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Getting Ready for Sunday Afternoon Gaming March 25, 2018

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Getting ready for another Sunday afternoon gaming session.

SteveR and Tammy will once again be doing some playtesting and playing through one of the game systems and scenarios that I’ll be running at CanGames 2018 this May. They’ll be playing the Capharnaum – The Tales of the Dragon-Marked Roleplaying Game this afternoon, specifically the adventure that I’ll be running at the convention. (SteveR is quite disapppointed as he won’t be able to play in the Saturday evening session of this at CanGames.) Looking forward to the game today, though a bit concerned of what the players will think of the game mechanics.

In the meantime, I need to make some lunch, and then get to the gaming.

Have a good afternoon, folks.

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Getting Ready for Friday Night Gaming March 23, 2018

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Spoke to the players from the Friday night group last night and this morning, and they have all decided that we’ll be playing this evening. The group will continue to play test/through one of the games that I’m running at CanGames 2018 this May.

I’ve spent the latter part of the afternoon doing some preparation work for gaming tonight, as I’m planning to run the players through the Capharnaum – The Tales of the Dragon-Marked adventure that I’ll be running at the convention. Quite looking forward to it, especially to seeing what the players think of this set of game mechanics.

In the meantime, I need to make some supper, and then get to the gaming.

Have a good evening, folks.

CanGames 2018 Registration Opens February 24, 2018

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It’s that time of year again! 🙂

CanGames 2018 registration has opened!

So it’s time to register for a membership at the convention, sign up for a few games at the convention, and get into the gaming spirit that will culminate in the convention in just under three (3) months.

I just got back home from Fandom II here in Ottawa, and took care of my registration for the convention there. I’ll be running four (4) game sessions at the convention; you can check this blog entry of mine for the list and full description of the stuff I’ll be running there!

Hope to see you there!

Games I’ll Be Running at CanGames, 2018 February 21, 2018

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For those who are interested, the early(bird) version of the gaming schedule for this year’s CanGames, to be held May 18th – 20th at the Rideau Curling Club here in Ottawa, has been posted up to the website. (You can find the schedule here, as they’re using the on-line schedule manager Sched once again this year.) Note that early Registration for CanGames 2018 is due to open on February 24th, so that’s a good thing.

Now that they’ve been confirmed, without further ado, here’s the schedule of games that I’ll be running at the convention. Since CanGames is using a piece of software that limits the blurb to thirty (30) words, I’ve included here the full blurb about each scenario. 🙂

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Day 1: The Living Land
Game: Torg Eternity RPG
Time: Friday, 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Number of Players: 6
Description: Six innocent strangers are transformed into heroes as an invading reality crashes down around them. They must work together to survive the strange and terrifying world that now surrounds them; a world of dinosaurs & death where once reliable machines no longer function. A Storm is coming…and it has a name!

The Diplomats of Mars
Game: John Carter of Mars – The Roleplaying Game
Time: Saturday, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Number of Players: 5
Description: A simple, diplomatic mission to the small Red Martian kingdom of Voninka turns into a matter of survival and getting back to Helium alive! You’ll have to abandon fine words and the arts of diplomacy for a sword and a radium pistol. Are you up to the challenge? An adventure for the new John Carter of Mars Roleplaying Game.

The Tears of Ampharool
Game: Capharnaum – The Tales of the Dragon-Marked RPG
Time: Saturday, 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Number of Players: 5
Description: While travelling through the Desert of Fire, your caravan is surrounded by a great sandstorm and attacked by mysterious, perhaps ghostly assailants… After the storm, the characters see a fabulous palace above the sands, and the promise of adventure. And that’s just the beginning! Capharnaum – The Tales of the Dragon-Marked is a fantasy rpg set in an imaginary Arabia-like world, that borrows from the tales of the One Thousand and One Nights, as well as semitic legends and the ancient and mediaeval epics. Flamboyant and mythical, filled with light and thrilling adventure!

Day 1: The Living Land
Game: Torg Eternity RPG
Time: Sunday, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Number of Players: 6
Description: Six innocent strangers are transformed into heroes as an invading reality crashes down around them. They must work together to survive the strange and terrifying world that now surrounds them; a world of dinosaurs & death where once reliable machines no longer function. A Storm is coming…and it has a name!
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For those interested in playing in any of these games, there are six (6) player spots each open for the two Torg Eternity RPG sessions, and five (5) player spots open for the John Carter of Mars – The Roleplaying Game game session and Capharnaum – The Tales of the Dragon-Marked RPG session. So if you’re interested in playing in one of the games I’m running at CanGames 2018 this year, please sign up early for the games, as slots may not be available at the convention itself.

Hope to see folks at the convention! 🙂

Last Submission of Games for CanGames, 2018 February 12, 2018

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Well, as noted in this journal entry, I received my invitation to submit games that I’d like to run at CanGames 2018 back in early January. Yesterday evening, I finally submitted the last of the games that I’m planning to run at the convention the weekend of May 18th to 20th this year.

I had already submitted games for Capharnaum – Tales of the Dragon-Marked and Torg Eternity, but I made it official last night: I’ll also be running a session of the soon to be published John Carter of Mars – The Roleplaying Game. Yes, that’s four game sessions I’ll be running.

And I can’t wait to run all four of them! 🙂

Game Registration for CanGames, 2018 January 8, 2018

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And so the gaming season is starting up again.

Yesterday, I received my notification from CanGames (2018) that they are looking for GameMasters, and the link to the form for submitting games for the convention. Other than the link being (momentarily) problematic, I took a look at the GM Forms, and they’re essentially the same as last year’s ones.

I actually know what games I’ll be running there this year, so I’ll be submitting two games to run at CanGames in a few days. I’ll be running one session of the forthcoming Capharnaum – Tales of the Dragon-Marked as well as two sessions of the new Torg Eternity roleplaying game, and have plans to run a session of another game (if the rumours I’ve heard about the new game are true) at the convention. Once I’ve got confirmation from the convention about the running times for the games, I’ll be blogging that information up here, you can be certain. 🙂

CanGames 2018 will be taking place at the Rideau Curling Club over the Victoria Day weekend, May 18th – 20th, 2018, here in Ottawa. Quite looking forward to the convention this year. 🙂

The Capharnaüm RPG Kickstarter December 2, 2017

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*sigh*

I had promised myself that I wasn’t going to do it, but then it came along… For those who are roleplaying gamers and interested in such things, there’s a new fantasy roleplaying game on the horizon that’s currently being Kickstarted. At least new to the English speaking market.

Capharnaüm is a French roleplaying game that’s been out for over 10 years now. More properly called Capharnaüm: The Tales of the Dragon-Marked is a fantasy roleplaying game of Arabian Nights adventure that is being published in English by Mindjammer Press and will be distributed by the folks at Modiphius Entertainment. The game rules look really simple, the artwork is lavish and fantastic and has that Arabian Nights feel to it, and the game has some rather neat conceits and conceptions. Here’s the link to the Kickstarter itself:

Capharnaüm: The Tales of the Dragon-Marked Kickstarter Page

Capharnaüm – The Tales of the Dragon-Marked is a fantasy roleplaying game set in an imaginary Arabia-like world. It borrows from the tales of the One Thousand and One Nights, as well as semitic legends and the ancient and mediaeval epics. Capharnaüm doesn’t aim to be a historical game, but a heroic one, a flamboyant refraction of historical, cultural, and mythical themes, filled with light and thrilling adventure!

In Capharna¨m, you play the Dragon-Marked, heroic individuals with a special destiny, born with a birthmark on their backs in the shape of a dragon’s claw. The Dragon-Mark announces to the world that you are capable of astonishing feats, for good or evil. Chosen by mystical dragons in accordance with an unknown divine will, you are offered a place in the great game of the gods. You’ll be cast into colourful adventures, political, military, and magical intrigues, and much more.

Capharnaüm is a simple yet profound game. We all know the tales of Sinbad, of Ali Baba, of Aladdin and Scheherezade – we grew up with them, they form part of our personal culture. The world of Capharnaüm is familiar, easy to pick up and play. And yet – scratch the surface, and a whole world opens up. Meticulously researched, the game aims to provide fantastic takes on real-world Mediterranean cultures, from ancient Greece and Rome, Egypt and Sumeria, right through to the crusader kingdoms, dark age and mediaeval Europe, the kingdoms of Africa, India, and the distant East. Uniquely, Capharna¨m is centred upon a fantastic version of the Middle-East, where all these cultures meet, clash, come into conflict with the profound cultures of the peninsula of Jazirat, and where something new is being born.

As the Dragon-Marked, you transcend cultural differences. You’re united by an unknown, mystical, yet common destiny. Side-by-side with people who would otherwise be your foes, you adventure in this vibrant, chaotic land, where the fate of the future is at play, and where you are destined to change the world…

For some interesting aspects of the game, I recommend the following link:

Dan Davenport’s Q&A with Sarah Newton

There are several other places that you can learn more information about the game, but there are only 14 days (as of this writing) left for the Kickstarter, so if you’re interested in supporting the game, pledge around the Kickstarter and help out with getting this roleplaying game produced.

Overall, Capharnaüm looks to be a really neat, fascinating fantasy roleplaying game, and I finally caved in and pledged around it today. Part of that was due to the fact that I’m a sucker for Arabian Nights games, but also the fact that it’s being done by Sarah Newton and the folks at Mindjammer Press. I hope this post gives you some interest in the game, and perhaps motivates you to take a peek at the Kickstarter, and perhaps pledge around the game.