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!

February Space Game announcement

This Saturday, February 16th our Space game is scheduled to take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel located at 320 Washington Street, Newton, MA 02458.

Saturday Game Schedule:
Space: check-in begins at 6:30, game runs until 11pm
Site fee: $15 per person, flat rate
Check-in Form: https://goo.gl/forms/whkXKygpaokLjPaw1
Next month we will be back to our typical fourth weekend Space game. 

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.
Hope to see you there!

Charity Drive – Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital

During our March games the Domain of Shattered Antiquities will be hosting a charity drive for Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital in Portland Maine. This drive was suggested and is being organized by Miranda Chadbourne.

Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital is a leading pediatric hospital north of Boston. Their Children’s Life Department organizes a “Take it and Read it Library,” a collection of books for children of all ages to choose a book to read during their hospital stay. These books stay with the child, and are not returned. These books are small gifts to all sick children and their siblings a way to get away from what’s troubling them.

We are asking for donations of NEW books. All books should be appropriate for readers between the ages of newborns to young adults.

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.

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 is awarded.

If you have any further questions please feel free to the DC at nhma.dc@gmail.com.

Apocalypse Game Note-

This Book Drive has been sponsored by the players from “Teeth Around Your Neck” Apoc Pack, who will be hosting a baby shower for Amy Hofman. Should any player wish to have their character give a book for an in game baby shower, but is unable to donate to the book drive, index cards will be provided for the character to write which books would have been given.

Alternatively if players are interested in donating more than one book we will set up a table with up for grabs books to be given at the baby shower.

Shattered Antiquities at Arisia

The Boston domain will be running three recruitment games at the Arisia convention, January 18-20, Werewolf: The Apocalpyse, Vampire: The Masquerade, and Space: The Infinite Edge. The schedule and teasers are below. We hope to see you there!

Werewolf the Apocalypse

White Hill (4th), Saturday 7:30pm – 11:30pm

One of the few left, you have reached out to anyone who could hear you. From wherever you come from, you arrive here, the Sept of the Last Hope, Gaia’s last shred of existence on this decaying ball of dirt. You’re not alone, others have heard your call and joined you. The warder has made accommodations for the handful left. Now is the time to gather your allies, resources, and wits before you make the final push. You’ll need to strike deep at the heart of the Wyrm before hope is lost. 18+ only.

This game is outside of the regular chronicle, and will use a light version of the mechanics.

Space Infinite Edge

White Hill (4th), Sunday 1pm – 5pm

500 years ago one of the largest interstellar cruise lines left the Core to take the nobility on a cruise they would never forget. They succeeded, after a fashion; they received a signal from within the event horizon of a black hole. Investigating the signal brought the ship into contact with a powerful entity, which quickly possessed the ship. This mythos entity now feeds upon the souls of those who come on board. It loves Humanity. It always has, and it always will. 18+ only.

This game is run in chronicle, and characters played will earn standard and event XP.

Vampire The Masquerade

White Hill (4th), 7pm – 11pm

Boston Minds Eye Society. Gehenna was a lie. For centuries the forces of the Camarilla and the Sabbat waged a bitter war over the fate of vampire kind. After the dust settled and Caine did not return, the two factions are left to forge an uneasy truce. You take on the role of one of the ambassadors from the two factions meeting to craft the treaty in favor of your people. Can you secure the future of your faction or will your rivals claim dominance? 18+ only.

This game is outside of the regular chronicle, and will use a light version of the mechanics.


Boston Game Announcement – January 2019

Greetings!
This weekend we will be holding our OWOD games.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.
Next weekend we will be running Apocalypse, Masquerade, and Space at Arisia! Please come help us make it great!
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.

Space Survey

Hi Space Players!
As most of us are aware, Christmas falls rather close to our game this year. Please fill out this survey and we’ll see about keeping our regular game date or moving it, based on who is available.
Please submit your responses by noon on December 8th so that we can let everyone know the plan during the Domain Meeting on Saturday.
Thank you!