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Previously… on Go Play Brisbane

November 16, 2009 Leave a comment

The last time we held this gathering, people brought along a great stack of games to share. Just to whet your appetite, this is a small taste.

Dash-in Dungeons
Designed by Brisbane local, Mark McPherson, Dash-in Dungeons is a card-based RPG that can be played in an hour. Mark brought the deluxe set with him, more than enough for three hours of solid dungeoneering. You can find out more about Dash-in Dungeons here.

“Escape from Brisbane” – Anarcho Australis
Found somewhere in the dark corners of the web, this is an old gem of a game that was brought to the table by Brisbane’s RPG librarian, Peter Blake. He tweaked it just nicely to run an adventure set here in Brisbane, with all the flavour of Escape from New York.

Space Rat
Another Australian title, this time by Nathan Russell, was the comedy hit of my morning. Everyone played Femme Babes, eager to win the attention of Jack Cosmos through daring acts of bravery and adventure. I haven’t had this many laughs at a game table for a long while. Find out more here.

Were you at the last Go Play Brisbane? Did you play in one of these games? Drop a comment below and tell us about it.

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Call for games

November 3, 2009 3 comments

Do you have an indie game that you want to run for a single session?  Then register it today.  Here are the requirements.

Must use a game that is self-published. Or you can hack the game so that it’s just the system but with another setting.  For example, you might want to run a game in the Star Wars Universe with the Dogs In the Vineyard rules.  That would be OK.

Sessions are three to four hours. Since this is a one-day event from 9am to 5pm, that’s about all we can squeeze in and still have a break for lunch.  If you’re keen to run an all-day session of a single game, cool.  Manage your own breaks, though.

You’re reliable. This means only that you come along and run the games you offered, knowing the rules well enough to run the game.

Playtests welcome. If you’re working on a game and want some convention-style playtesting, make it clear so that potential players know what they’re getting into.

Submit your game in the comments of this message.  Include all the necessary information, as seen in this example.

Title: Poison’d

GM Name: Andrew Smith

Setting: Poison’d

Players: 4 to 6

Overview: In this the Year of Our Lord 1701, did end the bloody career of the pirate Captain Jonathan Abraham Pallor, called Brimstone Jack. He did not die on the gallows, nor by the sword, nor shot in two by cannon. He died of poison, administered to him by his cook, an assassin under the King’s orders. This is what happened next.

Other info: Mature gamers only!  Very much so!
Put your game in the comments of this post.  After I’ve reviewed it, it’ll be added to the Games page of this site.
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Tentative dates for 2010

November 3, 2009 Leave a comment

Reach for your calendar and mark these dates for Go Play Brisbane.

20th March 2010

17th July 2010

And for the very particular, at this stage we’re going from 9am to 5pm.

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