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.


Fire in the Hole

In a single stroke, Pratt’s Legions are poised to strike a crippling blow against Emperor Xo, but at the cost of perhaps thousands of lives. Will you let their attack succeed, or will you manage to diffuse the elemental bomb in time?

Join us for Warlords of Aros, Monday, April 4, 6 pm at the Lewisville Public Library.

Special Announcement for Monday

We will be filming portions of this session of Warlords of Aros for our presentation at the Texas Library Association Conference in April.  Look sharp, and please let your parents know.  If they have any concerns, please have them contact Elizabeth Hanisian or myself.

Join us for Warlords of Aros,
Monday, March 21st, 6 pm at the Lewisville Public Library.

On the Block

E. Gary Gygax, 1938-2008

When your friend went missing on the way to the bank, you knew there was trouble afoot in Golad.  Now you must outbid the worst of the city’s villains if you are to rescue him.  Things were going your way…until the entourage from Dis arrived.

Join us for Warlords of Aros,
Monday, March 7th, 6 pm at the Lewisville Public Library.

Roadmap to the Apocalypse

So in the interest in keeping everyone updated with how things are playing out, I wanted to touch on some broad calendar things going on with the Warlords of Aros game.  February sure went out with a whimper, but all those snow days, plus holidays, plus contests, have put a bit of a hiccup in the original roadmap.  So I wanted to review it.

March 7: Battle with the Chimera

March 21: Filming for TLA presentation (and game, of course!)

April 4: Kate’s Contest Winning Adventure!

June 6: Apocalypse! Ready or not, here it comes!

Tower of Nightmares

Something is amiss at the Collegium tower in Leoss. But the real nightmare begins beyond its mighty doors.

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

The Gates of Leoss

For a century, the Empire of Aros has maintained control of the Western Marches through strict disciplined military control. But as the empire begins to fracture, the cracks of discord begin to show themselves. The heroes have traveled the hard, dusty road to Leoss, the empire’s largest stronghold in the Western Marches. But will they find the answers they seek, or will martial intrigue and gang violence keep them from their task?

Join us for Warlords of Aros,
Monday, November 15th, 6 pm at the Lewisville Public Library.