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?

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

 

 

Ashen Stars Character Builder

DC has been working on an Ashen Stars version of the free Black Book character generator. It will be fully ready for testing next Monday. It will include Groundside and Warpside assignments along with an indicator as to how suitable your character is for the job – Techo with Systems Repair 2? Fine! Consider it a roleplaying opportunity. It’s also starting to show signs of a visual overhaul, something that should be complete by the end of the month – feedback and testers always welcome.

Just register as a new user or login with your existing details to test it out.

 

Mythos Expeditions – Mother of Malaria

System: Trail of Cthulhu

Author: Robin D. Laws

Duration: 1-2 sessions

Deadline: 15th November

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 November

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 November

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 – A Load of Blarney

System: Trail of Cthulhu

Author: Lauren Roy

Duration: 1-2 sessions

Deadline: 15th November

Description:

On December 11, 1937, the steamship Annagher sank off the coast of Ballymacormick, Ireland. The Court investigation attributed the sinking to “a movement which was rendered inevitable by the peculiar quality of the cargo and its distribution.” The wreck report also expressed puzzlement that, although the time between intial list and capsizing was quick, the crew should have had ample time to make use of the Annagher’s lifeboats, lifejackets, and lifebuoys, and yet did not. Nine of the ten-member crew died in the wreck. In the early spring of 1938, a lump of iron recovered from the hold is sent to Miskatonic University for examination. Where the salvage crew saw nothing but scrap iron, steel, and lead, a scholar at Dublin’s Trinity College thinks she might have stumbled onto something unusual. She has sent it to Dr. Armitage for study, and has invited a team to cross the Atlantic and accompany her as she ventures into the graves of the kings and queens of Erin.

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

 

Ashen Stars Character Builder

DC has been working on an Ashen Stars version of the free Black Book character generator. It will be fully ready for testing next Monday. It will include Groundside and Warpside assignments along with an indicator as to how suitable your character is for the job – Techo with Systems Repair 2? Fine! Consider it a roleplaying opportunity. It’s also starting to show signs of a visual overhaul, something that should be complete by the end of the month – feedback and testers always welcome.

Just register as a new user or login with your existing details to test it out.

Dreamhounds of Paris

System: Trail of Cthulhu

Author: Robin D. Laws

Duration: 6-8 sessions

Deadline: 7th November

Description:

Dreamhounds of Paris is the Dreamlands book for people who hate the Dreamlands. The players are prominent surrealists, their rivals, and occult adversaries, fighting to control the Dreamlands and thus alter human consciousness. The fractious, iconoclastic surrealists were the premiere troublemakers of the intellectual scene of 1930s Paris. Andre Breton, their ideological enforcer, considered the movement not an art or avant garde pursuit, but an exercise in literally changing the human spirit. The exploration of dreams was but one part of this quasi-mystical pursuit. In Dreamhounds of Paris, top surrealists–but never the hyper-rational Breton himself–not only discover a way of breaking through to the Dreamlands by randomly walking the streets of the city. They discover that their powerful imaginations allow them to reshape its oneric geography. Soon the Dreamlands look more like something envisioned by Lautreamont than Dunsany–then they’re overrun by melting watches, ants streaming from giant hands, and bowler-hatted men whose faces can never be seen.

Mythos Expeditions – The Dwellers in the Dunes

System: Trail of Cthulhu

Author: Steven S. Long

Duration: 1-2 sessions

Deadline: 7th October

Description:

Famed explorer Roy Chapman Andrews leads one final expedition into the harsh Gobi Desert of Mongolia in search of fossils. His true hope is to find evidence that humanity evolved in Central Asia as his academic mentor predicted years ago. When his latest expedition uncovers some hominid fossils, he and his colleagues are ecstatic — until members of the expedition start dying horribly. Can the Investigators figure out what’s going on and destroy or escape a menace out of time before they and the rest of the expedition become yet another collection of bones scattered across the desert?

Mythos Expeditions – Mother of Malaria

System: Trail of Cthulhu

Author: Robin D. Laws

Duration: 1-2 sessions

Deadline: 7th October

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: 7th October

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.

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

 

13th Age Bestiary

System: 13th Age

Author: Kenneth Hite, Steve Townshend, Ash Law, Kevin Kulp, Cal Moore

Duration: Various

Deadline: 15th August

Description: This is for 13th Age pre-orderers. If you want to playtest a set of new monsters for Bestiary, they are available as a download link on your order page. Instructions are included in the file.

Ashen Stars Character Builder

DC has been working on an Ashen Stars version of the free Black Book character generator. It will be fully ready for testing next Monday. It will include Groundside and Warpside assignments along with an indicator as to how suitable your character is for the job – Techo with Systems Repair 2? Fine! Consider it a roleplaying opportunity. It’s also starting to show signs of a visual overhaul, something that should be complete by the end of the month – feedback and testers always welcome.

Just register as a new user or login with your existing details to test it out.

Mythos Expeditions – An Incident at the Border

System: Trail of Cthulhu

Author: Kenneth Hite

Duration: 1-2 sessions

Deadline: 15th August

Description:
On August 13 of 193-, during the Perseid meteor shower, something struck the Earth somewhere in the remote reaches of the Gran Chaco, a disputed and inhospitable borderland between Bolivia and Paraguay. Now, it’s late September, and the University has asked the Investigators to assist with a scratch expedition to find the impact site, make a full report of the incident, and recover any extraterrestrial material there, if any.

Mythos Expeditions – Cerulean Aureole

System: Trail of Cthulhu

Author: Matthew Sanderson

Duration: 1-2 sessions

Deadline: 15th August

Description:
Tuesday July 17th 1934. Present Franklin D. Roosevelt, on a 12,000 mile voyage from the Caribbean to Portland, Oregon, arrives at Clipperton Island. Four years later, in the summer of 1938, the President is organising a return to the island as part of a 6,000-mile cruise examining various islands known for their curious wildlife, including the Galapagos. As the short-list of candidates is prepared, the Miskatonic decides to organise an expedition of its own to Clipperton Island. With the journey taking a week from the southern tip of Baja California, they will have a week on the island before they have to head back to civilisation before they make their report. Upon an island with a dark past, of which humanity knows so very little, a week can seem a very long time indeed…

Mythos Expeditions – Lost on a Sea of Dreams

System: Trail of Cthulhu

Author: Adam Gauntlett

Duration: 1-2 sessions

Deadline: 15th August

Description:
The group, en route to Bermuda with a bathysphere to assist naturalist and oceanographer William Beebe, is blown off course. The captain is injured in the storm, and few others aboard know much about navigation. Moreover what little they do know seems contradicted by the stars; none of the constellations are in the right place. How will the expedition get back on course?

Mythos Expeditions – Tongued With Fire

System: Trail of Cthulhu

Author: Bill White

Duration: 1-2 sessions

Deadline: 15th August

Description:
The investigators are members of a Miskatonic University expedition whose purpose is to travel to a Christian settlement in India which some evidence suggests dates as far back as the 1st century AD. Their destination is the village of Usmavasati, which lies in the Siwali Hills on the edge of the Punjab region of northwestern India. Their aim is to advance historical knowledge of early Christianity, as well as possibly locate the source of a Prester John legend.

Mythos Expeditions – The Dwellers in the Dunes

System: Trail of Cthulhu

Author: Steven S. Long

Duration: 1-2 sessions

Deadline: 15th August

Description:

Famed explorer Roy Chapman Andrews leads one final expedition into the harsh Gobi Desert of Mongolia in search of fossils. His true hope is to find evidence that humanity evolved in Central Asia as his academic mentor predicted years ago. When his latest expedition uncovers some hominid fossils, he and his colleagues are ecstatic — until members of the expedition start dying horribly. Can the Investigators figure out what’s going on and destroy or escape a menace out of time before they and the rest of the expedition become yet another collection of bones scattered across the desert?

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

 

13th Age Bestiary

System: 13th Age

Author: Kenneth Hite, Steve Townshend, Ash Law, Kevin Kulp, Cal Moore

Duration: Various

Deadline: 15th June

Description: This is for 13th Age pre-orderers. If you want to playtest a set of new monsters for Bestiary, they are available as a download link on your order page. Instructions are included in the file.

Ashen Stars Character Builder

DC has been working on an Ashen Stars version of the free Black Book character generator. It will be fully ready for testing next Monday.  It will include Groundside and Warpside assignments along with an indicator as to how suitable your character is for the job – Techo with Systems Repair 2? Fine!  Consider it a roleplaying opportunity.  It’s also starting to show signs of a visual overhaul, something that should be complete by the end of the month – feedback and testers always welcome.

Just register as a new user or login with your existing details to test it out.

Soldiers of Pen and Ink

System: Trail of Cthulhu

Author: Adam Gauntlett

Duration: 1-2 sessions

Deadline: 15th June

Description: The protagonists, sponsored by the Paris-based political organisation BNVS, have come to Spain to shoot a documentary on the war, and find themselves marooned in Madrid. One of their team goes missing, and their literary colleagues say it’s pointless – even dangerous – to ask what happened to him. In a war of competing ideologies, unorthodoxy can merit the death penalty, but is this Communist oppression or something more sinister?

Mythos Expeditions – An Incident at the Border

System: Trail of Cthulhu

Author: Kenneth Hite

Duration: 1-2 sessions

Deadline: 15th June

Description:
On August 13 of 193-, during the Perseid meteor shower, something struck the Earth somewhere in the remote reaches of the Gran Chaco, a disputed and inhospitable borderland between Bolivia and Paraguay. Now, it’s late September, and the University has asked the Investigators to assist with a scratch expedition to find the impact site, make a full report of the incident, and recover any extraterrestrial material there, if any.

Mythos Expeditions – Cerulean Aureole

System: Trail of Cthulhu

Author: Matthew Sanderson

Duration: 1-2 sessions

Deadline: 15th June

Description:
Tuesday July 17th 1934. Present Franklin D. Roosevelt, on a 12,000 mile voyage from the Caribbean to Portland, Oregon, arrives at Clipperton Island. Four years later, in the summer of 1938, the President is organising a return to the island as part of a 6,000-mile cruise examining various islands known for their curious wildlife, including the Galapagos. As the short-list of candidates is prepared, the Miskatonic decides to organise an expedition of its own to Clipperton Island. With the journey taking a week from the southern tip of Baja California, they will have a week on the island before they have to head back to civilisation before they make their report. Upon an island with a dark past, of which humanity knows so very little, a week can seem a very long time indeed…

Mythos Expeditions – Lost on a Sea of Dreams

System: Trail of Cthulhu

Author: Adam Gauntlett

Duration: 1-2 sessions

Deadline: 15th June

Description:
The group, en route to Bermuda with a bathysphere to assist naturalist and oceanographer William Beebe, is blown off course. The captain is injured in the storm, and few others aboard know much about navigation. Moreover what little they do know seems contradicted by the stars; none of the constellations are in the right place. How will the expedition get back on course?

Mythos Expeditions – Tongued With Fire

System: Trail of Cthulhu

Author: Bill White

Duration: 1-2 sessions

Deadline: 15th June

Description:
The investigators are members of a Miskatonic University expedition whose purpose is to travel to a Christian settlement in India which some evidence suggests dates as far back as the 1st century AD. Their destination is the village of Usmavasati, which lies in the Siwali Hills on the edge of the Punjab region of northwestern India. Their aim is to advance historical knowledge of early Christianity, as well as possibly locate the source of a Prester John legend.

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