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Where to Find me at Gen Con Online 2020

26 Jul

Online tabletop gaming is booming as people look for new ways to connect and socialize while weathering the global COVID-19 pandemic in lockdown. I’ve already run many roleplaying games using platforms such as Zoom, Discord, Slack, Google Meet, and the ultra-simple whiteboarding tool Jamboard.

And now the mighty Gen Con itself is going virtual! I’ll be participating in two online seminars this year—here’s where you can find me:

DramaSystem RPG: Darke and Stormy Nights

Game ID: RPG20187084
Event Type: Role-Playing Game
Start Date & Time: Friday, July 31, 2:00 p.m. EDT
Length: 4 hours
Company: Pelgrane Press
Description: DramaSystem is a game of emotional conflict and interpersonal drama between player characters. In this episode, inspired by the Gothic soap opera Dark Shadows, two conniving families of American aristocrats—the Storms and the Darkes—seek to control the fortunes of the coastal New England town of Storm Cove. But a terrible, centuries-old curse is about to once again make its presence felt…

Dramatic Interaction in RPGs Masterclass

Event ID: SEM20184248
Event Type: Seminar
Start Date & Time: Sunday, August 2, 11:00 a.m. EDT
Length: 1 hour
Company: Pelgrane Press
Description: Robin D. Laws and guests teach RPG structures & techniques to turn emotional confrontations between PCs from frustrating roadblocks into rich moments of human drama.

13th Age Monster Workshop

Event ID: WKS20184253
Event Type: Seminar
Start Date & Time: Sunday, August 2, 2:00 p.m. EDT
Length: 1 hour
Company: Pelgrane Press
Description: Join seasoned 13th Age designers to build a brand-new monster that takes advantage of the game’s mechanics to deliver some nasty surprises at the table.


I’ll also be at the ENnie Awards and the Black Book v2 Launch Party (w/ Lovecraft Virtual Tour). The Black Book is a phenomenal GUMSHOE roleplaying system character creation tool and I strongly recommend it if you GM or play Night’s Black Agents, Trail of Cthulhu, Fall of DELTA GREEN, and other GUMSHOE games.

See you at Gen Con!

OrcaCon 2019: Join Me for DramaSystem, Night’s Black Agents, and Fall of DELTA GREEN

28 Dec

I’ll be running Pelgrane Press roleplaying games at OrcaCon 2019 in Bellevue, WA January 11-13. There are still seats open at my sessions — if any of these strike your fancy, sign up to play.

Friday

perveniet-calixPerveniet Calix (DramaSystem/Hillfolk), 7:00 p.m. – midnight

A secret cabal within MI6 has made an unholy alliance with vampires to fight the war on terror. As a sleeper cell of Operation Edom working undercover in the U.S., your secret life and the supernatural horrors you face take their toll: rivalries, resentments, and forbidden desires threaten to tear you apart. Can you keep your cell intact, and survive the terrible ordeals to come? Is the cost worth it?

Saturday

Hillfolk_Cover_reduced1Ragnarok (DramaSystem/Hillfolk), 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

In this game of emotional drama and interpersonal conflict, you are beings of fallen Asgard – valkyries, giants, dwarves – fleeing with the surviving gods in a massive starship. Now you journey through a dark and hostile galaxy searching for a new home; but not even Ragnarok can quench your fiery passions, or heal the bitterness dividing you.

deltaOperation ALADDIN’S CAVE (Fall of DELTA GREEN), 7:00 p.m. – midnight

It’s 1968. Your team of DELTA GREEN agents has been assigned a mission in war-torn Vietnam—and a confrontation with cosmic horror. U.S. forces recently captured a Viet Cong tunnel complex in Quang Tri province near the DMZ. They may have removed something from that tunnel complex. Investigate this possible outbreak of the unnatural, and contain it by any means necessary.

Sunday

nightsblackBlood Coda (Night’s Black Agents), 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

It’s 1971, and a famous Romanian ballet company has defected to the West. But your covert team of vampire-hunting MI6 agents suspects that the Ballet Brasov has a dark secret. Is Dracula once again active in England? If so, who among the company are his servants?

 

Gen Con 2018: Where to find me!

31 Jul

It’s that time of year again: tens of thousands of tabletop game enthusiasts are descending uponScreenshot 2018-07-30 16.39.43 Indianapolis for Gen Con! If you stop by Pelgrane Press booth #1317 (our neighbors are Green Ronin, Upper Deck, Steve Jackson Games, and Palladium) you might find me skulking about there; otherwise, I’ll be here:

Wednesday

Pelgrane GM Huddle 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Location: ICC 241-242 If you’re running a game as part of the Pelgrane Press team, I’ll see you at the GM huddle along with Cat Tobin, Simon Rogers, Rob Heinsoo, Jonathan Tweet, Ken Hite, Robin Laws, Ruth Tillman, and others!

Thursday

13th Age Adventure Design Seminar 11:00 a.m. – noon

Location: Lucas Oil : Mtg Rm 1 Rob Heinsoo, Jonathan Tweet and I will answer questions about adventure design for the 13th Age roleplaying game, and—if we keep to the tradition of past years—work with the audience to brainstorm a new adventure.

RPG: Ragnarok (DramaSystem) 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location: ICC : 241–242 : 11 You are the gods of Asgard, your starships roving the galaxy in a desperate search for a new home. But even the universe’s death can’t quench your fiery passions, or heal the bitterness dividing you.

RPG: Blood Coda (Night’s Black Agents) 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Location:ICC : 241–242 : 6 Take the fight against Dracula to the Royal Opera House as you confront one of his brides & her ballet company. Can your Edom team stop the British art scene falling under the master vampire’s sway?

Friday

13th Age Monster Design Seminar 11:00 a.m. – noon

Location: Lucas Oil : Mtg Rm 5  Rob Heinsoo, Jonathan Tweet and I will answer questions about monster design for the 13th Age roleplaying game, and perhaps we’ll work with the audience to create a new monster!

RPG: Perveniet Calix (DramaSystem) 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location:ICC : 241–242 : 13 Working within MI6, Operation Edom works to use Dracula and his network to fight the global War on Terror. The vampires aren’t just killing terrorists, but Edom still protects their assets, and covers up the trail of corpses. As a sleeper cell of Edom agents, your secret life of danger and supernatural horror takes its toll. Rivalries, resentments, and desires grow stronger under the pressure of the job, until they threaten to tear you apart. Can you keep your cell intact, and survive the terrible ordeals to come? Is the cost worth it?

Saturday

Fall of Delta Green: Operation ALADDIN’S CAVE 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Location: ICC : 241–242 : 7 It’s 1968, and your team of DELTA GREEN operatives has been assigned a mission in war-torn Vietnam—and a confrontation with cosmic horror. U.S. Marine Corps recently captured a Viet Cong tunnel complex in Quang Tri province near the DMZ. It is believed that they removed something from that tunnel complex, not least because the unit photographer died from an “accidental firearm discharge” two days later. That was three days ago. Your mission: investigate this possible outbreak of the unnatural, and prevent it from damaging the war effort, or the world, any further.

 

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