• Social Board Games @ Good Games Brisbane!

    Good Games Brisbane

    Visit http://www.brisbanegeeksocial.club and join our Facebook group at https://goo.gl/YuxNpz to talk about games and other such things about this event!! A common event our group holds involves board gaming of all sorts at Good Games! The venue has tables, usually shared with Magic players but nevertheless plenty of room! With good sportsmanship, we play all types of games from board games such as Catan, Pandemic, Munchkin etc to Card Games (such as Bang, Star Wars LCG) and miniatures (e.g. Star Trek Attack Wing). We bring a small library of games but most bring some to the event so there is usually a lot to choose from. Great thing about bringing a game or two is there are people you can play it with and have some good fun!! :-) Many people who come may bring a game that they have but have not had the people to play it with, so bringing it you can play it just so you can get a group together! You can also organise a large 2+ hour game! Make sure to post a comment about it and see if you can make a team beforehand, or wait until the day. Disclaimer: By giving a RSVP to this event you agree to abide by the BGSC Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct establishes a minimum standard of behaviour expected by those attending, so as to create a comfortable and fun atmosphere free of negative behaviour. The Code can be found on the Meetup group's main page and on Facebook. Any breaches will be noted and taken seriously by the BGSC Leadership Team.

  • RPGS@Toowong: Scum and Villainy

    Toowong Library (Meeting Room)

    Wheeling, dealing, blaster shooting, and high adventure among the stars; welcome to Scum and Villainy that is a recently released sci-fi adaptation of Blades in the Dark (the Forged in the Dark game mechanics). Instead of playing a gang of scoundrels vying to control the streets of a haunted industrial-city, you play a rag-tag crew trying to trying to make ends in a galaxy under the oppressive rule of the Galactic Hegemony. Scum and Villainy draws inspiration from Cowboy Bebop, Firefly, Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy, Lexx, the Killjoys etc. As such, there will be heists, criminal syndicates, warring noble families, dangerous aliens, strange mystics, and the ruins of lost civilizations to exploit for fun, profit, and survival. https://www.evilhat.com/home/scum-and-villainy/ This will be a mini-campaign of up to 10 fortnightly sessions and during first session, the players chose a ‘stardancer’, which is the spaceship of more discerning black-marketeers, smugglers, and blockade runners. They also developed their characters and shortly after a bribe went awry, found themselves imprisoned and their stardancer impounded. Due to the time sensitive nature of their onboard cargo, the crew employed impersonation, hacking, misdirection, and persuasion to socially finessed their way out of prison but who is to say if they can talk their way out of trouble twice? This will be our second session and returning players will receive preference since their familiarity with the rules speeds up the game and they can also help new players. Returning players, just join the waiting list and I will manually add you to the attendees list. New players are free to choose their playbook and develop a backstory prior to the game or select a pre-generated character upon arrival but our aim will always be to start playing shortly after 2pm. If you have any queries, hit the comments below and the playbooks can be downloaded here https://www.dropbox.com/s/hmvosm8y4dh90xk/ScumAndVillainy-Player_Sheets.pdf?dl=0

  • Weekly One-Shots: Elf Day

    New Farm Library

    Elf Day: From the creator of Fiasco, Jason Morningstar brings you Elf Day. Elf Day is their contribution for the 2018 Golden Cobras. Young students in the first year of the healing track at wizard school are presented with their first challenge - the gemectomy simulator. Who will rise to the occasion and who will wash out? And what’s the deal with Elf Day, anyway? Tags: Wizards, medicine, arts and crafts, creepy injustice, semi-larp/freeform Soft start: 6:30pm Hard start: 7:00pm (It's ok if you can't make it by 6:30pm, but we'll be starting play at 7pm sharp...ish) If you RSVP "yes", but your situation changes and you can't come, that's ok but please let us know. It affects our planning on the night. === About === In Elf Day your friends will take on the role of a student wizard practicing a common surgical procedure on an elf simulator. They’ll have a chance to interact with their fellow students and you as an instructor, and in the end they will pass or fail. There may be some ethical challenges along the way! (This game also teaches you how to perform an appendectomy, but shhh!) To find Jason's game and other contributions, head to Golden Cobra Challenge. http://www.goldencobra.org/ === About Weekly One-Shots === Weekly One-Shots is an opportunity for casual tabletop roleplaying, ideal for those who are into indie, story-based gaming, can't commit to long TRPG campaigns, or are too busy on weekends to game. We'll be playing a different game each week (more or less). It's casual, so if you see a game come up that looks like it's up your alley, and the meetup suits your schedule, come along! Also, if you want to request a game, or volunteer to run a game, please do so! Games played so far: Fiasco, Don't Rest Your Head, Dread, Everyone is John, 3:16 Carnage Among the Stars, Night's Black Agents, Shinobigami, Archipelago, 13th Age, Remember Tomorrow, Trail of Cthulhu, Poison'd, the Pool, the Forgotten, Lasers & Feelings, Protocol Game Series, Itras By, Polaris, Call of Cthulhu, Microscope, In a Wicked Age, Old Friends, Lady Blackbird, Apocalypse World, Durance, Dungeon World, Monster of the Week, Vast & Starlit, Primetime Adventures, Kingdom, The Quiet Year, Ghost Lines, SpyFi, Eden, Hearts Blazing, Misspent Youth, Inspectres, Follow, Classroom Deathmatch, Continuum, Cthulhu Dark, Trollbabe, One Last Job, Star Wars (d6), Bliss Stage, Scion, Over the Edge, Strange Gravity, So You Survived, Reflections, Dungeons & Dragons, Monsterhearts 2E, Bluebeard's Bride, Burning Wheel, Danger Patrol, Ryuutama, Swords Without Master, Epyllion, Eclipse Phase, Red Markets, Dusk City Outlaws, Companion's Tale, Uprising, Let's Be Dinosaurs === About one-shot tabletop roleplaying in general === • the whole game begins and ends in one session • no need to commit to attending every week: just pick the games that appeal to you, or the dates that suit your schedule • many one-shot systems are GM-less • emphasis on storytelling and improvised acting, rather than dice-rolling, resource allocation, and probability-based strategy • opportunity to sample lots of different gaming systems, genres, and gaming worlds

  • Social Board Games @ Good Games Brisbane!

    Good Games Brisbane

    Visit http://www.brisbanegeeksocial.club and join our Facebook group at https://goo.gl/YuxNpz to talk about games and other such things about this event!! A common event our group holds involves board gaming of all sorts at Good Games! The venue has tables, usually shared with Magic players but nevertheless plenty of room! With good sportsmanship, we play all types of games from board games such as Catan, Pandemic, Munchkin etc to Card Games (such as Bang, Star Wars LCG) and miniatures (e.g. Star Trek Attack Wing). We bring a small library of games but most bring some to the event so there is usually a lot to choose from. Great thing about bringing a game or two is there are people you can play it with and have some good fun!! :-) Many people who come may bring a game that they have but have not had the people to play it with, so bringing it you can play it just so you can get a group together! You can also organise a large 2+ hour game! Make sure to post a comment about it and see if you can make a team beforehand, or wait until the day. Disclaimer: By giving a RSVP to this event you agree to abide by the BGSC Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct establishes a minimum standard of behaviour expected by those attending, so as to create a comfortable and fun atmosphere free of negative behaviour. The Code can be found on the Meetup group's main page and on Facebook. Any breaches will be noted and taken seriously by the BGSC Leadership Team.

  • BGSC Social Sleuths (social deduction games night)

    This is a midweek games night for geeks that enjoy playing social deduction-type games (e.g. the Resistance, Ultimate Werewolf, One Night Revolution, Coup, Mafia, Are You the Cultist, Love Letter, Avalon etc) and the occasional murder mystery. I’ll always bring along at least one social deduction game and try to find an example of game play to post in the comments below. Please feel free to bring along further social deduction games, and to post examples of game play or ask questions in the comments below. Looking forward to sharing the table with some keen-minded social sleuths.

  • BGSC Book Club - 'Robot Dreams' by Isaac Asimov

    Do you love books? Find yourself transported several lightyears away reading that favourite novel of yours? Do you consider yourself a book worm? Or, a book worm of sorts? We are launching the Brisbane Geek Book Club, a book club that will meet monthly here in Brisbane! The book club will meet at various cafe's and other venues where we can discuss everything about our favourite books, what books we have read, share books, as well as the Book of the Month! The book club will encompass a relaxed atmosphere, where members can talk to eachother about books in general. As part of the event, the book of the month will be discussed, but will not be mandatory to attend. For those who did not read the book of the month, the discussion will be a good insight or review of the book in question. The book club will encompass books of various genres, from Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Historical Fiction, and even comics, it will be a great place to discuss your literary adventures with other like-minded book worms! Book of the Month! Each month, we we will be having a 'book of the month', which will be a book where members, if they want to join in on the book of the month, will be given a title to read between book club meetups. This meet-up we are discussing Robot Dreams by Isaac Asimov. Robot Dreams collects 21 of Isaac Asimov's short stories spanning the body of his fiction from the 1940s to the 1980s----exploring not only the future of technology, but the future of humanity's maturity and growth. The great thing is they're short stories so it encourages everyone to join in ☺️

  • The Ultimate Werewolf Legacy Experience – Prologue and Chapter 1

    Mowbray Park Ferry Terminal

    Ultimate Werewolf Legacy is a social deduction game that tells a story changing the game with every session. It is divided into five chapters, each covering a single year in the life of a 17th century American village with a werewolf problem. Each game, everyone will get secret role cards dividing them into the villagers and the werewolves teams. Each night the werewolves murder someone. Then, during the day the villagers must try to sniff out the secret werewolves in their midst so they can lynch them! It is a very simple game, and is perfect for everyone, whether new to board games or highly experienced. The game is at its best if you play through all five chapters, but it is possible for players to come and go depending on availability. Sessions have been scheduled for every two weeks, and if you plan to stick with the game to the end I recommend RSVPing to the following sessions as soon as possible. Due to the storytelling focus of the game, I will be making things a little atmospheric. Please feel free to dress up a bit for the occasion (you will be playing the role of 17th century American pilgrims). There won't be any substantial food on offer so please eat beforehand, but you are encouraged to bring some simple snacks to share. To add to the mystery of the event, the precise location is a secret. Your Host will meet you at precisely 7:30pm at the entrance to the Mowbray Park City Cat terminal. The game will take place somewhere only a two minute walk from that location. Numbers are strictly limited. If you say you are attending, it is very important you do so. If your availability changes, please ensure you mark this so that people on the waitlist can attend. There is also a minimum number required to play the game (9), and if we don't reach this number by the morning of the game I will cancel, sending out a notification.

  • BGSC Social Sleuths (social deduction games night)

    This is a midweek games night for geeks that enjoy playing social deduction-type games (e.g. the Resistance, Ultimate Werewolf, One Night Revolution, Coup, Mafia, Are You the Cultist, Love Letter, Avalon etc) and the occasional murder mystery. I’ll always bring along at least one social deduction game and try to find an example of game play to post in the comments below. Please feel free to bring along further social deduction games, and to post examples of game play or ask questions in the comments below. Looking forward to sharing the table with some keen-minded social sleuths.

  • The Ultimate Werewolf Legacy Experience – Chapter 2

    Mowbray Park Ferry Terminal

    YOU ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND EVEN IF YOU MISSED CHAPTER ONE. Ultimate Werewolf Legacy is a social deduction game that tells a story changing the game with every session. It is divided into five chapters, each covering a single year in the life of a 17th century American village with a werewolf problem. Each game, everyone will get secret role cards dividing them into the villagers and the werewolves teams. Each night the werewolves murder someone. Then, during the day the villagers must try to sniff out the secret werewolves in their midst so they can lynch them! It is a very simple game, and is perfect for everyone, whether new to board games or highly experienced. The game is at its best if you play through all five chapters, but it is possible for players to come and go depending on availability. Sessions have been scheduled for every two weeks, and if you plan to stick with the game to the end I recommend RSVPing to the following sessions as soon as possible. Due to the storytelling focus of the game, I will be making things a little atmospheric. Please feel free to dress up a bit for the occasion (you will be playing the role of 17th century American pilgrims). There won't be any substantial food on offer so please eat beforehand, but you are encouraged to bring some simple snacks to share. To add to the mystery of the event, the precise location is a secret. Your Host will meet you at precisely 7:30pm at the entrance to the Mowbray Park City Cat terminal. The game will take place somewhere only a two minute walk from that location. Numbers are strictly limited. If you say you are attending, it is very important you do so. If your availability changes, please ensure you mark this so that people on the waitlist can attend. There is also a minimum number required to play the game (9), and if we don't reach this number by the morning of the game I will cancel, sending out a notification.

  • BGSC Social Sleuths (social deduction games night)

    This is a midweek games night for geeks that enjoy playing social deduction-type games (e.g. the Resistance, Ultimate Werewolf, One Night Revolution, Coup, Mafia, Are You the Cultist, Love Letter, Avalon etc) and the occasional murder mystery. I’ll always bring along at least one social deduction game and try to find an example of game play to post in the comments below. Please feel free to bring along further social deduction games, and to post examples of game play or ask questions in the comments below. Looking forward to sharing the table with some keen-minded social sleuths.