Archive | April, 2013

Open Play 43: Dirty Secrets, Fanfic, InSpace, Hot Guys Making Out

18 Apr

6pm – 10pm

Tuesday, April 23

Guardian Games

303 SE 3rd Ave at Pine St

The Breakdown
6:00pm – Chit chat, socialize, make merry, be humans at each other.
6:10pm – Introduce the games and facilitators, facilitators will have the sign up sheets.
6:15pm – Game on!
10:00pm – Any and and all who wish go out for drinks and/or banter, probably at the Green Dragon.

The Games

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Dirty Secrets:
Sure, your home town’s a great place to live. Crime rates are low. Employment is high. Everyone is happy, successful, and filled with civic pride. I’ll bet your city has spent a lot of money telling you it’s true.

Don’t believe it. Scratch the surface, and you will find the truth. That businessman’s cheating on his wife. That politician’s snorting cocaine. That cop’s taking bribes to look the other way. No one is clean. Everyone has a secret, and most will do anything to keep their secrets safe. Even murder.

But secrets have a way of getting out, and bodies don’t stay buried forever.

Welcome to the game of Dirty Secrets. In this game, you and a few friends will create stories of corruption, betrayal, deception, and murder, all set in your own home town. Together, you will guide a single investigator through a complex web of lies, corruption, and murder as he pursues that most elusive prey: the truth.

http://www.darkomengames.com/secrets.html
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Fanfic:
Fanfic is a game for collaboratively creating erotic “fan fiction,” naughty fan-created stories inspired by existing works of fiction, and it aims to do it badly. You will explore the deepest sexual desires of characters from your favorite books, television shows, movies and video games. Fanfic strives to emulate everything that is quirky and ultimately endearing about fan fiction: bodice ripping; stilted dialogue; awkward turns of phrase and improbably coupling.What better way to learn to do it right than to do it oh-so-wrong?

www.fanficgame.com
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InSpace:
Beyond man’s small blue world a vast cosmos awaits. What wonders of the universe are yet to be discovered? Is space more grand or terrible than we even imagine? Are we alone?

This supplement for InSpectres let’s you explore the mysteries of space and play games in the style of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Solaris, Contact, Ringworld, or Forbidden Planet. It is not necessarily a humorous or even action-packed escapade–it can be a thoughtful and serious examination of the mysteries of the universe and humanity’s place in it.

http://memento-mori.com/inspectres/
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Hot Guys Making Out:
Hot Guys Making Out is a passionate role-playing game, set in the Spanish Civil War, in which a tormented nobleman and his young ward attempt to resist their forbidden love for each other, and fail.

http://www.tao-games.com/

Ready, Set, Game PDX is brought to you by Play Out Loud. Play Out Loud serves Portland with spontaneous shared storytelling activities featuring non-mainstream games. Learn more at http://www.facebook.com/playoutloudpdx.

 

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Open Play 42: Golden Sky Stories, Bhaloidam, They Became Flesh

3 Apr

6pm – 10pm

Tuesday, April 9

Guardian Games

303 SE 3rd Ave at Pine St

The Breakdown
6:00pm – Chit chat, socialize, make merry.
6:10pm – Introduce the games and facilitators, facilitators will have the sign up sheets.
6:15pm – Game on!
10:00pm – Any and and all who wish go out for drinks and/or banter, probably at the Green Dragon.

The Games
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Golden Sky Stories:
Originally released in Japan in 2006, Golden Sky Stories is a uniquely heartwarming, non-violent role-playing game by Ryo Kamiya. In it players take on the role of henge, animals that have just a bit of magical power, including the ability to temporarily take human form.

It isn’t a game where you fight with others. It isn’t a game where you compete with others. It’s a game where everyone works together to create a story. If you can tell a good story, everyone wins, and if the story is boring, then everyone loses. That’s the kind of game this is.

The henge do not fight with weapons or magic. They don’t seek out or expose great secrets. They don’t save the world. They don’t earn money. Stories about henge are simpler, but every bit as important. They save people not through money or food, but with their hearts. Such stories are waiting for you in this town.

www.starlinepublishing.com
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Bhaloidam – The Stranger:
Use Bhaloidam – a storytelling platform inspired by semiotics, Russian formalism, and commedia dell’arte – to tell a classic tale of The Stranger, a mysterious person of unknown background who arrives in a small town and upsets the balance of power. Using Bhaloidam’s imagery-rich game boards you’ll determine whether this story takes place in Feudal Japan, America’s Wild West, or someplace entirely new. You’ll also decide whether The Stranger is a hero or a villain, peaceful or violent, and fated to win or lose.

www.bhaloidam.com
They Became Flesh
They Became Flesh:
The war in Heaven is over.

God’s forgiveness is uncertain. Humanity’s embrace is fickle. Peace among your kind is unlikely.

Many of the Fallen have been killed.

This is the story of those who are left.

They Became Flesh is a game about fallen angels, just after the fall. It is a game with two Game Masters, who control God and Humanity while players take on the roles of the Fallen— angels who loved humankind best and were punished by God for defending Adam and Eve. The Fallen are pushed and manipulated by God and Humanity, and every action leads them to one of three options: forsaking humanity and the Fallen to become Angels, forsaking God to become human, or forsaking both in the name of brotherhood.

http://elizabethsampat.com/find-my-games/

Ready, Set, Game PDX is brought to you by Play Out Loud. Play Out Loud serves Portland with spontaneous shared storytelling activities featuring non-mainstream games. Learn more at http://www.facebook.com/playoutloudpdx.