As they’ve done for the past many years,Â Imagine Games & Hobbies is holding a charity game day to gather donations forÂ Winnipeg Harvest this Saturday, December 6. And, as I’ve done for the past few years, I will be running a Christmas-themed RPG session.
There are events all day long at the store, but my session will be starting at 1:00, and will run about four hours. Price for admission to anything and everything is a non-perishable food item dropped in the bin. For every $5.00 of food you donate, you also get a cheat token, which you can use during play ((Whatever you play.)) to skew things in your favour. That’s important, because there are prizes for most of the events. And they’re tasty prizes.
There will also be snacks.
And my game? It’s aÂ Firefly RPG scenario, like last year. The good people atÂ MWP have once again provided some support for the event: everyone who plays in the FireflyÂ game will get a code phrase that they can e-mail toÂ MWP to get a code for one of two .pdf books: Thrillin’ Heroics orÂ Things Don’t Go Smooth ((Both of these are great books. You want them.)).
What’s the scenario this year? Glad you asked!
Firefly RPG â€“ The Feast of Stephen
Some jobs are hard. Some are dirty. And some donâ€™t let you sleep much at night.
This job ainâ€™t nothinâ€™ like that.
Seems thereâ€™s a bunch of old ships that hitched themselves into a kinda skyplex up in the orbit of Tyrins. Fancy folk on that moon donâ€™t like it there â€“ itâ€™s full of refugees from failed colonies on the Rim â€“ and theyâ€™re in the courts tryinâ€™ to get it towed away somewhere.
Meantime, you got a call from the Tyrin chief of police. He and his men are feelinâ€™ charitable, and want to pay you to take a care package up to the â€˜plex. Food, clothes, toys for the little ones, stuff like that. It beinâ€™ a festive time of year, and things lookinâ€™ bleak, they want to do somethinâ€™ nice for them poor folks.
Of course, itâ€™s gotta be by the hush. They got their jobs to think about. Thatâ€™s where you come in. Flesh, wine, and pine logs, youâ€™re beinâ€™ paid to bear them thither.
What could go wrong?
There’s a sign-up sheet atÂ Imagine that lets you reserve a spot in the game. It also lets you reserve your favourite Serenity crewmember. The earlier you sign up, the more choice you have.
C’mon down and play with me, and help supportÂ Winnipeg Harvest!