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Chicago Mole Hunt

Facilitator: 
Damon Ross

You are the Captains of Frankie Ciserello's gang, a subsidiary organisation under the general administration of Alfonse Capone. It's been a good couple of years, liquor, girls, gambling everything was at an all time high, then the feds moved in and it all started to go belly up. First Big Al went down, then a few more Captains from around the city, now everybody is nervous. People are getting wary. Your little empire is tight, everybody knows everybody but still, secrets have been leaked, damage has been done and if something ain't done about it you're all goin' down. It's time to rattle some cages, call in some favours and get to the bottom of this, else you're all heading for the Big House. One thing's for sure tho, don't trust nobody!

System: 
D8 Rules Light
Comments: 
Highly Flexible. Willing to run each day and at any time slot either day. Suitable for beginners and experienced. D8 (rules light) based on the D10 Uni System *Buffy RPG etc), but 20% easier!

What Happens in 1520

Facilitator: 
Bruno Knewstubb

1520, France. The Field of the Cloth of Gold is one of the most popular destinations for the time-travelling tourist. It has everything: splendor, romance, excitement.

But what if your holiday was interrupted by a master criminal importting futuristic weapons that could swing the course of the Hundred Years' War and erase you from time? What if the forces of order could only preserve history with your help? Worse, what if stopping that criminal meant you would miss your ticket back to the modern day?

A slightly silly adventure in the distant past, based loosely on the TimeWatch setting for GUMSHOE and The Time Travel Handbook (Wyllie et al).

System: 
Feng Shui 2!
Comments: 
I'm pretty flexible about when to run and how often - two sessions seems like a fair number to put down. Also, finally cleared my inbox and submitted this!

Screaming at the edge of tomorrow

Facilitator: 
Andrew Cox

Its a simple job - obtain access to the "clear light" source code.

System: 
Shadowrun Simplified

A day in the life

Facilitator: 
Andrew Cox

After a job gone wrong you were whisked away by your fixer to a tropical "holiday" with no chance to say good bye. Now after a year Sandra was called you back, how does a shadow runner pick up the pieces of a lost life.

System: 
Shadowrun Simplified

Dungeon World

Facilitator: 
James Plunket

The land of DUNGEON WORLD is a dangerous place, steeped in mysterious magic and beset by fiendish monsters, but within its crumbling ruins lie vast riches and ancient treasures for those hardy souls willing to brave their dangers. Sharpen your sword and prepare your spells, for adventure awaits!

System: 
Dungeon World
Comments: 
I am willing to run in every round aside from the round that I'm running Vault of the Dracolich.

Armageddon's Children

Facilitator: 
Luke Walker

In the dark shadows of our city streets, children with special powers are trained to fight for the safety of people they have never met. They are given no names and are considered monsters. This is a story of children who began to wish for Armageddon.

In modern world of dark conspiracy, super-powered individuals fight in high octane duels against monsters; monsters who they themselves will become if they push beyond their limits and lose those things that they care for and seek to defend.

Double Cross is one of Japan's most popular RPGs now translated into English. Drawing on inspiration like X-Men, Darker than Black, Gantz and Chronicle, Double Cross is an action packed game in which the characters weigh what they can do against what they can save. This game will be run with player generated scenes and 'open secrets' so that everyone can direct the flow of play and contribute ideas to maximise the drama the characters face.

System: 
Double Cross

XS

Facilitator: 
Frankie

Exes, they're always trouble. Makes you wonder why you bother to get involved with anyone, ever. "Mendokusai." as Keiko the anesthetist would say "Too much trouble". This one for instance. There you were in the ER OR, and one of your exes gets wheeled in. Jared, the driver wheeling the gurney shrugs an apology. Your ex a real mess, just like always, and you sigh, and start reassembling him like you always used to.

Then you hear a gunshot from outside and an orderly falls thru the door into your OR, rudely followed by thugs with guns. It's about then that you lose control. Some people have no common sense. Haven't they heard this is YOUR OR, and you do not take kindly to breaches of hygiene protocol!

The fools wave their guns at you, demanding the body of your ex. Jared looks up at you and grins, knowing that look on your face. Keiko raises her eyebrows and, surreptitiously, turns up the oxygen. You start counting in time to the waltz on the OR's speakers. "1... 2... 3", and the first mook screams and clutches at the handle of the scalpel protruding from his eye-socket, the gun he was holding forgotten and falling to the floor....

System: 
Trigger Happy

The Flint Termination

Facilitator: 
Hamish / Anarchangel

When you work in the shadows of the chrome monoliths, you take whatever work that floats down to the streets from the boardrooms and big-data expert systems. Sometimes you're paid to extract a corporate employee from his former employer. Sometimes you have to recover employees who have been newly reemployed by a new employer. Sometimes its data... missing and in need of recovery, or located and in need of appropriation. Every now and then the job's just straight out wetwork.

But the simple ones never turn out to be that simple. Better pack extra stimpatches.

The Sprawl is an apocalypse-powered game of mission-based action in a gritty neon-and-chrome cyberpunk future. You are the extended assets of vast multinational corporations, operating in the criminal underground, and performing the tasks that those multinationals can’t do, or can’t be seen to, do. Deniable, professional, and ultimately disposable.

System: 
The Sprawl (Powered by the Apocalypse)

Shadows of a Black Sun

Facilitator: 
Luke Walker

This is a scenario for Edge of the Empire, an RPG focussing on the scoundrel and scum of the Star Wars universe. It sees a ragtag band of smugglers, slicers, outlaws and exiles struggling to overcome their ever-deepening obligations to shadows of the underworld.

Shadows of a Black Sun is based on the 2013 Free RPG Day scenario of the same name and is especially suitable for new RPGers, Star Wars fans, people interested in Edge of the Empire and those who prefer to shoot first.

System: 
Edge of the Empire
Comments: 
For printing the blurb, the text of the opening crawl is: SHADOWS OF A BLACK SUN It is a dark time for the galaxy. The city of Coruscant, once the glittering pearl of the Republic, now languishes under the shadow of the Galactic Empire.  A bustling black market flourishes in the underworld, controlled by the notorious crime syndicate BLACK SUN. The PYKE crime family has hired a group of enterprising individuals to bring down the bounty hunter KAA'TO for his betrayal. As they work rapidly to access the heavily encrypted Black Sun network to retrieve vital data, things take a turn for the worse....

Incident at Talos

Facilitator: 
Marcus Bone

Talos IV, the most advanced space station in this region of the Bleed, faces destruction.

Karia Darsell, intergalactic terrorist and unstoppable assassin has posted a warning - Talos IV and everyone onboard will be destroyed unless her demands are met in the next 24 hours. The problem is no one knows exactly what those demands are...

So it is up to our Heroes, the Lazers (the region's freelance police), to not only stop this terrorist threat, but also find out who or where Karia is hiding, and what has made her so angry.

This adventure is a science fiction game using the Ashen Stars (GUMSHOE) system. Combining action and investigation it is set-up as a race against time, in which the character's actions will determine whether or not the space station is saved and just who might survive. It would best suit players wanting a challenging investigative (GUMSHOE at its heart is a investigation game) roleplaying experience where they will have to make hard choices and difficult decisions.

System: 
Ashen Stars (GUMSHOE)
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