Tonight's the night at Raygun Lounge for Slog-ly drinking and gaming! We've got a lot going on—including "Halloween Horror" classic games and the opportunity to play two prototype board games (and even earn a playtest credit!) with Joshua Balvin, involving (respectively) plague-thwarted cathedral construction and gold-sifting prospector betrayal.
We also have a last-minute Halloween-ish bonus: Rob Heinsoo is going to bring his pre-production copy of Night Eternal, an HBO-licensed game based on True Blood that's due out later this year. (Although it's not about Sookie deliberating between Bill and Eric; it's a bluffing and strategy group card game that pits the Authority against the Monarchy in fast-playing rounds.) As a bonus bonus, Rob's 13th Age collaborator Jonathan Tweet will join in, too—but don't be intimidated, we've never seen either of these guys win this game. They're from a strange clan of extremely nice vampires.
And costumes? Costumes! Yeah?
- Image from Cryptozoic, which also publishes Rob's "Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Duel at Mt. Skullzfyre," another frequent favorite at Slog Nerd Happys. (Happies?)
The Stranger Testing Department is Rob Lightner, Paul Hughes, and Mary Traverse.