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Title: Cockroaches of Burgundy's RPG Learn from the Gamemasters PWYF Team Fundraiser!
Post by: bboileau on March 26, 2018, 08:35:10 PM
Cockroaches of Burgundy's RPG Learn from the Gamemasters

Outside of games like Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder, there has been a renaissance of role playing games (RPGs) in the past few years. Newer systems are becoming more and more available from mainstream and indie publishers across the board, in a variety of genres and styles, giving newcomers and veterans alike fresh opportunities to imagine.

The Cockroaches of Burgundy are hosting a 12-week “Learn from the Gamemasters” course as a Play With Your Food Team Fundraiser. There are 6 RPG systems being covered as part of the fundraiser with a total of 12 game nights (2 sessions per system, each 2-4 Hours):

Session #1: Game Mechanics, World-Building, and Character Creation.
Session #2: System Review and Open Play to Learn the System as a GM and a Player.

The cost to register for each system is $20. There are 6 open spots for each system and an individual can sign up for the system(s) they like or register for the whole 12 weeks at a discount of $15 per system. Each individual will walk away with a folder filled with applicable quick reference guides, setting sheets, character sheets, and an outline of the play session. All materials needed to play the RPG will be brought by the Gamemaster teaching.

Location: Chewsday Challenge (unless otherwise stated)
How to Pay?: Give money to Brad Boileau (bboileau), Chad Boudreau (ChadBoudreau), or make a donation of the registration fee on our Team's Page here (https://www.canadahelps.org/en/pages/2018-pwyf-the-cockroaches-of-burgundy/).

Schedule:

Mutant Year Zero (https://www.modiphius.com/mutant.html) (Modiphius Entertainment) - Teacher: Chad Boudreau
Post-apocalyptic wreckage of the world; players play mutants trying to survive in a lethal wasteland. Session #1 (April 10th), Session #2 (April 17th)
1. prairieguy
2. Navem
3. dyobb
4. Breton
5. mrens
6.

Fate Core System (https://www.evilhat.com/home/fate-core/) (Evil Hat Productions) - Teacher: Brad Boileau
Genre and setting agnostic system that includes collaborative world/character building. Session #1 (April 24th), Session #2 (May 1st)
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6.


Tales from the Loop (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1192053011/tales-from-the-loop-roleplaying-in-the-80s-that-ne) (Modiphius Entertainment) - Teacher: Chad Boudreau
80s-based sci-fi, adventure roleplaying system in the vein of ET and Stranger Things. Player characters are children under the age of 15 defined, in part, by the 80s music they listen to. Session #1 (May 16th), Session #2 (June 4th)
1. prairieguy
2. bboileau
3. dyobb
4. Chris S.
5. Lareina C.
6. Christine M.

Dread (https://dreadthegame.wordpress.com/about-dread-the-game/) (The Impossible Dream) - Teacher: Brad Boileau
Horror-roleplaying heavy on theme and characters, with a twist - Jenga, no dice. Session #1 (May 22nd), Session #2 (May 29th)


Misspent Youth (http://misspentyouth.robertbohl.com/) (Robert Bohl/The Burning Wheel) - Teacher: Brad Boileau
Teenage rebellion in a screwed up sci-fi future, full of power struggle and fighting the man. Session #1 (June 26th), Session #2 (June 28th)
1. prairieguy
2. Navem #1
3. Navem #2
4. Navem #3
5. dyobb
6.

End of the World (https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/products/the-end-of-the-world/) (Fantasy Flight) - Teacher: Chad Boudreau
You play you in a realistically-bent game about surviving an apocalypse, of any kind! Dates TBD
Title: Re: Cockroaches of Burgundy's RPG Learn from the Gamemasters PWYF Team Fundraiser!
Post by: prairieguy on March 27, 2018, 06:37:21 AM
Are you doing this at Chewsday Brad and Chad?
Title: Re: Cockroaches of Burgundy's RPG Learn from the Gamemasters PWYF Team Fundraiser!
Post by: bboileau on March 27, 2018, 07:07:00 AM
 
Are you doing this at Chewsday Brad and Chad?

That is the overarching plan, but we will also give registrants or teams of registrants the opportunity to choose a different venue should they desire more privacy :)

CC is the primary plan!
Title: Re: Cockroaches of Burgundy's RPG Learn from the Gamemasters PWYF Team Fundraiser!
Post by: Lori on March 27, 2018, 08:18:48 AM
You should put this in the RPG area as well.
Title: Re: Cockroaches of Burgundy's RPG Learn from the Gamemasters PWYF Team Fundraiser!
Post by: bboileau on March 27, 2018, 11:44:10 AM
You should put this in the RPG area as well.

Will do!
Title: Re: Cockroaches of Burgundy's RPG Learn from the Gamemasters PWYF Team Fundraiser!
Post by: prairieguy on March 27, 2018, 11:49:18 AM
I will sign up for Mutant Year Zero, Tales from the Loop and Misspent Youth
Title: Re: Cockroaches of Burgundy's RPG Learn from the Gamemasters PWYF Team Fundraiser!
Post by: bboileau on March 27, 2018, 11:59:28 AM
I will sign up for Mutant Year Zero, Tales from the Loop and Misspent Youth

Sweet!
Title: Re: Cockroaches of Burgundy's RPG Learn from the Gamemasters PWYF Team Fundraiser!
Post by: R Newell on March 27, 2018, 04:15:49 PM
God I hate having moved from Regina sometimes...
Title: Re: Cockroaches of Burgundy's RPG Learn from the Gamemasters PWYF Team Fundraiser!
Post by: Lori on March 27, 2018, 05:30:19 PM
God I hate having moved from Regina sometimes...

We miss you too  :)
Title: Re: Cockroaches of Burgundy's RPG Learn from the Gamemasters PWYF Team Fundraiser!
Post by: ChadBoudreau on March 29, 2018, 12:38:41 PM
(http://www.modiphius.com/uploads/1/4/0/6/14062642/283071.jpeg?303)

SYSTEM: Mutant Year Zero
ORGANIZER: Chad Boudreau
SESSION 1: April 10
SESSION 2: April 17
PLAYERS: 6 max.
DETAILS: With Mutant Year Zero being the first in our "Learn from the Gamemasters" series I thought I'd share some additional information with you to get you excited for the experience. In Mutant Year Zero, the world as we know it is long gone. Players play the People, mutated residents of the Ark, which is a community built out of the debris of a civilization that is long dead. Why the civilization died and why the People are as they are is unknown to the People and what little you know of the world comes from The Elder. The Elder of your Ark is not like you. She is from the "time before" but even she wasn't around when the world started to die. The Elder has taught the People about the old ways but so much of what she tells is told to the Chroniclers of the Ark and not to People like you. But this is a truth you all know: The People will die and The Ark will be swallowed by the wasteland. It is only a matter of time. What is important then is what you do with the time you have.

In Part 1 of our session, players will collaboratively create player characters, defining not only player type and skills, but also relationships with other players and NPCs within the Ark. You will also collaboratively develop the Ark and your place within it. Through this process you will learn some of the basics of the Mutant Year Zero system. In Part 2, you will hold an Assembly and discuss what project should be undertaken for the Ark. (The Ark evolves throughout a campaign.) You will work on that project. You will also venture out into the Zone and play a complete encounter that will expose you to the various facets of the system, including travel, survival, exploration, negotiation, and, perhaps, even combat. Lastly, at the end of the session you will learn how experience is gained and used, and you will learn how many of the People perished in the Ark. (The wasteland is a harsh place that claims lives EVERY session. The Ark is literally on borrowed time.)
Title: Re: Cockroaches of Burgundy's RPG Learn from the Gamemasters PWYF Team Fundraiser!
Post by: Navem on March 29, 2018, 12:42:40 PM
This looks great! Please sign me up for Murant Year Zero and let me know if I need to bring anything other than a pencil.

Takes me back to playing Gamma World :)

I’m assuming starting at 630 at BP but also let me know if there is a diff plan.

Carlos
Title: Re: Cockroaches of Burgundy's RPG Learn from the Gamemasters PWYF Team Fundraiser!
Post by: bboileau on March 30, 2018, 04:33:33 PM
This looks great! Please sign me up for Murant Year Zero and let me know if I need to bring anything other than a pencil.

Takes me back to playing Gamma World :)

I’m assuming starting at 630 at BP but also let me know if there is a diff plan.

Carlos

Hi Carlos,

Excellent! Yes, we haven't explicitly established times yet, but 6:30 is a safe bet for now until we confirm. As for materials the nights of, the Gamemaster will bring everything you need.

Brad
Title: Re: Cockroaches of Burgundy's RPG Learn from the Gamemasters PWYF Team Fundraiser!
Post by: bboileau on March 31, 2018, 11:34:14 AM
Payment info has been updated on the main thread! Only 3 spots left for Mutant Year Zero starting on Tuesday April 10th!
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Post by: Navem on April 04, 2018, 11:32:17 AM
I made the donation this morning. Thanks again for setting this up!
Title: Re: Cockroaches of Burgundy's RPG Learn from the Gamemasters PWYF Team Fundraiser!
Post by: ChadBoudreau on April 04, 2018, 12:17:37 PM
The Mutant Year Zero sessions will be at Chewsday Challenge (Boston Pizza on north Albert Street), starting at 6:30pm.
Title: Re: Cockroaches of Burgundy's RPG Learn from the Gamemasters PWYF Team Fundraiser!
Post by: ChadBoudreau on April 05, 2018, 12:07:05 PM
Please add Breton to the Mutant Year Zero sessions.
Title: Re: Cockroaches of Burgundy's RPG Learn from the Gamemasters PWYF Team Fundraiser!
Post by: mrens on April 06, 2018, 08:37:52 AM
I’d like to try Mutant Year Zero. I’ll bring the donation to the first game.
Title: Re: Cockroaches of Burgundy's RPG Learn from the Gamemasters PWYF Team Fundraiser!
Post by: bboileau on April 06, 2018, 08:39:34 AM
I’d like to try Mutant Year Zero. I’ll bring the donation to the first game.

Perfect! I've added you to the list.
Title: Re: Cockroaches of Burgundy's RPG Learn from the Gamemasters PWYF Team Fundraiser!
Post by: ChadBoudreau on April 10, 2018, 09:13:27 AM
The first session of Mutant Year Zero RPG is this evening. We begin at 6:30pm. I hope to be there a few minutes early to set up. Just a reminder that you do not need to bring any supplies-- everything will be provided for you.
Title: Re: Cockroaches of Burgundy's RPG Learn from the Gamemasters PWYF Team Fundraiser!
Post by: bboileau on April 14, 2018, 04:41:01 PM
 I put my name down for Tales from the Loop!
Title: Re: Cockroaches of Burgundy's RPG Learn from the Gamemasters PWYF Team Fundraiser!
Post by: bboileau on April 22, 2018, 11:21:40 AM
Hi All,

I believe there is a lack of interest in the FATE CORE sessions, so these sessions will be cancelled for this coming Tuesday and the next Tuesday unless there is last minute interest and at least 3 individuals out of 6 sign-up.

Thanks for your interest in Mutant Year Zero RPG and that you will consider signing up for future sessions!

Brad
Title: Re: Cockroaches of Burgundy's RPG Learn from the Gamemasters PWYF Team Fundraiser!
Post by: bboileau on May 03, 2018, 07:10:07 AM
 :bump
Title: Re: Cockroaches of Burgundy's RPG Learn from the Gamemasters PWYF Team Fundraiser!
Post by: ChadBoudreau on May 06, 2018, 07:51:58 PM
Tales from the Loop RPG that was scheduled to being on Tuesday, May 8 is going to be postponed until a near, future date because of some commitments that came up for the organizer (me). I've been in touch with the players directly to reschedule.
Title: Re: Cockroaches of Burgundy's RPG Learn from the Gamemasters PWYF Team Fundraiser!
Post by: Navem on May 28, 2018, 06:48:12 PM
My two daughters and me are interested in Misspent Youth but they have finals June 19th.

Could we move both sessions to the next week? Maybe Tuesday 26th and Thursday 28th?
Title: Re: Cockroaches of Burgundy's RPG Learn from the Gamemasters PWYF Team Fundraiser!
Post by: bboileau on May 29, 2018, 05:28:37 PM
My two daughters and me are interested in Misspent Youth but they have finals June 19th.

Could we move both sessions to the next week? Maybe Tuesday 26th and Thursday 28th?

Hi Carlos,

It shouldn't be a problem, I'll check with Murray and confirm it works for him too. Thanks for the interest!

Brad
Title: Re: Cockroaches of Burgundy's RPG Learn from the Gamemasters PWYF Team Fundraiser!
Post by: prairieguy on May 30, 2018, 07:55:45 AM
That is fine with me Brad
Title: Re: Cockroaches of Burgundy's RPG Learn from the Gamemasters PWYF Team Fundraiser!
Post by: ChadBoudreau on June 01, 2018, 12:35:37 PM
The 2nd session of Tales from the Loop occurs on Monday, June 4. All the players have been contacted by other means but I wanted to post this so folks are aware that the Tales from the Loop session has started. Our first session was a lot of fun as the players developed their characters (10 - 15 year olds) and we discussed this version of the 1980s. We also listened to some 80s music, of course.
Title: Re: Cockroaches of Burgundy's RPG Learn from the Gamemasters PWYF Team Fundraiser!
Post by: ChadBoudreau on June 03, 2018, 06:54:33 PM
Hey there, Brad. Can you please add...
Chris S
Lareina C
Christine M
...to Tales from the Loop for the sake of scheduling accuracy.

Also, please remove the date for End of the World. The original schedule shows it starting this week but due to the date of Tales from the Loop being pushed back I am doing part 2 of Tales from the Loop this week, which means End of the World will be rescheduled for later in the month.
Title: Re: Cockroaches of Burgundy's RPG Learn from the Gamemasters PWYF Team Fundraiser!
Post by: bboileau on June 03, 2018, 09:07:35 PM
Hey there, Brad. Can you please add...
Chris S
Lareina C
Christine M
...to Tales from the Loop for the sake of scheduling accuracy.

Also, please remove the date for End of the World. The original schedule shows it starting this week but due to the date of Tales from the Loop being pushed back I am doing part 2 of Tales from the Loop this week, which means End of the World will be rescheduled for later in the month.

Done, updated.
Title: Re: Cockroaches of Burgundy's RPG Learn from the Gamemasters PWYF Team Fundraiser!
Post by: bboileau on June 04, 2018, 06:53:14 PM
Perfect, all is sorted and re-dated.

Carlos, where would you like to hold the second installment of Misspent Youth RPG? Is it just your daughters or are you also participating? Would a location like Boards and Beans or Boardgame Bistro work even if there is a $5 charge to play there?

Let me know. I will be promoting this Tuesday to fill the remaining spots.
Title: Re: Cockroaches of Burgundy's RPG Learn from the Gamemasters PWYF Team Fundraiser!
Post by: Navem on June 06, 2018, 09:53:52 PM
Sorry Brad missed that you had posted on the thread. Yes it will be me plus my two daughters  so three of us.

Any location for the Thursday night is fine with me even if there is a $5 charge.
Title: Re: Cockroaches of Burgundy's RPG Learn from the Gamemasters PWYF Team Fundraiser!
Post by: Navem on June 24, 2018, 11:50:49 AM
Morning!

Are we set this week for Misspent Youth?  If we are I’ll do the payment on the fundraiser page. Tuesday 630pm at BP? Then Thursday TBD?

Just a note you have me down on front page for 2 but there will be 3 of us.

Carlos

Title: Re: Cockroaches of Burgundy's RPG Learn from the Gamemasters PWYF Team Fundraiser!
Post by: bboileau on June 24, 2018, 11:55:58 AM
Morning!

Are we set this week for Misspent Youth?  If we are I’ll do the payment on the fundraiser page. Tuesday 630pm at BP? Then Thursday TBD?

Just a note you have me down on front page for 2 but there will be 3 of us.

Carlos

Hey Carlos,

Yes, we are all set to go! I'm excited to kick this off. 6:30 pm start on Tuesday is perfect and I feel the same is good for Thursday, but we can revisit that on Tuesday night with the group. The Board Game Bistro on Park is hosting a SaskGames night on Thursday so I was thinking that might be the best place.

I've corrected the main thread to show three for you :)

See you there!