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A Contest! Wait! What?

stickmantrophyYes, that’s right.  After a looooooong time, I’m cooking up a contest for Library Roleplay players.  I’m still ironing out the details, but everyone who shows up at the January 30th Character Creation event will get first crack at it.

All for One Special Event

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Welcome to a France that never was.

Join us Monday, January 30 at 6 pm for a special inaugural event for the new All For One: Regime Diabolique game.  Take a tour of 17th Century Paris. Learn the duties of a Musketeer. Create your hero for the story to come: Who are you? What drives you to be the hero you hope to become.

Teens ages 11-17 are welcome.  All materials provided. No experience necessary.  This is the perfect introduction for new players and anyone new to tabletop roleplaying.

All For One Library Roleplay

all-for-oneJoin us Monday, February 6 for our inaugural adventure in the world of All For One: Regime Diabolique.

If you’ve never participated in a tabletop roleplaying game experience, now is the perfect time to try.

Teens, ages 12 to 17 are welcome.  All materials provided.

Happy Holidays

Everyone has a favorite Christmas song. Here’s mine.

But these are the two that really bring me back to my childhood.

Yes, I grew up weird. Shocking.

Happy Holidays from me and mine to you and your’s, and heartfelt good wishes and hopes that 2017 is…easier on all of us than 2016 has been.  I’m looking forward to seeing all of you around the table next year for some swashbuckling fun!

Special Event Monday: Harry Potter Roleplaying

harrypotterJust a reminder, Monday Nov. 21st is Harry Potter Day at the Lewisville Public Library.  The day is filled with special, family-friendly events celebrating Potter fandom.  Rather than be a grumpy muggle, the Library Teen Roleplay program is embracing this whole heartedly.  And so we are thrilled to present yet another special event: Roleplaying in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

So if you love Harry Potter and roleplaying, you are in for a treat.  If you’ve never roleplayed before – I have to wonder why you are visiting this site – this is a perfect opportunity to try it out.  Bring a friend or a family member.  Dress up in your Hogwarts uniform.  Be sure to pack your wand and a draught of polyjuice and get ready for a great time with friends as you explore the wilds of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Players not only get to create their own Hogwarts student, but also get to help craft the adventure!  Madness, you say?  Lunacy?  Come and find out.

See you Monday!

 

Happy Halloween

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Did you have fun at our annual Halloween event? I hope so. Now you can download the Halloween Dark game, along with all the cards. This version is updated from the one we played, as your madcap efforts revealed some holes and flaws in the original design. This version fixes those. So get your friends together, grab some dice, and watch as them try to do each other in! Have fun! And thank you for coming out for the event.

Based on Graham Walmsley’s excellent Cthulhu Dark, Halloween Dark is a light hearted horror game where the players deal cards to steer themselves or their compatriots to safety or deeper into harm’s way, often with hilarious results.

You can also download Joyland, the horror story we played.

Happy Halloween, everyone!

Distant Early Warning

First of all, I want to thank everyone who came out for both or 7th Sea and Halloween events!  Judging by the enthusiasm, mayhem, and volume, both were rousing successes.  I also want to thank everyone who has been part of this program since the beginning.  We wouldn’t be where we are without all of you.

The reason I feel I need to do this is because…

It’s Our Anniversary

Believe it or not, this year marks our tenth anniversary of the Lewisville Library Teen Roleplay Program.  For 10 straight years, we’ve been firing up the imaginations of young men and women with a variety of magical, horrifying, and inspiring worlds of wonder.

What’s Next

Next year, we are going to do something we’ve never done before.  We are going to go back into our back catalog and revisit a game world.  Its a world with plenty of potential for heroic action, swashbuckling derring do, dramatic tragedy, and soul stirring horror.  Just the kind of stuff we love around here. What is it, you ask?  Mark your calendars!  Sharpen your swords!

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The year is 1636 and France is a troubled nation.

A great and terrible evil gnaws at its core.

Darkness stalks the land.

All that stands between chaos and order…

…are the King’s Musketeers.

This is the world of All For One: Régime Diabolique, a world of epic swashbuckling adventure and white knuckle horror.  You are members of King Louis XIII’s elite guard, the Musketeers.  In addition to the wild intrigues of the royal court and the machinations of the scheming Cardinal Richelieu, your duty is to protect the throne from dread horrors only whispered about.  Werewolves, vampires, witches, and other fiends stalk the land, preying on the weak, the innocent, and the naive.

Everyone says there is no such thing as monsters.  You know better, monsieur!

Explore a France of swashbuckling action, powerful magic, daring deeds, courtly intrigue, witty repartee, and vile monsters! The characters are France’s bravest and proudest defenders, the King’s Musketeers. Pitted against them is a plethora of corrupt nobles, black magicians, fell demons, and twisted secret societies.

Set at the height of power of Cardinal Richelieu and Louis XIII, All for One: Régime Diabolique mixes the action of literary works such as The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers with horror and intrigue to create a unique, vibrant setting.

Strap on your sword, salute the King, and prepare to cross swords with the creatures of darkness!

All for One: Regime Diabolique is a fantastic game by our friends at Triple Ace Games.  We last visited the Kingdom of France back in 2011.  This was actually the basis for the sample scenario we hosted at TLA in 2012.  Now we’re going back.  This time, we will be using the world’s intended game system: Ubiquity from Exile Game Studios.  This is the same system that powers such fantastic worlds as:

  • Hollow Earth Expedition (Exile Game Studios): Fighting Dinosaurs and Nazis in a race to the center of the Earth!
  • Leagues of Adventure (Triple Ace Games): Exploration and Steampunk science in the Age of Queen Victoria.
  • Desolation (Greymalkin Designs): Post Apocalyptic Fantasy

Get ready for a new world to explore in the new year!  
The adventure begins on Monday, January 16.