Thrive RPG Playtesting

The logo for Thrive, a stone Celtic knot on a green background

Thrive RPG Playtesting

Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 

Labyrinth Games & Puzzles

645 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, DC 20002

Description: 

In this fantasy table top RPG, you will play as one "called" by the Maea - the magical life force of the world. You have a Calling which informs how you react to and control the Maea, and you are imbued with special abilities which, though opaque to the player, are discovered and acquired as you make important decisions in key moments. Characters have Primary Stats (Body, Mind, and Soul) which are broad boosts to anything they can imagine attempting, as well as Secondary Stats that are expressed in cards, which you can "bet" to increase your odds of success, or even achieve something extraordinary.

In this session, you find yourself in Monksmeade in late summer, and the honey harvest festival means the city is bursting with visitors (and those visitors bursting with mead). The warm air vibrates with the electric hum of bees the size of pitbulls  But some aren't cooperating - even a few have turned violent, and now pets and even children are missing. You must discover the source of the trouble, defeat the enemy, and try to ensure this can't happen again… 

We'll come with 6 pre-generated characters to choose from, and teach the very fast rules as we go. It's an entirely new system (not based on Fate or 3.5 or anything pre-existing), but it's designed to both learn and play quickly. All four groups we had at WashingCon gave us a very positive response, and every person signed up for the email list.