Mystery

The Terror of London

Facilitator: 
Chris Haddock

London, England, 2015

The latest headline in the Daily Mail read "Terror Killing Continues, Police Mystified" and went into morbid detail about the latest murder. Like all the others, this one was a wealthy but largely unknown businessman, murdered in his own home by an unknown assailant who left no DNA evidence or fingerprints of any kind, nor any indication of breaking into the victim's house. Each of the five victims had all been killed in the same way - their bones shattered and their bodies broken, looking like they had been beaten with a sledgehammer for a week.

In a rare example of perfect honesty, the Daily Mail was correct when it said police were mystified. In this modern age of forensic teams, in-depth analysis and the marvels of online records, it was odd that a crime scene would throw up no clue as to the nature of the attacker. But before consigning the murders to the realm of unsolved cases, Detective Inspector Pauline McCullough of Scotland Yard has turned to another side of investigations that she knows of.

She has turned to the Monster Hunters. You.

Monster of the Week is probably best described as "B Movie Gaming". It's absolutely raucous fun, and always comes with over the top shenanigans and intense confrontations. You play the part of a monster hunter, one of those who has seen the impossible, the paranormal or the eldritch. Each game plays like an episode of those Monster of the Week shows like Buffy The Vampire Slayer or Doctor Who. You identify the monster, find it, and stop it monstering. Simple as that.

This particular game is set in modern day London and well, the rest is spoilers. What is nice about MotW is that you don't need any form of preparation, you only need to bring 2 six sided dice and some monster hunting ingenuity (and I will provide the 2d6 if you need it!).

System: 
Monster of the Week

In a Tavern...

Facilitator: 
Conan McKegg

CANCELLED

A group of strangers meet in a tavern, weary from their travels.

But no sooner than they meet than a stranger leads them on a mysterious journey they did not expect.

No. Wait. That's not it.

Before they can drink, a vicious murder and a motley crew of suspects will ensure that there is no sleep tonight.

Heard that one before?

As the cooked meats are brought to the table, a mysterious package is delivered by courier that may or may not spell doom or salvation for the city.

In a Tavern is a D&D game with a twist. Based on the choices the players make when they meet up, the game will spin off into a variety of different adventures. But it all begins in the same place...

System: 
Dungeons and Dragons Fifth Edition

Oblivion

Facilitator: 
Jason Carruth

April 2013 in the sleepy town of Lost Creek, Missouri, the arrival of a stranger sets in motion a sequence of peculiar events. Maybe things are not as they seem, perhaps it is just a trick of the mind or possibly nothing…will happen.

System: 
Oblivion

The Baker Street Irregulars

Facilitator: 
Erik Andersen

“I often marvel at how much stock you place in those boys’ abilities. You really think they’ll be able to track down the culprit?”
“Probably,” said Holmes, reaching for his hat and cane, “but they are only one avenue of investigation I’m following in this pursuit. Come on Watson, the night is young and there’s murder in the air; we can’t
let them have all the fun!”

Wiggins walked from the door of 221B Baker Street excitedly, hiding the final shining coins about his person. He disappeared amongst the back street fog, whistling as he went. Soon the gang was gathered and Wiggins held out a coin for each of them, “Same old job boys,” he smiled, “go everywhere, see everything and overhear everyone.”

System: 
Freeform

The Great Kiwi Summer Holiday

Facilitator: 
Trish Plunket

"Muuuuum, I'm booooored."
You've ridden your bike, played with your rollerblades, padda tennis is lame, you broke your water pistol three days ago, you've played "Guess Who" eighteen million times, and your sister is annoying you.

And there's no TV.

You're a kid and summer holidays at Lake Taupo are always wet and boring. The grown-ups just want grown-up time and the kids next door went home two days ago. Kind of weird that they didn't say good bye. And now, not only is it going to rain, apparently there's a big storm coming...

(Note: yes, I will run this this year - sorry about the whole not making it last year due to sickness.)

System: 
Little Fears

The great Kiwi summer holiday

Facilitator: 
Brat

"Muuuuum, I'm booooored."
You've ridden your bike, played with your rollerblades, padda tennis is lame, you broke your water pistol three days ago, you've played "Guess Who" eighteen million times, and your sister is annoying you.

And there's no TV.

You're a kid and summer holidays at Lake Taupo are always wet and boring. The grown-ups just want grown-up time and the kids next door went home two days ago. Kind of weird that they didn't say good bye. And now, not only is it going to rain, apparently there's a big storm coming...

System: 
Little Fears

Destiny Investigations - Episode 5: What will be, will be

Facilitator: 
Conan McKegg

Destiny Parker and her siblings - Chance and Providence - are not your average private investigators. Capable of influencing the various aspects of fate, they investigate crimes that have happened, are happening and will happen all in order to make money and keep the univese safe from those who seek to bring ruin to everything.

There is just one little problem... Destiny is obsessed with finding her one true love, Chance can't stop sleeping around and Providence may or may not have accidently brought about the end of the world while trying to arrange a date!

Smallville is a Roleplaying game about super powers and relationships. It is an ideal television show style game that captures the pacing and feel of a TV series focused on the relationships between the characters.

System: 
Smallville

Cold Comfort

Facilitator: 
James Plunket

The year is 1985. A small town in central Colorado is rocked by a tragedy that has left one young boy dead, and a second scarred for life. Many strange, unexplained things have been reported in the time since the accident, and a team of government investigators has been dispatched to find out what is going on, and if they can, make sense of it.

System: 
World of Darkness 2nd edition

Weekend at Bisley's

Facilitator: 
Michael Foster

Several people arrive at a remote country house to spend the weekend with an old friend. The only problem is, she's not there. Where is she? What's going on? How will you open the liquor cabinet? What is the cause of those mysterious lights in the forest? And most importantly, who's eaten all the strawberries?

System: 
Not as such
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