Dragonmeet, one of my favourite UK gaming shows is almost upon us and this Saturday I’ll be joining a horde of UK gamers for an all-day gaming session, checking out the latest titles, meeting up with old friends and new, and enjoying the hospitality of the UK’s friendliest gaming show.
I’ll also be running two sessions at 9.30 and 2.30 of a brand new Achtung! Cthulhu scenario, Raid on the Fuhrer Express which I’ve just finished writing.
Set during the build up to the Battle of the Bulge, this original
scenario sees brave resistance fighters attempt to infiltrate a Nazi armoured train
which is heading deep into a mysterious facility in the Ardennes forest, with intelligence
suggesting the locomotive might very well contain the Nazi Reich Chancellor himself.
Yet this is no ordinary armoured train, but a vast iron and steel
behemoth, wrought by strange technology and enhanced by sorcery from the forces
of the Nazi occult, Black Sun and Nachtwolfe… Can your doughty resistance band get
on board, fight or bluff their way through multiple carriages and confront what
awaits them in Hitler’s personal quarters?
Well, the only way to find out is to sign up and join me for the game or the redoutable Bill Heron who’s also running a session! Check out the Dragonmeet sign-up page for more details!
As well as enjoying the scenario itself, it’s your chance to play the prologue to the full Forest of Fear Campaign, explore the new Achtung! Cthulhu 2d20 RPG before it makes its debut and all told, it should be and fascinating day. I don’t get a chance to GM as often as I should and I’m looking forward to welcoming some new victims into my clutches…. erm, I mean … sharing a splendid RPG session with them.
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