November playtesting

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

 

 

Battle Scenes

System: 13th Age

Author: Cal Moore

Deadline: January 31st

Description:

Iconic Battles Scenes consistent of 39 sets of four themed encounters, one Adventure, one Champion and one Epic level for each icon. Go white water rafting with orcs, face a demonic circus and clean out a crime lord’s HQ. You add the story elements and slot them into your campaign.

Each adventure takes around two hours to play out, more if you play every scene and include a lot of linking story elements.

Worldbreaker

System: Esoterrorists 2nd Edition

Author: Robin D. Laws

Deadline: January 31st

Description:

As they investigate what appear to be disparate mysteries, the team slowly uncovers a conspiracy to rip open the membrane in a single global panic event. We’ve had separate adventures, and a two-parter, for The Esoterrorists, but never a linked series of scenarios, or a globe-spanning campaign book that tips the hat to Masks of Nyarlathotep. This book fills that gap.

Except for the last installment, these scenarios take place in any order. Appendices show you how to link them. Additional scenario hooks show GMs how to expand the campaign with even more related episodes, if desired.

The Mysteries of Interpretative Dance

System: The Gaean Reach

Author: Jim Webster

Duration: One to two sessions

Deadline: December 31st

Description:

For reasons entirely of his own Quandos Vorn does occasionally need to be contacted. He also wishes to keep open lines of communication to his past. Thus and so, chance has placed at his disposal Tris; performance artist, poet, and artist. Could Tris be the way of getting to Vorn the players have been looking for?

Shards of the Broken Sky

System: 13th Age

Author: ASH LAW

Deadline: December 31st

Description:

Imagine YOU are the Archmage. A big part of your job is eliminating terrible threats that could destroy the Empire, or at least severely damage big chunks of it. But some of those threats can’t be destroyed, only suppressed. So what do you choose?

Option A) Stash the suppressed threats in hiding places all over the map, each protected by smaller wards.

Option B) Create one super-powerful warded area and dump a steady pile of the threats you can’t quite deal with under that ward, damping them down and keeping them hidden from everyone else.

If you answered Option A, you are not this campaign’s Archmage, good luck in all your future endeavors!

If you answered Option B, welcome to Shards of the Broken Sky!

This sandbox adventure for characters of all levels dumps the player characters into the mess left by the destruction of the Archmage’s super-ward. What was a peaceful valley is now a conglomeration of resummoned monster armies! What’s left of the Archmage’s wards falls upon the valley as half-ruined magical dungeons! Are you going to clean up the mess, or just loot it? And will the plots of the evil icons give you enough time to decide?

Shards of the Broken Sky contains multiple adventures and dungeons for every tier. Depending on how much of the material you decide to use, and when, you should be able to use it twice in separate campaigns and face all-new adventures.

Playtest note: Playtesting in a straight shot through every adventure probably isn’t possible during a normal campaign because some of the choices are meant to lead away from each other. Choose your path, play as you like, use as much as you can and tell us about the path you chose.

 

 

 

2 Responses to “November playtesting”

  1. Sean Clark says:

    Looking to playtest the Battle Scenes, sounda awesome!

  2. David Stengle says:

    Long time GM launching a new arc with 13th Age. I’d love to playtest any of the above. Core group has been doing RPGs about 25 years.

Leave a Reply to Roleplayers Chronicle » Pelgrane Press October Playtest Opportunities

November 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 New World

System: The New World

Author: Bill White

Duration: 3-4 sessions

Deadline: 31st December

Description:
The New World is a story-telling game about cultures in collision, and about the struggles of the people who are caught up in the middle of that clash. It is “slipstream” history, not quite fantasy or science fiction but not quite mainstream either, characterized by a cavalier impatience with the specifics of historical detail in favor of a license for the active exercise of the historical imagination. To play the game, players invent or choose a quasi-historical setting—an alternate reality, a parallel Earth, or a historical pastiche—to be the backdrop against which their characters strive to achieve ambitions that will allow them to bequeath some sort of legacy to the world they will leave behind them.

 

Mythos Expeditions – Mother of Malaria

System: Trail of Cthulhu

Author: Robin D. Laws

Duration: 1-2 sessions

Deadline: 15th December

Description:
Professor H. C. Kelston of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine both loves and hates anopheles mosquitoes. Every day he wakes up thinking about the damnable creatures, so perfectly designed by evolution for fecundity. Kelston seeks a better way to end the disease’s reign of terror—by learning to control, and eventually exterminate, the mosquito itself. After expeditions to Egypt, Panama, and Greece, Kelston now trains his angry scientific eye on the British colony of North Rhodesia, in whose Busanga Swamp is said to fester the Mother of Mosquitoes. The investigators prepare to join him on that quest.

 

Mythos Expeditions – The Jaguars of El-Thar

System: Trail of Cthulhu

Author: Tristan Tarwater

Duration: 1-2 sessions

Deadline: 15th December

Description:
Professor Henry Rutherford Stapleton of the Miskatonic Department of Anthropology is just west of Chichen Itza, working with local Maya people and a few university students at what he calls the Cenote of El-Thar. He is loath to leave his work behind as he has fostered a relationship with the locals and reports he is on the verge of making a very important discovery. To the northwest, ethnolinguist Galina Avenirovna Prokhorov is studying glyphs found in the Temple of the Jaguar King, suggesting it has some connection with the cenote Stapleton is studying. Hurricane season is drawing to a close and Stapleton has requested several more students to aid him in investigating and dredging the cenotes, ruins, and vibrant villages on the Yucatan peninsula.

 

Mythos Expeditions – Whistle and I’ll Come

System: Trail of Cthulhu

Author: Emma Marlow

Duration: 1-2 sessions

Deadline: 15th December

Description:

Dr. Tyler Freeborn at Miskatonic University has acquired a strangely carved whistle taken from Stone Age tribes in the New Guinea jungle. He has persuaded Dr. Armitage and the Derby Foundation to fund a small expedition to find the source of the whistle. They will journey to New Britain, Papua New Guinea, provision and hire guides, then venture into the unmapped rainforest to find the tribe who carved the whistle.

 

Mythos Expeditions – Served Cold

System: Trail of Cthulhu

Author: Jeff Tidball

Duration: 1-2 sessions

Deadline: 15th December

Description:

Langdon Gibson, a marksman and ornithologist, died six days ago on his acreage in the Catskills. It was an attack of some kind, quite bloody. Another man, Frederick Cook, also died gruesomely, in Danbury, Connecticut some months ago. Gibson and Cook had a common link, in that both been involved in the Arctic expeditions of the famous explorer Robert Peary, who mounted a number of expeditions to explore Greenland and the North Pole. Is this a coincidence, or did something unspeakable happen in the polar ice?

Leave a Reply to Roleplayers Chronicle » Pelgrane Press October Playtest Opportunities

November Playtesting

The Justice Trade

System: Ashen Stars

Author: Bill White (Castle Bravo, Big Hoodoo)

Duration: 1-3 sessions

Deadline: 30th January

Description: The lasers are contracted to investigate the disappearance of theWindermere, a ship belonging to a weathly balla philanthropist but the ship holds some terrifying secrets. Will the bigcreds be worth the risk?

 

Dead Horse Corner

System: Trail of Cthulhu

Author: Adam Gauntlett (Flying Coffins, Sisters of Sorrow)

Duration: 1-2 sessions

Deadline: 30th January

Description: Formerly titled ‘A Better Hole’. The investigators discover that a trench which ought to have been occupied by their fellow soldiers has been abandoned. Twenty men vanished without a trace, food still on the table and coffee cooling in their mugs.  Was it an enemy attack or something altogether more sinister?

 

The Final Revelation

System: Trail of Cthulhu

Author: Scott Dorwood & Graham Walmsley

Duration: 2-4 sessions

Deadline: 30th January 2013

Description: This is the campaign frame for Graham Walmsley’s four Purist Adventures, The Dying of St Margaret’s, Watchers in the Sky, Dance in the Blood, The Rending Box. A group of Investigators has come together in the cellar of Jacobs Books, an occult bookshop in London’s West End, to try to piece together the details of what they believe to be a threat to humanity. They call themselves The Friday Group, as they meet on Friday evenings. Each of them has encountered maddening hints which no one else believes, and they are trying to discover how the threat can be combatted. This will lead them to see how others have uncovered aspects of the truth about the fate of the world, taking the form of the Purist Adventures.

 

Cthulhu Apocalypse: Slaves of the Green Man

System: Trail of Cthulhu

Author: Gareth Hanrahan & Graham Walmsley

Duration: 2-4 sessions

Deadline: 30th January 2013

Description: These three scenarios comprise the second quarter of the Cthulhu Apocalypse campaign and pick up three years after the final part of The Dead White World. It is now the summer of 1939. The decision that the characters made at the end of The Dead White World continues to haunt England. Horrors now stalk the empty and overgrown streets of the civilisation that once existed here. The passage of three long, strange years has transformed the world into an unrecognisable landscape of horrors

 

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

One Response to “November Playtesting”

Leave a Reply to Roleplayers Chronicle » Pelgrane Press October Playtest Opportunities