Against the Fae Queen (Session 1)
Will H runs for Alun R., Horst Wurst, Paul Rivers, and Puckett
1 year from now, the Fae Queen will make her return. 10 years from now, the only law of the world is caprice and cruelty as her Court divides humanity between them. The borders of the Twilight realms weaken and shatter and life will never be the same again. Unless the Resistance can set right what went wrong. Stepping from the future to NYC, 2022 via the Doorway Into Summer, the Operatives have one last, desperate chance to prevent the Queen's reign. An adaptation of Fate of the Faerie Queen by Shane.
Tales from the Low Cantrefs: The Rite of Spring (Session 1)
David Morrison runs for Anders, Dana Pena, Paul D., and Steven S.
We introduce the game, describe the village of Longhill, and meet our cast of characters. Jac the Blade, a sturdy young farm boy who works hard to support his family. Zéline the Door, the youngest of a large family who spends her time exploring the ancient tower on her family lands as strange magic stirs around her. Oren the Loom, a devoted son on the cusp of manhood, trained in the art of carpentry at his father's side. And Glyn the Cloak, a skilled young woodsman trained by an eccentric old woman in the way of the forest, with a mischievous streak. Jac and Zéline celebrate the impending wedding of their siblings, while Glyn consoles Oren with stolen pie after a romantic encounter goes awry. Meanwhile the bride-to-be enchants the party with her dancing...
Dungeon World: Nentir Vale (Session 1)
Blake Ryan runs for David Montgomery, Joe F, and Tim Leitner
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Hearts of Wulin: Wedding of Shadow and Gold (Session 2)
Lowell Francis runs for Austin C., Mona, and Paul D.
Our heroes arrive at the wedding and things get complicated quickly, but the arrival of a dangerous and uninvited wuxia legend lights the fuse that sets the event aflame.
Hearts of Wulin: Odyssey of Jade and Stars (Session 5)
David S. runs for Greg Fulford, José Feito, Max Airborne, and Steven S.
In the dead of winter, months after the conclusion of the battle at Heaven and Earth Temple, a dark and suspicious haunting plagues the lord of Blackwood Palace. Wu Dongshan, Zhou Jiang, and Cloud Crow team up to exorcise the ghost that has wormed its way into the palace, but uncover forbidden secrets along the way. Jiang's disappeared lover, a cursed opera mask, and a descent into hell all make appearances as we kick off our second story arc of the quarterly.
Star Wars Saturday
Apocalypse World: Burned Over (Session 1)
Rich Rogers runs for Alun R., Cody Eastlick, Sawyer Rankin, and Steven Watkins
On the ruddy streets of the Fallen City in Dathomir, a lone nightsister Brain-picker meets a lost nightbrother Vigilant and a kindly act by an Undaunted leads him into trouble as he tries to help a Volatile ally.
Stars in the Dark (Session 25)
Anders runs for Marc Majcher, Rich Rogers, and Steven Watkins
Bringing Guns to Bring People Together - The crew take on their first job since joining up with Val and Tycho, who are not in this episode. Instead Etema, Boko, and Bade go up to 1314 to pick up some weapons for their Rebel friends down on 1313. Mild hijinks ensue!
Magical Multiverse Tour
Cartel: New Capenna Rumble (Session 1 of 4)
Alexi S. runs for Chase Ordonis, Marc Majcher, and Sam Zimmerman
Welcome to New Capenna: gritty and glamorous, a metropolis built by long-gone angels, ruled by crimelord demons, and home to many striving gangs of upstart criminals—like our "heroes" for this series. In the first session, we meet Zephyr Feru the headstrong Hawk, Cormella Jean the slippery Spy, and Azazi the naive spouse. Lies, schemes, heists, and shootouts immediately ensue.
Gauntlet Reading Club
The Veil: A Master of Djinn (Session 1)
Steven S. runs for Ben Bond, Donogh, José Feito, and Lyra
The Gauntlet Reading Club starts our run of The Veil inspired by P. Djèlí Clark's A Master of Djinn, in which a cursed books causes trouble and Sadir becomes the most popular golem in Cairo.
Monsterhearts: Every Heart a Doorway (Session 6)
Steven S. runs for David Morrison, Kae, Marleigh, and Sabine V.
The Gauntlet Reading Club concludes our run of Avery Alder's Monsterhearts inspired by Seanan McGuire's Every Heart a Doorway. Evil twins and toothy cats. With half our characters in their darkest selves will our teens be able to band together to confront the monsters hunting them?
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