEVISION SHOW IS REQUIRED TO UNDERSTAND THE DETAILS OF THIS GAME. If you're willing to attempt faking it or have only seen a few episodes of the show, feel free to sign up, but be aware that much of both the game's set-up and the in-character narratives may go flying right over your head (and contain spoilers.) On the other hand, if you're an improvisational maestro when it comes to free-form narrative, you could have a total blast even without knowing what's going on.

    Adults only.
    1. Laurie
    2. enigma1122
    3. Tofu_Master
    4. gamingcaffeinator
    This event is FULL.

    Afternoon Game 2: Over the Edge
    Over the Edge, CoreyHaim8myDog, Table G

    Twisted. Demented. Philip K Dick meets William S. Burroughs meets Brazil.
    1. dc444
    2. RPGLibrarian
    3. Lifelike
    4. InShaneee
    5. ...
    6. ...

    Afternoon Game 3: Deadlands: Hell on Earth: Reloaded
    Savage Worlds, willowx, Private Room

    Deadlands: Hell on Earth is the Post Apocalypse Weird Western, and the Savage Worlds system is fast, furious, and fun! Play a mad scientist, undead soldier, or psychic, and reload!

    No experience with Savage Worlds or Deadlands: Hell on Earth necessary, but it helps.

    Adults only please.
    1. TracerBullet42
    2. Barendd Nobeard
    3. RandomSliver
    4. Fractal Advocate
    5. timfire
    6. sailorkitsune
    This event is FULL.

    Afternoon Game 4: The Quiet Year
    The Quiet Year, Nev the Deranged, Table B

    For a long time, we were at war with The Jackals. But now, we’ve driven them off, and we have this – a year of relative peace. One quiet year, with which to build our community up and learn once again how to work together. Come Winter, the Frost Shepherds will arrive and we might not survive beyond that. But we don’t know about that yet. What we know is that right now, in this moment, there is an opportunity to build something.

    The Quiet Year is a map game. You define the struggles of a post-apocalyptic community, and attempt to build something good within their quiet year. Every decision and every action is set against a backdrop of dwindling time and rising concern.

    Materials provided.
    No experience necessary.
    1. Genevieve80
    2. Tim
    3. Danger5
    This event is FULL.

    Afternoon Game 5: Heroes Fall
    Heroes Fall, PhilK, Table D

    Heroes Fall is a game I am working on. It uses the Apocalypse World engine and attempts to capture the field of sword and sorcery pulp fiction like Conan the Barbarian. It's the tale of unique, powerful, and ambitious characters in a dark fantasy world. Magic is a powerful force but comes at a steep cost. Barbarians from the wilds grind the soft, civilized people under heel. Wizards sell their souls for just a little more power. Thieves steal the greatest riches of ages past. The cities of man reach their greatest heights. And all the while a doom is growing. How will the age of man come to an end? When heroes fall, the world falls with them.
    1. Reidzilla
    2. Mark CMG
    3. paladinlee
    4. ...

    Afternoon Game 6: The Hammer Falls
    Marvel Heroic Roleplaying, buzz, Table F

    A quiet night at the Baxter building comes to an abrupt end as the Fantastic Four receive a garbled plea for help from a military base in Broxton, Oklahoma. Racing to the scene in the Fantasticar, our heroes find the base assaulted by an army... of Doombots!

    What would cause Latveria to attack this base, and why in such overwhelming force? Doctor Doom was last seen banished to Hell itself and presumed gone forever... but has he returned?

    A crisis in need of four fantastic heroes. Rules will be taught and characters provided.
    1. Vyvyan Basterd
    2. Trevalon Moonleirion
    3. Painfully
    4. SublimeExemplar
    This event is FULL.
    Last edited by buzz; Saturday, 10th November, 2012 at 04:25 AM.

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    Please sign me up for Reign with ekb in slot one and Heroes Fall with PhilK in slot two. Thanks!

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    Please sign Laurie up for Mouse Guard in the morning and Fiasco in the afternoon.

    Please sign me up for Marvel Heroic Roleplaying in afternoon.

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    Sign me up for Feng Shui, please.
    Tim wants to sign up for Mouse Guard and Quiet Year.

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    Supernatural Fiasco in the afternoon please.

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    Hey Buzz,

    Could you put me in your Mouse Guard game in the morning? Thanks!

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    One for Marvel in the morning with Vyv please

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    Can I get a little Feng Shui action in the morning and some Savage Worlds in the afternoon, please?

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    Breakfast and afternoon marvel heroic with you buzz, please

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    Hey Mark,

    This is Matt from the SW group. Please sign me up for Trollbabe in the morning and The Quiet Year in the afternoon.

    Jenn is in Alaska but I know she wanted to do your Mouse Guard game in the morning and the Quiet Year in the afternoon. I don't know if she will be able to register since she is currently in an igloo and I don't want to face her wrath when she gets back and isn't signed up for the games she wanted.

    Oh and count me in for breakfast. I don't know what Jenn's plans are, but I will force her to ride up with me anyhow, so she will probably be at breakfast as well.

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