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So... [Aug. 14th, 2011|04:56 pm]
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Is there anyone currently interested in NIUGA?
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Back in business! [Aug. 14th, 2009|04:20 pm]
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Hey all,

I'm pleased to announce that NIU Gamers Association has got their stuff together and will be recruiting for Fall. You can check out our new website at www.niugamers.info !

I know that most of the people in this group have left NIU, so please just pass this on to anyone you know still here who would be interested. The board is for current students/staff only.

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Hello Everyone. [Nov. 27th, 2006|12:55 am]
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I just wanted say I've started a very unusual gaming site. I call it "The Obsidian Gate". Files, a chat room, message boards ect. I wanted to create a site around gamers that was a little different that what was out there. Check it out (signing up is required but it takes a whole two seconds and its free).


Thank you.
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New Semester, New Games. [Jan. 18th, 2006|12:01 am]
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This semester, I'm aiming to get a group together for some regular gaming. I'd be more than willing to run a game, although I can't currently host (conveniently, at least). I'm interested in running:

a) An Iron Kingdoms d20 campaign, which is a d20 fantasy setting with a roughly 18-19th century tech level. It's a very fun, flavorful, detailed setting with a lot to offer players. This game would be d20 at core, but houseruled to make it a bit more "rules light" and narrative.

b) A series of "old school"-style d20 adventures. Straightforward dungeon-delving and dragon-slaying action, predominately using published modules. I'd keep the rules more straightforward for this game, depending on the group.

C) A Dogs in the Vineyard campaign. Dogs is a game where players play gun-toting paladins / inquisitors in an alternate 19th C Utah. Mainly notable for it's excellent mechanics, which emphasize narrative storytelling and grant the players a lot more control than most RPGs. Fun, fun game. I'd prefer not to run it as a campaign, though...maybe as a random one-or-two shot sometime if we get bored.

Let me know if you're interested! I'm hoping to get something running in the next couple weeks.
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Deryni RPG: Next Semester [Dec. 6th, 2005|01:35 pm]
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So next semester, I'm planning on running a Deryni RPG. The Deryni universe is the work of Katherine Kurtz, and people wishing to play should have read at least one of the related books.

To whet your whistle, this is medieval near-UK/Whales setting where a race called the Deryni struggle to coexist with their human counterparts. The Deryni appear as men and women, but have been gifted with unique magical abilities. Some claim these abilities come from God, others ascribe them darkly to the devil.

I am going to be attempting to pick up a copy of the Deryni Adventure source book from Grey Ghost, but if I can't, I'll be running it from my own notes and a basic d6 or d10 sort of thing. I have not decided if I'll do it LARP-style or tabletop, I guess that depends on interest. LARP, in this case, would be costuming optional.

If you have interest, or input, you can comment here, or drop me a line at tsel (at) elegbara (dot) net.
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WebBoard Update [Sep. 28th, 2005|10:44 pm]
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For those of you who check the livejournal, here is a little reward:

The new address for the webboard is http://webboard.engl.niu.edu:8080/~niuga

Same old dysfunction, new location.

Please inform those who don't use livejournal of the new address.
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NIU GA Message Board [Sep. 28th, 2005|04:47 pm]
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I've been trying to view the NIUGA message board but can't seem to connect to it.

Is anyone else experiencing this problem?
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This Week's Open Gaming (that I'm aware of) [Sep. 27th, 2005|03:58 pm]
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[mood |working]

NIU by Night offers a Vampire LARP (set in the old World of Darkness) at the Campus Ministries Building (by the parking garage) every Tuesday night.

Potluck gaming, Wednesday from 6:00-9:00 in the Illinois Room, 2nd Floor, Holmes Student Center. Bring whatever you would like to play.

There is a D&D group looking for players able to meet on Thursday afternoons.

Magic the Gathering from 2:00-7:00 on Friday, probably in room 306 of the Holmes Student Center.

Saturday, Camarilla Werewolf LARP from 12:30-6:00 and Vampire LARP (set in the new World of Darkness) from 6:30-12:00 in Holmes Student Center Rooms 503 and 403.

I assume that wayfarer won't mind me cross posting this from the NIU community livejournal
MONDAY NIGHTS 7:00-9:00pm - Haush Gym on 9th Street!

Take Lincoln Highway East towards downtown, right onto 9th street and the Gym is a few blocks south on your left hand side. Can't miss it.

Belegarth Medieval Combat Society is a safe, cheap, and fun sport where participants wear medieval or fantasy themed clothing and fight with foam padded weapons. The fighting is hard and fast and has, over the past 21 years, refined into its own brand of martial art. The rules are easy to learn.


There are probably other games going on too. Those looking for players or GM's are encouraged to post.
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This Week's Events [Sep. 13th, 2005|03:37 pm]
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Well, the board seems to be down, so I can't look up some of the specific details on all the games. So this may not be as complete as it should be.
Every Wednesday, including this one, GENERAL GAMING NIGHT.
Holmes Student Center, 2nd Floor, Illinois Room, 6:00-9:00pm
Bring your games, bring your friends.
Magic the Gathering, probably sometime Thursday? Hopefully, someone in the know will post more accurate information.
Friday, Vampire LARP
Holmes Student Center Room 306, 6:00pm-Midnight.
Game will start at 7:00. At 6:00 we will be making characters, discussing scheduling, and figuring out interest in holding werewolf and/or mage games.

There has also been talk of starting up some White Wolf tabletop games. And pretending to be someone else is less creepy if you're at a table. Well, at least less silly. Maybe. So if you want to talk about different days to hold games, prefer werewolf, mage, or mortals LARP, or want to recruit tabletop players, stop by and hang out until 7:00. Please note: this is not a trap.
For those whose tastes run more toward swords, dungeons, and the occasional dragon, there is also a D&D game on Friday night that I believe still has space and a fairly open policy on character types. Not sure on the details, however.

Also, we could use some people to volunteer at the NIUGA table at the SA Organizational Expo on Friday. It involves sitting and talking to people interested in gaming and pointing to the flyers on the table. Hours are 11:00-5:00 in Central Park. In the event of rain, we will be wet, or in Evans Field House. Probably both. Stop by when you can. Remember, the best way to locate those ever elusive gamemasters is with a large sign.

Have your own announcements? Feel free to post.

Also, you can bother our president at niugamers@hotmail.com
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Meeting [Sep. 7th, 2005|02:40 pm]
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Reminding those who don't check the other board or generally forgot; there will be a meeting this Wednesday night, indeed, every Wednesday night, in the Holmes Student Center, Illinois Room, from 6:00-9:00. My, that was a long sentence, and grammatically incorrect too.

Bring whatever games you would wish to play. The Illinois Room is located on the 2nd Floor. Good luck, it's sneaky.
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