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Shards of Magic
Cost: $0.00
Level: 0

First Session: Monday -- May 16th, 2016 -- 7:00 PM
[Eastern Time]

Approx. Length:

Shards of Magic A half-baked magic RPG by Brent P. Newhall and Arthur Vaccarino You live on shards of reality in a fantastic multiverse. Magic is new to your shard. You grew up part of a farming family; during your adolescence, magic began flowing into you, which caused a traumatic experience (X-Men style). You were then firmly sent out from your community. Your shard contains 97 farming communities, each with one chosen Defender who protects it physically from marauders. Beasts and bandits prowl the woods outside these communities. The deep forest contains shrines and other holy places, near which cults and magical beasts gather. Thirteen portal gates are scattered around the shard, as well, though most only know the location of 2 or 3. Spellcasters are essentially superheroes, expected to travel the multiverse and help the weak. You are forming a magical Justice League. The first session begins with the majority of the group stumbling upon/rescuing the other player character, who joins the party. Because magic is new, it is unpredictable. Each time you cast a spell, it may be more or less powerful than you expect, but you can sense that power and shape the spell accordingly. Some kinds of magic cannot be cast directly, and must be performed as a ritual with multiple spellcasters. This includes creating gates, death/undeath magic, and wish fulfillment.

Game Sessions
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Join the Interested List to see whereMonday -- May 16th, 2016 -- 7:00 PM pic
+86 Roleplaying Votes
+49 Tactics Votes
Join the Interested List to see whereTuesday -- June 21st, 2016 -- 7:00 PM pic
+86 Roleplaying Votes
+49 Tactics Votes

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Jun 22, 2016 2:48 PM - kentmagus: Thoughts about the game:

There needs to be a way to contest magic, such as when trying to wrest control of a stone giant.

Timed spells. Contingency spells, here I come!

Not about the game:

Is there a low-cost good webcam you guys would recommend to purchase for a laptop?

Brent: Thanks for running the game!
Jun 21, 2016 3:52 PM - David : davidjohnson1976@gmail.com
Jun 21, 2016 3:31 PM - AVacc: Kent - Got it - I still need David. creating the hangout now
Jun 21, 2016 3:30 PM - kentmagus: Just wondering if my gmail address was received or if I need to send it again.
Jun 20, 2016 7:25 PM - Hahaha: Seanvoien@gmail.com
Jun 20, 2016 3:43 PM - AVacc: Bump - Send me your email :)
Jun 19, 2016 3:35 PM - kentmagus: Hmm. It turns out that my current laptop, contrary to my expectations, does not actually have a camera, as compared to my old one. Sent email anyway.

Jun 17, 2016 4:37 PM - AVacc: Dont forget to send me your email address so you can play along :)
Jun 14, 2016 5:03 PM - ANGE: its all good..
Jun 14, 2016 12:08 PM - AVacc: Please email me with your gmail address to art[at]vaccarino.com I will add you all to a hangout.
Jun 14, 2016 12:05 PM - AVacc: Sorry guys - I cant swing it tonight - What about next Tuesday?
Jun 13, 2016 10:15 AM - ANGE: I'm in if this is happening.. Google Hangout Email below..
Jun 13, 2016 8:44 AM - AVacc: I am not sure I can do it this week, folks. I will update in a few hours.
Jun 13, 2016 8:33 AM - Hahaha: I'm planning on joining. I need to get Hangout setup.
Jun 12, 2016 2:58 PM - Brent: Just clarifying: Are we running another game on Tuesday, June 14? 7:00pm?
Jun 11, 2016 12:58 PM - ANGE: so this Tuesday- ange.ore@gmail.com - for the hangout..
Jun 5, 2016 9:45 PM - kentmagus: I got the hangouts app.
Jun 1, 2016 3:07 PM - Brent: Yep, I can do June 14th.
May 31, 2016 5:47 PM - Hahaha: I am free on June 14th. I can make most weekdays work, but will need to check the final date against some softball games that may get rescheduled between now and then.
May 29, 2016 12:54 PM - Brent: I'm free weeknights except Friday, and I'd prefer to avoid Wednesdays but can make that work. I'll be out of town the weekend of June 16-19 and I'll be taking classes Saturday June 11, but am otherwise generally available on weekends.
May 28, 2016 4:14 PM - ANGE: I thinks so I'm leaving for origins the 15th..
May 25, 2016 9:46 AM - AVacc: What dates are good to do an on-line session via hangouts? June 14 work?
May 25, 2016 9:24 AM - AVacc: Great session, guys. We are very grateful. If you email me your full name Brent and I will give you credit as play testers. art@vaccarino.com
May 24, 2016 2:20 PM - kentmagus: See you tonight.
May 24, 2016 12:05 PM - Hahaha: See everyone tonight
May 24, 2016 11:01 AM - AVacc: Since it is a play-test we will do character creation at the table. It only takes about 5 minutes :)

As a reminder all rules and character sheets will be supplied. You just need dice (2d6) and a pencil.
May 24, 2016 10:50 AM - David : I'm in, do we have character creation rules and the like or can we do it at the table? These are things I probably should have asked earlier.
May 24, 2016 10:17 AM - AVacc: We're on
May 24, 2016 10:12 AM - ANGE: I'm coming could we get a shout on who is coming tonight...
May 23, 2016 10:31 AM - AVacc: Reminder we are on for tomorrow. NOT Wed.
May 22, 2016 11:01 PM - ANGE: I'm good with Tuesday..
May 22, 2016 1:54 PM - AVacc: Guys - Sorry about all the confusion but I need to change this to Tuesday night - It is the only night I have free this week. I hope you call can make it.
May 17, 2016 1:15 PM - ANGE: Ooh so you are doing this Wednesday next week.. That I can do....
May 16, 2016 6:42 PM - kentmagus: See you next week.
May 16, 2016 4:30 PM - Hahaha: See you next week!
May 16, 2016 3:46 PM - AVacc: Hopefully Rob and Ange can join us
May 16, 2016 3:45 PM - AVacc: OK guys - I am going to move this - Please reply here that you got the message - I dont want anyone to show up with no players.
May 16, 2016 3:14 PM - AVacc: Actually next week is better for me - Would folks be willing to postpone a week? Kent? Hahaha?
May 16, 2016 3:09 PM - David : Ugh I'm the worst, I'm not gonna be able to make it tonight Arthur, I'm very sad about it, if this is going for more than this week I'd love to join next week
May 16, 2016 2:12 PM - AVacc: We're on for tonight. See you all there!
May 12, 2016 2:57 PM - Rob R: I wish I could. Unfortunately, I'm in Angel's game on Monday.
May 12, 2016 1:28 PM - AVacc: Ange - We will! Thank you!!! Rob, can you join us? I would love your thoughts....
May 11, 2016 3:15 PM - ANGE: Haven't seen Arthur DM since last year I played a blind cleric of life.. Sad I'm going to miss it would have like to see how it evolved.. Maybe next time.. Also guys let me know if you need help stylizing/designing the character sheet once they are done..
May 11, 2016 12:14 PM - Brent: I'll be happy to run.
May 11, 2016 12:04 PM - AVacc: Probably Brent
May 11, 2016 11:26 AM - ANGE: @AVacc - Are you running this one or Brent?
May 7, 2016 11:19 AM - kentmagus: Checks to sign in. See he is confirmed. Done!
May 6, 2016 4:45 PM - ANGE: Ouch.. can't make it this time I have my own game on Monday..
May 6, 2016 3:40 PM - AVacc: For the new comers, Welcome! Rules and Character Records will be provided. All you need is a pencil and 2d6.
Apr 19, 2016 11:40 AM - Rob R: Sorry for not responding. I had to leave work early yesterday to take care of something and din't see your post til last night. Either way I couldn't have made it. Glad it went off.
Apr 19, 2016 9:30 AM - AVacc: Thank you all for helping! It was great fun and we got some fantastic feedback. There will be a follow up play test
Apr 18, 2016 6:14 PM - kentmagus: Definitely coming. Magical Justice League? I call Dr. Fate!
Apr 18, 2016 3:56 PM - AVacc: Sweet - Hopefully everyone else can make it too
Apr 18, 2016 3:56 PM - zodeon rizel: i would but the rsvp is close so i will just give you my word i will be there
Apr 18, 2016 3:38 PM - ANGE: I'll be there.. A
Apr 18, 2016 3:17 PM - AVacc: Just let me know by committing, please
Apr 18, 2016 3:09 PM - AVacc: Please feel free = I just dont want to show up if there is not at least a couple people :)
Apr 18, 2016 2:49 PM - zodeon rizel: i can if you need more people for the test
Apr 18, 2016 2:31 PM - AVacc: Any more takers?
Apr 18, 2016 11:18 AM - AVacc: Also I am going to change it to CitiCenter because I will need wifi for the hangout
Apr 18, 2016 11:17 AM - AVacc: Cool - the more the merrier - My co-writer is likely to join us via google hangout -
Apr 18, 2016 11:12 AM - ANGE: I might drop by if you need an extra.. I'll check in later to see..
Apr 18, 2016 10:54 AM - AVacc: 2d6 and as pencil :)
Apr 18, 2016 10:51 AM - ANGE: What tools are needed to play this games???
Apr 18, 2016 10:13 AM - AVacc: Let me know if everyone is in, please...
Apr 17, 2016 1:40 PM - AVacc: FYI this will be a nice early night - 2-3 hours to chat about the system and run a few encounters to see how the mechanics work.

Character sheets and rules will be provided - All you need to bring is dice and a pencil...
Apr 15, 2016 2:08 PM - AVacc: This is a play test for a game I co-wrote.