Last week was a helluva a week for Jumpers. Coming off the post by Christian Burd on the Jumpers RPG Facebook page about running a session for a new group of four players, I knew I had to do what I could to keep that 'New Player Month' momentum going strong. And, with Codcon last weekend, I knew the week was gonna be busy. I don't think I realized how busy it would be...
Let's start with two Saturdays ago, April 13th (yes, it was a bit more than a week... sue me.) Had my normal group of players together, but we added two new folks to the group: one was an experienced roleplayer, and the other was brand-new to roleplaying games. For those of you familiar with my posts and the Jumpers RPG rulebook, I love playing Jumpers with people who have never played roleplaying games. I feel the rules and character creation are perfect for new players, and so I immediately got excited when I had to explain the intricacies of roleplaying. Great start, for sure.
Hey all, if you are going to be in the Chicagoland area, or are already planning on heading there anyway, Jumpers is going to be at CodCon next weekend, with sessions on the 20th and 21st.
If you aren't familiar, CodCon (College of Dupage Con) has been around for nearly 20 years, and is a great small convention that serves the Chicagoland area. They have a wide array of games every year, and it is always a good time.
The scheduled Jumpers sessions are at 7pm on Saturday, April 20th and 1pm on Sunday, April 21st. Character creation will occur onsite, and all rules will be explained. BUT... if you already have a character, you are more than welcome to play.
Hope to see y'all next weekend!
Have fun, and play games,
I don't know why April 7th makes me laugh so hard, but it does every time I read it...
4/7/2014: The moon explodes. #JumpersHistory
4/6/3,598,022,223 BC: Life on Earth begins; scientists not clear how tourists affected the first evolution of prokaryotes. #JumpersHistory
4/5/1621: The ghost ship 'Mayflower' sets sail; never arriving in England, it is seen on the Atlantic for the next 400 yrs. #JumpersHistory
4/4/1974: Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth's home run record. An elderly Ruth embraces Aaron before he re-enters the dugout. #JumpersHistory
4/3/1882: 'The Hero' Robert Ford kills Jesse James during a shoot-out in St. Joseph, MO. Ford later refuses all rewards. #JumpersHistory
4/2/2006: Tornadoes ravage America. A man calling himself 'Cyclone' takes credit, demands $100M, threatening more to come. #JumpersHistory
4/1/374: Comet 1P/374 E1, known in other Universes as 'Harbinger' or 'Halley', strikes Earth, eradicating all life. #JumpersHistory
Not sure which is worse: the end of the world because of the Four Horsemen, or the end of the World Wrestling Federation...
3/31/1985: Wrestlemania takes place at MSG. Cowboy Bob Orton's in-ring death is the beginning of the slow demise of the WWF. #JumpersHistory
3/30/2065: Former US President William Bradley Pitt dies in his ancestral home in Shawnee, Oklahoma at the age of 101. #JumpersHistory
3/29/1973: Vietnam becomes the 51st State in the Union, soon to be followed by Guam. #JumpersHistory
3/28/1868: Playwright, Author, and future bass player for Red Hot Chili Peppers Maxim 'Flea' Gorky born. #JumpersHistory
3/27/1915: Typhoid Mary, upon her quarantine, reveals herself to be Pestilence, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. #JumpersHistory
3/26/1999: Jury finds Dr. Jack Kevorkian innocent; three years later, he helps pass the 'Dignity in Death' act. #JumpersHistory
3/25/1947: Coal mine explosion in Centralia, IL kills 111; temporarily opens a pit to Hell. Also, Elton John born. #JumpersHistory
I'm officially announcing April as "New Players Month" for the Jumpers RPG. I think it is high time the folks who love the Jumpers RPG, and the system, and the awesome socialization and good times it has generated start actively sharing that fun with the rest of the world. So, you, the reader of this blog (and hopefully a player of the game), can do that in one of three ways.
1) Share our site, posts, and tweets. It's pretty passive, but it helps. Tell your friends about our site, what we do, and how fun the game really is. Share our posts on Facebook, or retweet what we post on Twitter. We need you, the fans of Jumpers RPG, to start spreading the word. Besides word of mouth, this is the least you can do to help tell people about the Jumpers RPG.
2) Invite a friend to a Jumpers session. If you have a standing game, invite a friend to your game. They don't have to be a roleplayer - heck, they probably just need to be your friend - but this is about bodies more than anything. More people = more exposure = more fans = more players!
3) Start your own Jumpers RPG group. If you aren't playing Jumpers activity, you should be. It is a great game to start out as a Gamemaster, and it dosn't take that much to get your own group together. Simply find a group of friends who like each other, like games, and want to tell a story together. All you have to do is guide the group a bit, and the rest resolves itself. If you have a GM already, that's even better, but the point is proactivity: YOU have to reach out and get a group together.
I want to see new people playing the game, "Liking" us on Facebook, and giving us a "+1" on Google. I want to know more people are out there, travelling the Multiverse, struggling against adversity, trying to survive, and doing what they can to make the Multiverse a better place. And you can help. Even if one player finds Jumpers in April and makes it their game of choice, I would be ecstatic.
Can y'all find me one player? I bet you can.
You guys are awesome.
Have fun, and play games,
We hadn't had a Tesla update in a long time. Good to see the mad scientist is as social as ever...
3/24/1603: One of the queen's ladies-in-waiting discovers Elizabeth I missing, replaced with a note reading 'Gone Fishin'. #JumpersHistory
3/23/1909: Theodore Roosevelt leaves on safari in Africa. Once he arrives, he is never seen or heard from again. #JumpersHistory
3/22/2191: Nikola Tesla appears during the Earth-Mars peace summit, looks down at his watch, mumbles 'sorry' and disappears. #JumpersHistory
3/21/1963: The Alcatraz federal penitentiary disappears, reappearing 66 years later. All prisoners and guards have not aged. #JumpersHistory
3/20/1815: Napoleon returns to Paris, greeted by a massive 'Wyld Stallyns' banner hung from the partial Arc de Triomphe. #JumpersHistory
3/19/1982: Eduardo Saverin's mother, still in the recovery room, is delivered a book filled with pictures of faces. #JumpersHistory
3/18/1241: Mongols overwhelm Polish forces in Krakow. Remains the capital of the Mongol Empire into the 20th Century. #JumpersHistory
After so many negative events in #JumpersHistory, it's nice to see Gamera is still the friend to all children...
3/17/2019: 'The St. Patricks Day Riots' begin in Boston, MA. In the following week, 55 die and hundreds are injured. #JumpersHistory
3/16/1788: 5 years and 1 day after Washington's failed plea, America surrenders to the French following 'The War of Allies' #JumpersHistory
3/15/1783: George Washington's pleas are ignored, and the Newburgh Conspiracy is carried out. #JumpersHistory
3/14/44BC: Conspirators decide, the night before the assassination of Mark Antony, that Julius Caesar should stay alive. #JumpersHistory
3/13/1997: The Phoenix Lights, later attributed to a stolen Z'zarzian Cruiser, are reported by hundreds of onlookers. #JumpersHistory
3/12/2011: Fukushima Daiichi meltdown prevented by two small girls and a giant, flying turtle. #JumpersHistory
3/11/1888: A wormhole linked to Pluto opens, serving as an escape for 3 Jumpers, and starting The Great Blizzard. #JumpersHistory