You have travelled for many days, leaving the Realm and entering into the wilder area of the Borderlands. Farms and towns have become less frequent and travellers few. The road has climbed higher as you enter the forested and mountainous country.
…so begins the infamous Keep on the Borderlands. Thousands if not millions of adventurers have cut there teeth in this fell country. Many have fought and died against the sinister forces of Chaos. Some have made their fortunes here too.
Keep on the Borderlands was an adventure included in the original Dungeons and Dragons Basic Set, way back in 1979. It was written by one of the game’s creators, Gary Gygax, expressly to be an introduction to fantasy adventure roleplaying. Just about anyone who picked up a set of dice between 1979 and 1986 lost a character in the forbidding Caves of Chaos, and many more continue to this very day, in over four different iterations of the Dungeons and Dragons game.
Due to the city of Lewisville’s holiday schedule, the All for One roleplaying game goes on hiatus after Monday’s game and will not resume until February. Meanwhile, the Rhül: Conquest of the New World game has been shelved indefinitely. So in January, we will be running a special roleplaying event: The Keep on the Borderlands. In keeping with tradition, we will be using the original Dungeons and Dragons rules from that era: quick, simple, and lightning fast. Will you be a mighty fighter? A cunning thief? An aloof elf or cantankerous dwarf? Or will you be a wily magic-user. So prepare to roll up a quick character and adventure in a place whose history goes back as far as roleplaying itself (almost, anyway). But a word of warning: don’t get too attached to him or her. Fate is a fickle thing when Chaos is involved.
All for One: Regime Diabolique is reserved for teens, ages 12 to 17.
A Note to Players and Parents: due to a conflicts with the city of Lewisville holiday schedule, this will be the last All for One game until the first Monday in February. As it is the holiday season, there will be treats. So please come out and join us for the last game of the year.
It is with great disappointment that I announce the end of our Rhül: Conquest of the New World game. Due to scheduling conflicts, Alex can no longer act as GM for the game. We are sad to see him go and wish him nothing but the best. He gave us two years of hard work on Rhül and we appreciate every game session. Thanks again, Alex!
So where do we go from here. We are currently exploring some possibilities at this time, so keep your eyes peeled to this blog (or our Facebook page) for any announcements. In the meantime, Tom will be running a few special games during the month of January to fill the gap until we are ready to make a final announcement.
Thanks to all of you who came out for Rhül. We are glad you enjoyed the experience. And hopefully this is not the last we’ll hear from Alex!