Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Wanted: Adventurers in Search of Treasure and Glory
I'm getting an "old school" style game ready. The system I have in mind is Autarch's Adventurer Conqueror King, previously reviewed on this site, or Goodman Games' Dungeon Crawl Classics also reviewed here.
I'd be running the game via Google Hangouts.We meet on alternate Mondays from 7 to 9:30ish in the evening, US/Canada eastern timezone.
As far as campaign pitch goes, I'm viewing a game set at what was once the farthest frontier of a once-great empire, now but a shadow of its former glory. I'm inspired by Emperor Honorius' words to the Roman government of Britain - "Look to your own defenses". It is a land (or island chain, depending on where the muse takes me) at the far end of a trade route. The wilds are full of vile beasts, brigands, etc. There are ruins of other outpost of the empire, ripe for the picking to those who are bold.
Perhaps more important than the game pitch is insuring compatibility with the group.We're all in our 30s or 40s, all married with careers and kids. Our days of being able to have 16-hour marathon games are behind us but we still like to get together for a good game. Sometimes we can be a little bit goofy so this is not the place to look for an epic tale exploring deep metaphysical questions as to the existential nature of humanity. It is a place for a good time as we get together, roll some (virtual) dice, and do battle with the forces of chaos in search of treasure and glory.
If you're interested, drop me a line via email, Google+, or in the comments.