August 13, 2022 – Game On – Changeling & Vampire

Details

World of Darkness LARP is live in Boston! The Modern Enigma Society (MES) is hosting both our Changeling: the Lost and Vampire: the Masquerade LARPs. We are actively recruiting new players, and there’s plenty of room in our games for all kinds of character concepts. Our next game is August 13th, 2022 at the

MASONIC LODGE OF CAMBRIDGE
1950 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140

Changeling: the Lost
12pm – 5pm, with game on at 1pm

Vampire: the Masquerade
6pm – 11pm, with game on at 7pm

Site fee: $10 for 1 game, $15 for both games. New players, your first day is free!

Note: We are actively seeking donations to raise our treasury as our rental fee is currently higher than our our income from site fees. If you can bring a little extra in August, it be gratefully accepted.

You must be vaccinated and please bring a mask in case, as they may be required. (View our complete Covid Protocols here). We are committed to be an inclusive space and encourage LARPers of color and from the LGBTQIA+ communities to join us.

If you have not attended an MES game before, please RSVP to Wendy at nhma.dc@gmail.com

The Vampire the Masquerade game is part of a networked campaign spanning over 30 games all across the USA. We offer a unique LARPing experience with the ability to be part of complex local, regional, and national plotlines and to develop rich stories and deep character connections over time. Contact our ST at nhma.masq2020@gmail.com

Our Changeling: the Lost game is a stand-alone game serving our local players. Contact our ST, Aaron at boston.lost.vst@gmail.com.

Check us out on the web at Shattered Antiquities and learn more about our Vampire the Masquerade Chronicle by reading our Settings and Character Creation info or join us on Discord

More information about our club is available at www.modernenigmasociety.org

Game on – June 25

Save the Date – Boston Apocalypse

Shattered Antiquities’ first game of Werewolf: the Apocalypse will take place on June 24!

Come be part of the newly formed Gaian Alliance, where Garou, Fera, and Kinfolk are united at last in a battle against the Weaver.  Old enmities still simmer, and new alliances also made new enemies as the political landscape of the shifters has changed.  Meanwhile, practical matters of war against the Weaver and basic survival force political agendas to the wayside.

The Longest Road is a game about having nothing and struggling to earn everything, all while overcoming the tumultuous histories between the Silver Fangs and Glass Walkers and their allies. There is no stationary sept. What the PCs will have at start is a convoy of vehicles which they use as a base of operations, a makeshift Bawn until they can eke out an existence somewhere. Our game is about exploring player agency and how the world reacts to the reintroduction of Gaians into a city that has gone without for nearly a decade.

No prior experience with Werewolf: the Apocalypse is required to play!

11 Bulkeley Rd Littleton MA (on the Fitchburg Line of the Commuter Rail)

Game Start 1pm

You may arrive as early as 12pm to accommodate commuter rail schedules or to receive help making a character!

If this is your first time gaming with Shattered Antiquities, please contact Wendy to RSVP at nhma.dc@gmail.com

Covid Protocols:
•    We are playing in a private home.  Respect closed doors and the homeowners.
•    If you feel the littlest bit sick, DO NOT COME, an immunocompromised person lives here.
•    The homeowners will not be wearing a mask, but players will be required to wear a mask while indoors.  Outdoors you may remove your mask.
•    Proof of vaccination verified including one booster.  This is a change from our standard for our 2nd weekend games so everyone will need to be re-verified, even if you have attended a Lost or Masquerade game.

Site Fees
We are not charging a site fee.  We encourage those who are able to make a donation of $10 per game to help us restore our domain’s treasury and to enable the rental of paid sites in the future for all our games.  We offer our thanks to Vance & Janet for opening their home.

We are part of a nationwide campaign called On Frayed Threads.  Players joining our local game will have the opportunity to travel with their character to games and conventions – both virtual and in-person – in both Massachusetts and other states.  Stay local or join up with hundreds of other players to create a vibrant, living campaign.

March 2022 Character Creation & Social

Details

World of Darkness LARP returns to Boston! The Modern Enigma Society (MES) is hosting a character creation social for both our Changeling: the Lost and Vampire: the Masquerade LARPs. We are actively recruiting new players, and there’s plenty of room in our games for all kinds of character concepts.

LA QUINTA SOMMERVILLE
23 Cummings St., Somerville, MA, 02145
Orange Line, Free Parking

4pm to 8pm – come any time, stay as long as you want!

There is no cost to attend, but you must be vaccinated and wear a mask please. We are committed to be an inclusive space and encourage LARPers of color and from the LGBTQIA+ communities to join us.

You do not have to stay the whole 4 hours! Come by for as long or as little as you like. Several current players will be there to meet and get to know you! Our games are held regularly on the second Saturday of each month, with Lost on Saturday afternoons and Masquerade on Saturday evenings.

RSVPs to Wendy at nhma.dc@gmail.com greatly appreciated.

The Vampire the Masquerade game is part of a networked campaign spanning over 30 games all across the USA. We offer a unique LARPing experience with the ability to be part of complex local, regional, and national plotlines and to develop rich stories and deep character connections over time.

Our Changeling: the Lost game is a stand-alone game serving our local players. Contact our ST, Aaron at boston.lost.vst@gmail.com.

Check us out on the web at Shattered Antiquities and learn more about our Vampire the Masquerade Chronicle by checking out our Settings and Character Creation info or join us on Discord

November 2020 Masquerade Game

It is that time again.. Boston Masquerade will be on Saturday 11/14 at 7pm Eastern on the LASTLIGHT Server.  If you have not joined the NHMA Masq2020 Server, Bri as iVST has done an incredible job coding the safety mechanics into seamless functions to be used in games.  Character sheets are not required and mechanics will not be in effect.  Game will be taking place in the Universal Elysia of the Paramount Theater and will be set on August 8, 2020.

Those kindred Christian Whitechapel knows how to reach personally receive a handwritten invitation on ivory paper with a dark golden ink. The envelope is sealed in gold wax with the ventrue clan symbol in it. The paper has a vaguely floral note to it, those familiar will recognize a subtle carnation scent.

Elizabeth Broun once said
ART IS NOT ALWAYS ABOUT 
PRETTY THINGS.
IT’S ABOUT WHO WE ARE,
WHAT HAPPENED TO US, AND
HOW OUR LIVES ARE AFFECTED.

Come.
August 8th 2020
to a private art showing
of works submitted by non-Artists
that tell the stories of our lives.

Those individuals whom Christian does not know how to personally reach are also invited to this event through the monthly comings and goings of kindred through elysia and their monthly routines. IOW no one is left out, everyone is invited.

OOC :
This is a “Reverse-Toreador Salon”
NON-Toreador PCs are encouraged to submit ‘Art’ that reflects the stories of our characters lives or unlives. Many of us have an idea of what our sheets might look like so if you are planning on purchasing dots of an appropriate art skill feel free to include their approximate ratings in the ooc descriptions of your pieces. 

TO SUBMIT ART :https://forms.gle/ux7Ghi8NSPELVmcEA

All PCs will be encouraged to vote for their two favorite pieces, which may not be their own work, by leaving a thumbs up emoji on the art entry.

Toreador PCs will be given two votes. A thumbs up emoji and the toreador clan emoji.

Rumor is there are boons up for grabs for the top non-artist artists.

IC and OOC questions can be directed to Chris R, player of Christian Whitechapel and DST of MA003D.  They can be reached on discord or via email at nhma.dst@gmail.com

Bri B is the iVST and they can also be reached on discord or via email at nhma.masq2020@gmail.com

New players are always welcome! If you’re not a member of the Modern Enigma Society and wish to join us for our online game, please get in touch with us.

A new chronicle, a new decade…

And now, an update to the Shattered Antiquities webpage. (Now with the right number of “i’s” in the title.) The information here is still being updated, but at least what is here is correct. If you find any errors of fact or form — was that header always misspelled? — email me at nhma.dc@gmail.com and I’ll squash ’em.

Space Games on Hiatus

We currently have no Space VST, so we are not currently running a live event for that venue. Members interesting VSTing for Space should contact the DST.

We anticipate a new Regional Discord Space game starting up in the near future, and are waiting news from the RSTs office. The Western MA domain in Springfield may also run live games in the future.

From the Desk of the DC: Domain Finances

1. Sabbat will be moving to the Cambridge Masonic Temple with the rest of our games for at least the next two months but possibly going forward. This means that the site fee for this game will need to be raised a little. 
2. With the Chronicle Reset Survey out for Masquerade, we do not know when the chronicles will be ending, but it could be as soon as January (and as late as two years or more from now.) When the last chronicle ended, we had 13 straight months of dipping into our savings to ensure that we could afford site fees every month as players lost interest until each game’s chronicle reset. I would like to ensure that we can weather this chronicle transition smoothly as relates to finances, just as we did last time. 
3. An overwhelming recognition that some members do face financial difficulties even with current site fees, and changing those fees should be done with careful thought as to where we currently are financially and looking to our future needs as a domain.

With that said, here’s what I’d like to try for the next two months as regards the site fees for games. This is a trial for August and September to test that we can cover having all four of our games at the Masonic Temple financially. 
Apocalypse or Camarilla or both: $15 for the day (unchanged)
Space: $15 for the day (unchanged)
Storytelling or NPC duty only: Free (unchanged)
Sabbat: $10 for the day (CHANGED)
Sabbat and Space together: $15 (CHANGED)

Please remember that we do have the Sponsorship Fund as well, which currently has $130 available in it. If you appreciate the other gamers around you and they add to your game and you would like to see them there even if their finances are tight, please consider donating some money to this sponsorship fund.

I would like to ask that everyone try this for the next two months (August and September), and then provide feedback starting August 31. I will remind people to give feedback around this time.

Rhys O’Madigan
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Domain Coordinator for Boston’s Shattered Antiquities
nhma.dc@gmail.com

Game Site Change

We have moved out of the Crowne Plaza for the foreseeable future, and are currently hosting games at The Cambridge Masonic Lodge. All games will be hosted there, on the same schedule as before. Sabbat continues to be held at a private location.

The address of the new site is:
1950 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140  

Free parking is available in the indicated lot on Hadley Street, try to park as close to the fence as you can.

Do not park in the Credit Union parking lot – they tow!

There is also guest parking available at the hotel, but they charge a fee.
If you have accessibility issues and need to park closer to the Lodge, please email the DC by the Tuesday before each game weekend

Game Site Change – April

For April games, we will be at the Cambridge Masonic Lodge for all games, including the Changeling Beta game April 27th, before our Space game. 
The address is:
Cambridge Masonic Lodge
1950 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140  

Free parking is available in the indicated lot on Hadley Street, try to park as close to the fence as you can.

Do not park in the Credit Union parking lot – they tow!

There is also guest parking available at the hotel, but they charge a fee.
If you have accessibility issues and need to park closer to the Lodge, please email the DC by the Tuesday before each game weekend – Wednesday the 10th for OWOD, Wednesday the 24th for Changeling and Space.

Game Announcement – March OWOD Weekend

Saturday Game Schedule

Apocalypse: check-in begins at 1 p.m., game runs until 5:30 p.m.
Camarilla/IA Masquerade: check-in begins at 6:30 p.m., game runs until 11
p.m.
Site fee: $15 per person, flat rate
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel located at 320 Washington Street, Newton, MA
02458.

Sunday Game Schedule

Sabbat: check in begins at 1 p.m., game runs until 6:30 p.m..
Site fee: $5 per person, though donations are requested to support the
domain.
Location: Please email the DC or VST for the location as it is a private
residence.

You can check in ahead of time here: https://goo.gl/forms/4MDF6E74Z2ZV7gWS2

Charity Reminder!

This month we are also collecting NEW books for Barbara
Bush Children’s Hospital in Portland Maine.  Books will be collected by
Miranda during Apoc and Masq on March 9th, and by Laura or an ADC during
Sabbat and Space. Prestige will be given for donations. As per the
guidelines in the Membership Handbook, for each $2 worth of items or money
donated to a local sanctioned philanthropy, 1 general prestige point will
be awarded. In lieu of books, any cash donations can also be given during
game time. The cash will be used to purchase other books, or small toys
such as coloring books or crayons to give with the donation.

Crowne Plaza Travel Notes:
– Don’t trust Google maps to get to this hotel.  It may sit directly on top
of Massachusetts Pike, but you still need to exit the expressway (exit 17
towards Newton).
– Please park in the connected garage and bring your ticket inside to get
it validated at the front desk for free parking.
– The 57 bus is a good option for public transportation, but please don’t
be shy in asking for a lift home if you are staying for the evening game or
headed to afters.

We hope to see you there!