fantasy

Dusk City Outlaws: Fortune's Game

Facilitator: 
Conan Mckegg

Dunhaven. The largest city in the world, the gateway to the new continent, home of freedom of thought and the new ideals. A place where nobles and common folk alike work together for the betterment of all.

Dusk City. The other side of Dunhaven. Home of The Right Kind of People. A place where all criminal underbosses work together for the betterment of all.

A diverse crew of criminal specialists have been called together to pull off a grand heist. Earn wealth, prestige, and most importantly - influence. But rumours of the heist are spreading, and the heat is on for this job to go off without a hitch.

Dusk City Outlaws is a fast paced and fun game about heists in a fantasy city. Players will be creating criminals at the top of their field and through the mechanics of the rules they will role-play the planning, preparation, and execution of their heist.

Each session will involve a different heist that is chosen based on the combination of characters the players choose.

One of Dusk City's greatest strengths is how it encourages clever thinking and planning from players without getting bogged down in hours of debate. Don't worry about analysis paralysis - DCO keeps the heat on and provides systems to prevent endless player debate while keeping things enjoyable and engaging.

Also complications can always arise that risk disrupting plans, so be ready to think on your feet!

System: 
Dusk City Outlaws

Dusk City Outlaws

Facilitator: 
Paul Wilson

Dusk City Outlaws

Dusk City Outlaws is set in the sprawling city of New Dunhaven. The players take on the roles of criminals on the wrong side of the law, collectively known as the Right Kind of People to those who run in outlaw circles. These criminals come together to form a crew, and take on a Job, a criminal enterprise brokered to them by a third party.

Each member of the crew is a member of one of the eight cartels that rule over the city’s criminal underworld. These cartels each have their own turf, their own specialties, their own motives, and their own methods, but they are all bound together by the Arrangement, an agreement that the cartels entered into to preserve themselves against too much infighting. In short, the cartels agree that they have enough enemies without warring with one another, and that they all want the same thing: to get rich. The cartels agree to respect each others' turf, and while some bickering and fighting is allowed, large-scale conflict is forbidden, and revenge is frowned upon.

To maintain this peace, when someone from the cartels has a Job they want done, they call upon the crew, which has members from several cartels, to pull off the Job. Each cartel gets a cut of the take from that Job, and the crew gains some wealth, prestige, and influence, plus the promise of future Jobs from those brokers.

Once the Job has been assigned, the crew must come up with a plan, do the legwork to set it into motion, pull off the plan, and then survive long enough to get paid.

System: 
Dusk City Outlaws

Dungeon Delvers

Facilitator: 
Seth

Come explore a dynamically-generated dungeon using Dungeon Delvers, a simple d6 system with 4 classes, 3 races, spells, healing, conditions, and monsters.

System: 
d6, OSR

Death of Legends

Death of Legends is a dark-fantasy roleplaying game that tells the story of epic deeds against great odds.

Twenty years have passed since the Enemy was defeated and its armies vanquished.

Twenty years since a small group of heroes rose from obscurity to become the stuff of legends, turning the tide of battle.

Twenty long years of peace and prosperity.

But now there are rumours that the Enemy has returned.

War is coming and nobody knows who can be trusted.

This is the story of the last great war against the Enemy.

This is the story of the Death of Legends.

Death of Legends in a GM-less, character driven game in which each player takes the role of a legendary hero, forges their path to greatness, then determines the fate of the Free Territories in a climactic struggle against a relentless, malevolent, Enemy.

Shadowbrook Manor

Facilitator: 
Andy

Once a powerful proponent of Law, the Archmage Tazimack the Red was eventually driven mad by a fear of mortality. As he slipped into insanity his retirement home began to reflect the chaotic bent of his mind.

Long after Tazimack's unnaturally animated body has disintegrated, his manor house remains as a shadow cast by a twisted intellect.

Can the characters bring order to this chaos?

This fast paced game of exploration, action and humour combines old school, early D&D style gaming with a modern, rules lite RPG sensibility. Use your cunning and daring to outwit the deadly Shadowbrook Manor to claim your treasure.

System: 
Maze Rats

A walk by the river

Facilitator: 
Jan-Yves Ruzicka

The district of Crow's Foot in the city of Doskvol is a place divided. The recent turf war between rival gangs, the savage Lampblacks and the well-disciplined Red Sashes, ended a year back with an uneasy truce splitting the island-suburb in two. Now every block claims its allegiance, every pub hangs its preferred colours outside to let everyone know who's welcome and who's not. It's not an easy peace.

A week back, word reached Mylera Klev, leader of the Sashes, that an up-and-coming lieutenant in the Lampblacks was interested in defecting. Then a couple of days later, that same lieutenant disappeared. Perhaps someone in the Lampblacks got suspicious; perhaps said lieutenant is already lying face-down in the Dusk River. Regardless, Klev needs a group of ne'er-do-wells and rogues to investigate. A group smart enough to work alone, small enough not to arouse suspicion, and independent enough that if the whole thing blows up, she can deny all involvement and leave them to hang. Who could be desperate enough for money, fame, and influence to take her up?

Is it you guys? Yeah, it's you guys.

Blades in the Dark is "a game about a group of daring scoundrels building a criminal enterprise on the haunted streets of an industrial-fantasy city. There are heists, chases, escapes, dangerous bargains, bloody skirmishes, deceptions, betrayals, victories, and deaths." (We probably won't be able to fit all of these into a three-hour session though.) The system is currently being Kickstarted by designer John Harper. This game will be using the Quickstart 7.1 rules, if you're playing along at home.

System: 
Blades in the Dark

What Lies Beneath

Facilitator: 
Luke Walker

All that is gold does not glitter;
All that is long does not last;
All that is old does not wither;
Not all that is over is past.

At the request of Elrond, the company join a Ranger, Hiraval, on his quest to reclaim his ancestral home in the ruins of ancient Arthedain. He hopes that the manor will serve well as a base of operations for the Dúnedain, make travelling in Eriador safer for everyone. The quest sees the companions reveal a darkness plaguing the Weather Hills, as they travel the great East Road.

This is a scenario set in JRR Tolkien's Middle Earth in the time after the Battle of Five Armies. It uses the D&D5e system as presented in Cubicle 7's Adventures in Middle-Earth. It is a simple tale in the vein of The Hobbit and will appeal to fans of Tolkien, as well as fans of fantasy RPGs both old and new.

System: 
D&D 5e - Adventures in Middle-Earth

Of Leaves & Stewed Hobbit

Facilitator: 
Luke Walker

The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can.

The company search for the Easterly Inn, a piece of the Shire in the land of the Beornings, only to find that the Wild is still the Wild and it takes more than Hobbit cooking to keep adventures at bay. In no time, the companions become involved in the search for a missing trade caravan. Their quest will put them on the road to the High Pass, and see them go over hills and under hills.

This is a scenario set in JRR Tolkien's Middle Earth in the time after the Battle of Five Armies. It uses the D&D5e system as presented in Cubicle 7's Adventures in Middle-Earth. It is a simple tale in the vein of The Hobbit and will appeal to fans of Tolkien, as well as fans of fantasy RPGs both old and new.

System: 
D&D5e - Adventures in Middle Earth

Full Moon Soup

Facilitator: 
Dylan Tiller

There is a cosy little hotel that sits along the river Elium called The Victorian. This hotel was built in the early 1800s and has been run by the same family, generation after generation. The family themselves own several hotels across Britain, and this is the only one with issues. Over the years the interior has been renovated and updated to match the modern world, while the exterior has stayed the same. However, once every three months the police receive a rather odd call from the hotel. Units are dispatched, only to return the next day with no recollection of what actually happened. Reports come in of massive destruction to the property, but there are no signs of damage the following day. The current owner, Mr. Francis M. Stewart, has requested our services in finding out what is going on at the hotel. You will pose as guests and infiltrate the hotel. Money has been paid upfront, with a bonus $100,000 each if you put an end to these mysterious occurrences. The last incident happened almost 3 months ago. Good Luck.

System: 
Monster of the Week

The Boy in the Rubble

Facilitator: 
Quentin

A Golden Sky Stories scenario written by Jan-Yves Ruzicka.

This game is set in Japan in 1978. You are the local Henge of the village of Shinizumi; mischievous and friendly animal spirits who protect the village and its human inhabitants. Today, you are trying to help your human friends solve a mystery!

Please note that, unlike usual Golden Sky Stories games, this game does have some darkness to it, so it isn't really suitable for anyone looking for a light-hearted game.

System: 
Golden Sky Stories
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