Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Free RPG Day 2013

Free RPG Day is almost here!  What is Free RPG Day, you ask?  Free RPG Day is a partnership between RPG publishers and your Friendly Local Game Stores to introduce players to new games.  These are brand new adventures, complete with quick start rules and pre-gens, and are a great way to try a new game.  From fantasy to sci-fi to horror, there is something for everyone.

This year, Free RPG Day is on June 15 at Mid-South Hobbies and Games, located at 5130 Old Summer Road Memphis, TN 38122.

June 15 would normally be a FORGE game day, but we are suspending our normal schedule to support Free RPG Day.  Also, please note that the start time for Free Game Day is different than our normal game days.  First slot is at 11am and second slot starts at 3pm.

The Free RPG Day schedule is now ready for sign-ups.  We are also still looking for GM volunteers.  These adventures come with introductory rules and are designed to be easy to GM even if you are unfamiliar with the system.

Don't miss the fun on Free RPG Day!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Exalted Coming to FORGE Game Days

Exalted, from White Wolf, is being added to the FORGE game schedule, beginning June 1.  What is Exalted? 

Exalted is a game of epic fantasy set during the Second Age of Man, a time before our own. It is an age of magic and adventure, when heroes of legend are reborn into a time of woe.

At the dawn of the First Age, the gods gave power to men that they might slay the gods' Primordial enemies. Anointed by the gods, these beings were thereafter known as the Exalted. The greatest of the Exalted were the Solars, the Chosen of the Unconquered Sun, the mightiest of the gods. So great was their power that, when a Solar died, his power was quickly made manifest in a new individual - a reincarnation of sorts, but into a mature adult rather than a newborn. The Exalted triumphed over the enemies of the gods, and in reward, the gods gave the Exalted dominion over the Earth. For a timeless age, the Exalted ruled justly over Creation, and their kingdom was invincible. 

But the enemies of the gods had pronounced a terrible curse against the Exalted. This dark magic ate away at the hearts of the Chosen. The benevolence of the Solars turned to tyranny, and peace turned to civil war. It was prophesied that the madness of the Solars would bring about the destruction of the world. Seeing no other alternative, the lowliest of Exalted, the Dragon-Blooded, murdered the decadent Solar Exalted and locked their souls away.

And so, a Second Age descended upon Creation.

The greatest of the gods' servants no longer walked the earth, and the Realm of the Dragon-Blooded was but a shadow of the lost old Realm. Solar Exalted whose power escaped to be reborn were slain by Dragon-Blooded inquisitors known as the Wyld Hunt, and the Realm claimed dominion over Creation. For more than a thousand years the Solar Exalted remained imprisoned and defeated - until now.

The Scarlet Empress, the Dragon-Blooded ruler of the Realm and controller of the Wyld Hunt, vanished five years ago. Without her might to enforce order in the Realm, the Great Houses of her Scarlet Dynasty have fallen to squabbling over the reins of power. And in this time of crisis, the Solar Exalted have returned. It is as if a gate was opened and the heroes of old rushed through it and returned to the world.

Your character is among those individuals who have become Solar Exalted. You are a being of legend, as mighty as a demigod and as cunning as an asp. Will you be the savior of Creation or one of the terrible menaces that beset your world? 

Pre-generated characters will be available for play, and there is also a character creation session scheduled.  Check out the Games schedule for more information and to sign up.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

FORGE Taking Up Warhammer

FORGE is teaming up with Games Workshop ( which has its North American headquarters right here in Memphis. If you've every wanted to learn Warhammer (40k or Fantasy) or want to get back into it come join us at the World of Battle.

As part of this we are starting a new 40k campaign called The Charadon Campaign. This campaign will continue over the summer and may continue beyond that depending on popularity.

There will be an army character sheet and an in-person portions to this campaign. The character sheet is for tracking your actions for each round, managing your resources, and hero advancement. The in-person portions (at weekly game days) will be battles over contested territories and sieges on Chaos or Imperial strongholds (usually these are at conventions).

Once one faction or the other gains complete control (all enemy strongholds are captured) the campaign will be reset by moving to a new planet.

Look for more news to follow.

Upcoming Events!

FORGE has regularly scheduled games the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month at Mid-South Hobbies & Games. See the games section for more information.


  • ShadowCon
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  • MidSouthCon
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  • Play On Con
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  • Cape Comic Con
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  • Origins
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  • DragonCon
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  • GMX
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