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Chicago Gameday 41 is July 11th: run an event or come to play!

buzz

Adventurer

Chicago Gameday 41 is July 11th, 2015
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What?
  • Chicago Gameday 41 is a day of FREE RPG gaming. You can learn more about Chicago Gameday by viewing our FAQ page.
  • Feel free to like our Facebook page to stay abreast of announcements and future Chicago Gamedays.

Where?
Games Plus in Mt. Prospect, IL.

When?
[highlight]July 11[/highlight], 2015, from 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Breakfast?
We invite you to join us at 8:00 a.m. for breakfast at Le Peep.
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[h=2]Events[/h]
Morning: 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

  1. Savage Worlds, Fairman Rogers
  2. Earthdawn 4th Edition, MrF (private room request)
  3. Translucent University, Nev the Deranged
  4. HiBRiD/Ite' Gamine Engine v2.2, hujraadjohaansen
  5. Apocalypse World, willowx
  6. Fate, paladinlee
  7. Supernatural, Ninjacat
  8. Pentra, SabreCat

Afternoon: 3:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

  1. I Was A Teenage Creature, Ninjacat
  2. Swords Without Master, DainXB
  3. Monsterhearts, Genevieve80
  4. Savage Worlds, khaleb7
  5. Mice & Mystics, Vyvyan Basterd
  6. Earthdawn 4th Edition, MrF
  7. Exploding Kingdoms, sailorkitsune
  8. ...


[h=2]How Do I Sign Up?[/h]
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  1. Create an account with Warhorn.net, if you have not done so already.
  2. Once you have an account set up, register for Gameday 41 on its Warhorn page.
  3. Once registered, view the event schedule and click the Play button for any events in which you'd like to play. This will reserve you a seat in those events. [highlight]Please note: Player event signup opens on Monday, June 29, 2015 at 7pm.[/highlight]
  4. Once you've signed up for events, you can log in an view your personal schedule at any time.
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[h=2]How to Run an Event For Us[/h]
If you would like to run an event for Chicago Gameday, please follow these three steps.

[h3]1. Post your event description in this thread[/h3]
Your event description must include the following:
  • [highlight]Time[/highlight]: morning (9:30 a.m.) or afternoon (3:30 p.m.) slot;
  • [highlight]Game system[/highlight]: e.g., "D&D 4e";
  • [highlight]Event Title[/highlight]: e.g., "The Caves of Chaos";
  • [highlight]Description[/highlight]: ideally, short and to the point; here are some guidelines from designer/editor Ryan Macklin;
  • [highlight]An image[/highlight]: one you wish associated with your event description, or else state that you are happy to leave that up to me;
  • [highlight]Content Rating[/highlight]: choose either "Kid-Friendly" or "Adults Only";
  • [highlight]Number of Players[/highlight]: total your event can accomodate, not including yourself;
  • [highlight]Table Preference[/highlight]: If you need a specific table or want to reserve the private room, say so in your post below. However, please be aware that table assignments may be adjusted depending on the size of your event. View a map of the Games Plus play area
[h3]2. Make sure I have a way of contacting you[/h3]
Either like us on Facebook or provide me with your email address so I can add you to our mailing list. You can email me at buzz (at) buzzmo (dot) com. If you have Private Messaging enabled here at ENWorld, that works, too.
[h3]3. Subscribe to this thread on ENWorld or else make sure to check it regularly.[/h3]

[h=2]How to Be a Great Gameday GM[/h]
[highlight]You should create a safe, friendly space for your event.[/highlight]
Introduce yourself and help introduce the players to each other. Be accommodating to people with special needs, e.g., someone who needs to sit closer to you in order to hear better. Be sensitive to players who let you know they are uncomfortable with certain topics your game may address; do what you can to make them comfortable. In short, treat your players as you would guests in your home.

[highlight]You should be aware of how long your event lasts.[/highlight]
Four hours is the ideal minimum. Morning events should end with enough time left to allow you and your players to get lunch and spend some time shopping before the start of afternoon event slot. Afternoon events should keep both the Metra schedules and the store's hours in mind.

[highlight]You should come to Gameday prepared to run your event[/highlight]
...no matter how many people have signed up for it. If you don't want to run your event, let me know as soon as possible, and I will remove it from the schedule.
 
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buzz

Adventurer
[h=2]How to Sign Up For Gameday and Register for Events[/h]
1. Go to Warhorn.net and sign up for an account if you do not have one already.

2. Once you have your Warhorn account, go to the Chicago Gameday 41 Warhorn page and register. You should see a Register for this event button in the upper right.



3. Clicking the Register for this event button will bring you to a confirmation screen. Click the Register button at the bottom to confirm your registration.



4. Once you're registered, you can view the event schedule by clicking the link in the left-hand nav area.



5. Once you're on the event schedule page, you'll see Play buttons next to the events with available seats. Click the button for the event in which you'd like to play.



6. You should see a confirmation dialog appear. Click Save to confirm your place in the event.



7. You should return to the event schedule. Repeat steps 5 and 6 for all of the events in which you'd like to play. There will be a Withdraw button next to the events for which you have reserved a seat. You can click these buttons to give up your seat in an event.



8. At any time, you can click the Your personal schedule link in the left nav area to view your Gameday 41 schedule.



If you have any problems during sign-up, feel free to contact me.
 
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Ninjacat

First Post
Double Feature?

Heya, Buzz.

I'm a bit torn, because I kinda sorta need to run my Gen Con game for a dress rehearsal, but I also have loyal SPN Players who would like me to run a new RoadTrip. I don't want to take a table from someone else, so put me down for an afternoon slot TBD, and we'll see how things shake out. (OTOH, the planning thread's been live for almost four hours, and there's only been one event posted so far? Maybe taking a table in both slots is fine, heh.)
 

DainXB

First Post
Swords Without Master

Put me down for an afternoon slot please:



  • Time: afternoon (3:30 p.m.)
  • Game system: Swords Without Master
  • Event Title: Ill-met in the City of Blood and Coin
  • Description: A game of strange sorceries, brutal violence and astounding wonder by Epidiah Ravachol.
  • "Gather writing implements, scraps of paper, three or four of your cohorts, and two six-sided dice that you can easily tell apart to a table. A mahogany table adorned with thick, greasy candles and five human skulls. Failing that, a stout oaken table near a glowing hearth, replete with ale-filled steins and a succulent roast. Or, if you prefer, a tabletop chipped whole from a single obsidian stone, placed on the back of a coiled serpent of silver in a room high in a lonely tower shrouded in a prismatic fog."
  • And having so gathered, we will tell tales of our rogues, their adventures, misadventures, foibles, passions, deeds, and misdeeds. Swords Without Master is a no-prep cooperative storytelling game inspired by the sword-and-sorcery fiction of Fritz Leiber, C. L. Moore, Clark Ashton Smith, and Robert E. Howard.
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  • Content Rating: at the mercy of the players, but defaulting to "Adults Only".
  • Number of Players: 2-5
  • Table Preference:any

 




MrF

First Post
I plan to run more Earthdawn, let's call it TBD in the morning slot for now.

If we run short on afternoon events I can run more there as well, but as Ninjacat says we'll see how things shake out.

Can I get the private room (table C) this time around?
 

buzz

Adventurer
I plan to run more Earthdawn, let's call it TBD in the morning slot for now.

If we run short on afternoon events I can run more there as well, but as Ninjacat says we'll see how things shake out.

Can I get the private room (table C) this time around?

Added!

I'll note your table request, but keep in mind I may re-assign based on number of signups as we near Gameday.
 


hujraadjohaansen

First Post
Possible AM Event

Assuming my wife doesnt have to work, I would like to run the following if possible:

Time: AM 0930
Game system: HiBRiD/Ite' Gamine Engine v2.2
Event Title: Big Showdown in Little Canyonside
Description: You thought the Kumi-te was gonna be tough.....wait til the Goth Kids get a hold of you! Choose a butt-kicker from some of the cheesiest 80's action movies, lock & load your biga** guns, warm up those fists & feet of fury, & let’s get Cinematic! Bring a d20 & a desire to get macho! This game is based (loosely) on 80's (and 90's) action movies. Over the top action is the name of the game. The system used for this event, the HiBRiD/Ite' Gaming Engine, favors heroic action over number crunching, fast combat and action resolution over rules-lawyering, and only requires a single 20-sided die to play. If you are familiar with FUDGE, FADAD, SRD, or any d20-based system, than you already know the rules; you just need to let go and have fun!
An image: one you wish associated with your event description, or else state that you are happy to leave that up to me;
Content Rating: As family-oriented as guns and Kung-fu can be!
Number of Players: up to 8
Table Preference: If you need a specific table or want to reserve the private room, say so in your post below. However, please be aware that table assignments may be adjusted depending on the size of your event. View a map of the Games Plus play area


Read more: http://www.enworld.org/forum/showth...h-run-an-event-or-come-to-play!#ixzz3bwuJLVb1
 

khaleb7

First Post
All,

I already submitted this event to Mark via email, but I would appreciate any feedback in terms of system.

By default I was going to go with Savage Worlds, but Runequest 6 or 13th Age will work equally well for the scenario.

Given past events and what the folks here would be interested in playing, which system do you think would be best received?

Thanks!

-Josh


Title: The Curtain Falls
System: Savage Worlds
Players: ~6

"The human army was going to break that day against the combined arms of orcs, elves dwarves and all the other civilized races. The battle plans were perfect, the terrain was favorable and the human advance would be stopped once and for all. The lines did not hold. You and a ragtag band of survivors fled the aftermath of the battle, running for days just ahead of the human outriders who were riding down those who could not run and hide as well as you. Ahead lies a small halfling village, promising a brief respite from the relentless pursuit as well as the ever thickening mist and the unseasonable chill that is now in the air... Why does it seem to be getting so dark? It is only noon..."
 


. By default I was going to go with Savage Worlds, but Runequest 6 or 13th Age will work equally well for the scenario.

Given past events and what the folks here would be interested in playing, which system do you think would be best received?

I'd be interested in playing any of these systems to try them out. In general, games with a bit lighter rule sets seem to go over better at game days in my experience. (Unless you're running something intentionally difficult like Synnibar.)
 

willowx

First Post
Put me down for APOCALYPSE WORLD: THE LONGEST ROAD in the Morning, a guzzoline-fueled romp inspired by Mad Max. Full writeup to come!
 

buzz

Adventurer
Oh, morning, I suppose. I'm usually too fried by the afternoon to facilitate effectively.
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Assuming my wife doesnt have to work, I would like to run the following if possible: HiBRiD/Ite' Gamine Engine v2.2
Added!

By default I was going to go with Savage Worlds, but Runequest 6 or 13th Age will work equally well for the scenario.
Added!

I would run whichever system you will have the most fun facilitating.

Let me snag an afternoon slot. Not sure what I'm running quite yet.
Snagged!

Put me down for APOCALYPSE WORLD: THE LONGEST ROAD in the Morning, a guzzoline-fueled romp inspired by Mad Max. Full writeup to come!
Added!
 


Ninjacat

First Post
I Was A Teenage Creature

Okay, my Crew and I have to sort out making our own meet-up happen at some point anyway, so let's go with the Gen Con prep for now and add SPN later if the morning remains open or has a cancellation.

Time: PM slot
System: I Was A Teenage Creature
Title: Family Tree Forest Fire
Description: Things are getting bad in Signal Lakes. That's to be expected when your town is the western tip of the Bermuda Triangle, but lately, they've been getting even worse. The local werewolf pack that has countered paranormal activity for over a century was recently slain, and the effects are starting to show. Rogue Hunters from out of town killed the O'Brien Pack, and it looks like they might not consider themselves finished, yet. Given that you're a teenage creature in Signal Lakes, you and your family and friends might be in trouble...

I WAS A TEENAGE CREATURE is a narrative-focused urban fantasy RPG where it doesn't matter how strong your werewolf is, or how fast his vampire is, or how beautiful her fae is; what matters is how each of these characters feels, why they're doing a thing instead of how capable they are of achieving it. Adolescence is hard anywhere, but in a place like Signal Lakes, where you might struggle with what it means to be human, as well as coming of age, not to mention worrying about things that go bump in the night? Well, if you survive, you'll be able to claim: "I Was A Teenage Creature".

More info is available here.
Image:Splash.jpg
Content Rating: Adults Only
Number of Players: 5
Table Preference: Table D is preferred, but by no means required.
 
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