Session 37: Poison’d, The Wildlings, Norwegian Style, and The Quiet Year

20 Jan

6pm – 10pm
Tuesday, January 29
Guardian Games
303 SE 3rd Ave at Pine St

In this the Year of Our Lord 1701, did end the bloody career of the pirate Captain Jonathan Abraham Pallor, called Brimstone Jack.

He did not die on the gallows, nor by the sword, nor shot in two by cannon. He died of poison, administered to him by his cook, an assassin under the King’s orders.

This is what happened next.

a pirate rpg
& for adults, please.

rave the new world:

The Wildlings:
It happened while the seasoned warriors of your village were on the open seas, plundering foreign lands. A beast, hidden in the snows and howling winds, wreaked havoc one night, damaging longhouses and eating livestock. Worst of all, it took the chieftan’s young daughter. Time is of the essence, so the wise elders called upon you and your friends, warriors-in-training, to take up the challenge of confronting this beast, wherever its lair may be. You are…THE WILDLINGS.


norwegian style
Norwegian Style:
We will be playing a number of short-form games and game poems. The short-form games will come from the Norwegian Style book, a collection of Norwegian games translated into English. The poems will come from the book 24 game poems, and maybe other places, too.

The short-form games are experiences that tell a whole story in about an hour. In one we’ll all play murder suspects, trying to pin down the real murderer. In another we’ll tell unresolved stories about childhood.

The game poems are bite-sized chunks, usually 15 minutes each, that focus on a single tone rather than making a coherent story.”

A new world awaits:,

The Quiet Year
The Quiet Year:
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.

Make your future:

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One Response to “Session 37: Poison’d, The Wildlings, Norwegian Style, and The Quiet Year”

  1. Gamelicker (@Gamelicker) January 20, 2013 at 11:57 pm #

    Wildlings really is a very entertaining game. I have completed the first chapter and will definitely continue playing. Keep up the good work!

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