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[h1]Chicago Gameday XXII Sign-Up Thread[/h1]
ENWorld Chicago Gameday XXII is a day of FREE gaming held at earth's finest game store, Games Plus.

Gameday XXII is March 21st.

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.

[highlight]PLEASE NOTE: This thread is the primary means of communicating information about Gameday XXII. 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.[/highlight]

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).
  • [highlight]Arrive at the store by 9:15am to settle in to your game tables.[/highlight]
  • Slot 0-prime: Le Peep Breakfast Special Edition Bonus Game Event 7:45am to 9:15am
    1. The Chrysalis Revolt, "A Cup of Coffee Before Dying," WJMacGuffin. [highlight]Please note that this game will be happening at Le Peep during breakfast.[/highlight]​
  • Slot 1: Morning events from 9:30am to 2:30pm
    1. [highlight]This event is full.[/highlight] Star Wars Saga Edition, "Special Delivery" sw3333
    2. [highlight]This event is full.[/highlight] Hero's Banner: The Fury of Free Will, Tim C Koppang
    3. [highlight]This event is full.[/highlight] D&D 4e, "Return to the Slave Pits of the Undercity: Into the Sewers," Vyvyan Basterd
    4. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. ORE, "Highschool Deathmatch," ekb
    5. [highlight]This event is full.[/highlight] D&D 4e, "The Dungeons of Castle Grayrock," AnthonyRoberson
    6. [highlight]This event is full.[/highlight] Storming the Wizard's Tower, Reidzilla
    7. [highlight]This event is full.[/highlight] Medieval/Fantasy Combat Miniatures, "One King to Rule Them All!", Mark
  • Meal break from 2:30pm to 3:30pm.
  • Slot 2: Afternoon events from 3:30pm to 8:30pm (or later)
    1. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. d20 RPG (3.5-esque), "Dragon Hunt," Mark
    2. [highlight]This event is full.[/highlight] Zombipocalypse, "A Day at the Zoo," HinterWelt
    3. [highlight]This event is full.[/highlight] D&D 3.5, "The Voyage of the Golden Dragon," Fenril Knight
    4. Paranoia XP, "Orcbusters" WJMacGuffin
    5. Unisystem, "Survival Camp," Ninjacat
    6. Mouse Guard, "Trouble in Grasslake," buzz
    7. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. Basic D&D (Mentzer), "The Haunted Tower," GORAK​

[h2]Slot 0 (Breakfast)[/h2]
No limit to number of attendees.
1. buzz
2. Trevalon Moonleirion
3. rvalle
4. ...and son
5. pvt. patterson
6. Nev the Deranged
7. Tofu_Master
8. WJMacGuffin
9. ...

[h2]Slot 0-prime: Breakfast Special Edition Bonus Game Event[/h2]
Morning Game 1: A Cup of Coffee Before Dying
The Chrysalis Revolt, WJMacGuffin
[bq]Tonight is the Spring Ball and you, like many of the more important members of the seven Houses, arrived last night to enjoy breakfast with your fellow aristocrats. What to talk about? How about the drudgers, insect-like lifeforms native to Chrysalis but modified by the Empress' scientists to do all of the distateful, dangerous, and menial tasks on the planet? As a rule, humans are cruel to them--after all, they're just the hired help. Most can't even tell the differnce between a Chianti and a Cabernet! Still, they seem more agitated than usual.

That's because, at 9:15 AM, they will rise up and kill most of their human masters. Most? Some humans are too fearsome--the drudgers will leave them alone out of fear. Others are too harmless--there's just no need to go after them. The rest? Slaughter them all.

The Chrysalis Revolt is a competitive storytelling game similar to Baron Munchhausen (the game, not the movie!). We will make up stories over our real breakfasts and try to slide our characters into the feared or harmless categories. If not, we die before GameDay begins.

Rules and characters will be provided ahead of time so you can figure out how to play. That way, we can get right into the game--and coffee. Send me an email if you are confirmed as a player: wjmacguffin (at) gmail (dot) com.[/bq]
1. Nev the Deranged
2. Tofu_Master
3. ...
4. ...
5. ...

[h2]Slot 1: Morning[/h2]
Morning Game 1: Special Delivery
Star Wars Saga Edition, sw3333
[bq]Star Wars Saga Edition game for 5-6 pre-gen 7th level PC’s taking place soon after the events of Episode III
(this game is continued from a couple of Gamedays ago, but previous experience is not necessary)

In a previous game, a smuggling crew was hired by a group of underground Jedi to rescue a kidnapped padawan. No one knew that the crew had among its ranks a Jedi in hiding, who did reveal himself during the rescue of the 12-year-old boy. The rescue went relatively well, though no one told the crew the facility they’d be breaking into was a cloning facility. Nor had the crew been told the boy had been under the watchful eye of a fallen Jedi.
The crew, safely into hyperspace, simply has to bring the boy back and collect payment. And figure out what to do now that they know they have a fugitive Jedi on their hands. Not to mention a 12-year-old boy who has encountered the Dark Side. What could go wrong?[/bq]
1. rvalle
2. ...and son
3. TracerBullet42
4. Ninja Librarian
5. dmichaelhay
6. Dragon_Slayer82
[highlight]This event is full.[/highlight]

Morning Game 2: Hero's Banner: The Fury of Free Will
Hero's Banner, Tim C. Koppang
[bq]World-changing decisions set in a grim fantasy epic.

Winter has settled over the land known as the Cross. With little hope of reprieve, the cold has set people against each other. They are beginning to turn away from their kings and towards the Church for more than spiritual guidance. The old kings feel the threat looming. But as a young noble, you will have the opportunity to change the course of history. You hear the call of your people. You see the chance for greatness. Will you use this opportunity to benifit yourself, the Church, or your father's traditions?


Hero’s Banner: The Fury of Free Will is a fantasy roleplaying game with a razor sharp premise and elegant mechanics to match. Every character is faced with a choice between three mutually exclusive and world-changing paths to glory. Which will he choose, and what will he forever give up to achieve his goals?

No experience necessary. Partiallly pre-genenerated characters will be provided. Up to four players.[/bq]
1. Nev the Deranged
2. Ninjacat
3. Lifelike
4. Laurie
[highlight]This event is full.[/highlight]

Morning Game 3: Return to the Slave Pits of the Undercity: Into the Sewers
D&D 4e, Vyvyan Basterd
[bq]It is time to put a stop to the marauders! For years the coastal towns have been burned and looted by the forces of evil. You and your fellow adventurers have been recruited to root out and destroy the source of these raids. But beware, hundreds of good men and women have been taken by the slavers and have never been seen or heard from again!

A strike team was sent into Highport, posing as evil slavetraders, and were able to secure entrance to the old temple the slavers used as a slave market. The strike team discovered a hidden entrance to the sewers in the main temple chamber. Your team is tasked with entering the sewers to find the slavers main base in Highport, free any slaves, and find more information about the forces behind these evil slavers. But you must strike fast before the slavers discover your intrusion and flee, taking with them any hope of discovering who the true slavelords are.

This is a Bring Your Own Character event. Bring a 4th-level character. Generate ability scores using standard array or point buy. Any Wizards of the Coast material is allowed. Choose whatever standard adventuring gear you want from the tables in the Players Handbook. Choose three magic items of your choice (1 level 5, 1 level 4, and 1 level 3). In addition, you have 680 gp that you can spend on rituals, potions, alchemical items, or magic items[/bq]
1. buzz
2. Trevalon Moonleirion
3. Yort
4. Tofu_Master
5. Painfully
6. coopmeister3000
[highlight]This event is full.[/highlight]

Morning Game 4: Highschool Deathmatch

Morning Game 5: The Dungeons of Castle Grayrock
D&D 4e, AnthonyRoberson
[bq]Strange tremblings in the earth have opened up new entrances to the infamous dungeons of Castle Grayrock. Are you brave enough to descend and face the terrors below?

Pre-generated 9th level characters provided or bring your own 9th level character! Delve-style adventure.

If you will be bringing your own pregenerated character, please follow the rules in the DMG on page 143 for creating higher level characters. This includes one 10th level magic item, one 9th level magic item, one 8th level magic item and 3,400 gp for other magic items or equipment. You can select magic items from the Player's Handbook and the Adventurer's Vault. Also, please send an email to with the chararacter's race and class (this way I can try to provide a suitable miniature).[/bq]
1. WJMacGuffin
2. Keel Tings
3. bigznak
4. JonLib
6. Bront
[highlight]This event is full.[/highlight]

Morning Game 6: A Maid in the Moss
Storming the Wizard's Tower, Reidzilla
[bq]The peace of mid-day is broken when a group of Gatherers comes running back to town in a panic. A young lass, only a novice Gatherer, has ventured past the bountiful outer edge of the Mosslands and is now lost within its treacherous interior. It is up to the local heroes of Abbeytown to enter the mossy depths and rescue her from whatever horrors live there.

For more info on Storming the Wizard's Tower, visit Storming the Wizard’s Tower. For more info about Abbeytown, check out the event info page.

No XP necessary but you might want to download the rules and read them to conserve play time. Dice will be provided. Just bring a desire to enjoy some indie style, old skool fantasy fun.[/bq]
1. pvt. patterson
2. Jade Fire
3. Der Spot
4. oneleggedman
[highlight]This event is full.[/highlight]

Morning Game 7: One King to Rule Them All!
Medieval/Fantasy Combat Miniatures Game, Mark
[bq]This is a simple, fast-paced miniatures games where commanders lead their knights to defend their own castles and take over the castles of their opponents. The time frame might even allow for two or three scenarios.

Young players with their parents welcome.[/bq]
1. jesusfreak444
2. Fenril Knight
3. Kelleris
4. James J. Skach
[highlight]This event is full.[/highlight]

[h2]Slot 2: Afternoon[/h2]
Afternoon Game 1: Dragon Hunt

Afternoon Game 2: A Day at the Zoo
Zombipocalypse, HinterWelt
[bq]You are trying to escape the end of days in Chicago. You have heard there is a National Guard hold out at Des Moines but first you need to stop at the Zoo. Jenny, one of your group, worked there as an assistant and she saw a rhesus monkey that researchers had found was immune to the Virus. You need to get this monkey to the hold outs at Des Moines. You need to survive. Doing both will be difficult at best. Can you face Brookfield and the Infected?

This will be using The System where all you need is 3d6. Characters will be provided. Characters to come along soon.[/bq]
1. Reidzilla
2. Lifelike
3. jesusfreak444
4. Jade Fire
5. gperez1234
[highlight]This event is full.[/highlight]

Afternoon Game 3: The Voyage of the Golden Dragon
D&D 3.5, Fenril Knight
[bq]This low-level stand-alone Eberron adventure revolves around the maiden voyage of the Golden Dragon, an immense elemental skyship created as a symbol of peace by the Five Nations of Khorvaire. On the Golden Dragon itself and at the locations it visits, the player characters must unravel plots of intrigue against the ship and its important passengers. Characters will be pre-generated, so all that is required is dice.

D&D 3.5, Eberron setting, 7th-level adventure for 5-6 players[/bq]
1. Kelleris
2. Yort
3. dmichaelhay
4. Dragon_Slayer82
5. coopmeister3000
6. grizzo
[highlight]This event is full.[/highlight]

Afternoon Game 4: Orcbusters
Paranoia XP, WJMacGuffin
[bq]Orcs*? Wizards? Lizardmen? In PARANOIA?

Sure. Not only can your players get blown up, back-stabbed, betrayed, hosed, incinerated, crushed and repeatedly executed, but in this mission they can also get turned into a collie, devoured by a dragon, munched by a tiger, chopped in half by a gargoyle, soul-sucked by a spectre, drowned, then ripped apart by killer penguins**.

And Gamemaster, you get to play wizards and use any magic you want, and your players can’t complain, ’cause there ain’t no rules, and you get to play a lying, whining, toadying lizardman they’d love to strangle, but they can’t, ’cause they need him, and you’ve got a whole dungeon full of personality-disordered monsters to pester them with, not to mention the standard Alpha Complex wackos and Our Friend The Computer, and there are lots of opportunities to make loud squawls in your players’ ears and....

... Other games are not fun. PARANOIA is fun. Play PARANOIA. Guaranteed pie free since 2009.***

* Orcs may not appear due to copyright issues. We may call them Orks, Orcks, Orx, or Stormtroopers instead.

** PARANOIA does not guarantee the lethality of any penguins which may or may not appear in this mission.

*** This is not a guarantee.[/bq]
1. Trevalon Moonleirion
2. Keel Tings
3. JonLib
4. bigznak
5. TracerBullet42
6. Dokomo
7. Bront
8. ...

Afternoon Game 5: Survival Camp
Unisystem, Ninjacat
[bq]The sun sets late in summer, so by the time it's been dark for even a little while, it's already late at night. So when the Roadhouse's phone rang an hour after sunset, the Harvelle's bar was already busy. Which was a good thing when it turned out the girl on the other end was a friend of Jo's in desperate need of help. Jo has all the help she could ask for to lend her friend a long as they can get to her before it's too late...

"Survival Camp" is an adventure-horror game for up to six players in the setting of the CW television show Supernatural, using the Unisystem Classic rules. Unisystem is a simple system, requiring only 1d10 for all resolution rolls, no experience necessary. Familiarity with the TV show is also not required, but it might help. All you really need to know is that the supernatural exists: ghosts, demons, hauntings, possessions...and some of those who know about it fight back. Saving people, hunting things..

More info at Ninjacat's site[/bq]
1. Vyvyan Basterd
2. Laurie
3. Tofu_Master
4. Der Spot
5. ...
6. ...

Afternoon Game 6: Trouble in Grasslake
Mouse Guard, buzz
[bq]"Hail all those who are able,
any mouse can,
any mouse will,
but the Guard prevail."
Mouse Proverb

As spring turns to summer, your patrol returns from the borders of the Mouse Terroties to the town of Grasslake. As you approach, Harold the Brewer comes running through the marsh grass, howling for help. "A giant monster! A monster in Grasslake! Tearing down the town, eating mice, crushing my brewery!"

As Guardsmice, you are charged with the security and well-being of the Mouse Territories. How will you help the town?

Mouse Guard is a roleplaying game based on the graphic novels of David Petersen. Characters will be provided, and familiarity with the rules is not necessary. All you need is at least ten 6-sided dice and a willingness to grab story by the throat.

"It's not what you fight, but what you fight for."
inscription on the walls of Lockhaven, home of the Guard[/bq]
1. Tim C Koppang
2. pvt. patterson
3. petenik
4. rvalle
5. ...

Afternoon Game 7: The Haunted Tower
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First Post
Wheeeee, GameDay! Or sign-ups, at least. ;D

Buzz, please sign me up for Slot One, Game Two, Tim's Hero's Banner event.


Tim C Koppang

First Post
I would like Mouse Guard in the afternoon, please.

Dave (Nev the Deranged) would like Hero's Banner in the morning and Mouse Guard in the afternoon. He had to take off, and so I'm signing up for him.


I'd like:


3. D&D 4e, "Return to the Slave Pits of the Undercity: Into the Sewers," Vyvyan Basterd
4. Paranoia XP, "Orcbusters" WJMacGuffin

Thanks, buzz!


First Post
Game day!

Please put me down for two seats for breakfast, two for the SW game Special Delivery (me and my 10 year old son). And 1 seat for Mouse Guard.



First Post
About "Morning Game 7: One King to Rule Them All! ", will there be miniature provided? Or would I need to bring Warhammer Fantasy or something of that nature?

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