un-Official BSFFA Reunion
Who: BSFFAs. BSFFA alumns, active members, people who would occasionally hang out in the Tower but never actually joined. You're all welcome.
What: A get together at Gen Con for former BSFFAs to hang out, play old games from way back when, reminisce, and have a fun time with old geek friends. Bring out the RPGs we used to love but don't get to play (Mage: The Ascension, Changeling: The Dreaming, D&D 2ed, 3.x, etc.), the card games that used to eat our lives (Grave Robbers from Outerspace), and have a blast at a place we'd probably go to anyway.
Where: Gen Con, Indianapolis, IN
When: Some time between Weds, August 3 and Sat, August 6, 2011
Why: Because Nick and I meant to do it this year and I totally dropped the ball. Seriously, though, I had a blast seeing Justin, Robin, and Raina this weekend and a one hour dinner wasn't enough.
Holy crap that's amazing, what do I do now? Send an e-mail to alex (dot) w (dot) jacobs (at) gmail (dot) com with the subject line "BSFFA reunion." I'll send you an e-mail to join the Google Group where further discussion will take place. Pass this on to any other BSFFAs you know who'd be interested.
Old World of Darkness Books still for sale!http://shops.half.ebay.com/gwyn3_W0QQmZbooks
New books added every day!
All books as marked. Will consider trades - looking for Demon the Fallen, In Nomine, NEW World of Darkness, or Dark Ages: Vampire (source books only).
Most of these books are in great shape but all have been used and read. I'll not any books that have noteworthy things about their condition, but otherwise expect a book in good but used condition. ALL of them have my name in the upper right hand corner of the inside back cover.
I will ship - $5 s/h for the first book, $1 each additional. 10 or more books, pay actual cost of shipping TBD after address given.
Mage: the Ascension Collectors Edition, with slip case and "The Art of" book. NEW condition, except for my name in the upper right hand corner of the inside back cover.
Exalted: The Lunars
Kindred of the East (cover slightly scuffed, wear at corners)
Vampire: the Masquerade x 2
Vampire Storytellers Handbook
Mage: The Ascension
Mummy the Resurrection (oWoD)
Dark Ages: Mage
Vampire: the Requiem (wear at corners)
Guide to the Sabbat (VtM)
Caste Book Night (Exalted)
Caste Book Twilight (Exalted)
Caste Book Zenith (Exalted)
Mexico City by Night (VtM) x 3
Midnight Siege (VtM)
Midnight Circus (oWoD)
Nights of Prophecy (VtM)
Sins of the Blood (VtM)
Archons and Templars (VtM)
Gilded Cage (VtM)
New Orleans by Night (VtM 2nd ed)
Cairo by Night (VtM)
Outcasts: A Players Guide to Pariahs (oWod)
Laws of the Hunt (MET, near perfect, some wear on back cover, name in front cover)
Laws of the Night (Gray Book - MET, well used)
Princes Primer (MET or VtM)
Laws of the Night, Revised (well used)
Laws of the Night: Camarilla Guide (almost new)
Laws of the Night: Storyteller's Guide (new, only name in back cover)
Its almost time for war again. I am going to travel up at the beginning of August, and my previous inviation stands. Is anyone else going?
I am also putting together something special for the folks back at Beloit, and woulds love some imput if any of you guys want in on the surprize, but I can't tell from the website if their SCA chapter is still active.
|» Costume sale at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater|
Swing by the Stiemke Lobby
(please enter through the lobby doors)
Saturday, October 20th - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cash or Check only
Pilfer at will for a fantastic Halloween costume
Get expert costume advice from costume shop personnel
Rummage til you drop.
|» Madison people!|
Would anyone in Madison be willing to put me up for Friday and Saturday nights? I've got an interview on Saturday that I need to be in town for. |
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Haven’t been back to Beloit for a while?
Missing gaming after college?
Know we’re wrong about the year and want to let us know?
Then come to
BSFFA’s 30th Anniversary Reunion
Saturday October 6th, 1-4 pm
(during the Beloit Alumni Weekend)
Featuring refreshments, board games, role-playing games, and good company
Hosted by the current BSFFA classes of 2008-2011
RSVP to Caitlin Lill at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Kristen McCarthy at email@example.com
No later than October 1st
Know any friends who would be interested? Let them know it’s happening, please!
|» Off to War!|
Pennsic starts on the 27th, and I am going to head off to Pennsylvania on the first of August. Are any other BSFFA alums going to be there? I'd love to host a get-together at my camp.|
|» Operation Zoe - COMPLETED|
Zoe Skye Dachenbach, 12.36pm, 6lbs 11oz, Born Friday, Jan 12.|
|» Operation Zoe - Launch!|
For those who know her, Sandy's water broke this morning!|
Zoe is on her way! (Unless she turns out to be a he).
Updates as I get them!
|» Minds Eye Theatre Mage Play Testing|
Second Round of MET Awakening Playtesting!|
The first round of playtesting is over, and I don't think my rules were beaten up enough, so now I'm looking for more!
I am looking for live-action groups to assist in the second round of MET Awakening playtesting, which will last from about January 15th until February 15th. I would like to have a roughly even split between Camarilla groups (composed primarily of active LARP players within the Camarilla fan club) and non-Camarilla groups (composed primarily of non-Camarilla members or Camarilla members who primarily play non-Camarilla-sanctioned LARPs). One person would act as the lead, a point of contact between me and their group. There's a few things I would need from a lead:
1) NDAs. Every single person in the playtest group will have to sign a non-disclosure agreement with White Wolf, and the playtest materials will only be able to be shared with those who have signed this agreement, with the understanding these materials are considered subject to non-disclosure. (Note: if you were in the first round, you don't have to do this again).
2) Access to a copy of the Mage: The Awakening original book, as well as a copy of the Mind's Eye Theatre rulebook. Neither of these will be provided to you for the playtest.
3) Ability to keep to a timetable. The second round of playtesting is only four weeks long, and I would like for you to have (at least) a couple of playtest sessions as well as all feedback returned to me within that time.
4) Consistent e-mail access. Not only will all playtest materials be sent over email, but things may change during the playtesting round, and I may need to get in touch with the lead on short notice. Regular email access is a must.
5) ACTUAL PLAYTESTING. I don't need people to just read the manuscript and tell me their opinions. Right now, I need people to use the rules and tell me what actually works and what doesn't.
If you think your group might be interested, I'll need the following information for yourself or the person who will act as the playtesting lead for your group:
Best email address for contact:
Camarilla or non-Camarilla group (definitions above):
Potential size of group:
SPACE IS LIMITED. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested. If your group is selected, I will email you with the NDA and further instructions. Groups that provide good feedback will have their names listed as playtesters in the final book. Thank you very much for your time!
Eddy Webb, US2002021084
Freelancer, White Wolf Publishing
|» Milwuakee bound|
Hey fellow BSSFA alumni!|
I'm coming to Milwaukee for a convention in October.
I'd love to see y'all! Unfortunately, I don't have a car, but I *will* be having lunch at the Sheraton 4 Points Milwaukee Airport.
Sunday, Oct 29
The hotel address is 4747 South Howell Avenue, Milwaukee, WI, 53207
Hope to see y'all there! Please let me know if you'll be able to make it.
|» Wandering around|
I though that I'd say hi and try my hand at a blog. Things are going relatively well, even if they are more complicated than I would like. What do you think of my puppy who is currently looking forlornly out the back window, making an intermittent low moaning sound, and forcing me to endure his bad gas in my bedroom.|
|» Update again|
Sara is no longer in the ICU. She expects to be going home next week, but she's lost her cellphone, so you'll have to call her house. She asks me to thank all of you who called earlier in the week, but she'd like you to call again, as she was too out of it to remember that you had called. She promises to be more coherent this time, if you do call.|