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GURPS Prime Directive and Distant Armada sessions at Origins 2011

I will be attending Origins next week.  Gara Plana couldn’t make it and I agreed to take over his sessions as a favor to ADB.  (Okay, they didn’t exactly have to twist my arm, but this was just the excuse I needed to finally go to a big con like this.)

My plan for the Origins scenarios is to begin a campaign focusing on the adventures of several officers fresh out of Star Fleet Academy and serving on their first cruise.  The action will take place on the Klingon Border shortly after the time period of the original series.  Each four hour session will allow for multiple outcomes and varying degrees of success.  (A player could play the same character in each session or try out different ones as new players come and go depending on attendance.  Character points can be earned and spent between sessions.)  Players will have the chance to prove themselves worthy of command… while taking the risk of washing out– or even getting court marshaled!  I will not be railroading the players into a particular end game, though I do have the overall premise and challenges for each adventure worked out.  Players will explore a strange new world, discover the dark underbelly of Federation society, cope with a dreadful disaster, and confront mind-numbing horrors in the deeps of space.  Come with me to Origins, and we will launch an epic campaign of terror and excitement with GURPS Prime Directive and the new GURPS Federation supplement.  Will your characters make history… or be merely another footnote?  Let’s see what happens!

Distant Armada is the new release in the Star Fleet Universe line for the Starmada miniatures rules.  I’ve played a lot of Romulans so far and I’m looking forward to flying the Hydrans and Lyrans in this system.

Here are my session dates and times:

  • Distant Armada Session– Thursday, June 23 from 9AM to 11:30AM
  • GURPS Prime Directive Session 1– Thursday, June 23 from 1PM to 5PM
  • GURPS Prime Directive Session 2– Friday, June 24 from 1PM to 5PM
  • GURPS Prime Directive Session 3– Friday, June 24 from 6PM to 10PM
  • Distant Armada Session– Saturday, June 25 from 9AM to 11:30AM
  • GURPS Prime Directive Session 4– Saturday, June 25 from 1PM to 5PM
Hope to see you there!
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2 responses to “GURPS Prime Directive and Distant Armada sessions at Origins 2011

  1. Timeshadows June 14, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Ooh, major envy.

    Enjoy! :D

  2. jeffro June 14, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Well… we’ll just see if Erol Otus sits down at my table. Somehow I don’t think so…!

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