Archive for June, 2011

All For One rollout schedule…

Over the next month, we will begin to roll out our newest world of imagination: All For One: Règime Diabolique.  Unlike Warlords of Aros, this is not a homespun game world, but rather an award winning game masterfully created by our friends at Triple Ace Games.  As a huge fan of the swashbuckling genre, I’ve been looking forward to the switch for awhile now.  While All For One: Règime Diabolique will continue to use the Savage Worlds rules system (that’s right, you quiet savages following along with the home edition, we’re converting it!), it will involve brand new characters.  We also have a special event in the mix, so with that in mind, here is the projected schedule for July and August:

June 27: Rhül: Conquest of the New World

July 4: Independence Day, Library Closed

July 11: Rhül: Conquest of the New World

July 18: All For One Character Creation Workshop

July 25: Rhül: Conquest of the New World

August 1: Miniature Figure Painting Workshop (special guest sponsors: Reaper Miniatures)

August 8: Rhül: Conquest of the New World

August 15: All For One: Règime Diabolique

August 22: Rhül: Conquest of the New World

August 29: Weird Paris Contest (details forthcoming)


And the winner is…

I had my doubts, but in the end, the heroes pulled it out against the reemergent Jovis.  Granted, the odds were heavily stacked against them, from the Titan’s ridiculously high statistics, to the fact he was being played by another player (a visiting alumni).  Things looked pretty grim for a round, until Exile and Ayumi executed their devious plan to turn the siege weaponry against the entity.  Yes, if 60 years of Kaiju movies have taught us anything, its that explosive ordinance can have interesting results against gigantic targets.  One well aimed shot with a trebuchet left the Titan blinded in one eye and seriously wounded.  From then it was only a matter of time before a killing blow was landed, driving Jovis back through the rift in time and space and ending the titans’ chance of return for another millennium (at least).  Congratulations to all the players who attended last night.  You earned your legendary rank this time.

I had hoped for a more dramatic body count, but unfortunately I was drawn away by other unfortunate events right in the midst of the tense finale.  And for that, I apologize to the attendees.  I hope the finale was fun and dramatic.  Next time, you won’t be so lucky.  ;)

And so, with that, we draw to a close the epic of Warlords of Aros.  Not all the questions were answerer: Who will rule the Empire? Are the Titans gone for good?  What about the Last Sentinel?  These questions are left for others to answer, at another table, in another game.  It’s been a good three year run, much longer than any of us had anticipated.  Thanks to everyone who attended and made their mark on Aros, and to all of you who have voiced support for the program and an interest in our home-grown sword and sorcery yarn.  What lies ahead for Aros remains to be seen.  To be sure, I’m not done with it.  But for now it is time to place that book upon the shelf and look to new stories and new heroes.

So tune in next time when we say, “En garde!” for the first time.

In the News…

It’s been a long time since our program made the papers.  On Monday, Elizabeth and I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Geoff Barton of the Ft. Worth Examiner.  Ever thorough, Geoff stuck around afterwards to observe the game and the enthusiasm (maybe dread?) of the players.  He has published a very nice profile on the program.  You can read it here.  We have also added a link in the Media section of the website.

Thanks for all the kind words, Geoff.

The End

This is the end
Beautiful friend
This is the end
My only friend, the end 
Of our elaborate plans, the end
Of everything that stands, the end
No safety or surprise, the end

– The Doors

On Monday, June 6, begins the first of the epic two part conclusion of the Warlords of Aros campaign.  It has been a long road, plagued by prophecy, that has brought you to this place.  As the stars align, three armies gather on the battlefield as foretold.  Who will you side with?  Emperor Xo, the Iron Maiden, or Pratt’s Legion.  Or will you throw in your lot with the Dark Host.  With the accounts of the prophecy unfulfilled, will mankind fall into chaos and be devoured by a returning darkness, or will you fight to be the beacon of light in the face of certain doom?

The choice is yours’ to make. Fate and destiny are in your hands.

Join us Monday, June 6 for Warlords of Aros.
6:00 pm at the Lewisville Public Library.

Additional Note: Geoff Barton from the Ft. Worth Examiner will be our guest Monday.  He is doing a piece on the program and will be observing the game.