I’m GMing Zombie World @ Black Diamond Games in Concord, CA (Sat., Nov. 30th at 6pm)

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Event Details:
Black Diamond Games
1950 Market St., Concord, CA 94520
Sat., Nov. 30 @ 6pm

Very pleased to be shining a little light on this nifty new title from Magpie Games (https://www.magpiegames.com/)

Zombie World is a card-based tabletop roleplaying game of survivors fighting against the living and the dead for their own place in the world. The game is designed for easy, quick, and intense play. ZW supports 2-8 players, making it ideal for an Indie Night one-shot. Character death can, and will, occur!

In Zombie World, you take on the roles of ordinary people caught up in a zombie apocalypse, struggling to survive day after day, month after month, year after year, in a world destroyed by the restless dead. Maybe you’re just an accountant who took up a machete to keep her friends and family safe. Maybe you’re an escaped inmate trying to keep your criminal past a secret from your fellow survivors. Maybe you’re a soldier trying to lead and protect your whole enclave in this ruined world.

Zombie World has its roots in the Powered by the Apocalypse system used by tabletop RPGs like Apocalypse World, Monsterhearts, and Masks: A New Generation, but it takes that system in new directions, using special cards to generate characters, create situations, and resolve conflicts.

Important: priority will be given to folks who join the event on Facebook through the BDG Role Players group. I encourage all interested parties to come if you can’t sign up, but bring something along to play in case we need to accommodate more people! (Usually rules light stuff is best in these situations.)

As with other scheduled BDG events, on Indie Night there’s a $5 buy-in that is returned to you as store credit. (Always free to first timers, so come give it a try!)

I’m GMing Death of the Gilded Age @ Black Diamond Games in Concord, CA (Sat., Nov. 23th at 7pm)

GuildedAgePoster_FrontSmallEvent Details:
Black Diamond Games
1950 Market St., Concord, CA 94520
Sat., Nov. 23 @7pm

It’s the last great party, thrown by the last great host of the age. With sex, fame, wealth and reputation all in play, what will your host’s fate be when the last guest leaves?

The Death of the Gilded Age is an art nouveau fiction story-game for 2 or more players written by Nathan D. Paoletta (of World Wide Wrestling RPG fame).

The players attend the last great party of the age, thrown by a mysterious and complicated Host. During play, you use playing cards to guide the course of the party, ending up with the discovery of what happens to your Host and what memories of the Age he leaves behind. This game is casual and extremely easy to learn.

I’d say Gilded Age can comfortably support 5 or 6, but it is not complicated and I’ll bring the materials necessary to split tables.

If you’d like to check out Death of the Gilded Age or any of Nathan’s other games, feel free to check out his website: https://ndpdesign.com/

This is part of Black Diamond Games new Indie night. (They consider anything that’s not D&D to be Indie, so it’s a wide field of possible games.) I encourage all interested parties to come, but bring something along to play in case we need to split tables! Usually rules light stuff is best in these situations. As with other scheduled BDG events, on Indie Night there’s a $5 buy in that is returned to you as store credit. (Always free to first timers, so come give it a try!)

Priority goes to folks who sign up on the Black Diamond Games Facebook sub-page here: BDG Role Players.

Hope to see you there!

I’m GMing Fiasco @ Black Diamond Games in Concord, CA (Sat., Nov. 16th at 7pm)

fiasco-useEvent Details:
Black Diamond Games
1950 Market St., Concord, CA 94520
Sat., Nov. 16 @7pm

Fiasco, the game of poor impulse control, and even poorer decisions, is a great introduction to the world of indie games. Imagine getting to play inside the world of a Coen Brothers film like Fargo or Raising Arizona and you’ve got the right idea. Content is typically R-rated, although we’ll have tools at the table to keep things from getting too out of hand.

I am more than happy to teach beginners! The game mechanics are very light, so it’s super easy to pick up, and there’s nothing to get in the way of the story-telling. Also, it’s ideal for one-shot play.

As some of you know, Fiasco is “gm-less,” but I find it’s good to have a facilitator on hand for new or less experienced players. If we are a player light, I’ll throw my hat in the ring to make sure the game goes.

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Has anyone seen this clown?

I’m currently leaning towards the Zany Town playset, which features the trials and tribulations of a troupe of circus clowns. It even comes with a cool handout where you get to draw your clown’s make-up!

This is part of Black Diamond Games new Indie night. (They consider anything that’s not D&D to be Indie, so it’s a wide field of possible games.) I encourage all interested parties to come, but bring something along to play in case we need to split tables! Usually rules light stuff is best in these situations. As with other scheduled BDG events, on Indie Night there’s a $5 buy in that is returned to you as store credit. (Always free to first timers, so come give it a try!)

Priority goes to folks who sign up on the Black Diamond Games Facebook sub-page, BDG Role Players.

Hope to see you there!