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.

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 – 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.