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Friday

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⎯ 9a ⎯

8983 Ultimate Werewolf: Learn to Play, GM: David Hulet (ConTessa), 30 players, No XP/Complex, Friday 9a-12p. Ultimate Werewolf is an interactive game of deduction for two teams: Villagers and Werewolves. The Villagers don't know who the Werewolves are, and the Werewolves are trying to remain undiscovered while they slowly eliminate the Villagers one at a time. A Moderator (who isn't on a team) runs the game. Ultimate Werewolf takes place over a series of game days and nights. Each day, the players discuss who among them is a Werewolf and vote out a player. The game is over when either all the Villagers or all the Werewolves are eliminated. This session is a learn to play session for players new to the game. $4.00

7449 InSpectres: Supernatural Varmints, GM: Christina Fayz (ConTessa), 6 players, No XP/Average, Friday 9a-1p. You are part of a monster-hunting TV show working towards your big break. Your team has been called in for reports of a supernatural creature. Is it a chupacabra? It might be a chupacabra. In this system, the choice is yours. $4.00

8938 Call of Catthulhu: The White Stag, GM: Gabriel Carlson (ConTessa), 5 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 9a-12p. Slink over thatch roofs, spy on witches' covens in mud-walled huts, and wail across the battlefield for gallantry and glory! “Call of Catthulhu” is a rules-lite game about cats saving the world from something like the Cthulhu mythos. In this game, you play a cat (not a talking cat or an anthropomorphic cat, just a cat) working to protect the humans from very real, very extra-dimensional, very slimey threats in the medieval town of Felsmar. What necrotic terrors haunt the cobblestone streets at night? What slorpy evils lurk in the woods? Only your feline senses can be trusted to discover the truth, and only your lion's heart can stand against the monsters. $4.00

2p

7248 Tales from the Loop: Change of Heart, GM: Stacy Dellorfano (ConTessa), 6 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 2p-6p. This will be a modified version of Tales from the Loop, with the Loop set in a Pacific Northwest town just south of the Canadian border called Bellingham, Washington. New character Types will be provided, and we'll do some quick character generation at the beginning so you can make your character yours. $4.00

8910 The Quiet Year: The Deep Forest, GM: Bardaree Bryant (ConTessa), 3 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 2p-5p. For a long time, our monstrous home was occupied by invading humans. Now, finally, we’ve driven them off, and we’re left with this: a year of relative peace. One quiet year, with which to dismantle their settlements and reclaim our lands. Come Winter, a band of heroes will arrive and we might not survive the encounter. This is when the game will end. But we don’t know about that yet. What we know is that right now, in this moment, we monsters have an opportunity for healing and self-discovery in our deep forest, away from human eyes. The Deep Forest is a storytelling map game of post-colonial weird fantasy. It’s a re-imagining of The Quiet Year, one that centers upon monstrosity and decolonization. $4.00

8924 Cthulhu Wars Core Game: Learn to Play Cthulhu Wars, GM: Ariel Celeste (ConTessa), 4 players, No XP/Average, Friday 2p-4p. Cthulhu Wars is a fast-moving strategy game about the end of the world. You take the part of various monstrous aliens seeking to dominate the world. You can play as Great Cthulhu himself, or you can take charge of other factions, such as the slithering hordes of the Crawling Chaos, or the insane minions of the Yellow Sign. Earn and cast spells and summon monsters unique to your own Faction. Each Faction is strikingly different in tactics and techniques. $2.00

8936 Ultimate Werewolf, GM: David Hulet (ConTessa), 30 players, No XP/Complex, Friday 2p-5p. Ultimate Werewolf is an interactive game of deduction for two teams: Villagers and Werewolves. The Villagers don't know who the Werewolves are, and the Werewolves are trying to remain undiscovered while they slowly eliminate the Villagers one at a time. A Moderator (who isn't on a team) runs the game. Ultimate Werewolf takes place over a series of game days and nights. Each day, the players discuss who among them is a Werewolf and vote out a player. The game is over when either all the Villagers or all the Werewolves are eliminated. The Werewolves have decided that enough is enough. It's time for them to band together to keep those rowdy villagers in check. This session features six roles to add greater variety to the Werewolf team already present in Ultimate Werewolf. $4.00

 8982 Bluebeard's Bride, GM: Sadonna Croff (ConTessa), 5 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 2p-6p. Bluebeard has chosen his new bride and given her the keys to his home with only one rule: that she not enter his study. With his absence, the bride has the opportunity to explore her new home, tasting its terrors and its delights. As she explores the house, she discovers potentially horrible truths about her new husband before finally deciding if she enters his room or not. $4.00

5p

8939 Cthulhu Wars Core Game: Learn to Play Cthulhu Wars, GM: Ariel Celeste (ConTessa), 4 players, No XP/Average, Friday 5p-7p. Cthulhu Wars is a fast-moving strategy game about the end of the world. You take the part of various monstrous aliens seeking to dominate the world. You can play as Great Cthulhu himself, or you can take charge of other factions, such as the slithering hordes of the Crawling Chaos, or the insane minions of the Yellow Sign. Earn and cast spells and summon monsters unique to your own Faction. Each Faction is strikingly different in tactics and techniques. $2.00

⎯ 8p ⎯

7250 Corporia: The Once and Future, GM: Stacy Dellorfano (ConTessa), 6 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 8p-12a. Corporia is a dark-future cyberpunk roleplaying game created by Mark Plemmons based on the return of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Play a reborn Knight fighting against the forces of darkness to find the pieces necessary to awaken King Arthur and save the world. No experience with Corporia required, we'll have customizable pre-generated characters available! $4.00

7291 Euphoria: Building a Better Dystopia, GM: Bob Mariotti (Contessa), 5 players, Some XP/Average, Friday 8p-10p. Keeping your workers in the dark and happy is the key to this new twist on a worker placement game. Combine the different worker types effectively to obtain resources for market opportunities. First player to put 10 stars on the board wins. $2.00

8880 Spire: Spire: The City Must Fall, GM: Luke Elias (ConTessa), 4 players, No XP/Average, Friday 8p-12a. Spire is a fantasy punk roleplaying game of intrigue, subterfuge, and sedition. You are a dark elf. You have sworn in blood and sacred shadow to destroy your oppressors, the aelfir - high elves from the frozen north who have claimed your homeland as their own. $4.00

8937 Fall of Delta Green: On A Bank, by Moonlight, GM: Ariel Celeste (ConTessa), 5 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 8p-12a. 1968. Two people in the small town of Milltown, NY die on the same night. One was a tragic car accident; the other, shot in self-defence by the police. Both were members of the same commune of hippies and drop-outs that’s taken over a farm just outside town. Police reports contain references to chanting. To carven idols. To strange ceremonies by moonlight. As Agents of DELTA GREEN, a top-secret branch of the US Government, your mission is to investigate those deaths, find out the truth – and take whatever action is necessary to eradicate any unnatural influence. When your predecessors raided Innsmouth in 1928, DELTA GREEN saw what the unnatural can do if it takes root in America. It cannot be allowed to happen again. $4.00

8984 Ultimate Werewolf, GM: David Hulet (ConTessa), 30 players, No XP/Complex, Friday 8p-11p. Ultimate Werewolf is an interactive game of deduction for two teams: Villagers and Werewolves. The Villagers don't know who the Werewolves are, and the Werewolves are trying to remain undiscovered while they slowly eliminate the Villagers one at a time. A Moderator (who isn't on a team) runs the game. Ultimate Werewolf takes place over a series of game days and nights. Each day, the players discuss who among them is a Werewolf and vote out a player. The game is over when either all the Villagers or all the Werewolves are eliminated. As in real life, the scariest part of any Ultimate Werewolf game is night-time. This expansion gives you more ways to fear the darkness than ever before! This session features six roles to add greater variety to the teams already present in Ultimate Werewolf. $4.00

8977 WitchPunks: Anarchy in the Arcane, GM: Gabriel Carlson (ConTessa), 4 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 8p-10p. You are a coven of witches making your way in a world being devoured by capitalism, monolithic patriarchy, bigots, and a military-political complex. You've had it with this dumpster fire, and you're taking back your rights, your life, and your magic. WitchPunks is a tabletop RPG of rebellion and empowerment. Content warnings include: queerness, violence, the occult, radical feminism, Bikini Kill, strong language, illegal activities, political action, L7, references to punk culture, and anarchism. $4.00

Saturday

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⎯ 9a ⎯

7154 Golden Hour: Legion of Monsters: A Love Story*, GM: Jeannette Quirk (ConTessa), 8 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 9a-1p. You were a typical movie monster doing your typical movie monster thing when BAMN! Someone rudely dropped a Jäger in your rec room and slagged the Foosball table. You’ve dealt with the puny humans accordingly but you didn’t expect Alice and that strange scientist to fall in love. What can you do, though? She loves him, or what’s left of her does, anyway, and he loves her. But those pesky humans don’t see it like that, and are bound and determined to keep the lovers apart. Monsters got to stick together…will the humans ever learn? Come play a movie monster bent on teaching the humans what for in this all new RomComStom(p). $4.00

8893 Usagi Yojimbo: Onna-Bugeisha VS. The Daimyo from Yama, GM: Gabriel Carlson (ConTessa), 5 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 9a-1p. Ronin, you wander with your sister samurai, masterless, 'til one day you find a small village with "bandit" problems. The truth is far more haunting, though. Do you and your allies have what it takes to set right an entire province? Note: While this game draws on many historical elements, including historical and legendary female samurai, it is ultimately a work of melodrama. This is Edo Japan as written by Some White Dude and directed by Akira Kurosawa. Purist discretion is advised. $4.00

8917 Homebrew: The Free Wolves: Whistlin' Dixie, GM: Emily Danvers (ConTessa), 10 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 9a-1p. In 2017, old Confederate statues around the south started coming down after waves of violence inspired by old hatreds. Not everyone was particularly pleased, however. One old billionaire gathered them all up, creating a combination heritage museum and theme park in the heart of Alabama. Only problem is, folks say the rides are starting to go haywire, sending ripples both magical and digital through the rest of the country. You need to investigate Dixieland and put down these animatronic nightmares, be they in the service of a clever hacker or some angry old Confederate ghosts (who probably need a good punching anyway). $4.00

⎯ 10a ⎯

8968 Warhammer 40K: Introduction to 40K, GM: Scott Ferguson (ConTessa), 2 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 10a-12p. The Rainbow Warriors Project began as an idea to create an army of “Rainbow Warriors”, a faction of the mighty Space Marines featured in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. The goal was to promote inclusion and representation on the tabletop by featuring these powerful Mayan and Aztec influenced warriors of the “grimdark” future. Soon many talented painters and hobbyists throughout Twitter volunteered their skills and time donating, building and painting these colorful Space Marines. The project quickly grew, and the first massive Space Marine army was finished within a few months! The Rainbow Warriors Project hopes to promote tabletop wargaming as a friendly, welcoming environment for all people. By partnering with organizations that share this goal, the Rainbow Warriors Project donates fantastic painted armies, people and tabletop experience to bring the hobby to everyone! All material provided, no experience required. $4.00

8978 Warhammer 40K: Introduction to 40K, GM: Dan Gomez (ConTessa), 2 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 10a-12p. The Rainbow Warriors Project began as an idea to create an army of “Rainbow Warriors,” a faction of the mighty Space Marines featured in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. The goal was to promote inclusion and representation on the tabletop by featuring these powerful Mayan and Aztec influenced warriors of the “grimdark” future. Soon many talented painters and hobbyists throughout Twitter volunteered their skills and time donating, building, and painting these colorful Space Marines. The project quickly grew, and the first massive Space Marine army was finished within a few months! The Rainbow Warriors Project hopes to promote tabletop wargaming as a friendly, welcoming environment for all people. By partnering with organizations that share this goal, the Rainbow Warriors Project donates fantastic painted armies, people, and tabletop experience to bring the hobby to everyone! All material provided, no experience required. $2.00

⎯ 11a ⎯

7293 Lords of Waterdeep: Undermountain & Skullport, GM: Bob Mariotti (Contessa), 5 players, Some XP/Average, Saturday 11a-1p. A fantastic worker placement game with lots of paths to victory. Play the game honorably or use lots of corruption to secure a path to victory. Both expansions will be used in this game. $2.00

⎯ 1p ⎯

8969 Warhammer 40K: Introduction to 40K, GM: Scott Ferguson (ConTessa), 2 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 1p-3p. The Rainbow Warriors Project began as an idea to create an army of “Rainbow Warriors”, a faction of the mighty Space Marines featured in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. The goal was to promote inclusion and representation on the tabletop by featuring these powerful Mayan and Aztec influenced warriors of the “grimdark” future. Soon many talented painters and hobbyists throughout Twitter volunteered their skills and time donating, building and painting these colorful Space Marines. The project quickly grew, and the first massive Space Marine army was finished within a few months! The Rainbow Warriors Project hopes to promote tabletop wargaming as a friendly, welcoming environment for all people. By partnering with organizations that share this goal, the Rainbow Warriors Project donates fantastic painted armies, people and tabletop experience to bring the hobby to everyone! All material provided, no experience required. $4.00

8979 Warhammer 40K: Introduction to 40K, GM: Dan Gomez (ConTessa), 2 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 1p-3p. The Rainbow Warriors Project began as an idea to create an army of “Rainbow Warriors,” a faction of the mighty Space Marines featured in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. The goal was to promote inclusion and representation on the tabletop by featuring these powerful Mayan and Aztec influenced warriors of the “grimdark” future. Soon many talented painters and hobbyists throughout Twitter volunteered their skills and time donating, building, and painting these colorful Space Marines. The project quickly grew, and the first massive Space Marine army was finished within a few months! The Rainbow Warriors Project hopes to promote tabletop wargaming as a friendly, welcoming environment for all people. By partnering with organizations that share this goal, the Rainbow Warriors Project donates fantastic painted armies, people, and tabletop experience to bring the hobby to everyone! All material provided, no experience required. $2.00

⎯ 2p ⎯

7149 Costume Fairy Adventures: Costume Fairy Adventures in...Tomb of Follies!, GM: Christina Fayz (ConTessa), 6 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 2p-4p. The costume fairies return for more madcap mayhem! Search the dungeon for the secret to the greatest prank of all time! $2.00

7252 Lamentations of the Flame Princess: The Incompetent Watchmaker (Playtest), GM: Stacy Dellorfano (ConTessa), 6 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 2p-6p. A massive citycrawl in the process of being written for Lamentations of the Flame Princess. The playtest will comprise of a handful of quest options, and a chunk of the city to explore to complete one or more of the objectives. The relatively peaceful medieval city of Bern, in the Old Swiss Confederacy, is currently under siege from a mysterious plague the likes of which no one has seen before. Strange tales emerge from salvagers sent in to recover property or investigate of villagers gone mad with pain, like they were being eaten alive - from the inside. Fame and fortune can be found by those few brave enough to venture forth. $4.00

8911 Mothership: DEAD PLANET, GM: Bardaree Bryant (ConTessa), 6 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 2p-8p. Mothership is a sci-fi horror roleplaying game where you and your crew try to survive in the most inhospitable environment in the universe: outer space! You'll excavate dangerous derelict spacecraft, explore strange unknown worlds, exterminate hostile alien life, and examine the horrors that encroach upon your every move. There is a planet that no ship escapes. A place where death calls like a beacon amongst the waves of the living. This is the DEAD PLANET. $4.00

8925 Fall of Delta Green: On A Bank, by Moonlight, GM: Ariel Celeste (ConTessa), 5 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 2p-6p. 1968. Two people in the small town of Milltown, NY die on the same night. One was a tragic car accident; the other, shot in self-defence by the police. Both were members of the same commune of hippies and drop-outs that’s taken over a farm just outside town. Police reports contain references to chanting. To carven idols. To strange ceremonies by moonlight. As Agents of DELTA GREEN, a top-secret branch of the US Government, your mission is to investigate those deaths, find out the truth – and take whatever action is necessary to eradicate any unnatural influence. When your predecessors raided Innsmouth in 1928, DELTA GREEN saw what the unnatural can do if it takes root in America. It cannot be allowed to happen again. $4.00

8961 Bluebeard's Bride, GM: Sadonna Croff (ConTessa), 5 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 2p-6p. Bluebeard has chosen his new bride and given her the keys to his home with only one rule: that she not enter his study. With his absence, the bride has the opportunity to explore her new home, tasting its terrors and its delights. As she explores the house, she discovers potentially horrible truths about her new husband before finally deciding if she enters his room or not. $4.00

⎯ 4p ⎯

8970 Warhammer 40K: Introduction to 40K, GM: Scott Ferguson (ConTessa), 2 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 4p-6p. The Rainbow Warriors Project began as an idea to create an army of “Rainbow Warriors”, a faction of the mighty Space Marines featured in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. The goal was to promote inclusion and representation on the tabletop by featuring these powerful Mayan and Aztec influenced warriors of the “grimdark” future. Soon many talented painters and hobbyists throughout Twitter volunteered their skills and time donating, building and painting these colorful Space Marines. The project quickly grew, and the first massive Space Marine army was finished within a few months! The Rainbow Warriors Project hopes to promote tabletop wargaming as a friendly, welcoming environment for all people. By partnering with organizations that share this goal, the Rainbow Warriors Project donates fantastic painted armies, people and tabletop experience to bring the hobby to everyone! All material provided, no experience required. $2.00

8980 Warhammer 40K: Introduction to 40K, GM: Dan Gomez (ConTessa), 2 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 4p-6p. The Rainbow Warriors Project began as an idea to create an army of “Rainbow Warriors,” a faction of the mighty Space Marines featured in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. The goal was to promote inclusion and representation on the tabletop by featuring these powerful Mayan and Aztec influenced warriors of the “grimdark” future. Soon many talented painters and hobbyists throughout Twitter volunteered their skills and time donating, building, and painting these colorful Space Marines. The project quickly grew, and the first massive Space Marine army was finished within a few months! The Rainbow Warriors Project hopes to promote tabletop wargaming as a friendly, welcoming environment for all people. By partnering with organizations that share this goal, the Rainbow Warriors Project donates fantastic painted armies, people, and tabletop experience to bring the hobby to everyone! All material provided, no experience required. $2.00

⎯ 7p ⎯

7395 NA: Cine Mal Practice Fall Caucus, GM: Jeannette Quirk (ConTessa), 50 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 7p-11p. Do you want to find out what the new project for the former Smithee Awards members is? Now's your chance! We are still doing bad movies and we still need help (boy howdy do we!) but this new version of the Smithees, rising above the ashes of bad movies past, will be bigger! Better! Faster! Or at least it should be a little more cohesive. We've retooled the categories, tweaked the clips, dredged in our freezer chest for questionable snacks. Come witness the rebirth of bad movie cinema! Free!

⎯ 8p ⎯

7251 Tales from the Loop: Time after Time, GM: Stacy Dellorfano (ConTessa), 6 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 8p-12a. Play a modified version of Tales from the Loop, where the Loop is set in the city of Bellingham, Washington, in the northwest corner of Washington State, about 90 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. While investigating a mysterious growing orb in the forest over summer vacation, one of the Kids disappears, only to reappear five years later like nothing has changed. It's up to the group to figure out what happened and set things right. $4.00

8879 Paranoia: Insufficient Security Clearance for Event Title, GM: Luke Elias (ConTessa), 5 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 8p-12a. Welcome to Alpha Complex Citizen. The all-powerful Computer requests the help of fresh clones like you to help keep everything under control. But you can never fully trust the clone at your side, they might be some sort of mutant or a member of a secret society. Now is not the time for questions citizen. I would hate to have to give you a treason star. $4.00

8896 WitchPunks: Anarchy in the Arcane, GM: Gabriel Carlson (ConTessa), 4 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 8p-10p. You are a coven of witches making your way in a world being devoured by capitalism, monolithic patriarchy, bigots, and a military-political complex. You've had it with this dumpster fire, and you're taking back your rights, your life, and your magic. WitchPunks is a tabletop RPG of rebellion and empowerment. Content warnings include: queerness, violence, the occult, radical feminism, Bikini Kill, strong language, illegal activities, political action, L7, references to punk culture, and anarchism. $2.00

Sunday

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⎯ 9a ⎯

8916 Homebrew: The Free Wolves and the Temple of the Crystal Staff, GM: Emily Danvers (ConTessa), 10 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 9a-1p. The year is 1942. Almost no one knows that the paranormal is real... At least, you thought that was the case. Word has gotten around the werewolf community that the Nazis are breaking open tombs, looking for ancient artifacts of great power that could tip the war in their favor. Because really, who else would be digging up artifacts of great power? You've been tasked with diving into one of these tombs and securing the artifact before the Reich can claim it for their own. $4.00

8985 Ultimate Werewolf, GM: David Hulet (ConTessa), 30 players, No XP/Complex, Sunday 9a-12p. Ultimate Werewolf is an interactive game of deduction for two teams: Villagers and Werewolves. The Villagers don't know who the Werewolves are, and the Werewolves are trying to remain undiscovered while they slowly eliminate the Villagers one at a time. A Moderator (who isn't on a team) runs the game. Ultimate Werewolf takes place over a series of game days and nights. Each day, the players discuss who among them is a Werewolf and vote out a player. The game is over when either all the Villagers or all the Werewolves are eliminated. Ultimate Werewolf is an interactive game of deduction similar to Mafia. Sessions will run throughout the weekend, and have different focuses and include characters from different game expansions. We've all heard the stories: a giant furry beast roaming the hills. A mother bent on revenge. A mischievous taunting elf-like creature. But that's all they are, legends...right? This session features roles like Bloody Mary, The Blob, Frankenstein's Monster, the Chupacabra, and more, which add greater variety to the roles already present in Ultimate Werewolf. $4.00

⎯ 11a ⎯

8914 WitchPunks: Battle of the Bands, GM: Rowan Lynch (ConTessa), 4 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 11a-1p. In a world full of corruption, oppression and environmental destruction, you and your coven are standing up. Your tools are spellcraft, a DIY attitude, and arcane anarchy. The annual Battle of the Bands is coming up, and you and your coven-turned-rock act are hammering down the perfect set. But when encounters with the competition take a turn for the weird, it’s up to you to figure out why. Have they sold out, or have they sold their souls? $2.00

⎯ 2p ⎯

8892 Call of Catthulhu: The White Stag, GM: Gabriel Carlson (ConTessa), 5 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 2p-5p. Slink over thatch roofs, spy on witches' covens in mud-walled huts, and wail across the battlefield for gallantry and glory! “Call of Catthulhu” is a rules-lite game about cats saving the world from something like the Cthulhu mythos. In this game, you play a cat (not a talking cat or an anthropomorphic cat, just a cat) working to protect the humans from very real, very extra-dimensional, very slimey threats in the medieval town of Felsmar. What necrotic terrors haunt the cobblestone streets at night? What slorpy evils lurk in the woods? Only your feline senses can be trusted to discover the truth, and only your lion's heart can stand against the monsters. $4.00

8986 Ultimate Werewolf, GM: David Hulet (ConTessa), 30 players, No XP/Complex, Sunday 2p-5p. Ultimate Werewolf is an interactive game of deduction for two teams: Villagers and Werewolves. The Villagers don't know who the Werewolves are, and the Werewolves are trying to remain undiscovered while they slowly eliminate the Villagers one at a time. A Moderator (who isn't on a team) runs the game. Ultimate Werewolf takes place over a series of game days and nights. Each day, the players discuss who among them is a Werewolf and vote out a player. The game is over when either all the Villagers or all the Werewolves are eliminated. This session features my own custom cards created after playing hundreds of Ultimate Werewolf games with friends, including cards specifically designed for LGBTQ+ players. This session will also draw from the full range of my Werewolf expansions-- no role is off limits in this session. $4.00