Welcome to Ready, Set, Game PDX Open Play!
Ready, Set, Game PDX is an easy story gaming event. All you have to do is show up and play a game. You don't need to bring anything other than the desire to play and the willingness to try something new. Absolutely everybody is welcome! No experience necessary! You are free to invite anybody and everybody; just make sure you RSVP. That helps us make sure everybody has a good time.
A story game is a game where the players create a narrative as a product of play. You might recognize a few things from other tabletop games, but the difference here is that you spontaneously make a collaborative story with the other players. There are always several different ones to choose from, so odds are good there will be one that's just right. You can find brief introductions to the games below, but if you'd like to know more just ask!
At 6:00 we kind of loosely gather socialize for a bit. When you get here, please take a name tag. And then, just relax and chat! At 6:15 we all come together as a group and the facilitators introduce their games. At that point players sign up for whichever game they want and get down to business.
We convene and pitch the games in the main game hall near the snacks. From there the games split up and stake out their own territory in a quiet part of the store.
After the games, all who wish to do so go out for drinks and banter at the Speakeasy Tavern on 6th & Taylor. As usual, everybody is welcome!
If this is your first time at an RSG event you get added to the VIP list, which (among other things) qualifies you for a chance to win a $5 Guardian Games gift certificate at each event as long as you are on that list!
Amidst Endless Quiet:
A spaceship, trapped in the void of interstellar space, is dying, but not alone. Four of its human passengers will die with it, lost forever in senseless tragedy. One of them may yet survive.
How will you decide who lives and dies?
Amidst Endless Quiet is an American Freeform game for one to six players in a single sitting of four hours.
Hosted by Tayler Stokes.
On a remote planet far from civilization, the worst criminal scum from a dozen star systems have been dumped, charged with building new lives under the watchful eye of Authority. Within a brutal hierarchy of savagery and servility, convicts and guards alike must make hard choices. Every colonist has their own code of conduct and their own aspirations—aspirations that invariably come at the expense of others. This dangerous new world is too small for everyone to succeed. In fact, it may well be too small for anyone to succeed. Only the shrewdest, the toughest and the luckiest will get a chance to find out. Will you be among them?
Hosted by Nathan Harrison.
Expect one more game to be added to this list. In addition, we will have a bunch of easy to play games that anybody can just pick up and play.