Ok, just becuase there's so much going on, I thought I'd drop a line to
the group. As always, if you don't want to receive on topic e-mails from
the meetup group, check the bottom of this e-mail for how to remove
yourself from the list.
From the calendar, there are quite a few gaming things going on this
Yesterday, two games were run:
Twilight 2000 in Arvada (every other Sunday).
Twilight 2000 is a role-playing game set in the aftermath of World War III
(the "Twilight War"). The premise is that the United States/NATO and the
Soviet Union/Warsaw Pact have fought a (limited) nuclear war with all its
consequences. Characters in the game are survivors of the war.
Denver Shadowrun in Erie (every other Sunday).
Shadowrun is a pen-and-paper role-playing game set in an imaginary future
where huge corporations control the lives of their employees and the
return of magic has altered people, politics and power. When conflicts
arise the corporations, governments, wealthy individuals and even
organized crime can subcontract their dirty work to specialists. The most
skilled of these specialists, called shadowrunners, have earned a
reputation for getting the job done and have developed a knack for staying
alive. In this game the player characters are shadowrunners who try to
accomplish the mission presented by the game master.
Tuesday nights are Call of Cthulhu in Aurora (not sure of the setting, I
Call of Cthulhu is a horror fiction role-playing game based on H. P.
Lovecraft's story of the same name and the associated Cthulhu Mythos. The
game, often abbreviated as CoC, is published by Chaosium. It has won
several major awards.
Thursday (and alternate Thursdays) is Seattle Shadowrun in Denver.
Next Sunday (and alternate Sundays) is Eberron (D&D 3.5) in Wheat Ridge.
Eberron is a campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing
game, set in a period after a vast destructive war on the continent of
Khorvaire. Eberron is designed to accommodate traditional D&D elements and
races within a differently toned setting; Eberron combines a fantasy tone
with pulp and dark adventure elements, and some non-traditional fantasy
technologies such as trains, skyships, and mechanical beings which are all
powered by magic.
The following Wednesday (and alternate Wednesdays) is Battle Tech in
BattleTech is a wargaming and science fiction franchise, launched by FASA
Corporation. In 2000, FASA properties were acquired by WizKids. WizKids in
2003 was later purchaed by Topps, Inc. in 2003. and became current owner
of the property. The series began in 1984 with FASA's debut of the board
game BattleTech (originally named BattleDroids) by Jordan Weisman and L.
Ross Babcock III, and has since grown to include numerous expansions to
the original game, several computer and video games, a collectible card
game, a series of more than 100 novels, an animated television series and
In addition, Genghis Con is starting next Thursday (the 12th) and runs
through the weekend. We've organized a meet and greet at the con just to
We've had several new members join in the past month who have expressed
interest in other games such as Warhammer and I'm currently checking out
CthulhuTech with an eye towards running a game.
If you're interested in getting new blood in your group, drop one of the
organizers a line and we'll be happy to add your game to the calendar for
whatever time period you want. There's a pretty good chance you'll get one
or two new faces.
If you want to join a game, check out the calendar for an upcoming game or
event (like Genghis Con) and post an RSVP.
See you at the next game.