Hello Westfinder!

We hope you all enjoyed our first game, A Fractured Throne! We always like feedback, and we wanted to make it easy, so here's a feedback form - tell us what we did well and what we could've done better!

We're ready to announce our next game: Solstice of the Tribes, by Tom Kelly. This game will be run on Saturday, October 12th from 10am to 6pm at the Orchard Picnic Site in Tilden Park. 

Cost will be $20, with $10 off for first-time players and those who bring first-time players, and other discounts for those who volunteer to help staff prepare for game. Buying lunch is an additional $5. Money goes to buying materials for props, costuming, and sets; paying staff; and reserving sites when necessary.

The survey is available here! Please fill it out if you're planning to attend.

And here is the teaser!


In a secluded glen, dappled rays of sunlight danced upon two people. One was female, with skin as red as blood and head-spines as sharp as needles. The other was male, with silver fur and a black nose.

We hope you all enjoyed our first game, A Fractured Throne! We always like feedback, and we wanted to make it easy, so here's a feedback form - tell us what we did well and what we could've done better!

We're ready to announce our next game: Solstice of the Tribes, by Tom Kelly. This game will be run on Saturday, October 12th from 10am to 6pm at the Orchard Picnic Site in Tilden Park. 

Cost will be $20, with $10 off for first-time players and those who bring first-time players, and other discounts for those who volunteer to help staff prepare for game. Buying lunch is an additional $5. Money goes to buying materials for props, costuming, and sets; paying staff; and reserving sites when necessary.

The survey is available here! Please fill it out if you're planning to attend.

And here is the teaser!


In a secluded glen, dappled rays of sunlight danced upon two people. One was female, with skin as red as blood and head-spines as sharp as needles. The other was male, with silver fur and a black nose.

“Pensive, my love!” said the female. “For too long since our last meeting have I yearned to stare into your eyes.”

“Oh really, Unstoppable?” said Pensive. “There are other things I’ve yearned to do with you.”

Unstoppable rolled her eyes and giggled, and they kissed each other gently. An orange butterfly fluttered around them. When they finally stopped to breathe, Pensive sighed.

“This can’t last. Our clans will find out.”

Unstoppable put her finger on Pensive’s mouth. “Shh. I cannot bear the thought of losing you.”

The two had the only ears in the clearing, but not they were not the only ones to hear each other’s words. They had the only mouths in the clearing, but the whisper of another still reached Pensive’s ear.

“There... Might be a way,” Pensive said. “About a week ago-” he stopped. “Nevermind. It’s not worth it.”

“What is it?” asked Unstoppable, insistently.

“No. It’s too dangerous.”

“My name is literally ‘Unstoppable Death-Defier.’ I have no fear of danger.”

“That is exactly what I’m worried about, my love.”

“Tell me,” said Unstoppable, staring fiercely into Pensive’s eyes.

He sighed. “About a week ago, a poisonous ogre entered my clan’s shrine to the God of Abundance and Famine. Everyone is too afraid to try and drive it out.”

Unstoppable jumped excitedly. “Perfect!” she said. “I’ll kick the ogre out of the shrine, and your clan will be grateful to me. And no one from my clan will mess with us, because I’ll have defeated a poisonous ogre! Then, we can kiss in broad daylight, and some other lovers can use this secluded glen!”

“I’ll come with you,” said Pensive.

“No, my love,” said Unstoppable, caressing his cheek. “You’re sweet, but it will be too dangerous for you. I’ll think of you every moment, but my only companion will be the God of Adventure and Peril.”

She kissed him, and climbed the hill out of the glen. She looked out over the forested hills and set off on her journey.


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Hello Westfinders!

A Fractured Throne will be played this Saturday, September 14th from 10am to 6pm at the Lone Oak picnic site in Tilden Park.

Fill out a survey if you haven't already - it's not too late to get a character!

Cost will be $20, with $10 off for first-time players and those who bring first-time players, and other discounts for those who volunteer to help staff prepare for game. Buying lunch is an additional $5. Money goes to buying materials for props, costuming, and sets; paying staff; and reserving sites when necessary.

Directions:
From Central Berkeley: Head east on Marin Ave (up the hill) until you reach Spruce St. OR take Spruce St. all the way from Downtown, until you get to Grizzly Peak Blvd. Cross Grizzly Peak Blvd. into the park and make an immediate left onto Canon Dr.
From Walnut Creek/Lafayette/etc.: Take Fish Ranch Rd. just before the Caldecott Tunnel, then at the top take a right on Grizzly Peak. Follow Grizzly Peak Blvd. until you hit Wildcat Canyon Rd. Turn right on Wildcat Canyon Rd. and then make an immediate left onto Canon Dr.

From Canon Dr.: At the bottom of Canon, make a right onto Central Park Dr., and make a right. Shortly thereafter, make a left on Lone Oak Rd. Lone Oak is just up the road past the large field.

By public transit: From Downtown Berkeley, catch the 67 at Center and Shattuck, near Bank of America. Take the 67 to the Canon Dr: Pony Rides stop. This will be after the Little Farm stop. Walk along Canon Dr. to Lone Oak Rd, and then walk up Lone Oak Road.

The 67 departs downtown Berkeley every 45 minutes starting at 8am. To return to downtown Berkeley after game, return to the Canon Dr: Pony Rides stop and catch it at approximately 6 or 6:45. It will take you to the Brazil Building, where you may have to wait a short time before it returns to downtown Berkeley.

Late arrivals (after 12pm) will miss critical setting background information and may be asked to start game at Reincarnation (Re) to catch up. 

See you on Saturday!