Update on Friday Night Games/HOV Activities

From: John
Sent on: Monday, November 22, 2010 7:13 AM
Hey guys, sorry I have not been terribly active this fall; it has been a crazy 
week, month?& season and my job and?family matters have kept me reeling.

Anyway, based on the feedback we have gotten from 2010, we have a few changes we 
plan to make in 2011.

1) We will be switching all our games to a?single system, and we have settled on 
Chaosium's BRP System, which Glenn brought to the August Gaming Meetup, and 
which we have been EXTREMELY impressed. It is percentile based, and uses 
essentially the same system as Call of Cthulhu,?ElfQuest/Ru­neQuest and Dark 
Heresy/Rogue Trader. I and?others have shown a strong preference for the ease of 
play for percentile based systems.?In addition, BRP has TONS of supplements that 
allow it to be reconfigured for any kind of game. They also offer a?FREE, LEGAL 
download of their basic system at the following web address.

http://catalog.ch...­
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This is ONLY regarding the Friday Night gaming, though we will likely bring some 
BRP adventures on Saturdays in the future.


2) Players have enjoyed playing a variety of different systems. However, many 
have mentioned that they miss being able to play a continuing character and to 
build their characters up. In response, we have decided to keep most of our 
Friday game sessions confined to a few games/settings using the BRP system. 
These will still be rotated to keep things fresh, but will allow for players to 
keep the same characters and enjoy them.

We have decided on the following 4 settings to start with;

1- Classic Advanced Dungeons & Dragons; We have found an EXCELLENT rules 
conversion for BRP from the 1st Edition AD&D, and plan to run a classic fantasy 
adventure campaign.

2- Modern Horror; This will be a continuation of the characters and concepts we 
introduced in Little Fears and continued (using Call of Cthulhu) in Teenage 
Terrors. It will pretty much be Call of Cthulhu, but will add additional rules 
for magic, powers, and will be much broader in scope than just Lovecraftian 
Horror. The players will be a group of young adults who are becoming hunters, 
similar to shows like Supernatural or Buffy/Angel, or games such as Hunter the 
Reckoning and other White Wolf games set in the World of Darkness.

3- Star Wars; No explanation needed here. We have found TONS of Star Wars 
supplements for BRP, and plan to run a game in the Knights of the New Republic 
setting, set a little over 1000 years after the events of the movies.

4- American Gods; This will be a mixture of Modern Horror and Super-Hero, in 
which the players take on the roles of various mythological deities who have no 
followers and have lost most of their powers. Now they have been offered a 
position as part of an elite group of government-sponsored­ superheroes, giving 
them a chance to step back into the limelight and regain their powers.


More information will follow as we finalize the details for 2011.
Black Sabbath
Bloody but Unbowed

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