The Games Institute presents the next of a series of "Brown Bag Seminars" on May 26th, 2016. The GI is located in EC-1, and these events are open to all members of the University of Waterloo.
Presenter: Jonathan Semple, a member of The Games Institute and a game designer
Title: Roleplaying as Terrible People in the Crows of Autumn
Abstract: The Crows of Autumn is a work in progress, dark fantasy, pseudo-historical, tabletop roleplaying game. Set in a fictional 17th century Europe, the players are pushed into the role of agents working for an inquisitorial organisation with questionable methods and morals, and conflicting internal politics. The game in part is an exercise in having the players roleplay as terrible people, or people who must reconcile themselves to the terrible things they are asked to do. This talk will explore some of the motivations and inspirations behind aspects of the mechanics, design, and setting, and highlight some of the interesting situations, narratives, and decisions the game presents.
Date: May 26th, 2016
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Where: The Games Institute, EC1, Room 1331
*Please note that food and drinks will not be provided
1:00 - 1:45pm – Speaker's Presentation
1:45pm - 2:00pm – Questions and Discussion
175 Columbia Street West
Waterloo, ON N2L5Z5