Tales of the Crimson Boar 2013

The Crimson Boar Inn, a shared setting for swords and sorcery gaming, is the result of a collaborative effort by game masters, players, designers, and writers who are members of Raleigh Tabletop RPGs. Everything about this setting, from the map and layout to the characters you will encounter in your time spent there, was conceptualized by RTR members as part of a massive crowd sourcing project in 2011.

To reserve a spot at any table with openings, please indicate which table you'd like to play at either in the response questions under the RSVP panel OR in a comment at the bottom of this page. An RTR organizer will then add you to the requested table!


Click here to visit the Crimson Boar Inn on Obsidian Portal!


Click here to post or read game descriptions for this year's event! Or, click on any scenario title to jump directly to that game description!


Game Roster:

SESSION I: 12:30pm-4:30pm

Table 1: Richard Moore - Pathfinder

"Chains Of The Blessed: A Tale Of Shadowsfall"

5 of 5 players (FULL): Brandon Smith, John Knight, Robert Dote, Jason S., Branden Robinson


Table 2: Jonathan Garrison - Pathfinder

"The Mystery of the Missing Mage"

3 of 6 players: Meredith Meyer, Richard Wuest, Randy Pinion, Robert Barker +1


Table 3: Wendy McLaren - Zorcerer Of Zo

"To Market, To Market"

5 of 5 players (FULL): Nori Duffy, Ron Rossbach, Allison Escher, Rob H., Robert Miller


Table 4: Ray Watters, Room 209 Gaming - Infinite Earths

"The Tournament Of Beers"

4 of 5 players: Christian Eberle, Jonn Perry, Charles B, Charles Harris


Table 5: Jenny Moore - Pathfinder

"Old Man Katan & The Incredible, Edible, Dancing Mushroom Band"

5 of 5 players (FULL): Patrick Lambert, Kerry, RedJen, Dara Tressler, Buck Holmes



SESSION II: 6:00pm-10:00pm

Table 1: Richard Moore - Swords & Wizardry

"Dark Days In Welldale"

6 of 6 players (FULL): Jenny Moore, Allison Escher, Wendy McLaren, Kerry Digou, John Knight, Branden Robinson


Table 2: Eric Townsend - Song of Ice and Fire RPG: Nights Watch

"Something Smells In Mole's Town"

1 of 6 players: Joe Donovan


Table 3: Jen Gubernath - 7th Sea

"Bessie's Pirate Ship"

6 of 6 players (FULL): Robert Miller, Dara Tressler, Charles B, Stuart, Charles Harris, Ricky Hunt


Table 4: Awesome Sauce Dave - Pathfinder

"The Circus Is In Town"

5 of 5 players (FULL): Nori Duffy, Patrick Lambert, Jonn Perry, Randy Pinion, Rob H.


Table 5: Melissa Moritz - FIASCO

"FIASCO At The Crimson Boar!"

3 of 4 players: Brandon Smith, Ron Rossbach, Allie Hardy


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  • Christian E.

    Had a great time. Not sure if want to sign the Room 209 playtest document, as I have questions about it. Would still like a copy of the Fiasco ruleset, when you get the chance, Melissa. :-)

    July 20, 2013

    • Bryan R S.

      Jonn, that's correct, we're undergoing some major revisions and aiming to open full playtesting again in the fall or winter. There was an NDA for the Alpha playtests you participated in in late 2012, but we lifted that earlier this year. Christian, the Playtest Agreement remains on the website for archival purposes only.

      July 24, 2013

    • Christian E.

      Ah, I see. :-)

      July 29, 2013

  • Patrick

    So glad to get my geek on. Both games were fantastic and helpful in different ways. Ill already excited about Dark Carnival.

    July 23, 2013

  • Richard M.

    Just a quick shout out to both of my awesome groups of players who did a fabulous job of running their PCs! Thanks for playing, guys.

    July 22, 2013

  • Jonn H P.

    I had a great time during both sessions.

    July 21, 2013

  • Jonathan G.

    Had a great time! Thanks to everyone who played Mystery of the Missing Mage.

    July 21, 2013

  • Branden R.

    Had a great time meeting new people. Richard ran games that were atmospheric yet distinct from each other, and kept things moving. Hope to see y'all again soon!

    July 21, 2013

  • CharlesB

    I knew there was a reason I was stickin' around this group! Thanks to everyone who made this a special event, and especially to Crystal, Scott, and our organizers.

    I didn't nail any dragons, but had fun playing Beef as Forrest Gump.

    1 · July 21, 2013

  • Eric

    This was a great event! I was able to meet many new faces and even jumped into a game of FIASCO at Melissa's table. Very fun indeed!! Can't wait for the next themed event!

    4 · July 21, 2013

  • Jenny

    I had a great table to run my game and in second session I really enjoyed the group of players, too!

    1 · July 21, 2013

  • Melissa M.

    I thoroughly enjoyed both games of FIASCO. It's so refreshing to enjoy great improv with enthusiastic roleplayers.

    July 20, 2013

  • Isa M.

    Another incredible event. Thanks to everyone for making it such a success. My players gave me a lot to work with and I had fun tormenting them.

    1 · July 20, 2013

  • buck h.

    Jenny was a great GM and I enjoyed playing with everybody at the table.

    July 20, 2013

  • Randy P.

    Absolutely wonderful! What a great event with great people at a great venue. Loved it :-)

    1 · July 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My wife is sick so I won't be able to make it. Hope to make the next one.

    July 20, 2013

  • Robert B.

    Two for mystery of the missing Mage, please! :D

    July 20, 2013

  • Jason S.

    I won't be able to attend today. "Chains Of The Blessed: A Tale Of Shadowsfall"

    July 20, 2013

  • Robert B.

    Are characters provided for the pathfinder games?

    July 19, 2013

    • Branden R.

      As a true grognard friend of mine says:

      3d6. In order.

      Not saying that's what Richard will decide to do, but I'm prepared for it. :)

      July 19, 2013

    • Richard M.

      Tempting... but I may just be nice and let you arrange as desired. =]

      1 · July 19, 2013

  • Randy P.


    Would it be too late to sign on for your PF game in the morning session? Just realized this weekend coincide's with my SO's trip to Chicago, so it appears I have nothing to do tomorrow aside from game :)

    July 19, 2013

    • Jonathan G.

      Not too late at all! Would be very glad for you to join us. Thanks for your interest in playing!

      July 19, 2013

  • Branden R.

    I'm interested in "Chains Of The Blessed: A Tale Of Shadowsfall" and
    "Dark Days In Welldale". Since the latter is full, I'm willing to be marked as an alternate. I'll bring both the S&W Core Rules and the Complete Rulebook for better preparation. :)

    July 19, 2013

    • Richard M.

      I'll take one extra for Welldale!

      July 19, 2013

  • Jason S.

    "Chains Of The Blessed: A Tale Of Shadowsfall"

    July 18, 2013

  • Richard M.

    ALL ATTENDEES: If possible, please arrive at the Gamer's Armory no later than 12:00 noon. Games will still begin at 12:30, but the extra half hour gives us time to finish up registration and make some (very brief) announcements prior to the start of Session One so as to ensure that we are not infringing upon the GMs' table time!

    1 · July 17, 2013

  • Eric

    @Everyone signed up the first session Savage Worlds game -- Michael has to fold this table due to an unforeseen work commitment. You'll need to pick an alternate game for this session. Apologies!

    July 13, 2013

  • RedJenOSU

    1 · July 6, 2013

  • Richard M.

    Be advised that if you signed up for Alex's Numenera game, you will need to request a new slot for another table due to the cancellation!

    July 3, 2013

  • Richard M.

    All CB GMs, if you're in need of some inspiration, check out a scenario from last year's Tales Of The Crimson Boar: "A Study in Crimson" by Alex Meadows!


    June 25, 2013

    • Richard M.

      If you GM'd at TotCB last year and would like to submit your scenario for development and publication on the wiki, please contact me via email!

      June 26, 2013

    • Alex M.

      Nice write up from the original Richard :)

      June 30, 2013

  • Richard M.

    The new maps of the Crimson Boar Inn are now complete!

    1 · June 5, 2013

    • Richard M.

      Obsidian Portal seems to distort the images when they are opened in the OP map application, but not to worry--you can see proper versions of all of the maps right here on Meetup.com: http://www.meetup.com...­

      June 6, 2013

  • Richard M.

    Our home on Obsidian Portal is still growing and changing, but please come take a look at what we have done in years past -- and what GMs might be featuring in this year's tales!


    May 15, 2013

  • Crystal Blanton, Gamer's A.

    We at The Gamer's Armory are very excited to be hosting this Event again this year! If there is anything we can do to help, please let me know!

    2 · April 23, 2013

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