The Feud – A Parsec Space Scavenger One(ish)-Shot

“The Belt of Gold; that’s what some have taken to calling it. And true enough, they ain’t wrong about the credits there are to be made in the Asteroid Belt floating there like a string of pearls between the rocky inner planets and the great gas giants stretching to the outer reaches of the Sol system. But that can be wealth hard come by and no mistake. Working amongst that sea of rocks can be dangerously inhospitable on the smoothest of jobs. And to make things even more interesting, the promise of such riches has drawn plenty of competition for the bold prospector. It’s a lawless place, far from the populated trappings of order and civilization seen on the inner worlds. Such circumstances attracts all sorts of unsavory folk, those who wouldn’t think twice about draining your tanks as you sleep and taking the hard won fruits of your toil as their own. Of all those scoundrels and blackguards though, there ain’t none as foul and dark hearted as the McCreedy clan. We try to steer clear of those despicable villains, but they still seem to pop up when least expected or desired. But the Clarks ain’t a family to frightened off from their livelihood, and so we labor on.”

The Feud is a gritty sci-fi one-shot/short campaign about bad blood so black it likely can’t be made clean again. The PCs are members of the Clark family, a small mom and pop prospecting operation trying to scrape a living out in the Asteroid belt. But it seems their rivals the McCreedy’s are always two steps behind them, or more often than preferred a step ahead, making their gains all the more bloodily won. Only time will tell which side will come out on top.

The game will be run using the Parsec system and setting (maybe loosely on the setting side). It is an easy to learn, light, narrative and story driven game. It is structured in a manner such that the players individual and group goals, secrets, motivations, and shortcomings not only drive the plot and action, but also character advancement. I am planning on this time to have pre-gen characters, but am flexible on this in whole or part depending on player interest.

I would like to start running this sometime in mid to late October. I will host at my place in Silver Spring (just north of the Beltway, 1 mile from the Forest Glen metro stop). I am flexible on date, day, and time (I work a pretty typical day job and am open to weekend play at least in the short term of this one(ish)-shot), though I put a date and time on there for now to make things more solid. I see the game taking maybe 2-4 sessions at first guess, about 3-5 hours at a swing depending on the day.

My ultimate goal here is to run an engaging and fun game for all involved. Secondarily, I would like to meet some new folks in the area with similar playing styles and setting/thematic interests who may be into getting at least a semi-regular thing going after the one-shot is up.

Note I will likely post this in a few different tabletop meetup groups for increased exposure.

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  • Dylan

    A good time! Thanks, Nick!

    October 19, 2013

  • Mathias

    Sounds fun! If you have any more space, I'd be game...

    October 16, 2013

    • Nick

      Your in if you want.

      October 16, 2013

    • Mathias

      Cool. Just sent you an email....

      October 17, 2013

  • Nick


    Even though this event is here marked FULL (I think...), I would still take another couple of players. Just state your interest here until Jim gives us some more slots.

    October 15, 2013

  • Jim

    Nick, I went ahead and tossed this to the main page, and throttled attendance to 3 (don't want to overbook if you're advertising in other forums as well).

    September 15, 2013

    • Nick

      Sounds good, Jim. We will see how it goes for a couple weeks and if needs be we can add a slot or two.

      September 16, 2013

    • Nick

      Hey Jim, I have had no other RSVPs from other sites, can we add another slot or two here for anyone last minute?

      October 14, 2013

  • Brad

    In space, no one can hear your banjo duel.

    September 23, 2013

  • Dylan

    Looks like an interesting setting, and the Parsec reviews online seem promising. Sign me up!

    September 15, 2013

  • Nick changed the location to My House

    September 15, 2013

  • Nick changed the date and time to Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    September 15, 2013

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