A blog perpetuated by the men behind NYC gaming troupe DIY DUNGEONS.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Program for 12.22 @ The Olive Garden

Hey Guys, its time for us to reveal what games we will be running at the next DIY Dungeons event! This time the theme will be Apocalyptic post nuclear holocaust stuff with anarchist themes built into the action! 

We'll see you there! 

Tavis Allison: CONQUERORS OF BRONX RIVER ROAD. The zombie apocalypse is here! Can you rebuild civilization using your wits, nerve, and the resources you can loot from the neighborhood around you? In this hack of the Adventurer Conqueror King roleplaying game, you'll play yourself struggling to survive in a bleak future by fortifying a stronghold, recruiting other survivors, and decapitating zombies with chainsaws. 

The day before might look something like this. 

Tim Hutchings:  I'll be running one of two games.  The first option is an anarcho-syndicalist take on Dogs in the Vineyard, an award winning indie game by Vincent Baker.  The players will be dealing with the problems of a Murray Bookchin-esque settlement in a near future wasteland - capitalists loom in the wasteland, rice must be grown, free will respected and the town protected.  There are no wrong answers, but not really any right ones either.  Or we'll just play Everything is Dolphins and some shit. 

Why is the farmer named Miguel?

Raymond Weiss: I will be running a game of 1st Edition Gamma World where the players will be roadies for the most famous band in all of post apocalyptic America: Duckballz. The roadies will be forced to clean up the PR messes that the band makes, all while surviving long enough to make it to the next gig in one piece. The game will take place in a sandbox campaign I've created set in Allegheny County (Pittsburgh) PA. 

Im going to have fun with this one. 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The First DIY Dungeons Event!

If you guys didn't make it to our debut event @ the Clocktower Gallery in lower Manhattan, you really missed out! We had 3 awesome games going (which were described earlier) and we all had a super awesome time. Special thanks to everyone at Babycastles, The Clocktower Gallery, and Allison Leah Alston for the photos!

DIY arcade games included one about the Israeli Palestinian conflict called peacemaker.

Duke Ruben's Pizza Kingdom ruled.

The game/installation room, gamelan gongs going off in surround sound.

Brians Cthulhu game 'No Future.'

Ray's Cyberpanky N.O.W. game, 'McDonald's Mercs.'

Tavis & Tim @ Tavis's crossover ACK/XXXXtreme Street Luge game.

And if you missed this one, come to the next one!
Here is a facebook event. (here)

Monday, December 10, 2012

Program for our first event W/ Babyharvester!

Hello everyone! 

First off, I hope you have all emailed to RSVP for our first event tomorrow night! 

Here is a program of the games we will be running. Tim Hutchings had to cancel and will not be running a game, but he will probably drop by and hang out. 

Tavis Allison: I'll be running an homage to the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon, in which

a group of kids ride a roller coaster that transports them to a fantasy world. This scenario unfolds in 1983 at the L.A. amusement park from which these kids recently disappeared. Players choose to take on the roles of either 1) a party of wizards and warriors going the other way through this portal and exploring a strange land of bright lights and dismal smog, or 2) a posse of 16 year olds, one of whom will grow up to be Vin Diesel, whose Saturday night is rudely interrupted by these broadsword bozos. The game will be a mash-up of the Adventurer Conqueror King System (for fantasy characters) and XXXXTreme Street Luge (for '80s ones).

D&D cartoon from the 80's
Ray Weiss: I'll be running my new game Cyberpanky N.O.W. which is essentially a 70's D&D approach to cyberpunk games. In my game, the characters will take on the roles of mercenaries who have been hired by Mc' Donalds to go terrorize and trash several other competing fast food establishments in an adventure I've lovingly titled, 'Mc Donalds Mercs'. The last time I ran this adventure, A player decided that the best way to terrorize the establishment was to defecate on the front window, as you can clearly see it will be a fun, chaotic, and cyberpunk'n good time. 

Standard game equipment
Brian Dudolevitch (Guest GM!): Brian is running a Call Of Cthulhu adventure he wrote called 'No Future' which takes place in late seventies England right about when the Sex Pistols started playing out. Knowing that Brian is one of the best GM's that I know, this game is guaranteed to kick ass as anyone who played his game at the Everything Is Dolphin's release knows. 

H.P. Lovecraft & Punk were made for each other. 

If you cant make this event tomorrow, stay tuned for our next event on 12/22 at a punk house in the Bronx!