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Thursday, March 19th, 2009
5:51 pm
[yodathedark]
Edinburgh Mortals LARP
Welcome to the dark city. Don’t mind the long shadows, the overcast skies or the creeping dread that befalls you as you pass a dark alley – they’re just reminders that the world’s not the safe place people would like it to be.

You travel the long streets and winding alleys of the street ignoring passers-by and they ignore you. It’s safer that way.

Thing is, you’re so much more wary now than you used to be. Used to be that the shadows didn’t seem to hold dark spirits and conspiracies that haunt your every move. Used to be that you didn’t know about what really goes on beneath the thin veneer of consensus life.

Now you’ve been shown it, you can’t just walk away – because it won’t let you. You can’t escape the dark secrets of the world now that you’ve seen a taste. It’s too late for you, but it’s not too late for them. You might be able to help others. Stop them from seeing what you’ve seen. Or maybe you want to delve into the darkness and see what you can find...

Welcome to Edinburgh in the World of Darkness. Welcome to Mortals.


Edinburgh Mortals is a World of Darkness LARP that links in with other Mortals LARP games across the UK. We’re part of a national organisation that brings together a host of gamers to play in a unified World of Darkness LARP chronicle.

You don’t have to join to play – you just have to want to have fun in a dark and sometimes gruesome game. For more information, contact Yoda (the ST) at Edinburgh.Mortals@gmail.com
Thursday, June 5th, 2008
10:33 pm
[escapistthx]
Saturday 7th June - 4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons
Saturday the 7th of June is World Wide D&D Game Day and will be hosted by ORC Edinburgh on behalf of Black Lion.

If you want to try the game out then come along and join in.

Cheers,

Dave
Monday, April 7th, 2008
7:52 pm
[blackrosetavern]
Thursday, February 21st, 2008
12:25 am
[joexnz]
Conpulsion 2008
March 22-23, Teviot Union
Prices, £15 Weekend, £10 Day
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Discounted tickets available at
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March 22-23, Teviot Union
Prices, £15 Weekend, £10 Day
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Discounted tickets available at <a href="http://www.geas.org.uk/conpulsion/index.shtml?page=home>Conpulsion 2008</a>


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Saturday, January 12th, 2008
11:53 am
[mindwanders]
Collective Endevour LJ Feed
I just thought people would like to know that Collective endevour now has an LJ feed if anyone wants to check it out.

you can find it here:

ukce
Wednesday, October 31st, 2007
7:55 pm
[escapistthx]
ORC: Saturday 3rd November - Worldwide D&D Day
Greetings.

This should be a short one as we only have 1 event. Worldwide D&D Day is being hosted by ORC in association with our FLGS, Black Lion - http://www.black-lion.co.uk/

The DMs are launching the Shared Campaign set in the New World with the first game covering their journey across the sea.

Everyone is welcome to come along and join in on the fun.

Any questions etc let me know.

Cheers,

Dave

Have you checked out the ORC website?
What do you mean no?
Get your browser over to http://www.orcedinburgh.co.uk/ immediately!!!
Sunday, October 28th, 2007
4:54 pm
[ulaidhan]
New LARP - Changeling: the Lost
I'm currently in the process of helping to establish a LARP, using the new World of Darkness setting - Changeling: the Lost.  It's one of White Wolf's more successful efforts, very similar in style to their well-received work with Dark Ages: Fae and the Fae of the Exalted setting.

It's dark, it's strange, it's atmospheric... and we're just in the process of setting things up.  If you'd like to get your character in at the ground floor, established as a firm part of the city's background, or if you're simply curious and would like to find out more - then please do feel free to turn up, post a comment here, or to contact me separately.  Very little is set in stone thus far, and I am determined to give the players a signficant role in shaping the setting.

We're due to be holding the game at 7:30pm on the first Tuesday of each month, but there's an extra meeting taking place on the 30th of this month to talk about characters, flesh out the city background, and discuss what players want from the game.

My initial work on the local setting can be found here.

At least till the end of the year, we'll be meeting at:

RAF Club
11 Hillside Crescent
Edinburgh
EH7 5EA

Current Mood: hopeful
Thursday, October 25th, 2007
8:14 pm
[escapistthx]
ORC: Saturday 27th October
Again with the lateness... Sorry folks.

Right this weekend we have 3 games scheduled.

Fraser is running a 40K RPG game based on some preview rules published on the Black Industries website.
Tribs is running a D&D game which is sort of a prelude to the launch of the Shared Campaign at Worldwide D&D Day on 3rd November.
Bill however is going all retro and tying his game in with Halloween. Ghostbusters RPG as produced by West End Games! "Players take the parts of characters from the film at a haunted game convention. Expect anarchy, property damage, and occasional laughs. Oh yeah, and handouts with permits too.
OK, every year Acacia Avenue fills up with more weirdoes than Egon's University science club reunion for: the one-and-only Total Con (not affiliated with Total Con Paris, or LA TotalCon [TM]), an emporium of gaming delights. Unfortunately the MR James Convention centre has just vanished, taking with them the "Last best hope for geeks," as Venkman put it... Who they gonna call?"

Other than that not a lot to report as beyond this weekend all eyes are on Worldwide D&D Day. Come along and join in on the fun, you know you want to ;)

Cheers,

Dave

Have you checked out the ORC website?
What do you mean no?
Get your browser over to http://www.orcedinburgh.co.uk/ immediately!!!
Thursday, October 18th, 2007
9:42 pm
[escapistthx]
ORC: Saturday 20th October
Apologies for the lateness of this.

As mentioned previously we're hosting Worldwide D&D Day on Saturday November 3rd. I'm not going to repeat the blurb again, suffice to say more information is on the ORC website - http://www.orcedinburgh.co.uk/ - and character concepts should be sent to Fraser on the website by this Sunday at the latest, otherwise it's pre-gens!

On to the games this weekend... Well I had hoped to announce 3 games but unfortunately 2 of them have been cancelled because of Real Life(tm) issues. As I write this we've got 2 potential games lined up but only 1 game confirmed as yet. Have no fear! Games will be run!

The only confirmed game this weekend is a Resident Evil game ran by Nick using the d20 Modern rules.

If you have any questions please visit the ORC website or respond here.

Cheers,

Dave

Have you checked out the ORC website?
What do you mean no?
Get your browser over to http://www.orcedinburgh.co.uk/ immediately!!!
Wednesday, October 10th, 2007
10:39 pm
[escapistthx]
ORC: Saturday 13th October
Greetings,

Before I mention the games we have planned for this weekend I want to touch on the ORC Shared D&D Campaign which is looming on the horizon. The campaign will launch on Worldwide D&D Day, which is Saturday November 3rd this year. We are looking to get character concepts from those who want take part before the 21st of October to give the GMs time to ensure that they are entered into the database. For those unable to submit a concept there will be pre-generated characters on offer. More specific information on this can be found on the website.

Also as a reminder, all games are currently being played in Cafe Nero after the sudden closure of the Three Tuns pub. Whilst the search for a new venue continues we are being made to feel welcome at Cafe Nero.

So without further ado, this weekend at ORC we have 2 games confirmed.

Judge Dredd [GM:Tribs]

Tales Of Epiphany (D&D) [DM: Alasdair]

For more information on what games we have coming up and to take part in the forum discussions please check out our website at http://www.orcedinburgh.co.uk/

Cheers,

Dave
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007
8:02 pm
[escapistthx]
ORC: Saturday 6th October
A mid-week welcoming to you. You can tell how out of it I've been of late that I didn't even notice I had the wrong MONTH in the past 2 ORC posts... Groan. Anyway, it's October now.

For those of you who don't know by now, as part of Worldwide D&D Day on November 3rd, ORC are launching a D&D campaign which can be run by 6 of our DMs who have volunteered to manage the whole thing. Things are certainly beginning to hot up with only a month to go!!!
If you want to learn more, logon to the ORC website and download the New World Explorer's Guide from the ORC Downloads section.

With that out of the way what do we have in store for you this weekend?

Shadowrun [GM: Fraser] - A series of one-of games that Fraser is running, pre-gens are available.
Kindred of the East (WoD) [Storyteller: Ross] - The campaign continues.
We also have one other game pencilled in but it remains unconfirmed at the moment.

Any questions about any of this please let me know.

Cheers,

Dave

Have you checked out the ORC website?
What do you mean no?
Get your browser over to http://www.orcedinburgh.co.uk/ immediately!!!
Thursday, September 27th, 2007
10:43 am
[escapistthx]
ORC: Saturday 29th August
Greetings. A couple of things before I mention the games for this week.

First up I'd like to formally announce the launch of the ORC Shared D&D Campaign. The game kicks off on Worldwide D&D Day on November 3rd. We have 6 DMs lined up to manage the campaign as the characters progress through the New World.
If you want to take part please download the New World Explorer's Guide from the ORC website. It has all the information you need to play a character in the New World. Once you have the character built it needs to be sent to Fraser (Caboose on the ORC site) who will input it into a central database which we are using to manage all the characters. (Sounds more complicated than it is..)

Anyway for the purposes of a teaser here's the blurb from the website -
"There's quite a crowd in the market place, all clustered around a sign tacked against the wall with a large nail. A rough picture of a treasure chest tops a crudely lettered poster:

'A land of opportunity and wealth awaits!
Wanted: persons of enterprise and ability to assist in the exploration of the new world.
Previous nautical experience and background not necessary.
Report to the offices of Twin Horizons Trading Co.'

You've heard of the New World. It's supposed to be a place where a being can make their mark and leave a legacy.
Looks interesting: hells, the sense of adventure, the gold and land. You could make a fortune - why not?"

Second up is that ORC is no longer gaming in the Three Tuns due to it having to unfortunately close it's doors. We have reverted to gaming at Caffe Nero, our ancestral home if you will. Although Nero is adequate for our needs we are on the lookout for an alternate venue and if anyone has any suggestions please let me know.
Our criteria is as follows - Under18s can get in; Open from 12pm to 6pm every Saturday; Free (this is particularly important and tricky); and preferably easy walking distance from Caffe Nero on Rose Street. Oh and to gauge size we're average about 25 people every Saturday now but this has been known to go over 30...

So now onto the games we have for you this week -

D&D [DM: Chris] - A continuation of a previous game.
Mutants & Masterminds [GM: Robert] - A one off 1st Edition M&M game.
Tales Of Epiphany (D&D) [DM: Alasdair] - A campaign continues.

Any questions about any of this please let me know.

Cheers,

Dave

Have you checked out the ORC website?
What do you mean no?
Get your browser over to http://www.orcedinburgh.co.uk/ immediately!!!
Sunday, September 23rd, 2007
8:20 am
[flat_head_frog]
Indie Gaming in Edinburgh
I thought it might be nice to post a little note about the Indie Gaming scene and its presence in Edinburgh. Edinburgh is the home of BoxNinja, publisher of Best Friends, and of Contested Ground Studios, publisher of Cold City, A|State, and Mob Justice amongst other projects. Take a look around our fair city and you'll find the authors of most of these games (though nor Malcolm, he's on a trip around the world) as well many of their playtesters and some of their artists.

A lot of these designers discuss their games as part of the Collective Endeavour, a UK group dedicated to the Indie Role playing games industry, and appear at conventions such as Dragonmeet and, more recently, GenCon US. Any UK gamer interested in designing and publishing their own Indie game can find help and support at Collective Endeavour, as well as non-UK specific sites such as The Forge and Story Games, but there is a particularly wealth of help available in Edinburgh!
Thursday, September 20th, 2007
9:02 pm
[escapistthx]
ORC: Saturday 22nd August
So. Here we are again.

Without turning this into too much of a Dave Update message, things are improving and I think I'm still on track to return to all things ORC properly this time next month.

Anyway onto what's going on at ORC.

This weekend we've got 4 games planned. I don't have any information about the plots or anything for these games unfortunately.

D&D [DM: Chris]
Kindred of the East (WoD) [Storyteller: Ross]
Shadowrun [GM: Benn]
Tribe 8 [GM: WildCat]

The D&D game and the Tribe 8 game have spaces if my information is correct while both the Shadowrun and KotE games are close to full (if not full already).

If you want to sign up for any of these games then go to http://www.orcedinburgh.co.uk/ Oh and you can of course join in on the chatter there too.

Next post I will include some details about the launch of the ORC Shared Campaign which the GMs have been busily beavering away on finalising. The "Explorer's Handbook" is currently available for download from the site which gives potential players a sign of what the GMs have in store. The campaign itself will launch on Worldwide D&D Day (November 3rd) and we've got enough GMs to run 7 sessions depending on demand.

Cheers for now,

Dave

Have you checked out the ORC website?
What do you mean no?
Get your browser over to http://www.orcedinburgh.co.uk/ immediately!!!
Wednesday, September 12th, 2007
1:33 pm
[escapistthx]
ORC : Saturday 15th September
Well hello there.

Miss me? Nah, you didn't even notice did you?

Apologies for the lack of messages of late, for those of you who don't know I was in a car accident (nothing serious but resulted in 14 weeks off work with whiplash...) back in June and the past month or so has been about me starting the process of returning to work - which has really meant I spend less time in front of the PC when at home.

Anyway I've not been able to do these messages so you'll have been missing out on my chatter.
Things have carried on regardless without me at ORC and the attendance is growing every week which is great, hopefully that continues.

Anyway this weekend at ORC we have the following games scheduled -

The Loxley Institute (Unknown Armies) [GM: Benn]
and
Tales Of Epiphany (D&D) [DM: Alasdair]

Due to my absence from work and ORC for the past 14 weeks I've not really had my finger on the pulse of what is being planned or indeed run spontaneously so if anyone is aware of other games scheduled for this weekend can they either contact me directly or submit the event to the website.

Oh and I'm still not 'fit' to return to ORC, current estimates put that at 4-6 weeks from now.

Cheers,

Dave

Have you checked out the ORC website?
What do you mean no?
Get your browser over to http://www.orcedinburgh.co.uk/ immediately!!!
Thursday, August 16th, 2007
10:06 pm
[escapistthx]
ORC: Saturday 18th August
Greetings my fellow gamers.

This is a short message this week to entice you along for some RPG fun!

On Saturday we have 2 games confirmed with one other as yet to be confirmed.

Star Wars (Saga Edition) [GM: Chris]
and
Voyage To Jupiter [GM: Alasdair (LSTAR)]

are expected to run as per the scheduled rotation we're working with. There was a third confirmed game but unfortunately that has had to be postponed and we're currently on the lookout for a 3rd game. If you fancy being that GM then pop along to the website and stick your hand up! Failing that one of your fellow ORCers will step into that breach no doubt.

Cheers,

Dave

Have you checked out the ORC website?
What do you mean no?
Get your browser over to http://www.orcedinburgh.co.uk/ immediately!!!
Thursday, August 9th, 2007
7:40 pm
[escapistthx]
ORC: Saturday 11th August
So the weekend is almost upon us and some of us are likely wondering what we could get up to.
For those pondering the possibilities let me take you into a world where games are one of those possibilities; in fact let me take you into a where games are the ONLY possibility.

Ok now that I've got you to that place let me tell you what gaming goodness ORC has in store for you this Saturday.

3 games currently planned but as always we will have capacity to run more should the people demand it!

Kindred of the East (WoD) [Storyteller: Ross]
A continuation of Ross' KotE game of Vampires and such like.

Tribe 8 [GM: WildCat]
An apocalyptic game of mystical proportions. Intro game for those interested in playing it. There are plans for a campaign if the people demand it.

WFRP [GM:Alasdair (Bright1)]
A continuation of Alasdair's WFRP game.

So given those possibilities what reason do YOU have for not coming along?

Cheers,

Dave
(Who won't be there but has a good excuse, really. Feel free to ask.)

Have you checked out the ORC website?
What do you mean no?
Get your browser over to http://www.orcedinburgh.co.uk/ immediately!!!
Thursday, August 2nd, 2007
8:16 pm
[escapistthx]
ORC: Saturday 4th August
Evening all.

My information might not be 100% accurate but this is what the website is telling me...

The games for this weekend are -

The Loxley Institute (Unknown Armies) [GM: Benn]
Benn is running a non-campaign game this week which promises to have some Occult Horror and some Urban Fantasy.
There might have 2 sessions running (with Robert being the other GM), this depends on levels of interest and turnout of course ;-)

Voyage To Jupiter (LSD System) [GM: Alasdair(LStar)]
Alasdair's game didn't start 2 weeks ago due to unforseen circumstances and so it should be running this weekend.

There's also scope for a standby game to be run by one of the other GMs should there be a large turnout or just because the Gamers demand it!

Anyway, check out the website for more info.

Cheers,

Dave

Have you checked out the ORC website?
What do you mean no?
Get your browser over to http://www.orcedinburgh.co.uk/ immediately!!!
Wednesday, July 25th, 2007
10:54 am
[escapistthx]
ORC: Saturday 28th July
Short but sweet this week.

This Saturday we shall be mostly playing -

WFRP [GM:Alasdair (Bright1)]
Alasdair is running WFRP.

Kindred of the East (WoD) [Storyteller: Ross]
Ross' game continues.

Tatooine Manhunt (SWd6) [GM: Bill]
Bill is running one of the classic Star Wars d6 scenarios!

We have spare games with GM's ready to jump if there's enough demand so come along.
If you want to specifically play in one of these games I recommend you sign up on the ORC site.

Have you checked out the ORC website?
What do you mean no?
Get your browser over to http://www.orcedinburgh.co.uk/ immediately!!!
Thursday, July 19th, 2007
8:36 pm
[escapistthx]
ORC: Saturday 21st July
Evening all,

Slightly late in getting this out but not too late methinks.

First up is that this Saturday is UK Free RPG Day. Full details are on the Black Lion website - http://www.black-lion.co.uk/node/498

Second up is the continuing discussions around the ORC Shared Campaign Setting. I believe the team are meeting at 11am in Cafe Nero to brainstorm a bit more. It's not too late to pitch in if you want to DM for this.
We've created a separate section to the ORC website for the DMs to discuss things in relation to the plot etc without everyone seeing ;-)

Anyway onto the games, this weekend we have -

Resident Evil: Night of the Unknown (d20 Modern) [GM: Nick]
Nick's running a series of these, not entirely sure whether it's a campaign or not. I think it's more a series of adventures based within the same area. Sign up via the ORC site if you're interested, pre-gens are available though if you just turn up on the day.

Star Wars Saga Edition [GM: Chris]
Chris' Star Wars game continues with the characters making their way to Kaltiir Station after escaping the mining colony.

Voyage To Jupiter (LSD System) [GM: Alasdair]
I _think_ this is a continuation of Alasdair's game from earlier in the year but I might be mistaken... It's all about life on a sub-light spaceship making the long journey from Earth to Jupiter.

All games are open to new players.

If roleplaying doesn't take your fancy this Saturday then you could always head along to Black Lion and take part in some Warmachine. Full details are on the Black Lion website - http://www.black-lion.co.uk/node/491

Cheers,

Dave

Have you checked out the ORC website?
What do you mean no?
Get your browser over to http://www.orcedinburgh.co.uk/ immediately!!!
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