System: 13th Age Glorantha
GM: Newt Newport
Why is your adventurer going to Orlanth Heights?
Is it to visit the Puppet Troupe Shrine?
Perhaps you are a Troll checking out the rumours of a Lead Mine on this hillside?
Do you seek Sorcerer’s Tower that is built on its edge?
Or perhaps you just want to get to its vantage point and throw magic stones across the gorge at the fort of the hated Lunars.
There are many reasons to go to the sacred cliffside that is Orlanth Heights. In this 13th Age Glorantha adventure, you will explore them.
No experience of Glorantha or 13th Age required. This adventure is designed as a straightforward introduction to both setting and system.
Glorantha is a psychedelic mythological fantasy setting, with more in common with Ancient Bronze Age than the Medieval Period. For more information visit its dedicated web site.
13th Age is Jonathan Tweet’s (3rd Edition D&D ) and Rob Heinsoo’s (4th Edition D&D) love letter to D&D. As well as the familiar classes, levels, armour classes and hit points, it has many rulings that make it a more story focused narrative game.
13th Age Glorantha mixes the two together. Its probably the most accessible version of Glorantha produced, with a system familiar to D&D fans adapted to tap into Glorantha’s exciting themes, such as fighting chaos horrors and going on magical Hero Quests.
Produced by the fine people who publish Call of Cthulhu, Chaosium Inc, this review on the Gnome Stew blog gives a more comprehensive rundown of the game.
System: Only War
GM: Roderick Hamilton
Citizens of Vuultath IX! What have YOU done for your Emperor?
Join the PLANETARY DEFENCE FORCE and CRUSH HIS ENEMIES!
– Gain New Skills!
– Make New Friends!
– Learn to Fight!
– Free Uniform!
+++Defend Proud Vuultath from the Enemies of Mankind!+++
The Emperor Protects will use the Only War system to give you a taste of life as an ordinary human in the vast Warhammer 40,000 universe.
You will play citizen-soldiers of a small market town on one of the innumerable worlds in the Imperium, rising to the defence of your neighbours as a shadow falls across your world.
The odds will be long. The price of failure immense. But you will show the citizens of Vuultath that The Emperor Protects.
“To be a man in such times is to be one amongst untold billions. It is to live in the cruellest and most bloody regime imaginable. These are the tales of those times. Forget the power of technology and science, for so much has been forgotten, never to be re-learned. Forget the promise of progress and understanding, for in the grim dark future there is only war. There is no peace amongst the stars, only an eternity of carnage and slaughter, and the laughter of thirsting gods.”
Only War uses a percentile system for easily adapted combat, and The Emperor Protects will include streamlined rules in order to keep the story moving quickly. Players can expect some interaction and investigation, along with tactical planning and deadly, deadly combat.
Here we go movers and groovers, this month’s meetups player allocation to games.
||Bad King John
||Greenwood of the Fey Sovereign
||Dungeon Crawl Classics
OK as you can see attendance is way down this month, and there may have to be some moving around of players on the day. BUT if you’ve not presigned and are coming, please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I’ll put you in a game, which will help us immensely. Also games may fill up with walk-ins on the day.
All the games are going to be held on the big round tables upstairs at Fanboy 3, so see you there on Sunday 1pm-5pm 🙂
You can now sign up for Go Play Manchester II on Sunday 10 Feb 2019 and choose the game you want to play.
1. Review the available games.
2. Fill in and submit the following form, and enter your 1st and 2nd choice of games.
3. Notification of who is booked into what game will be published on the Friday, 8 Feb, before the event on the website. In the very unlikely event that you don’t get your 1st or 2nd choice, I will contact you via email to discuss possibilities, prior to the final allocation of games.
4. If you change your mind about coming to the event, please let the organiser (Newt) now via the contact form. This way I can free up your space in the game that you have chosen.
5. Please remember that there is a £2 fee, to help the venue cover costs, payable on the day.
Any questions? Get in touch.
Look forward to seeing you on the day!