Lodge Venture-Captain Mike Labny will run a regular series of PFS events on at the Book & Bean coffee shop at Ace Hardware, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
The first confirmed event will be on the evening of July 15 (see the events calendar), when Mike intends to run the Tier 1-5 scenario The Merchant’s Wake.
Mike has also pencilled in July 8 (evening), July 19 (day or evening) and July 25 (day or evening) as possible game days at Book & Bean.
The GRC’s summer minicon in Abu Dhabi was a huge success, and in some ways I wish we’d organised more PFS during it. Waine ran an entire module, Crypt of the Everflame, for six players, though, which saw each of them rise a level (though I screwed up advising him on XP, prestige point and gold gains, believing he’s only run the first part of the module – next task: email corrected chronicle sheets to each player).
More PFS sessons were on Saturday morning. My 5-08 Confirmation table was significantly oversubscribed, so Jerome stepped up to run 4-18 The Veteran’s Vault.
As well as recruiting several new PFS players, the weekend saw a good deal of levelling up. As a pretty new lodge, we’re still eyeing Tier 1-5 scenarios, but we now have several level 3 characters.
The appetite for PFS games continues to amaze and delight me. I’m a little concerned we won’t keep up with demand, but as we enter the holiday season, one of our regular GM’s has left town for the summer, but another GM has stepped into the breach.
The end of the school term this summer also co-incides with the start of Ramadan, which may require us to reschedule our regular afternoon games to the evenings, after Iftar. Whether or not our Bean Machine gets a daytime serving licence, I won’t be able to smoke outside the mall before sunset…
We’ll have one game running at the Gulf Roleplaying Community’s summer minicon at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on Friday June 20. More on that when our volunteer GM lets us know what scenario he’ll be running.
The morning after the minicon, June 21, Andy will be running 5-08 The Confirmation at the Westin Hotel at Abu Dhabi Golf Course, with priority for players who haven’t played it before.