So back in my junior year of college, I think it was, I was the president of my college gaming club and had a blast. After taking nearly two years off from school, I’m back on campus, and was asked to be president again for one semester so that the VP can focus on her busy schedule before assuming full stewardship in the spring when she’s assumedly less crazy busy. This worked out perfectly for me, as I’ll be graduating in December (by hook or by crook, goddammit!).
Super excited for the eight campaigns that my fellow guildies are putting on! Ebbs will be running a sequel to our long-running Warhammer Fantasy 3e game (incidentally, also from my junior year) and I will have the chance to play the long sought-after love interest of my old character, Morvael, who sacrificed himself for her sake at the campaign’s climax (though she did not return his feelings). This time I’ll be the High Elven Archmage Soraen, who is returning to the Old World as an envoy to warn the other kingdoms of the terrible atrocity that befell the White Tower in Ulthuan, with the burden of Morvael’s sword and death weighing heavily upon her.
I even added my name into the hat, even tho I swore I wouldn’t GM, just because I thought I might be able to find that “golden group” that really gets the kind of characters I want to see play, and grow from the tsunami of terrible things I throw at them. Here’s my pitch (with a not so original campaign name). The game is set in Jacqueline Carey’s world of The Sundering, since I find her cosmology and mythology just so well-wrought, but the cast of characters will be entirely original, as per my players. You can see the rest of the offerings here.
Type: Dark, Epic Fantasy
System: Burning Wheel
Gamemaster: Kat O.
Number of Players: 3-5
Open to Additional Players? Yes
Campaign Description: By fate or by choice, you have sold your soul to Sartoris, who has gifted you with vengeance in return. Now the Elves and Men of the Shining Ones are mounting a final offensive against your Dark Lord, and while he bides his strength for the last battle he needs you to do his bidding. But must you be doomed with him, or will you try and resist damnation and recover your soul? And at what cost, now?
The Burning Wheel is a fantasy roleplaying game in the tradition of Dungeons and Dragons. You gather together with your friends, sit around the kitchen table with dice, pencils, paper and books and play out fantastic stories. Sunday Afternoons.
Special Requirements: This is a story driven campaign and players will craft a detailed character backstory at the first session and delve deeply into the convictions and instincts that define your character. Players will be encouraged to communicate outside of the game to help build parts of their background and world. The system uses D6′s only and players can bring their own dice, though dice will be provided.
If you happen to live in the Springfield, OH area, I encourage you to stop by our guild meeting this Friday at 7pm! Get in touch with me and I’ll forward you all the pertinent info. Bring your dice and stick around afterwards, as we’ll be running Pathfinder and Hell on Earth Reloaded One Shots!