This is a run of Tales from the Low Cantrefs, a game currently in development by Luke Jordan. This game is currently in playtest and does not yet represent the full game, but there is a solid basis for the game in place. It is a fantasy coming-of-age game with young protagonists. Sessions will be three hours in length. General sign-ups will be available in 72 hours time (January 3rd). This game will be played using the open table policy, though I would recommend only signing up if you can make all sessions as I think it will lead to a better play experience. We will be using Zoom for our sessions. This session will be recorded, and may be released on Youtube with the consent of all participants. Feedback on the sessions will be provided to Luke
Never travel alone. Never travel after dark.Whistle for the wind to save you. Light candles in every window. Bury iron under the threshold. Hang rowan, elder, and hazel over your bed. Flee mist, and seek running water.
Mostly the folk ways work. Sometimes they don’t, and when they don’t the bodies are rarely found.Truthfully, few care to look too hard.
But nonetheless, in the midst of this, life goes on. Fields are planted. Cottages are built, and roofs thatched. Namedays and baptisms are celebrated, and the harvest welcomed in. Babies are born. People fall in love, make new friends, cling to grudges, and forgive old wrongs.
And as faded traces of past glories crumble around them, children grow up.
Tales from the Low Cantrefs is a hearth fantasy coming-of-age roleplaying game built on the ApocalypseWorld engine. It is a game filled with petty village politics, childhood superstitions, adults who just don’t understand, strange magics, wild and ruined landscapes,monsters out of old folktales, and the terrible responsibility of growing up.
You will play young people with the potential to grow into heroes. As winter still maintains its vice-like grip on the small village of your birth, something stirs in the mist and snow. The adults may follow the old ways, but they do not truly believe - and it is up to you to face whatever peril threatens the village.
Content Warnings: This game is about adolescent children in a fantasy world, dealing with very real dangers. There will be elements of folk horror and likely interaction with the land of the dead/undeath. There is a real threat of violence, though usually as a last resort, and by the very nature of the game there will be endangerment of children. If this element in particular is something you are not happy with, I would advise avoiding this game. Though in general content should be nothing that wouldn’t be at home in young adult fiction. We will have a discussion on tone and content before the game begins, as well as establishing Lines & Veils to provide a comfortable play experience. This game will take place under the Gauntlet Community Code of Conduct and the safety tools Script Change and X-Card will be in use. I will aim to get in touch with participants through either the Gauntlet Slack or email a week in advance of the game to confirm attendance and provide play materials.
Session 1 Friday, February 5, 2021 8:30 PM → Friday, February 5, 2021 11:30 PM
Session 2 Friday, February 12, 2021 8:30 PM → Friday, February 12, 2021 11:30 PM
Session 3 Friday, February 19, 2021 8:30 PM → Friday, February 19, 2021 11:30 PM
Session 4 Friday, February 26, 2021 8:30 PM → Friday, February 26, 2021 11:30 PM