Dice imageIf you are interested any of these games, please email me with the game you wish to playtest in the subject line.

 

 

The Dubai Reckoning

System: Night’s Black Agents

Author: John Adamus

Duration: Two sessions

Deadline: September 30th

Description:

Corporate espionage propels the agents to track down a missing husband, but all is not as it seems. An executive’s husband has been kidnapped, and she will trade information for his safe return. The agents must travel to Dubai to rescue the husband, only to discover that he set his wife up to take the fall, and that her financial statements are a red herring to throw the agents off the Conspiracy’s trail. So clearly, the husband has to be eliminated and the real records recovered.
 

Your Dead Eyes My Mirror

System: Fear Itself

Author: Karl Vezina

Duration: Two sessions

Deadline: August 31st

Description:

Chicago, 1975. The age of the grindhouse in the decaying downtown. A group of friends attend a grindhouse showing of a controversial giallo on its closing night. A savage murder occurs during the showing, amid electrical disturbances and supernatural phenomena.

The following days bring fresh horror, as the patrons discover that they are trapped in a surreal world mirroring the horrific film they saw. And something in that surreal world is stalking them, something methodical and unrelenting. Something that makes them all watch while it kills them one by one. Can the patrons find a way to fight back before they fall victim to a faceless terror or go mad from the horrors they are forced to witness?

 

Afterlife

System: Esoterrorists 2nd Edition

Author: Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan

Duration: 1 session

Deadline: August 31st

Description:

An infamous Esoterrorist just got picked up by the police of a small town in the middle of nowhere. You’ve got to collect him and babysit him until the Ordo Veritatis can extract him for interrogation. You know that he’s part of a cell of dangerous, power-obsessed would-be sorcerers – can you keep your prisoner alive until tomorrow?

 

Truth & Reconciliation

System: Ashen Stars

Author: Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan

Duration: 1 session

Deadline: August 31st

Description:

Seven years ago, the Mohilar War ended. No-one can remember who the Mohilar were, or how they were defeated; the only testaments to their existence were the ravaged planets and shattered fleets left in their wake. The once-mighty Combine is still trying to pull itself out of the ashes. You’re Lasers – Licensed Autonomous Zone Effectuators, freelance police – and you’ve been hired to make sure that negotiations to rebuild the broken world of Demeter aren’t interrupted by local reactionaries and troublemakers. The war’s over; it’s time to build a new future.


Dice imageIf you are interested any of these games, please email me with the game you wish to playtest in the subject line.

 

 

Your Dead Eyes My Mirror

System: Fear Itself

Author: Karl Vezina

Duration: Two sessions

Deadline: July 31st

Description:

Chicago, 1975. The age of the grindhouse in the decaying downtown. A group of friends attend a grindhouse showing of a controversial giallo on its closing night. A savage murder occurs during the showing, amid electrical disturbances and supernatural phenomena.

The following days bring fresh horror, as the patrons discover that they are trapped in a surreal world mirroring the horrific film they saw. And something in that surreal world is stalking them, something methodical and unrelenting. Something that makes them all watch while it kills them one by one. Can the patrons find a way to fight back before they fall victim to a faceless terror or go mad from the horrors they are forced to witness?

 

Afterlife

System: Esoterrorists 2nd Edition

Author: Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan

Duration: 1 session

Deadline: July 15th

Description:

An infamous Esoterrorist just got picked up by the police of a small town in the middle of nowhere. You’ve got to collect him and babysit him until the Ordo Veritatis can extract him for interrogation. You know that he’s part of a cell of dangerous, power-obsessed would-be sorcerers – can you keep your prisoner alive until tomorrow?

 

Truth & Reconciliation

System: Ashen Stars

Author: Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan

Duration: 1 session

Deadline: July 15th

Description:

Seven years ago, the Mohilar War ended. No-one can remember who the Mohilar were, or how they were defeated; the only testaments to their existence were the ravaged planets and shattered fleets left in their wake. The once-mighty Combine is still trying to pull itself out of the ashes. You’re Lasers – Licensed Autonomous Zone Effectuators, freelance police – and you’ve been hired to make sure that negotiations to rebuild the broken world of Demeter aren’t interrupted by local reactionaries and troublemakers. The war’s over; it’s time to build a new future.

Dice imageIf you are interested any of these games, please email me with the game you wish to playtest in the subject line.

 

 

Eyes of the Stone Thief

System: 13th Age

Author: Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan

Duration: 1-2 sessions

Deadline: June 30th

Description:

There’s one Living Dungeon out there that’s different, one that’s unique. It doesn’t claw its way blindly to the surface, to survive or perish as fate dictates. This dungeon is awake, aware, and cunning like some wild beast made of stone and iron.

It’s called the Stone Thief.

It hates you.

And it’s going to destroy people and things you love until you hate it too.

And then one or the other of you will have to die.

Voices from the Other Side

System: Trail of Cthulhu

Author: Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan

Duration: 1 session

Deadline: June 30th

Description:

The Lochmann Psychical Trust’s mission is to find proof of the supernatural, but so far they’ve found only charlatans who prey on the vulnerable and deluded of 1930s London. Tonight, they will attend a seance performed by a young medium, Sarah Hill. She claims to have genuine powers – is she another con artist, or has she really opened a door to the beyond?

Afterlife

System: Esoterrorists 2nd Edition

Author: Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan

Duration: 1 session

Deadline: June 30th

Description:

An infamous Esoterrorist just got picked up by the police of a small town in the middle of nowhere. You’ve got to collect him and babysit him until the Ordo Veritatis can extract him for interrogation. You know that he’s part of a cell of dangerous, power-obsessed would-be sorcerers – can you keep your prisoner alive until tomorrow?

Truth & Reconciliation

System: Ashen Stars

Author: Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan

Duration: 1 session

Deadline: June 30th

Description:

Seven years ago, the Mohilar War ended. No-one can remember who the Mohilar were, or how they were defeated; the only testaments to their existence were the ravaged planets and shattered fleets left in their wake. The once-mighty Combine is still trying to pull itself out of the ashes. You’re Lasers – Licensed Autonomous Zone Effectuators, freelance police – and you’ve been hired to make sure that negotiations to rebuild the broken world of Demeter aren’t interrupted by local reactionaries and troublemakers. The war’s over; it’s time to build a new future.

The Slow Boat

System: Night’s Black Agents

Author: Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan

Duration: 1 session

Deadline: June 30th

Description:

You learned that there are monsters pulling the strings of the world. Now, you hunt the undead, hoping to destroy the vampiric horrors that secretly rule humanity. You’ve damaged their conspiracy, thwarted their plans, but you’ve never gotten close to an actual vampire.
Now, you’ve got your hands on a vampire’s travel plans. You know where he’s going, and how he’s getting there. You’ve finally got the edge you need.

Dice imageIf you are interested any of these games, please email me with the game you wish to playtest in the subject line.

 

 

Heaven in a Wild Flower

System: Trail of Cthulhu

Authors: Matthew Sanderson

Deadline: May 31st

Description:

In late 1931, Professor Harold Bradley, a botanist, was part of a scientific team sent by the National Geographic Society to document the impact of the devastating Central China Floods. In their travels across the disaster stricken region, they arrived in Lanzhou. Here, Bradley spotted a garland of flowers hanging in the window of a small herbalist shop. The centrepiece of the garland was a red camellia that Bradley believed was a cutting of a Middlemist Red, the rarest flower on Earth, originally native to China but now thought extinct.

A year later, and funded out of his own pocket, Professor Bradley is about to mount a small expedition into central China, via Lanzhou, to find the Middlemist Red. The reward will be tremendous if he can find the flower in its natural habitat, but the Professor needs professionals to verify the discovery and document their journey.

The truth, or something like it

System: Ashen Stars

Authors: Piers Beckley

Deadline: May 31st

Description:

50 years ago, at the height of the Utopian era, the most powerful starship ever launched disappeared after a battle on the edge of the Bleed. Everyone on board was listed as missing, presumed dead.

Today, the lasers answer a distress call to find that the Mercator is back – and that the survivors haven’t aged a day. But how and why have they travelled through time?

Dice imageIf you are interested any of these games, please email me with the game you wish to playtest in the subject line.

 

The truth, or something like it

System: Ashen Stars

Authors: Piers Beckley

Deadline: March 30th

Description:

50 years ago, at the height of the Utopian era, the most powerful starship ever launched disappeared after a battle on the edge of the Bleed. Everyone on board was listed as missing, presumed dead.

Today, the lasers answer a distress call to find that the Mercator is back – and that the survivors haven’t aged a day. But how and why have they travelled through time?

Eyes of the Stone Thief

System: 13th Age

Author: Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan

Duration: 1-2 sessions

Deadline: 31st March

Description:

There’s one Living Dungeon out there that’s different, one that’s unique. It doesn’t claw its way blindly to the surface, to survive or perish as fate dictates. This dungeon is awake, aware, and cunning like some wild beast made of stone and iron.

It’s called the Stone Thief.

It hates you.

And it’s going to destroy people and things you love until you hate it too.

And then one or the other of you will have to die.

 

The New World

System: The New World

Author: Bill White

Duration: 3-4 sessions

Deadline: 31st March

Description:
The New World is a story-telling game about cultures in collision, and about the struggles of the people who are caught up in the middle of that clash. It is “slipstream” history, not quite fantasy or science fiction but not quite mainstream either, characterized by a cavalier impatience with the specifics of historical detail in favor of a license for the active exercise of the historical imagination. To play the game, players invent or choose a quasi-historical setting—an alternate reality, a parallel Earth, or a historical pastiche—to be the backdrop against which their characters strive to achieve ambitions that will allow them to bequeath some sort of legacy to the world they will leave behind them.

Dice imageIf you are interested any of these games, please email me with the game you wish to playtest in the subject line.

 

 

13 True Ways – Monk, Commander and Druid playtest classes

System: 13th Age

Authors: Rob Heinsoo & Jonathan Tweet

Description:

These three classes are now available for playtesting. Full instructions are in the download PDF, now available from your 13th Age order receipt form.

The Strangling Sea

System: 13th Age

Author: Robin D. Laws

Duration: 2-3 sessions

Deadline: 28th February

Description:

In this 13th Age adventure for a party of 4-6 1st-level adventurers, our heroes attempt to retrieve the enigmatic engineer Inigo Sharpe from his unfortunate imprisonment in the Stranglesea. This fantastical equivalent of our world’s Sargasso Sea traps wrecked ships, strands castaways, and supports an array of dangerous animal life.

All Along the Watchtower

System: Trail of Cthulhu

Author: Bill White

Duration: 1-2 sessions

Deadline: 28th February

Description:
There is havoc in the streets of Chicago as disaffected youth protest war and injustice during the Democratic National Convention of 1968. But some darker purpose is at work, and an unlikely band of investigators that includes Gary Gygax, Hunter S. Thompson, and Jimi Hendrix comes together in a desperate hour to confront a nameless evil that threatens the very idea of America!

 

The New World

System: The New World

Author: Bill White

Duration: 3-4 sessions

Deadline: 28th February

Description:
The New World is a story-telling game about cultures in collision, and about the struggles of the people who are caught up in the middle of that clash. It is “slipstream” history, not quite fantasy or science fiction but not quite mainstream either, characterized by a cavalier impatience with the specifics of historical detail in favor of a license for the active exercise of the historical imagination. To play the game, players invent or choose a quasi-historical setting—an alternate reality, a parallel Earth, or a historical pastiche—to be the backdrop against which their characters strive to achieve ambitions that will allow them to bequeath some sort of legacy to the world they will leave behind them.

Dice imageIf you are interested any of these games, please email me with the game you wish to playtest in the subject line.

 

 

The Strangling Sea

System: 13th Age

Author: Robin D. Laws

Duration: 2-3 sessions

Deadline: 28th February

Description:

In this 13th Age adventure for a party of 4-6 1st-level adventurers, our heroes attempt to retrieve the enigmatic engineer Inigo Sharpe from his unfortunate imprisonment in the Stranglesea. This fantastical equivalent of our world’s Sargasso Sea traps wrecked ships, strands castaways, and supports an array of dangerous animal life.
 

All Along the Watchtower

System: Trail of Cthulhu

Author: Bill White

Duration: 1-2 sessions

Deadline: 28th February

Description:
There is havoc in the streets of Chicago as disaffected youth protest war and injustice during the Democratic National Convention of 1968. But some darker purpose is at work, and an unlikely band of investigators that includes Gary Gygax, Hunter S. Thompson, and Jimi Hendrix comes together in a desperate hour to confront a nameless evil that threatens the very idea of America!
 

The New World

System: The New World

Author: Bill White

Duration: 3-4 sessions

Deadline: 28th February

Description:
The New World is a story-telling game about cultures in collision, and about the struggles of the people who are caught up in the middle of that clash. It is “slipstream” history, not quite fantasy or science fiction but not quite mainstream either, characterized by a cavalier impatience with the specifics of historical detail in favor of a license for the active exercise of the historical imagination. To play the game, players invent or choose a quasi-historical setting—an alternate reality, a parallel Earth, or a historical pastiche—to be the backdrop against which their characters strive to achieve ambitions that will allow them to bequeath some sort of legacy to the world they will leave behind them.

Dice imageIf you are interested any of these games, please email me with the game you wish to playtest in the subject line.

 

 

Eyes of the Stone Thief

System: 13th Age

Author: Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan

Duration: 1-2 sessions

Deadline: 15th February

Description:

There’s one Living Dungeon out there that’s different, one that’s unique. It doesn’t claw its way blindly to the surface, to survive or perish as fate dictates. This dungeon is awake, aware, and cunning like some wild beast made of stone and iron.

It’s called the Stone Thief.

It hates you.

And it’s going to destroy people and things you love until you hate it too.

And then one or the other of you will have to die.
 

The Seventh Circle

System: Fear Itself/Trail of Cthulhu

Author: Matthew Sanderson

Duration: 1-2 sessions

Deadline: 15th February

Description:
You are the presenters and crew of a paranormal investigation television show. The show is building up to the end of its current season and has been presented with the opportunity to record an investigation on the remote Scottish island of Eilean Mòr. The island that has a history of strange disappearances that stretches back over the last hundred years, but more recently a house was built there by a famous architect who went missing immediately after its completion. Even though no-one has entered the building in the last seven years, it is far from empty…
 

The New World

System: The New World

Author: Bill White

Duration: 3-4 sessions

Deadline: 28th February

Description:
The New World is a story-telling game about cultures in collision, and about the struggles of the people who are caught up in the middle of that clash. It is “slipstream” history, not quite fantasy or science fiction but not quite mainstream either, characterized by a cavalier impatience with the specifics of historical detail in favor of a license for the active exercise of the historical imagination. To play the game, players invent or choose a quasi-historical setting—an alternate reality, a parallel Earth, or a historical pastiche—to be the backdrop against which their characters strive to achieve ambitions that will allow them to bequeath some sort of legacy to the world they will leave behind them.

 

Mythos Expeditions – Mother of Malaria

System: Trail of Cthulhu

Author: Robin D. Laws

Duration: 1-2 sessions

Deadline: 15th February

Description:
Professor H. C. Kelston of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine both loves and hates anopheles mosquitoes. Every day he wakes up thinking about the damnable creatures, so perfectly designed by evolution for fecundity. Kelston seeks a better way to end the disease’s reign of terror—by learning to control, and eventually exterminate, the mosquito itself. After expeditions to Egypt, Panama, and Greece, Kelston now trains his angry scientific eye on the British colony of North Rhodesia, in whose Busanga Swamp is said to fester the Mother of Mosquitoes. The investigators prepare to join him on that quest.

 

Mythos Expeditions – The Jaguars of El-Thar

System: Trail of Cthulhu

Author: Tristan Tarwater

Duration: 1-2 sessions

Deadline: 15th February

Description:
Professor Henry Rutherford Stapleton of the Miskatonic Department of Anthropology is just west of Chichen Itza, working with local Maya people and a few university students at what he calls the Cenote of El-Thar. He is loath to leave his work behind as he has fostered a relationship with the locals and reports he is on the verge of making a very important discovery. To the northwest, ethnolinguist Galina Avenirovna Prokhorov is studying glyphs found in the Temple of the Jaguar King, suggesting it has some connection with the cenote Stapleton is studying. Hurricane season is drawing to a close and Stapleton has requested several more students to aid him in investigating and dredging the cenotes, ruins, and vibrant villages on the Yucatan peninsula.

 

Mythos Expeditions – Whistle and I’ll Come

System: Trail of Cthulhu

Author: Emma Marlow

Duration: 1-2 sessions

Deadline: 15th February

Description:

Dr. Tyler Freeborn at Miskatonic University has acquired a strangely carved whistle taken from Stone Age tribes in the New Guinea jungle. He has persuaded Dr. Armitage and the Derby Foundation to fund a small expedition to find the source of the whistle. They will journey to New Britain, Papua New Guinea, provision and hire guides, then venture into the unmapped rainforest to find the tribe who carved the whistle.

 

Mythos Expeditions – Served Cold

System: Trail of Cthulhu

Author: Jeff Tidball

Duration: 1-2 sessions

Deadline: 15th February

Description:

Langdon Gibson, a marksman and ornithologist, died six days ago on his acreage in the Catskills. It was an attack of some kind, quite bloody. Another man, Frederick Cook, also died gruesomely, in Danbury, Connecticut some months ago. Gibson and Cook had a common link, in that both been involved in the Arctic expeditions of the famous explorer Robert Peary, who mounted a number of expeditions to explore Greenland and the North Pole. Is this a coincidence, or did something unspeakable happen in the polar ice?

Christmas dice imageIf you are interested any of these games, please email me with the game you wish to playtest in the subject line.

 

Shadows in Eldolan

System: 13th Age

Author: Cal Moore

Duration: 1-2 sessions

Deadline: 15th January

Description:
Shadows in Eldolan is an introductory adventure for the 13th Age game system. The adventure’s objective is to provide a GM with a fun and interesting plot with easy-to-run battles that will challenge the players, while providing strong story elements that fit with the design concepts and use of icons in the 13th Age system. The adventure also gives the GM a town setting near the Archmage’s city of Horizon in the Dragon Empire to use as a source of adventure and intrigue for the PCs.

The New World

System: The New World

Author: Bill White

Duration: 3-4 sessions

Deadline: 31st January

Description:
The New World is a story-telling game about cultures in collision, and about the struggles of the people who are caught up in the middle of that clash. It is “slipstream” history, not quite fantasy or science fiction but not quite mainstream either, characterized by a cavalier impatience with the specifics of historical detail in favor of a license for the active exercise of the historical imagination. To play the game, players invent or choose a quasi-historical setting—an alternate reality, a parallel Earth, or a historical pastiche—to be the backdrop against which their characters strive to achieve ambitions that will allow them to bequeath some sort of legacy to the world they will leave behind them.

 

Mythos Expeditions – Served Cold

System: Trail of Cthulhu

Author: Jeff Tidball

Duration: 1-2 sessions

Deadline: 15th January

Description:

Langdon Gibson, a marksman and ornithologist, died six days ago on his acreage in the Catskills. It was an attack of some kind, quite bloody. Another man, Frederick Cook, also died gruesomely, in Danbury, Connecticut some months ago. Gibson and Cook had a common link, in that both been involved in the Arctic expeditions of the famous explorer Robert Peary, who mounted a number of expeditions to explore Greenland and the North Pole. Is this a coincidence, or did something unspeakable happen in the polar ice?

Shadows in Eldolan

Dice imageIf you are interested any of these games, please email me with the game you wish to playtest in the subject line.

 

 

The New World

System: The New World

Author: Bill White

Duration: 3-4 sessions

Deadline: 31st December

Description:
The New World is a story-telling game about cultures in collision, and about the struggles of the people who are caught up in the middle of that clash. It is “slipstream” history, not quite fantasy or science fiction but not quite mainstream either, characterized by a cavalier impatience with the specifics of historical detail in favor of a license for the active exercise of the historical imagination. To play the game, players invent or choose a quasi-historical setting—an alternate reality, a parallel Earth, or a historical pastiche—to be the backdrop against which their characters strive to achieve ambitions that will allow them to bequeath some sort of legacy to the world they will leave behind them.

 

Mythos Expeditions – Mother of Malaria

System: Trail of Cthulhu

Author: Robin D. Laws

Duration: 1-2 sessions

Deadline: 15th December

Description:
Professor H. C. Kelston of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine both loves and hates anopheles mosquitoes. Every day he wakes up thinking about the damnable creatures, so perfectly designed by evolution for fecundity. Kelston seeks a better way to end the disease’s reign of terror—by learning to control, and eventually exterminate, the mosquito itself. After expeditions to Egypt, Panama, and Greece, Kelston now trains his angry scientific eye on the British colony of North Rhodesia, in whose Busanga Swamp is said to fester the Mother of Mosquitoes. The investigators prepare to join him on that quest.

 

Mythos Expeditions – The Jaguars of El-Thar

System: Trail of Cthulhu

Author: Tristan Tarwater

Duration: 1-2 sessions

Deadline: 15th December

Description:
Professor Henry Rutherford Stapleton of the Miskatonic Department of Anthropology is just west of Chichen Itza, working with local Maya people and a few university students at what he calls the Cenote of El-Thar. He is loath to leave his work behind as he has fostered a relationship with the locals and reports he is on the verge of making a very important discovery. To the northwest, ethnolinguist Galina Avenirovna Prokhorov is studying glyphs found in the Temple of the Jaguar King, suggesting it has some connection with the cenote Stapleton is studying. Hurricane season is drawing to a close and Stapleton has requested several more students to aid him in investigating and dredging the cenotes, ruins, and vibrant villages on the Yucatan peninsula.

 

Mythos Expeditions – Whistle and I’ll Come

System: Trail of Cthulhu

Author: Emma Marlow

Duration: 1-2 sessions

Deadline: 15th December

Description:

Dr. Tyler Freeborn at Miskatonic University has acquired a strangely carved whistle taken from Stone Age tribes in the New Guinea jungle. He has persuaded Dr. Armitage and the Derby Foundation to fund a small expedition to find the source of the whistle. They will journey to New Britain, Papua New Guinea, provision and hire guides, then venture into the unmapped rainforest to find the tribe who carved the whistle.

 

Mythos Expeditions – Served Cold

System: Trail of Cthulhu

Author: Jeff Tidball

Duration: 1-2 sessions

Deadline: 15th December

Description:

Langdon Gibson, a marksman and ornithologist, died six days ago on his acreage in the Catskills. It was an attack of some kind, quite bloody. Another man, Frederick Cook, also died gruesomely, in Danbury, Connecticut some months ago. Gibson and Cook had a common link, in that both been involved in the Arctic expeditions of the famous explorer Robert Peary, who mounted a number of expeditions to explore Greenland and the North Pole. Is this a coincidence, or did something unspeakable happen in the polar ice?

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