This week we'll be playing League of Extraordinary Gentlemen using the Night's Black Agents
Second game options: All Outta Bubblegum
Soft start at 6:30pm, and we'll definitely have the game(s) underway by 7pm.
If you RSVP but your plans change and you can't attend, that's fine but please let us know because it affects our planning on the night.
===== About League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Night's Black Agents =====
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a Genre-Busting serial comic series by writer Alan Moore and artist Kevin O'Neill. The League was originally envisioned as a Victorian Justice League of America, specifically as a Crisis Crossover of several iconic characters in Victorian-Era English literature teaming up to combat equally iconic villains from the popular fiction of the same era.
Night’s Black Agents brings the GUMSHOE engine to the spy thriller genre, combining the propulsive paranoia of movies like Ronin and The Bourne Identity with supernatural horror straight out of Bram Stoker. Investigation is crucial, but it never slows down the action, which explodes with expanded options for bone-crunching combat, high-tech tradecraft, and adrenaline-fueled chases.
Combining the two you will be playing spies from pop-culture from the last 20 years working for Queen and country to stop a nefarious plot from eventuating.
===== 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
===== 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