Magical Multiverse Tour—Cartel: New Capenna Rumble


New Capenna: gritty and glamorous, a gleaming metropolis of chrome and steel rising above the surrounding wasteland. Built by long-gone angels, ruled by crimelord demons, and home to many desperately striving gangs of upstarts, working stiffs, and palookas—like you. You’re part of an outfit trying to carve a piece of the lucrative Halo trade for yourselves. Can you hold your own in the face of agents of the five families, stress and suspicion amongst your gang, and rumors of avenging angels returning to New Capenna at last?

We will be playing four sessions of Cartel, a PbtA game about self-destructive ambition in the Mexican drug war. I am reskinning it for an urban fantasy setting, along the lines of what Rich Rogers has done for the Star Wars-based reskin Hutt Cartel.

Our setting is New Capenna, a gangster-fiction-inspired world from the lore of Magic: The Gathering.

This is part of my Magical Multiverse Tour, a series of me running games set on various planes of Magic: The Gathering . Given that most characters cannot cross between these worlds, there will be very little continuity or crossovers, but perhaps the occasional Easter egg…

NUMBER OF SESSIONS: There will be 4 sessions in total. Being able to attend each session is ideal. You must RSVP to each session you wish to attend.

DURATION: 3 hours

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 4 players total. One slot is reserved for Sam Z.

SAFETY TOOLS IN USE: We will use CATS, the X-Card, Lines & Veils, and the Open Door Policy. This event abides by the Gauntlet Community Code of Conduct.

SET UP INFO: We will play over Streamyard. Expect a set-up email from me about a week before the first session, with a link to a Google sheet character keeper.

BREAKS: two ten-minute breaks (and more as requested)

RECORDED: Provided all players give permission, sessions will be recorded and posted to the Cloven Pine Games Youtube channel.

PRIOR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: No, rules will be taught in play. Additionally, you don’t need to know anything about Magic: The Gathering or its lore. I’ll cover the basics of the setting.

2022-05-06T00:00:00Z2022-05-06T03:00:00ZSession One
2022-05-13T00:00:00Z2022-05-13T03:00:00ZSession Two
2022-05-20T00:00:00Z2022-05-20T03:00:00ZSession Three
2022-05-27T00:00:00Z2022-05-27T03:00:00ZSession Four

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Magical Multiverse Tour—Cartel: New Capenna Rumble (Session 1/4)
Starring: @Chase, Marc M, Sam Z
Welcome to New Capenna: gritty and glamorous, a metropolis built by long-gone angels, ruled by crimelord demons, and home to many striving gangs of upstart criminals—like our “heroes” for this series. In the first session, we meet Zephyr Feru the headstrong Hawk, Cormella Jean the slippery Spy, and Azazi the naive spouse. Lies, schemes, heists, and shootouts immediately ensue.

Magical Multiverse Tour—Cartel: New Capenna Rumble (Session 2/3)
Starring: Marc M, Sam Z
We return to the crime-ridden metropolis of New Capenna for an intense two-hander session: Zephyr turns up bloody and battered on Cormella’s doorstep. But can the slippery elf be trusted to have her sister-in-law’s best interests at heart? (Spoiler: No.) Our “heroes” battle with the Brokers, get patched up by a butcher, and sneak into the boss’s home…