We’ll be playing a two-session game of Cryptomancer, “A Fantasy Role-Playing Game About Hacking.” Attending both sessions is not mandatory, but encouraged.

We’ll be playing from the starter adventure in the core book, “Silent War for Thronehouse.” That includes some pre-gens, so we’ll use those. Rules will be taught. The setting’s unique and interesting; I encourage you to check out the relatively short background material here: http://cryptorpg.com/

The play for this scenario’s about spying, manipulating, and carrying out jobs in the midst of political turmoil.

Here’s the description from the game’s intro: “Cryptomancer is a tabletop role-playing game about hacking in a Tolkienesque high-fantasy setting. It is a game that provides avenues for players to play fantasy characters who attack and defend the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information systems that support kingdoms and factions. However, instead of adopting a “hacking as combat versus technology” abstraction that so many modern role-playing games adopt, Cryptomancer provides an unglamorous and unapologetic take on information security. This game’s rules and setting are informed by real-life information security principles, such as encryption and network defense, as well as intelligence community concepts, such as tradecraft and link analysis, all of which are presented in a context that makes sense for a high-fantasy setting rife with conflict and intrigue.”

If your attendance or RSVP changes, please also send me a message at edige23 at gmail.

I’m a liberal arts major so don’t expect high level techno speak from me- the game keeps it easily digestible.

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