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Contest Winners

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You didn’t think I forgot to announce the winners of our 2017 Writing Contest, did you?  No sir, just a bit delayed what with everything else that’s going on.

The Winners

Ian — Honorable Mention
Ian gave us the tale of a woman whose live has been shaped by loss and black magick.

Brodie — 3rd Place
Brodie gave us a scavenger hunt waiting to be discovered.

Julian — 2nd Place
Julian gave us a Parisian cafe with a secret.

Sophia — 1st Place
Sophia gave us the tale of a Prince under a dread curse.

 

Meet the Judges

Paul “Wiggy” Wade-Williams
Wiggy is the Creative Director of Triple Ace Games and one of the creative minds behind All for One: Regime Diabolique (his name is on the cover, kids!).  He’s been a published author since 1998 and has written for Atlas Games, Eden Studios, Britannia Games Design, Kenzer & Co., Pinnacle Entertainment Group, Cubicle 7, and Green Ronin. He’s married and lives in the wild north of the UK, in the land of little ponies and constant wind.

Ed Wetterman
Ed is a teacher at College Station High School as well as one of the devious minds behind the Pinebox, Texas and East Texas University setting for Pinnacle Entertainment’s Savage Worlds game.  In addition to his game design work for Pinnacle and Reality Blurs, Ed has written many articles and short stories including The Witch of Linda Lane for Buried Tales of Pinebox, and Hellfighter for Pinnacle.


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.


Well ain’t that something…

We also hear more and more from parents, educators, and mental health professionals who encourage Dungeons & Dragons because it’s not screen-time. The game’s about social interaction that builds certain skills like teamwork. Kids get an experience that they want to play and they get to tell stories and come up with amazing ideas. It doesn’t feel like learning or the normal things schools would shove down your throat. It’s gone full circle from a thing that was even demonized to something that’s now lionized.

— Greg Tito, Communications Manager, Wizards of the Coast

Emphasis mine. I’m just gonna leave this here for anyone who might wander by.

Here’s the article.

BTW, Stranger Things is great but definitely in PG-13 territory.  Parents take note.


September Special Event!

On September 19th, join us for a very special teen roleplaying session where we will leap from the rooftops, swing from the chandeliers, and cross swords with the most dastardly villains imaginable. That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, we are going to introduce you to the weird, wonderful world of 7th Sea.

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7th Sea is a different kind of roleplaying game. It is collaborative storytelling at its finest. In 7th Sea, you don’t ask whether you succeed or fail at a task. You only need to decide how awesome you want to be. It is a very different play experience from what we’ve offered before in the teen roleplaying program, and probably different from what you’ve experienced in the past.

Curious? Come on out, grab a character and prepare yourself for a whirlwind of action, romance, and mystery. Prepare yourself…for 7th Sea!

7th Sea is a tabletop roleplaying game of swashbuckling and intrigue, exploration and adventure, taking place on the continent of Théah, a land of magic and mystery inspired by our own Europe.

Players take the roles of heroes thrown into global conspiracies and sinister plots, exploring ancient ruins of a race long vanished and protecting the rightful kings and queens of Théah from murderous villains. It is a world of sharp blades and sharp wits, where a cutting retort can be just as deadly as a sword’s point.

For more information, visit 7thsea.com


E. Gary Gygax, 1938-2008

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the death of the grandfather of the roleplaying hobby.  He is perhaps best known as the co-creator of the Dungeons and Dragons game, the co-founder of TSR Hobbies, Inc., the author of the Gord the Rogue novels, and the creator of the world of Greyhawk and a multitude of fantastic characters.  But prior to the RPG craze, he was an avid wargamer and author of nearly a dozen different tabletop wargames and scenarios.

He is missed.  Rest well, Gary.