Open Play and Recent Activity

3 Nov

This last month has been a particular challenge.

Technicolor Dreams probably took a year off my life, and left me totally wiped out. Play Out Loud will undergo some considerable changes, many of which will directly affect RSG. This will all be for the better, it’s just that things have been busy, and some things have fallen behind. You’ll hear more about all of that before long.

RSGpdx Open Play

6pm – 10pm

Tuesday, November 5th

Guardian Games

345 SE Taylor St.

This time we have an incredible line up of highly celebrated games. The center piece is the new playtest of the cult classic Feng Shui, a beloved action-movie style role-playing game. But we also have the recently kickstarted and highly anticipated Kingdom, the critically acclaimed and award winning 3:16 Carnage Among the Stars, and finally the GameChef 2013 Global winner, Pulse.  I have not played Feng Shui, but that game has a much greater reputation, so it doesn’t need my endorsement. However, I can speak for the remaining three titles. Kingdom is among my favorite not-super-emotionally-intense games ever. I’ve played a full campaign of 3:16, and there is some real brilliance behind it, but you’ll probably be hankering for a full campaign yourself. I ran Pulse at Technicolor Dreams, and though I was skeptical, I fell in love with it. It turned out to be a very powerful game. And, of course, drinks after!

Since it seems last session slipped through the cracks, I’ll mention what happened here. In the Halloween spirit, we had the Final Girl (a homage to slasher flicks), Ocean (a monster movie mixed with a psychodrama in a deep sea lab), Black Stars Rise (the Dungeon World team’s response to Tremulus, in other words, a game of Lovecraftian Horror), and finally, Paper Tigers (a political game where conniving, power hungry politicians ruin the country… a different kind of horror story from the rest). It was a great flock of folks, and we also said good-bye to one of our long time regulars. Bittersweet!

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