horror

Adrift on Ruined Seas

Facilitator: 
JulzBurgisser

In the coastal port town of Balance, Ballentia horror lurks nearby in the creeping fog. Ships go to sea never to return and creatures slither silently by in the ocean.

The Wistal Whistles have been called in by Benedict Orez, young mayor of the town. He was recently appointed by his Grandfather and former Mayor Sirap Orez. He is determined to solve the mystery surrounding the fishing boats of Balance that don't always come back home as the town is now in big trouble.

Will the Wistal Whistles, an extraordinary mystery solving team, be able to figure out what's going on and put the town back to the bustling port town it always used to be?

A tale of curses, lost love and high seas treachery. Come aboard, me hearties as we take to the sea! Yo ho, yo ho, a pirates life .... and death ....

'Adrift on Ruined Seas' is a homebrewed one shot pirate mystery horror adventure based in The World of Isen created by Brad Zimmerman. The one shot is played over 3 to 4 hours with pre-generated level 7 characters featuring characters previously seen in another horror home brew one shot set in Isen, "The Hallowed Festival of Frights" with some new friends also in tow.

Warnings: This session is fairly fun and super welcoming of all ages, abilities and who folx are or want to be, there are one or two moments of scary. Just the usual mystery solving with monsters stuff but I like to be upfront and keep my players safety in mind at all times. Any questions regarding this, please ask. Also this session, being with level 7 characters is a bit more advanced so some basic prior knowledge is advised.

'Adrift on Ruined Seas' is set in the homebrewed World of Isen, created by Brad Zimmerman. Session DM’d by Julz Burgisser who plays Marley Kraff in the D&D 5e actual play podcast ‘Fate of Isen’ available for download on iTunes, Spotify and all good podcasting apps. See www.fateofisen.com for more details on Isen.

System: 
D&D 5e

The Hallowed Festival of Frights

Facilitator: 
Julz Burgissser

A manor that speaks of old money grandeur sits slowly decaying on a large overgrown section. The owners have all long ago departed in bloody circumstances surrounded by rumours and fear. Considered haunted and cursed, it’s been left by the town of Wistal to fall into disrepair. No one ever goes into Schwartzkonig Manor, or if they do, they've never come back out to say so. It’s the perfect place for a bunch of teens to tease each other about being too chicken to enter, especially on the day of the most spooky celebration in Isen. Until one of them actually does. Now you’re standing outside the gates and you can feel the Manor’s eyes on you …waiting to see what you’ll do. It’s up to you to save your friend. Will you be brave enough to enter? Will you survive what’s inside?

Using the system Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition, 4 - 6 level 1 characters will explore a Haunted House, fighting the monsters that live there, solving problems and depending on their rolls seeing visions of someone mysterious in the house. This is designed to be a session that can also teach new players how to play, so come along to learn if you want!

Warnings: While this session is fairly fun and super welcoming of all ages, abilities and who folx are or want to be, there are one or two moments of blood filled scenes. Just the usual spooky house stuff but I like to be upfront and keep my players safety in mind at all times. Any questions regarding this, please ask. I'm more than happy to adjust if we have a whole group that is uncomfortable with these things or if some kids want to play.

'Hallowed Festival of Frights' is set in the homebrewed World of Isen, created by Brad Zimmerman. Session DM’d by Julz Burgisser who plays Marley Kraff in the D&D 5e actual play podcast ‘Fate of Isen’ available for download on iTunes, Spotify and all good podcasting apps. See www.fateofisen.com for more details on Isen.

System: 
Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition

Hashtag the Vault of Horror

Facilitator: 
Jamie Sands

In the seventies, monsters and demons ruled supreme - killing and haunting and wrecking all sorts of schlocky horror. But that was ages ago, that was your parent's time. Sure, your mom may have been recruited as an incubator for a Satanic cult, or your Dad might've been the best exorcist known to humanity. Maybe you inherited some kind of power your mom used at a prom one time or a list of people who still Need to Pay from your dad... but it's time to make your own way in the world, isn't it?

A group of Gen X, Xennial and Millenial monster hunters with something to prove, a legacy to embrace or outrun, or possibly someone to avenge. When they rock into town to solve the latest mystery it's either to set things right or make a bigger mess.

Who will survive and what will be left of them?

Imagine Disney's Descendents but the parents were all the leads in Seventies horror movies. Time to get into the Mystery Machine and see what you can make of yourself.

Pre-made characters, knowledge of Big Name 70s horror movies recommended
e.g Rosemary's Baby
The Omen
Carrie
The Wicker Man
The Exorcist
Friday the 13th
Halloween

System: 
monster of the week

Sick Again

Facilitator: 
Idiot/Savant

“Those diseases which medicines do not cure, iron cures; those which iron cannot cure, fire cures; and those which fire cannot cure, are to be reckoned wholly incurable.” —Hippocrates

Wed, Nov 21, 2012
At 0800 hours today, CDC received an emergency call from Dr Fritz Strickland, one of two full-time physicians at Hudson's Well Catholic Hospital in Hudson's Well, AZ. In less than 24 hours, eight patients have been admitted, with suspect symptoms, including two medical staff, and four of those have died. High fever is universal, and intense headaches are also reported, along with coughing, nausea, disorientation and hallucinations.

Dr Strickland has isolated the patients and is requesting immediate assistance.

All patients have proven resistant to antibiotics including Cafepime, Levequin and Vancimycin. Tylenol failed to reduce their fevers, and cooling blankets were only marginally effective.

The responders named below are to proceed immediately to Hudson's well Catholic Hospital, identify the illness, set a treatment plan, locate the source of the infection, evaluate the crisis, and advise on contagion and containment.

A small town. A mysterious disease. A secret beyond human understanding. This scenario is from DELTA GREEN: Control Group.

Content warnings: Plague. Horror. Tentacles.

System: 
DELTA GREEN

Purification

Facilitator: 
Jamie Sands

You had a plan, you were going to be safe and sound for the purification… but there’s a spanner in the works, your plans didn’t work out, and now you’re stuck in this place with people you don’t know and cannot trust. Can you survive the night?

Set in an alternate universe American city: for 12 hours there are no laws. All crime is legal, and all police, fire and medical emergency services remain unavailable for 12 hours, from 7 pm till 7 am the next day. The only rules being that government officials with authorization levels of 10 and higher are not to be disturbed and all weapons above Class 4 (all explosive devices, rocket launchers, bazookas, miniguns, etc.) are forbidden.

This is a fast paced game requiring imagination, quick thinking and a certain stomach for horror.

CW:
No rape in this universe, but creative murders and deadly traps will occur.

System: 
homebrew

[Summerland] Looking for a Friend

Facilitator: 
Marcus Bone

‘Looking for a Friend’ is a supernatural investigation scenario, set in the remains of Turner Hills. A strange evil stalks the small community that huddles in the ruins, hunting those who stray too far from its fragile walls be they innocent or guilty.

The question is does this terror come from within or without?

About Summerland
In Summerland, players take on the roles of Drifters, characters who travel beneath the Sea of Leaves, the vast supernatural forest that has devastated the works of humanity. They are driven to constantly move on due to a past trauma that while protecting them from the Call, the siren-song of the forest, it prohibits them from being accepted in to what's left of society. Instead they must confront their past, resolve their trauma and at last join the remainder of humanity.

What style of game will you be getting yourself into? Think Alex Garland's 'Annihilation', the novel 'Roadside Picnic' or the computer game 'Stalker'. You play complex characters in an insane world attempting to solve other people's problems while struggling with your own ills.

I hope to run a dark but heroic adventure with a mature, engaged group of players. I'll bring the mystery, you bring the energy!

System: 
Mini Six

LARP: Longest Night

Facilitator: 
Quentin Bourne

Once a year on the longest night ghosts with unfinished business can manifest on the mortal plane, and every year a psychic invites a small group of people to their home to try to help the ghosts resolve their business.

System: 
None

Oakwood Heights

Facilitator: 
Luke Walker

It is a cold grey winter’s day in Detroit, as members of the public prosecutor’s office and police force shepherd the accused Franklin Mills around his crime scenes throughout the city. The objective is to attain clarity of what happened on that fateful day back in August, the motive behind the cruel murders, whether Franklin Mills really lost his memory, and what happened to the missing boy.

This is a horror scenario containing dark and mature concepts, including murder, abuse and suicide. Though the X-Card will be in use, it is not appropriate for players of a young age and those who are sensitive to such matters. The scenario uses a Powered by the Apocalypse system, which has been altered to shift the narrative toward the GM and reinforce the horror themes.

System: 
Kult Divinity Lost

Reality

Facilitator: 
Bridget Hughes

A group of strangers compete for fabulous prizes on a reality TV show. Alliances will form, tensions will flare, romance will blossom, bonds will be broken, heads will roll - What, what?

System: 
Risus - The Anything RPG (super easy)

Shiny Man

Facilitator: 
Michael Foster

The myth of the Shiny Man dates back almost to the beginning of New Mexico as a state. Where his face should be is a cold, shining light which freezes you on the spot and with his scaly hands the Shiny Man snatches up unwary children to put in his bottomless pockets.

Now it appears the Shiny Man has turned his malignant gaze upon the sleepy town of Grantsville, with reported sightings all over the place and local kids behaving oddly. But in reality it's probably just the recent news reports of a serial killer operating in the area which is fuelling the rumours, right?

Content warning: Best avoided if you're in anyway squeamish about bad things happening to children.

System: 
Grantsville light
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