Game Book Detail

Amber in Pieces

Mike Manolakes
Slot
Slot 6

A group of people, living unrelated lives in a variety of dissimilar worlds, discovers that each has something in common with the others. There is a secret from their pasts, something momentous that will bring them together to fight a desperate battle against the forces of darkness. For each of them is a piece to a puzzle called Amber.

"Amber in Pieces" is a game I wrote for a group of players, some of whom were not familiar with the Amber books. This game is designed to be a good starting place for anyone new to Amber, but it's also a game where an experienced player can start a new character whose history is not yet written. At the start of the game, all player-characters will be 0-level characters living in Shadow worlds, but there will be a point in game play where players can give their characters Amber-level attributes and powers.

What do players need to do to prepare for the game
Players should have an idea for a character they'd like to play living in any world of Shadow, i.e., any time period on any world, real or fantasy. Full backstories are encouraged, but GM reserves the right to change some details -- what a character believes to be true about their past may not be. Players may send their ideas to the GM prior to the con or bring them to the con.
Minimum number of players
4
Maximum number of players
6
Players Allowed
Any (Returning Players not given preference)

Last Star On The Left And Straight On 'Til Evening

Rae H. Williams
Slot
Slot 6

Random is “asking” you to take on a mission for him. Seems two children are missing and he’d like you to find them. How much trouble could Martin and Merlin get into after all? And how hard could it be to find them? There’s not much space to cover between Amber and Chaos. Random does have a starting point for you.


This one won’t be a typical Shadow seek and find, and more player driven that GM led.

What do players need to do to prepare for the game
150 point characters. No exalted powers and different powers should be run by me before the game. Would like all the players to know each other or have heard of each other, so please give me a character prior to the convention with a short description of what people would know about them. During Merlin series.
Minimum number of players
2
Maximum number of players
8
Players Allowed
Any (Returning Players not given preference)

Lords of Gossamer & Shadow 2019

Kit Kindred
Slot
Slot 6

Twelve people from modern earth have somehow found their way to the Escalara, the Grand Stair connecting the multiverse. Now, they are bound together to bear the remains of a fallen Gossamer Lady along the Grand Stair. But where does she lead them and what pursues them along the way?

Rite Publishing's official Lords of Gossamer & Shadow Ambercon campaign continues.

What do players need to do to prepare for the game
Email Kit ASAP please.
Minimum number of players
4
Maximum number of players
14
Players Allowed
Returning Players Only
Teen Friendly
No

Merlinspawn (Saturday Evening)

David Vandenabeele
Slot
Slot 6

Our heroes in Her Majesty's service are swept up in an ancient conflict between recently reborn faerie courts. Specifics of the plot will be tailored to the characters present. Some elements may carry over from slot to slot, but these are separate events.

Steampunk Victorian England a century after the return of Merlin and the reawakening of magic.

What do players need to do to prepare for the game
Provide a one paragraph description of your character, I'll ask a few clarifying questions, and off we go! david.vandenabeele@gmail.com
Minimum number of players
2
Maximum number of players
5
Players Allowed
Returning Players Given Preference, New Players Welcome
Teen Friendly
No

Night in the Lonesome October

Paul Vlamis
Slot
Slot 6

In the book Jack the Ripper saved the world, at Ambercon 2008 it was Long John Silver. The world is again in jeopardy; will you save it or help bring about its demise? This game is based on the Roger Zelanzy book of the same name. Knowledge of the book is not required, but will help convey the theme and pacing. Players take on any iconic character from history or fiction (the Great Detective, the Man of Steel, the deadly robot from the future, the eccentric millionaire, etc.) and decide whether they wish to bring about the end of the world, or save it. The players’ actions during the course of October determine the fate of the world on Halloween!

If you've played before you are welcome to make a new character and play it again!

Minimum number of players
3
Maximum number of players
8
Players Allowed
Any (Returning Players not given preference)
Teen Friendly
No

ShadowWorld: Crime Leagues

Rob Haight
Slot
Slot 6

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.

Psionic ability is not a heritage of the privileged unless they have gone off to war or suffered terrible misfortune. It is much more common among the poorest classes struggling for survival. However psionic abilities remain largely unknown to the general population. Science pokes and prods at the concepts of psionics, but because few people come forward claiming psionic ability and because scientists have been unable to bring people to the breaking points where psionic abilities emerge. Psionics are often drawn into the underworld because they have grown up on the street and their abilities give them a chance at a step up in life, they are combat veterans looking to stay in the profession or variously find that what they seek in life is not to be found in more reputable occupations and lifestyles

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

Star Wars: Fall of the Jedi

James Arnoldi
Slot
Slot 6

In 1977 George Lucas released Star Wars, the first in his trilogy of science fiction movies. In that trilogy, he hinted at a lot of back story for the universe and there was talk about creating a series of prequels that would fill in the details of the Clone Wars and how Darth Vader and the Emperor rose to power. We never saw those prequels....

The Clone War wages on. While most of the Empire's attention focuses on that struggle, the Jedi have a greater mystery to solve. Who are the Sith? Why did they kidnap and murder Anakin Skywalker? Why did they clone him to create Darth Vader? Did they ever truly know Anakin?

This series is a "first series purist" game. Only events in the original trilogy are considered canon. New players are welcome. Each scenario stands on its own. Returning players will have additional XP to spend on their character. Characters can be Jedi, soldiers, charming rogues or anything else that could have fit in the original movie trilogy.

What do players need to do to prepare for the game
Contact the GM for character creation. Rules will be provided. Returning players will need to update their characters to the latest edition of the KEY RPG rules.
Minimum number of players
3
Maximum number of players
7
Players Allowed
Returning Players Given Preference, New Players Welcome

The Lone and Level Sands

Simone Cooper
Slot
Slot 6

These are the New Worlds.

We are a team of Path Masters from Earth--what we now know is one of many Earths. As Path Masters, we can spot and traverse Shadow Paths. For the past year we have lived and worked in the crossroads city of Cynosure for many reasons: recon, adventure, employment, to save our home. Over that time, we have heard rumors of a mysterious employer, one who demands incredible commitment from their people, but who also provides incredible rewards: access to Jewel Ghosts; horses of Arden; weapons of allShadow; passkeys to the locked Realms of Faerie.

After many successful independent missions, we've now received Cynosure's fabled golden ticket, an invitation to the back room of a certain bar.

The bar is called Munden's, and the interview is with someone code-named OZYMANDIUS.

SETTINGS:
Cynosure: the shattered mirror of the Keep of Four Worlds, a crossroads of the many ShadowPaths. It is a hundred years after Patternfall and decades after the Veils fell from our eyes ...

Amber: the rose of creation, faded now that the shaping hands of the Pattern have lost their strength, but still considered the Father of all Shadow--a father who may yet be jealous of his lost power.

Chaos: a scattered but wealthy collection of realms well-positioned to take advantage of the changes wrought when the Pattern lost its sway, a hive of "scum and villainy," heroism, beauty, and danger.

What do players need to do to prepare for the game
Pre-generated character skill packages will be provided. We will create your team's primary origin Shadow together before the con along with the idea of why making a big score now is important to you, and what your team seeks from OZYMANDIUS as its reward.

Communication exchange before the convention is essential but should be brief. Please DO NOT sign up if you cannot do this.
Minimum number of players
3
Maximum number of players
6
Players Allowed
Any (Returning Players not given preference)

Travellers: The Green New Deal

Cyrano Jones
Slot
Slot 6

"We, the last unbroken remnants, vow to undo the errors of our ascendants, to make the Earth whole, the lost unlost, at peril of our own birth."

You are part of a team that has come back to the 21st from the future in an attempt to save mankind from itself. Familiarity with the television show is not necessary. Um. That kind of covers it. If I think of more, I'll come back and edit this.

What do players need to do to prepare for the game
There will be some background reading, and proto character generation. Instructions will be sent once game choices are released. If you don't want to do the work beforehand, please don't sign on.
Minimum number of players
2
Maximum number of players
5
Players Allowed
Any (Returning Players not given preference)

You Opened that Door!

John Czarnota
Slot
Slot 6

Last year's episode of the "doors" campaign very much fit that title. You encountered a strong, malignant force, brought it home, and killed it (hopefully). But now: what do you do about it?

Minimum number of players
4
Maximum number of players
7
Players Allowed
Returning Players Only