It’s a cruel, cruel summer

[Note: This is modified from posts to my gaming groups on Yahoo and Google.]

Battle in the tombs
The Necropolis

Fellow role-players, it was good to touch base with some of you last night. Since June has filled up so fast, I don’t know when and if we’ll get to playtest Dungeons & Dragons “Next” (5e), but I look forward to other upcoming games.

As you’ve all seen, on Sundays, Josh’s FATE 3e “Spelljammerspace fantasy miniseries is set to resume via Google+ and Tabletop Forge. We may skip Father’s Day, and Josh’s upcoming job change and move may affect this telecom group. We should eventually return to my “Vanished Lands” fantasy campaign.

On Mondays, Jason’s “Glassworks” face-to-face superhero scenario, using Cortex: Marvel Heroic Roleplaying, will continue at Brian’s place next Monday, 4 June 2012. It will alternate for the next few months with various short-term games, starting with Rich’s Pathfinder: Way of the Wicked evil module on June 11.

It now looks like we’ll get to Bruce’s Pathfinder adaptation of the sword-and-sorcery D20/OGL Conan sometime in July. While Brian, Josh, and I have additional ideas, we can wait. Thanks, James, for your patience regarding your D20 Call of Cthulhu and Pathfinder nautical one-shots. I’ve also been thinking about continuing the adventures of the Blackbird‘s crew in my FATE 3e “Vortex” space opera….

Saturdays in June will be just as busy, with seasonal festivals, movies (Snow White and the Huntman this coming Saturday), and potential houseguests. Note that Free RPG Day is June 16, and I hope to get to the Compleat Strategist in Boston and Pandemonium Books & Games in Cambridge for it. Depending on if we meet, that might also be a good date for a D&D5e/Next playtest.

Do you have any questions? Please remember to to stay in touch between sessions, so that we don’t eat too much into valuable role-playing time.

>>Boston-area campaigns, as of summer 2012:

>Gene D. 

-“Vortex” (space opera) using FATE 3e Starblazer Adventures/Mindjammer and Bulldogs

-“The Vanished Lands: the Uncommon Companions” (heroic fantasy) using Pathfinder, Skype, and an online dice roller 

-“The Vanished Lands: the Broken Chains” (Arabian-style fantasy) using FATE 3e Legends of Anglerre, Skype, and an online dice roller 

>Josh C. 

-“Spelljammer: the Show Must Go On” (space fantasy) using FATE 3e Legends of Anglerre, Google+ and Tabletop Forge 

>Jason E.R.

Glassworks” (street-level, Bronze Age superheroes, originally for DarkPages) using Cortex: Marvel Heroic Roleplaying

>James B.:

-D20 Call of Cthulhu (horror one-shot)

Pathfinder (nautical fantasy one-shot)

>Bruce K.: Pathfinder/D20 Conan (sword and sorcery)?

>Rich C.G.:

Way of the Wicked adventure path for Pathfinder

Arkham Horror (board game), Cthulhu Invictus (alternate history/horror)?

>Paul J. and Greg D.C.: FATE 3e Dresden Files (modern supernatural)