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The Thin Blue Line

GM(s)
Convention
2018
Minimum number of players
3
Maximum number of players
7
Players Allowed
Any (Returning Players not given preference)
Slot
Slot 3 - Fri 2pm-6:30pm - 4 1/2 hours
Message for Game & Player Scheduling
Any of the first 3 slots since I am running 4-8
Game Book Player Status
Full

Set in the universe of the Netflix movie, Bright...

Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to hear is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent.

This is the city. Detroit, Michigan. Motown. I work here. I carry a spellbook. You might think that a cop doesn't have a lot of use for a spellbook in this modern age. It's 1984, not 1684 after all. However, ever since I was promoted to Detective and transferred to the Corktown precinct, I've learned that a good officer has to be prepared for anything.

S.C.H.O.O.

GM(s)
Convention
2018
What do players need to do to prepare for the game
Nothing. Characters will be generated in game. About a third of the slot will be as children in SCHOO; the remainder will be role playing the adult version of the character out creating mayhem in the multiverse.
Minimum number of players
3
Maximum number of players
8
Players Allowed
Any (Returning Players not given preference)
Slot
Slot 5 - Sat 10am-5pm - 7 hours
Game Book Player Status
Open Spaces
Room
Mine

St. Clarissa's Home for Outstanding Orphans, S.C.H.O.O., has been your home for as long as you can remember. Your parents were tragically killed when you were a baby, and you'd have been left to starve if not for the altruism of the SCHOO's founder: St. Clarissa. You owe her your very existence, and have been raised to live a life that reflects that reality.

Old Pine Lodge

GM(s)
Convention
2018
What do players need to do to prepare for the game
Players may create their own characters or request a pre-gen. Game master will email all players with character creation specifics once games are assigned. Characters need to be submitted by March 15th.
Minimum number of players
3
Maximum number of players
8
Players Allowed
Any (Returning Players not given preference)
Slot
Slot 4 - Fri 8pm-12am - 4 hours
Game Book Player Status
Open Spaces

Sitting abandoned in a remote area of the New Jersey Pine Barrens, the Old Pine Lodge has recently gained interest as the subject of a new horror movie. Per IMDB, the structure is the site of many unsolved mysteries and thought to be one of the most haunted buildings on the east coast. As part of a publicity stunt for the movie premier, several guests and a small film crew have been invited to spend a weekend at the Lodge. Anyone still remaining within the building at sunrise on Monday, will share in a cash prize.

Shadowworld: Crime Leagues

Convention
2018
What do players need to do to prepare for the game
GM will contact players before the game, but because GM tries not to be a hypocrite and is terrible at getting characters done before a con, GM can not hold it against you if you do the same....
Minimum number of players
3
Maximum number of players
8
Players Allowed
Returning Players Given Preference, New Players Welcome
Slot
Slot 6 - Sat 7pm-12am - 5 hours
Game Book Player Status
Open Spaces
Room
555

This serial campaign is set on Earth in the 1950s, an alternate timeline where psionics exist and most psionics for various reasons turn to a life of crime. Characters are drawn into a newly established criminal syndicate to use their wits, cunning, powers and brute force in the transformational years where old world orders are crumbling with money and power to be had in plenty for those who can take it. Note: This game has the potential to turn historic and religious events upside-down.

ShadowWorld WWII

Convention
2018
What do players need to do to prepare for the game
Contact the GM (ambercon.com@voskamp.org) before the con with enough of a character concept (see below) to create a character from. If the kindly GM does not get a character concept by the weekend before the Con, you won't be able to play. You can play any character with a background, skills, et-cetera, that makes you suitable to be recruited by the SOE, an English organization (e.g. resistance, intelligence, military, et-cetera). You must be able to pass for a German in the more selective of its armed forces (e.g. blue-eyed, blond-haired, physically well), and not only speak German like a native, but have an understanding and appreciation for Germany and its culture (e.g. exchange student, German nanny, et-cetera). Your character will have one or more psionic powers or mutations. If you're familiar with the ShadowWorld system, these are looser and can be more mystically oriented, and you have 4 points (i.e. 10 orders less powerful than ShadowWorld Mainline characters).
Minimum number of players
3
Maximum number of players
10
Players Allowed
Returning Players Given Preference, New Players Welcome
Teen Friendly
No
Slot
Slot 8 - Sun 7pm-12am - 5 hours
Message for Game & Player Scheduling
Sunday Evening. Please don't move the game: I run multiple slots of this and people have played in this slot for a lot of years.
Game Book Player Status
Full
Room
555

ShadowWorld is a diceless roleplaying game based in our world in May 1942, playing operators of a branch of the Special Operations Executive, Room 33. They are sent out to interrupt the nonstandard research and development efforts the Third Reich is performing: black magic, psionic powers, ancient secrets, dark conspiracies that are hidden from or dismissed by the general public.

The players are operators of the SOE, with magical, psionic gifts or mutations, sent on mission into occupied Europe. It is a serial campaign: a series of missions that can be played independently in an ongoing world setting. You don't need to do any preparation or play more than once, but the more you put in, the more you get out of it. Note that this setting shares game mechanics, but no cosmology, history, or anything else with the 'Mainline' ShadowWorld campaign.

ShadowWorld Mainline (Sunday Day)

Convention
2018
What do players need to do to prepare for the game
If you don't have an existing character that you will play again, contact the GM by email (ambercon.com@voskamp.org) with at least a vague idea for an outline of a concept. You can play any character with regards to background, skills, etcetera, as long as your background makes you suitable to be recruited by a US-based organization. Your character will have one or more psionic powers, have some mystical nature, or both.
Minimum number of players
1
Maximum number of players
8
Players Allowed
Returning Players Given Preference, New Players Welcome
Teen Friendly
No
Slot
Slot 7 - Sun 11am-5pm - 6 hours
Message for Game & Player Scheduling
Sunday Day. Please don't move the game: I run multiple slots of this and people have played in this slot for a lot of years.
Game Book Player Status
Full
Room
555

ShadowWorld is a diceless roleplaying game based in our world, except that, under the facade of media, politics, political correctnes and 'reality' there is a ShadowWorld where strange things happen: psionic powers, ancient secrets, dark conspiracies that are hidden from or dismissed by the general public. The players are psionically gifted operators of a secret organization sent on a mission. Though an ongoing world setting, it is an episodic campaign: new players are welcome.

The real world in the current day, with a few changes (e.g. Quebec, Ontario the provinces east of it became a country and, with Cuba, Ecuador and Vanuatu, formed a Commonwealth). To the public there is more terrorist acts, more military action, and, recently, more weird events (e.g. Jupiter ignited into a star, astronomers claim we skipped ahead a day in Earth's orbit, Scotland got covered in ancient forests and physically became larger, the Ark of the Covenant was found).

ShadowWorld Mainline (Friday Night)

Convention
2018
What do players need to do to prepare for the game
If you don't have an existing character that you will play again, contact the GM by email (ambercon.com@voskamp.org) with at least a vague idea for an outline of a concept. You can play any character with regards to background, skills, etcetera, as long as your background makes you suitable to be recruited by a US-based organization. Your character will have one or more psionic powers, have some mystical nature, or both.
Minimum number of players
1
Maximum number of players
8
Players Allowed
Returning Players Given Preference, New Players Welcome
Teen Friendly
No
Slot
Slot 4 - Fri 8pm-12am - 4 hours
Message for Game & Player Scheduling
Friday Night. Please don't move the game: I run multiple slots of this and people have played in this slot for a lot of years.
Game Book Player Status
Full
Room
555

ShadowWorld is a diceless roleplaying game based in our world, except that, under the facade of media, politics, political correctnes and 'reality' there is a ShadowWorld where strange things happen: psionic powers, ancient secrets, dark conspiracies that are hidden from or dismissed by the general public. The players are psionically gifted operators of a secret organization sent on a mission. Though an ongoing world setting, it is an episodic campaign: new players are welcome.

The real world in the current day, with a few changes (e.g. Quebec, Ontario the provinces east of it became a country and, with Cuba, Ecuador and Vanuatu, formed a Commonwealth). To the public there is more terrorist acts, more military action, and, recently, more weird events (e.g. Jupiter ignited into a star, astronomers claim we skipped ahead a day in Earth's orbit, Scotland got covered in ancient forests and physically became larger, the Ark of the Covenant was found).

ShadowWorld Mainline (Thursday Night)

Convention
2018
What do players need to do to prepare for the game
If you don't have an existing character that you will play again, contact the GM by email (ambercon.com@voskamp.org) with at least a vague idea for an outline of a concept. You can play any character with regards to background, skills, etcetera, as long as your background makes you suitable to be recruited by a US-based organization. Your character will have one or more psionic powers, have some mystical nature, or both.
Minimum number of players
1
Maximum number of players
8
Players Allowed
Returning Players Given Preference, New Players Welcome
Teen Friendly
No
Slot
Slot 1 - Thu 7pm-12am - 5 hours
Message for Game & Player Scheduling
Thursday Night. Please don't move the game: I run multiple slots of this and people have played in this slot for a lot of years.
Game Book Player Status
Open Spaces
Room
555

ShadowWorld is a diceless roleplaying game based in our world, except that, under the facade of media, politics, political correctnes and 'reality' there is a ShadowWorld where strange things happen: psionic powers, ancient secrets, dark conspiracies that are hidden from or dismissed by the general public. The players are psionically gifted operators of a secret organization sent on a mission. Though an ongoing world setting, it is an episodic campaign: new players are welcome.

The real world in the current day, with a few changes (e.g. Quebec, Ontario the provinces east of it became a country and, with Cuba, Ecuador and Vanuatu, formed a Commonwealth). To the public there is more terrorist acts, more military action, and, recently, more weird events (e.g. Jupiter ignited into a star, astronomers claim we skipped ahead a day in Earth's orbit, Scotland got covered in ancient forests and physically became larger, the Ark of the Covenant was found).

Shadowworld: Crime Leagues

Convention
2017
What do players need to do to prepare for the game
GM will contact players before the game, but because GM tries not to be a hypocrite and is terrible at getting characters done before a con, GM can not hold it against you if you do the same....
Minimum number of players
3
Maximum number of players
8
Players Allowed
Any (Returning Players not given preference)
Slot
Slot 6 - Sat 7pm-12am - 5 hours
Game Book Player Status
Open Spaces
Room
555

This serial campaign is set on Earth in the 1950s, an alternate timeline where psionics exist and most psionics for various reasons turn to a life of crime. Characters are drawn into a newly established criminal syndicate to use their wits, cunning, powers and brute force in the transformational years where old world orders are crumbling with money and power to be had in plenty for those who can take it. Note: This game has the potential to turn historic and religious events upside-down. Players who have difficulty separating their personal cultural or religious beliefs from those of their characters may find elements of this game disturbing and may wish to look elsewhere.

Striding Sunset

GM(s)
Convention
2018
What do players need to do to prepare for the game
This is a playtest of In Extremis, an experimental, diceless story-game.

All game concepts and rules will be explained at the beginning of the session and characters will be created on the spot.
Minimum number of players
4
Maximum number of players
5
Players Allowed
Any (Returning Players not given preference)
Slot
Slot 5 - Sat 10am-5pm - 7 hours
Game Book Player Status
Full

World War Z. The Walking Dead. In the days and years before, we lapped up these stories of the apocalypse, of the end of society, of zombies. It was as if on some level the world knew what was coming. Like we were trying to prepare ourselves for the horror that lay before us. So when it finally happened, it was a dream we'd summoned into reality. A nightmare made flesh. And yet, there was so much we failed to imagine. So much pain and beauty only a survivor could know.