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Subject: Blasphemy Night in Grand Rapids on 03/11/2009 rss

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Shannon McNair
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This is an announcement that hit my inbox on Facebook. For those in the Grand Rapids area, looks like a night of irreverent game playing and snacking.


CFI Game Night

March 11, 2009, 7:00pm–9:00pm
Women's City Club, 254 E. Fulton, Grand Rapids, Michigan, View Map

Presented by Steve Jaqua, Founder, Pinstripe Publishing, LLC

Join us for a night of fun and games at the Women's City Club. This is a family friendly event - bring the kids and/or a Friend. Don’t forget your favorite board and card games.

We are pleased to welcome Steve Jaqua as our guest. Steve is the creator of "Blasphemy" and he will be joining us and will help guide players through the game and talk about the creation of the game. We will have several copies of the game for our members to play, so come and check it out.

About Blasphemy

Blasphemy® is a board game of fun, action, and adventure in the Holy Land for 2 to 4 players who can read. Playing time is 90 to 120 minutes.

In Blasphemy® you take part in the fate of a would-be Messiah. Your aim is to convince your compatriots that your Jesus, and your Jesus alone, is the genuine article.

To accomplish this, your Jesus must cut as impressive a figure as possible. He must give stirring sermons, perform miracles, attract devoted followers, and generally carry on in a Messiah-like fashion. Your Jesus must make every effort to discredit his rivals, and in the end, he must get himself killed. Yes, alas, the price of fame was dear in those days. It was clearly written that the Messiah would come to a sticky end. Accordingly, you win the game if you're the first player to get your Jesus nailed up.

About the Speaker

Steve Jaqua started Pinstripe Publishing, LLC three years ago with the help and support of a number of dear friends and one big idea. The big idea: design and then publish a board game called, Blasphemy®, the race to the cross . Of late, Steve has started three additional game companies with Poplin Press being the first one of the three to leap out of the gates this past December. Prior to starting Pinstripe Publishing, Steve dabbled in the world of Venture Capital and Artist Management. Steve resides in both Ann Arbor and San Francisco, and drinks copious amounts of Fernet-Branca whenever possible.
Additional Details

Snacks and Drinks will be provided, Donations are appreciated.

Cost: Free, Donations are appreciated.

Contact: Jennifer Beahan,, 616-698-2342
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