Horror

Black Chamber: Signs

GM(s)
Convention
2018
What do players need to do to prepare for the game
Contact the GM for character generation instructions.
Minimum number of players
3
Maximum number of players
6
Players Allowed
Any (Returning Players not given preference)
Slot
Slot 6 - Sat 7pm-12am - 5 hours
Game Book Player Status
Open Spaces
Room
room is required - board room possible?

Champaign, Illinois. Roughly two hours south of Chicago and culturally farther away from civilization than most of you would like. However, duty calls and this one promises to be lively.

It started with a crop circle. Seemed innocent enough. Maybe a light demon incursion, you thought initially; probably not a UFO contrary to popular myth. But as the werewolf sightings started and people died from Krantzberg Syndrome, suddenly it didn't seem so innocent any more...

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.

An irregular Affair - Chapter Two

Convention
2018
What do players need to do to prepare for the game
Returning players can get a re-fresh on events of last year and free to do any off stage scenes they wish to before we resume the game.

New players will work with GM via email to develop their charcaters usinga modified version of DRPG rules. Email the GM for more details.
Minimum number of players
3
Maximum number of players
7
Players Allowed
Returning Players Given Preference, New Players Welcome
Slot
Slot 2 - Fri 9am-1pm - 4 hours
Game Book Player Status
Full

The game is afoot! (Sorry folks it literally could not be helped).

Holmes and Watson are dead - that much is sure, but are they gone? Spirits are restless, extraordinary gentlemen are about (what did Captain Nemo know and why did he want Holmes's violin? In fact why does everyone you encounter seem interested in it? What was Holmes mixed up in? Where is Moriarty? How is Mycroft involved? And what is a hell hound doing roaming the streets of London? So many questions and all you have are two corpses and a violin....so far.

Beyond the Stars

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 2 - Fri 9am-1pm - 4 hours
Game Book Player Status
Full

The imagined worlds of science fiction faded to irrelevance when humanity spread to the stars and found them empty; a blank canvas upon which we could paint the enormity of our hubris. Yet, when the researchers Horizon Station discover a facility older than humanity's first sun, the old dreams and nightmares - Alien, 2001,  Solaris, Prometheus - will be all too relevant.

Onto the Black Road episode 2

Convention
2017
What do players need to do to prepare for the game
Existing characters will receive some review and revision.

If there is space for any new characters to begin, there will be SUBSTANTIAL preparation required, possibly including Skype roleplay. DO NOT sign up for this game as a new player if you cannot commit to this preparation.
Minimum number of players
3
Maximum number of players
6
Players Allowed
Returning Players Given Preference, New Players Welcome
Teen Friendly
No
Slot
Slot 3 - Fri 2pm-6:30pm - 4 1/2 hours
Message for Game & Player Scheduling
Slot 3 preferred (it is a returning game, but arrangements could be made for it to be elsewhere, assuming we can accommodate returning players)

NOT Slot 8, NOT Slot 2
Returning players are Anne Delekta, David Blackwell, Jeff Trumitch, Lorraine (Rain) Donaldson, Mark MacKinnon, and Tracie Michlin
Game Book Player Status
Full

You are among the few extraordinary men and women who might make a difference. You died in the nightmare of the Black Road that ripped your world apart, and you returned changed.

You became one of Earth's champions. You stepped onto the Black Road and got your first glimpse of the terrible and alien forces arrayed against one another.

You found that your world was only a rut to them, paved over in their armies' marches; your people, ants, ignored underfoot. You witnessed one of their battles, and found that your efforts, however small they seemed, have made a difference.

Congratulations.

You have been noticed.

Onto the Black Road welcomes new players if it's not full with existing characters, but it requires significant setup. First year players had an entire game session for this development.

Losing Time: The British Invasion, A Nobilis Tale

GM(s)
Convention
2018
What do players need to do to prepare for the game
Returning players: If you want to tweak any changes on your previous character feel free to do so.
New players: Contact the GM to prepare a character. Pre-generated characters are available, but players should take some time to familiarize themselves and customize them to taste, or players may create their own with GM input.
The game will run under the Nobilis 3rd edition rules. Character are a family of Powers. Some mature themes.
Minimum number of players
3
Maximum number of players
5
Players Allowed
Returning Players Given Preference, New Players Welcome
Slot
Slot 6 - Sat 7pm-12am - 5 hours
Game Book Player Status
Open Spaces

You are Nobilis, once mortal, now the leading expression and guardian of one small part of reality; A Sovereign Power.

Reality has enemies and they have taken the stronghold of the Imperator of Time and Britain. Your family has stood tall against one deadly attack. But now the history of the world is racked by terrifying changes and the Excrucians responsible have invited you to stand against them.

Losing Time in Silent Peaks, A Nobilis Tale

GM(s)
Convention
2017
What do players need to do to prepare for the game
Contact the GM to prepare a character. Pre-generated characters will be provided, but players should take some time to familiarize themselves and customize them to taste, or players may create their own with GM input. The game will run under the Nobilis 3rd edition rules. Character are a family of Powers investigating deaths and worse in a spooky mountain town. Some mature themes.
Minimum number of players
3
Maximum number of players
5
Players Allowed
Any (Returning Players not given preference)
Slot
Slot 6 - Sat 7pm-12am - 5 hours
Message for Game & Player Scheduling
Slot 7 and 5 are also acceptable, in that preference order.
Game Book Player Status
Open Spaces

The Marchessa of Guilt is dead by her own hand. She very nearly damaged the Estate of Guilt itself. Now her Imperator and its Powers sits in Judgement before Lord Entropy under suspicion of treason against creation. Your Inquisitorial Familia has been called in to clear or condemn them. You are Nobilis, once mortal, now the leading expression and guardian of one small part of reality; A Sovereign Power.

The trail of evidence leads to Silent Peaks, a sleepy mist-shrouded town in the Pacific north-west, sometime in the near the present. You and your fellow Nobles will seek answers there. But if you fail to find them, you may share the Doom that has taken root there.

An Irregular Affair

Convention
2017
What do players need to do to prepare for the game
Characters will be created using a modified form of the DRPG system via email prior to the con or the players may request a pregen character from the GM (and get what they get).
Minimum number of players
3
Maximum number of players
6
Players Allowed
Any (Returning Players not given preference)
Slot
Slot 2 - Fri 9am-1pm - 4 hours
Game Book Player Status
Full

The Great Detective summoned you out of the blue, as he is wont to do. There was no substance as to why your particular talents were required but, as always, you answered the call.

Arriving at the stoop of 221B Baker Street, you were not greeted as normal by the redoubtable Mrs. Hudson but by the slightly ajar door...you called out hesitantly, entered cautiously only to find the corpses of Sherlock Holmes and his companion Dr. Watson. Others of the Irregulars have arrived as well and the group of you are left with a horrific scene and the mystery of who killed the world's greatest detective.

An Irregular Affair is a mystery, an adventure and an entrée into a broader story that may take players far afield from their current lives in the Great City and roles as members of the Baker Street Irregulars. This game may become a continuing affair.

Made Of Flecks Of Light And Dark

GM(s)
Convention
2017
What do players need to do to prepare for the game
Children of the elders and Chaosians with strong ties are welcome.  150 point characters, but the points don't really matter.
Shared universe.
Minimum number of players
2
Maximum number of players
6
Players Allowed
Any (Returning Players not given preference)
Slot
Slot 6 - Sat 7pm-12am - 5 hours
Message for Game & Player Scheduling
Can switch the games I've submitted for Slots 4 and 6 if need be.
Game Book Player Status
Open Spaces
Room
My room.

Another dinner in Amber, that the family is “asked” to attend.  Random is king and he and Vialle are celebrating their anniversary.  There will be dignitaries from Chaos and some others attending as well.  But when certain people don’t show and can’t be contacted, the party takes on a different tone.

Random is king, but the Merlin books haven't happened yet.

This was run as part of the Shakespeare game at AmberCom, and had such a strong result, I’m running it as a one shot here, so Shakespeare won’t show up.
It was also run as a one shot at Amber Central 2016.

Flight of the Red Court Refugees

GM(s)
Convention
2017
What do players need to do to prepare for the game
Contact the GM with character concept. The GM will generate the character stats from that input. Then show up at the game. :)
Minimum number of players
3
Maximum number of players
5
Players Allowed
Any (Returning Players not given preference)
Teen Friendly
No
Slot
Slot 6 - Sat 7pm-12am - 5 hours
Message for Game & Player Scheduling
I am open to any slot, as long as it does not conflict with Darrell Butlers Kovir Chronicles (not sure of what slot this will be in) or David Blackwell's Slot 8 game.
Game Book Player Status
Does Not Run
Room
TBD

Something is terribly wrong. All of the masters have been destroyed by some powerful spell. Even some of the other half bloods died. But you have survived - either you were too weak, or too new to the blood.

The call of the blood was too strong, and you have recently killed and fed for the first time completing your transformation into full members of the Red Court, maybe the last on Earth. The other supernaturals are hunting you, looking to erase your kind forever.

Then you had the dream. One of the Nobles somehow survived the cataclysm and is calling you to a new center of power - Prague in the Czech Republic. You start by traveling to Dallas, Texas where you find several other survivors.

Now you just have to figure out how to avoid the Wardens, the White Court, and all the other magical creatures out to kill you...