New Players

No need to bring anything. If you do bring snacks, please bring something healthy. We’re usually swamped with unhealthy stuff. Help stem the tide of chocolate, cookies, chips and bring some fruit instead. 🍑 🍓 🍉 🍍 🍊 🍇 🍒 🍅 🍈 🍐

We have (ugly) dice and pencils and paper and all that. Feel free to bring your own, of course, but there’s no need to buy anything until you feel like it.

You’ll be able to pick from a bunch of pre-generated characters. Right now we have two stacks: the new stack has characters from the wiki (the ones with level 1 without a player) and the old stack is just print-outs (which means that you’ll have to type them up on the wiki, if you want your sheet to be on the wiki). You can also roll up a character at the table instead, no problem.

The rules are simple and we will be happy to explain everything as we go. If you prefer to take a look at the rules, no problem. We’re using the Halberds and Helmets house rules (PDF).

The game starts at 19:00. I’ll be here at least half an hour before that, so don’t be shy and ring the bell: Schröder/Frei, Dachslernstrasse 7, Altstetten, near the Hallenbad, near the Ortsmuseum, near a school, next to the Lindenhof Restaurant.

I’ll send out an email before every game. Send me an email and I’ll add you to the mailing list. RSVP! Let us know whether you can make it to the game or not. If we don’t get three players, we’ll cancel the game. If we get more than six players, we’ll have to talk about seating arrangements or perhaps one of you feels like taking a break.

If anybody needs to cancel at the last minute, we also have a Threema group channel. Not everybody is a regular mail reader. When you install Threema, it will guide you through the creation of your ID. Send this ID to me via email and I’ll add you.

If you decide you want to quit the game and found that talking to the other people at the table doesn’t help, play along for the rest of the session, go home, write a friendly good-bye email, and be done with it. There’s no need to argue – sometimes people just don’t fit and that’s ok. It’s the spice of life. Conversely, if I feel it’s not working out, I’ll do the same thing.

Some stuff I collected over the years: