August playtesting

Dice imageIf you are interested any of these games, please email me with the game you wish to playtest in the subject line.

 

 

The Dubai Reckoning

System: Night’s Black Agents

Author: John Adamus

Duration: Two sessions

Deadline: September 30th

Description:

Corporate espionage propels the agents to track down a missing husband, but all is not as it seems. An executive’s husband has been kidnapped, and she will trade information for his safe return. The agents must travel to Dubai to rescue the husband, only to discover that he set his wife up to take the fall, and that her financial statements are a red herring to throw the agents off the Conspiracy’s trail. So clearly, the husband has to be eliminated and the real records recovered.

Your Dead Eyes My Mirror

System: Fear Itself

Author: Karl Vezina

Duration: Two sessions

Deadline: September 30th

Description:

Chicago, 1975. The age of the grindhouse in the decaying downtown. A group of friends attend a grindhouse showing of a controversial giallo on its closing night. A savage murder occurs during the showing, amid electrical disturbances and supernatural phenomena.

The following days bring fresh horror, as the patrons discover that they are trapped in a surreal world mirroring the horrific film they saw. And something in that surreal world is stalking them, something methodical and unrelenting. Something that makes them all watch while it kills them one by one. Can the patrons find a way to fight back before they fall victim to a faceless terror or go mad from the horrors they are forced to witness?

Afterlife

System: Esoterrorists 2nd Edition

Author: Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan

Duration: 1 session

Deadline: September 30th

Description:

An infamous Esoterrorist just got picked up by the police of a small town in the middle of nowhere. You’ve got to collect him and babysit him until the Ordo Veritatis can extract him for interrogation. You know that he’s part of a cell of dangerous, power-obsessed would-be sorcerers – can you keep your prisoner alive until tomorrow?

Dying in the Name Of

System: Esoterrorists 2nd Edition

Author: Steve Dempsey

Duration: 1 session

Deadline: September 30th

Description:

The black metal band GoreShrine all died supposedly in a plane crash whilst on tour in the Mid-West before recording any albums. Their bootlegs recordings have become pretty popular on torrent sites, in particular Dread > Dead and Tear Down the Cathedral. However some new tracks have surfaced, and these have studio sound quality. Ordo Veritas suspects these might be related to a spate of teen deaths and whilst the techies keep taking down the tracks from the internet, the team must find the source of the problem before it GoreShrine goes viral.

Ice and Fire

System: Night’s Black Agents

Author: Steve Dempsey

Duration: 1 session

Deadline: September 30th

Description:

The Green Data Center at Asbru in Iceland is not the kind of place you want to be watching at 4 AM in February with six feet of snow on the ground and a wind chill temperature of -5 F. The only thing keeping you warm now is the large amount of Brennivin the local gun dealers gave you. But this is where Rousse SARL have been keeping the data from their stem cell research. Word is, someone is going to hit the place in a big way, and you want to get in there quick before all the good stuff is gone.

Truth & Reconciliation

System: Ashen Stars

Author: Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan

Duration: 1 session

Deadline: September 30th

Description:

Seven years ago, the Mohilar War ended. No-one can remember who the Mohilar were, or how they were defeated; the only testaments to their existence were the ravaged planets and shattered fleets left in their wake. The once-mighty Combine is still trying to pull itself out of the ashes. You’re Lasers – Licensed Autonomous Zone Effectuators, freelance police – and you’ve been hired to make sure that negotiations to rebuild the broken world of Demeter aren’t interrupted by local reactionaries and troublemakers. The war’s over; it’s time to build a new future.

One Response to “August playtesting”

  1. Drew Craker says:

    “Dying in the Name Of” for Esoterrorists.
    I noticed you asked for play testers for this scenario a while back.
    I played it at GenCon 2014 and had a ball.
    Is the scenario available anywhere ?
    Cheers, Drew

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August playtesting

Dice imageIf you are interested any of these games, please email me with the game you wish to playtest in the subject line.

 

13th Age Bestiary

System: 13th Age

Author: Kenneth Hite, Steve Townshend, Ash Law, Kevin Kulp, Cal Moore

Duration: Various

Deadline: 15th August

Description: This is for 13th Age pre-orderers. If you want to playtest a set of new monsters for Bestiary, they are available as a download link on your order page. Instructions are included in the file.

Ashen Stars Character Builder

DC has been working on an Ashen Stars version of the free Black Book character generator. It will be fully ready for testing next Monday. It will include Groundside and Warpside assignments along with an indicator as to how suitable your character is for the job – Techo with Systems Repair 2? Fine! Consider it a roleplaying opportunity. It’s also starting to show signs of a visual overhaul, something that should be complete by the end of the month – feedback and testers always welcome.

Just register as a new user or login with your existing details to test it out.

Mythos Expeditions – An Incident at the Border

System: Trail of Cthulhu

Author: Kenneth Hite

Duration: 1-2 sessions

Deadline: 15th August

Description:
On August 13 of 193-, during the Perseid meteor shower, something struck the Earth somewhere in the remote reaches of the Gran Chaco, a disputed and inhospitable borderland between Bolivia and Paraguay. Now, it’s late September, and the University has asked the Investigators to assist with a scratch expedition to find the impact site, make a full report of the incident, and recover any extraterrestrial material there, if any.

Mythos Expeditions – Cerulean Aureole

System: Trail of Cthulhu

Author: Matthew Sanderson

Duration: 1-2 sessions

Deadline: 15th August

Description:
Tuesday July 17th 1934. Present Franklin D. Roosevelt, on a 12,000 mile voyage from the Caribbean to Portland, Oregon, arrives at Clipperton Island. Four years later, in the summer of 1938, the President is organising a return to the island as part of a 6,000-mile cruise examining various islands known for their curious wildlife, including the Galapagos. As the short-list of candidates is prepared, the Miskatonic decides to organise an expedition of its own to Clipperton Island. With the journey taking a week from the southern tip of Baja California, they will have a week on the island before they have to head back to civilisation before they make their report. Upon an island with a dark past, of which humanity knows so very little, a week can seem a very long time indeed…

Mythos Expeditions – Lost on a Sea of Dreams

System: Trail of Cthulhu

Author: Adam Gauntlett

Duration: 1-2 sessions

Deadline: 15th August

Description:
The group, en route to Bermuda with a bathysphere to assist naturalist and oceanographer William Beebe, is blown off course. The captain is injured in the storm, and few others aboard know much about navigation. Moreover what little they do know seems contradicted by the stars; none of the constellations are in the right place. How will the expedition get back on course?

Mythos Expeditions – Tongued With Fire

System: Trail of Cthulhu

Author: Bill White

Duration: 1-2 sessions

Deadline: 15th August

Description:
The investigators are members of a Miskatonic University expedition whose purpose is to travel to a Christian settlement in India which some evidence suggests dates as far back as the 1st century AD. Their destination is the village of Usmavasati, which lies in the Siwali Hills on the edge of the Punjab region of northwestern India. Their aim is to advance historical knowledge of early Christianity, as well as possibly locate the source of a Prester John legend.

Mythos Expeditions – The Dwellers in the Dunes

System: Trail of Cthulhu

Author: Steven S. Long

Duration: 1-2 sessions

Deadline: 15th August

Description:

Famed explorer Roy Chapman Andrews leads one final expedition into the harsh Gobi Desert of Mongolia in search of fossils. His true hope is to find evidence that humanity evolved in Central Asia as his academic mentor predicted years ago. When his latest expedition uncovers some hominid fossils, he and his colleagues are ecstatic — until members of the expedition start dying horribly. Can the Investigators figure out what’s going on and destroy or escape a menace out of time before they and the rest of the expedition become yet another collection of bones scattered across the desert?

One Response to “August playtesting”

  1. Mark Ziff says:

    All sound good, but I’ll lean towards the Mythos Expeditions (all of them!).

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