This Saturday is the Imagine Games & Hobbies 11th Annual Winnipeg Harvest Game Day. I’ve been running Gamma World the last couple of years there, but last year there was a TPK, so I figure that’s that for the ongoing Christmas-themed story I was building.
This year, I’m going to be running a Marvel Heroic Roleplaying game.
The madness of the Scarlet Witch has all but eliminated mutants worldwide. In the aftermath of M Day, the 198 remaining mutants gather at the Xavier Institute. The manned Sentinels of the O*N*E keep watch over the refugee camp that now surrounds the school, protecting humans and mutants from each other. Things are bleak â€“ mutants are now an endangered species, Charles Xavier is missing, and tensions between heroes and normal folks are increasing as the SHRA is being discussed in Congress. Cyclops and Emma Frost are trying to keep Xavierâ€™s dream alive, but even they begin to despair in the face of the uncertain future.
But all that is put aside for now. Christmas is tomorrow, and the remaining X-Men have decided that the mutant children in the school and in the camp deserve the best holiday their protectors can provide. And so a group of mutant heroes have gathered in the mansions great hall, drinking egg nog in front of the roaring fire, and wrapping presents.
What could possibly go wrong?
I’m using the characters from the newly released Civil War: X-Men supplement, so there are over thirty mutant characters for players to pick from. The villain of the piece was suggested to me by Cam Banks, and is one I wouldn’t have thought of on my own. It promises to be an exciting and Christmasy scenario!
Start time is 1:00 PM, and I expect the game will run 3-4 hours. You don’t need to bring anything down to play – I’ll have everything you need – but you must bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Winnipeg Harvest as your admission. The value of your donation also buys you special cheat points that you can use during the game for surprise bonuses. The more generous you are, the better the bonuses you can unlock!
Space is limited to six players, so if you want to guarantee a spot at the table, head on down to Imagine Games & Hobbies and sign up at the front desk.
Come play with me. It’ll be fun.