Mystery

That House on the Hill

Facilitator: 
Ryan Conroy

Shaftown is a rough town full of rougher people, but nothing really happens in the dreary little place. There's nothing special about the town or its inhabitants. Well there is that house on the hill..
No one really talks about the place unless it's in hushed whispers. It's just a weird house, no one has lived in it in years, and barely anyone can work out when it was built.
Yet a group of people find themselves outside its doors one fateful night, drawn to the place for one reason or another. What happens next. Well we'll just have to see won't we.

This game is about a group of people exploring an abandoned house where strange and mysterious things happen and is a prequel to a campaign I am setting up.

System: 
Savage Worlds

The Heat Is On

Facilitator: 
Alasdair

As the school melts in an early sultry summer, the pressure is on the school misfits to recover stolen exam papers before they take the fall.

BubbleGumshoe is the game of teenage sleuths. It's a game of detection and melodrama; think Veronica Mars, The Three Investigators, Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, Riverdale, and Brick.

System: 
BubbleGumshoe

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

Dungeons and Dragons 5e: Death House

Facilitator: 
Eva Gregory

Aaaawwooooooooo

Was that..? Shit, a wolf’s howl. You hear another, and another joins them. You shiver drawing your cloak tighter. Wolves don’t come this far down the mountain, especially not where there are campfires burning. You hope.

Thick fog rolls over your campsite. Thick enough to obscure your fire. You can’t even see your hand in front of your face!

Aaaaaawwwooooooooo

Closer this time. You stand, hand on your weapon, ready.

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This is a modified version of Death House, the 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons Curse of Strahd introductory adventure.

“It’s like a horror movie, but with swords and armour!”

- Cooperative gothic-horror fantasy game, in the classic D&D Ravenloft setting
- No previous D&D knowledge required
- Even balance between role-play and combat
- Pre-generated characters provided, and we’ll spend a little time personalising them
- Some dark themes: 16+ only, and using red/yellow card system for limits, triggers and no-go areas.

Welfare notes:
- Death House is a Gothic Horror (fantasy) story set in the vampire-ruled land of Barovia and as such has many difficult and dark themes. Themes in this game include: violence (non-sexual), neglect, death, madness, the occult.
- There will be no ‘on-screen’ or explicit sexual violence, child abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia or transphobia and the same will not be tolerated from players.
- Please let me know any limits, triggers or no-go areas beforehand by PM, or chat to me on the day.
- We will employ a Red Card/Yellow Card system *during* gameplay, which will be discussed before game start.

System: 
Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition

Nobilis: The Deceivers Ball

Facilitator: 
Conan McKegg

You are the Nobilis, humans elevated to godlike status in order to protect the core concepts of the world while your masters, the Imperators, fight an endless battle with beings from beyond space and time - The Excrucians - who seek to unmake everything.

You have nearly complete power over a concept. You could be the Noble of Air - controlling all aspects of the concept of Air. Not just air but the IDEA of air. The essence itself.

You could be the Noble of Lost Things and have control over all things misplaced or forgotten.

Whoever you are, you and your fellow Nobilis have been sent an unusual invite. One that could save creation once and for all. Or doom it. For the head Deceiver, the most famous and most powerful Excrucian has invited you to a ball. An event where it claims to find a peace between those from beyond Creation and those who protect it.

Obviously it's a trap. You'll want to pick your best formalwear for this battle.

Nobilis is a freeform diceless RPG that uses resource management to keep the pressure on as you play gods who are sworn to protect creation. Quirky, imaginative, and engaging - this is a classic game of divine power in a strange modern day setting.

Be prepared for anything.

System: 
Nobilis

What's in the Box

Facilitator: 
Dylan Tiller

You wake up. You're lying on an old hospital bed, you know the ones with metal frames and a terrible mattress. The sheets making your skin itch slightly. How did you get here? Where is here? You have no memory of what has happened. One minute you were at home getting ready for work, the next you wake up here.

Slowly you sit up, your muscles learning how to move again. Looking around you notice that you are not alone. There are five other occupied beds in this room, all exactly the same as yours. The room itself is unusual, no doors or windows, just cream and green tiled floor, white walls, and mucus green ceiling. In the center of the room is a basic wooden table, and on that table is a box.

A small black box.

How did you get here? Who are all these people in this room? Why can't you remember much? Where are the doors and windows of this room? And what's in the box?

###WARNING###
All playable characters are BAD Human Beings

System: 
None

Tales From The Loop

Facilitator: 
Conan McKegg

In 1954, the Swedish government ordered the construction of the world’s largest particle accelerator. The facility was complete in 1969, located deep below the pastoral countryside of Mälaröarna. The local population called this marvel of technology The Loop.

You are early teenagers in an 80s that never was. Everyday Life is full of nagging parents, never-ending homework and classmates bullying and being bullied. But in the countryside near the Loop there are Mysteries to be discovered.

Strange machines, weird creatures, all kinds of mysteries to be discovered. An opportunity to be part of something wonderful. Magical. Terrifying.

System: 
Tales from the Loop

The Derelict

Facilitator: 
Dillon Burke

A Call of Cthulhu scenario written by Sandy Petersen (the original designer of the Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game) and Mike Mason.

Despite the concerns and worries of life, a final voyage is being made on the luxury yacht, Delilah, taking the vessel from America to its new owner in England. The icy waters of the North Atlantic hold many secrets. One such secret is about to be discovered...

System: 
Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition

Afterlife

Facilitator: 
Michael Foster

Welcome to the Edge.
Life here isn't always easy. The Mayor controls this city with a tight grip, aided by Agents of the dreaded Corrections Bureau and their faceless Automatons.
There's a war on too, and we all must be vigilant for signs of The Enemy. Their spies could be anywhere, or anyone. But our brave Navy are taking the fight to them and the new fleet about to launch will be the one that finally ends the war. The Mayor says it, so it must be true.
Life in Wartime means some stuff isn't so easy to come by, at least for the likes of you and I. Folks on the East Side never seem to want for much, but that's always the way of things. Prohibition is in force, but you can usually find a drink, if you know the right people.
And of course, you don't want to be outside when the Fog rolls in.

System: 
?

Ocean

Facilitator: 
Ciarán

You wake up cold, in the dark. You are not alone. You can’t remember who you are and you don’t recognize the room you’re in or the people around you. You’re in the ocean, deep underwater in some kind of abandoned research station. Who are you? What is this place and why are you here? What are the strange, monstrous noises coming from the abandoned parts of the Station? What are the creatures that shuffle and splash through the flooded halls and corridors? How will you escape to safety? Can you escape at all?

System: 
Ocean
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