Running from 10am-1pm, these games are the perfect way to wake yourself up.
Dan Marriott will be running When the Battle’s Lost using 13th Age. Rumours have come south of a dark power in the territory of the Orc Lord, something bringing back the dead of battles long since forgotten, a Half orc chieftain has called on any brave adventures to aid him rid his land of the taint of evil that threats to turn the northen lands into a wasteland inhabited by Undead, you have gathered at the Axe and Cleaver tavern to hear his offer, what will happen if the battle is lost?
Matthew Barrowcliff will be running We Wakeful Few using TSS. The journey from Nestor to Alpha-3 takes three months. Aboard the Passenger Liner Solum your baggage goes into the hold, your personal possessions go into security lockers, and you go into cryogenic sleep to awaken at your destination. The air is chill as your booth opens, you hear a computerised voice saying “Welcome to the Alpha-3 system, we will be arriving in one month”. Something is obviously wrong.
Ben McCallum will be running Redshirts using a HomeBrew system. Star Trek: The 23rd century’s most popular reality show. Captain Kirk and his officers are the heroes of billions of bored Federation citizens who tune in each week to marvel at the great deeds being performed in their name. Unfortunately, life is rarely simple enough that half a dozen bumbling, arrogant idiots can find and solve a major issue on camera every week. Really, these guys have enough problems finding the door out of their quarters without a written invite and three entourage members showing the way. That’s where the redshirts come in. It’s your job to ensure that a story happens every week and that the bridge crew solve it on camera. No matter what. Otherwise the good citizens of the Federation might start to question what all our other starships are doing out there, and we can’t have that now can we?
Phil Harris will be running Welcome to the Wash, also using a HomeBrew system. The creaking of your bones has long been your problem. Ease them in the waters, walk a while with me and then… well then, the end!
Claire Mousdale will be running Who you gonna ring? using One Dice. Eldritch Exterminators a la Glasgow Ghostbusters.
Vivek Santayana will be running Star Wars: Revenant Spectres using Blades in the Dark. Set shortly after the fall of the Empire, this game follows the Galaxy’s fraught transition into a democracy, and the shadow war between Imperial holdouts clinging to power and members of the old Rebellion who feel the fight is not yet fully won and take matters into their own hands.
Martin Pickett will be running The Legend Of The Glas Gaivlen using Yin/Yang (Monkey). The Tuatha De Danaan, mythic gods of Celtic legend. They fight, scheme and steal for honour, revenge and power. Bes, half-Fomoran King of the Tuatha De Danaan, bows his knee and pays tribute to the Fomorans in exchange for peace. The Tuatha De Danaan simmer in outrage at their oppression. The prized cow Glas Gaivlen has been stolen from the smith Goibniu and his brothers Cian and Samthainn. Hot-headed Cian has vowed to take it back or have his revenge. As members of his band, you have been chosen to fulfill Cian’s vow.
Neil Alexander is running Madinaljinay using D&D. After a vicious succession war, the new Prince of Bavaria has been crowned. You are his loyal followers, having been responsible for many of the Prince’s victories. Now, during the tournament to celebrate his coronation, the Queen Mother has been kidnapped by extra-planar entities. An old plot of one of the Prince’s enemies? A new threat? Your Prince asks you for aid.
But that’s not all, Tim Rapsin is running a game for ALL AGES: Superhero Space Adventure Quest Mission using 13th Age. The Confederation of Worlds (COW) has assembled a badass team of superheroes. Can they bring a plague of escaped supervillains to justice, foil the schemes of the devious Masters of Overkill (MoOk) and endure nigh-lethal levels of bad supervillain puns? The system this scenario uses is based on 13th Age, a crunchy, combat-heavy system which still leaves plenty of room for player creativity.
On the other end of the spectrum, we have our adult only games.
Stephen McMorland is running One of our Lord Yamas is missing for anyone over 16 using Monkey RPG 2nd Edition. You and your companions once held exalted positions within The Celestial Heirarchy, then you made a big mistake and got exiled, time has passed and you have been approached by The Boddhisatva Kuan Yin with an offer you can’t refuse. The Courts of The Dead are Silent, The Cosmic Balance has been unhinged and you need to find out what has happened to cause The Dead to spill out into the Living World once again. Hijinks and shenanigans in a zany, game of Taoist Philosophy and silliness.
And Richard Greene will be running Deadly Sins using SINS. You are Nemissaries, the risen dead who have pulled yourselves free of the Broodsong that drives the rest of the undead horde. The world fell when the Black Rain came, the strange shower of black glass meteorites that brought with them the zombie apocalypse, the Brood, and the avatars of destruction that lead them, the Reapers. Nuclear fire stopped their advance but the damage was already done, the world as we knew it had ended. Now, at the end of days, it’s up to you and others like you to save or damn the world. Will the world suffer for your sins, or will you find a way to rise above them?