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CARPS December 2019

Central Action Role-Playing Society
We are a high-fantasy LARP (Live Action Role-Playing) group that is currently based in Southeast Michigan. You may already be familiar with tabletop role-playing games (RPGs) such as Dungeons and Dragons or White Wolf products. If you are, the difference between an RPG and a LARP is that RPGs consist of half a dozen or so players sitting around a kitchen table with dice and a single Game Master, whereas a LARP is a cross between an elaborate theatre production, live combat, and a hike in the woods. LARPs such as ours have costuming, boffer weapons, and dozens of players whose actions influence not only what you can accomplish but the course of an entire fantasy world. If you aren’t, well, them’s the basics.

Greetings to all new and prospective players! As always, your first event is free, with a free rewrite should you decide you would rather play a different sort of character or have a different set of skills. (You must be 18 to play.)

 

Dice Tales: Nightfall

Presenting the eleventh live session of our continuing fundraiser campaign, Straight Outta the Forgotten Realms. Come watch local performers Brad Systma, Cari Scholtens, Chuck Fortenbacher, Liz Brand, and Ross Johnson gather around the table of Gamemaster Brooke Heintz in this live tabletop RP event. This performative evening of fast-paced RP will bring you hours of laughter, thrills, might & magic, and of course, dramatic dice-slinging!

The plot thickens in Sembia, as the Children of Destiny try to escape from the clutches of the cult of Shar, goddess of loss, darkness, and secrets: all of which lie ahead for our heroes, who face their greatest challenge yet.

Dice Tales is brought to you by Character Case and Gaming Paper, with music and sound F/X by Syrinscape. All proceeds benefit Dog Story Theater. Entry is a suggested donation of $10.

2018 Winter Year in Review

These Year in Reviews are not, what I call, official “reviews”. They are a series of musings, learned lessons and stories of what I experienced through out the year. Of course, reviews are featured but they are blended in with everything. It’s a director’s commentary of my adventures during the year of 2018 in the Michigan Geek Scene. Continue reading 2018 Winter Year in Review

Shiver Me Timbers 2019

Ahoy, me Hearties! Batten down them hatches, the Brethren be at it again!! Come join us for our Annual Shiver Me Timbers winter gala!

This year we be keepin it the same as last year wit a few tweaks. We dun signed dem articles again with Woodshire in downtown Fowlerville. We be open from noon-5pm at Woodshire fer yer shoppin pleasure. Thar be shoppin, food, fun, dancing, & music all in one day. So weigh anchor, hoist the mizzen, and splice the main brace! Come and join us for a bit of fun. This be an open event so ye may invite anyone ta join us.

Kids under 15 are always free and should stay no later than 9pm. This is a piratical & steampunk garb event. We welcome sea bound pirates as well as airship pirates! A pirate be a pirate no matter luv.

WinterCon 2019

Metro Detroit Gamers (MDG)
In conjunction with
Oakland University Board Game Club (OUBGC)
proudly presents

Michigan’s Coolest Day of Gaming Fun!
WinterCon 2019 Gaming Extravaganza

Saturday, March 9th
Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan
Oakland Center Banquet Rooms (2nd floor)
(2nd floor near West Oakland Center Entrance)
Oakland University is about 1-2 miles East of I-75
(University Drive exit)

Doors open at 8:00 am
Gaming Events start at 9 am
Gaming continues until 11 pm

Adult Admission: $15
Youth Admission*: $10
*age 16 & under when accompanied by a paid adult.

Game events for all types of enthusiasts:
Board Games
Tabletop Miniature Battles
Role Playing Games
Puffing Billy (Railroad) Games

Paint and Take Miniature Painting