Tir-na Nog’th 2021 Game Book

Tir-na Nog’th 2021 Game Book

The game book contains the various game descriptions and time-slots in which the games will be played.   Note that time-slots are based on GM availability and aren’t up for negotiation.

During the last week of June, the Game Book will close to new entries and I’ll open the book to prospective players. You can then put your name forward to participate in the various games. The organisers will fairly assign players to the various games so that everyone can get a chance to enjoy gaming.

If there are too few games, this will mean some folk won’t get to play in every slot they signed up for.

The game assignment may also not always give everyone what they would most like to play in. Please accept that I will do my best to make everyone happy. I’m more than willing to discuss my methods and ‘show my working’ but ultimately my decision on selection is final.

Also please note that as a thank you to GMs offering games, I will be prioritising GM game choices.

Therefore, when you’re picking games, please make sure to list *all* games in *all* slots that you’d like to participate in so that I have the chance to prioritise your selection.

Format and Times

Games in TirCon will nominally be between 5 and 6 hours. For example, UK based GMs normally begin their games at 10am and finish, after a break of 1h for lunch, at around 5pm. The evening game normally begins around 7pm and ends at midnight. Of course, we now have GMs and players from around the world and the start and finish times will therefore be based on the GMs. That said, we’re still aiming nominally for 5-6 hour game slot in which the game will be run.

Game Ideas

For game ideas, feel free to view the Past Game Books.


Game Book (2021)

Thursday

SLOT Pre-Con

(7pm – Midnight BST/GMT+1) (6pm – 11pm GMT) (2pm – 7pm EDT/GMT-4) (11am – 4pm PST/GMT-7)

Game Th-Pr/1: Rivers of Glass

GM: Matthew B
On: Zoom (Backup on Discord)
Cast: 3-5
System: ADRPG
Setting: Eric’s Rule (Low Powered)

Description:

With Eric crowned and Corwin’s curse threatening Amber, with the creation of the Black Road, and the admittance of the loss of the old King Oberon, The City of Amber is dangerous place. But then to you, a member of the guard it has always been a dangerous place. Be you born noble, born poor, a refugee or a second generation member, being in the guard has always been a rough and tumble life. One of dealing with crime, while avoiding upsetting the intrigues of the family, and nothing has really changed. You aren’t like those ceremonial toffs who guard the castle, and you’re not like the “dedicated” and “loyal” soldiers who live and work in the Elders service. You are a guard, a member of the Polis, and you are hear to solve crimes and keep the peace.

Characters:

10pts. No powers. Item and pet limit maximum 4pts. Rank in the guard will be based on background and stats and assigned by the GM.

Players:

  1. Matthew B (GM)

Game Th-pr/2: Alice is Missing

GM: Marieke K
Cast: 4
System: Alice is Missing (non-Amber)

Description:

ALICE IS MISSING

An immersive RPG played entirely via (text message) Discord.
Alice is Missing is a silent role-playing game about the disappearance of Alice Briarwood, a high school junior in the small town of Silent Falls.

The game is played live and without verbal communication. Players inhabit their character for the entirety of the 90-minute play session, and instead of speaking, send text messages back and forth to the other characters in a group chat, as well as individually, as though they aren’t in the same place together.

Haunting beautiful, deeply personal, and highly innovative, Alice is Missing puts a strong focus on the emotional engagement between players, immersing them in a tense, dramatic mystery that unfolds organically through the text messages they send to one another.

Alice Is Missing runs over a single session of 3-4 hours, with 3-5 players. In the first two hours, players create their characters, their relationships to Alice, and their ties with each other. The next 90 minutes are spent uncovering secrets and unearthing clues in an attempt to discover where Alice is, and who is behind her disappearance.

Though text messages seem to be the most common mode of communication in our modern era, they are rarely utilized as a storytelling medium. The integration of texting (in this instance via Discord) into the gameplay unlocks a brand new way to play RPGs that is unlike anything you’ve likely experienced before. It’s personal, immersive, and perfect for remote play.

Fair warning; This game has nothing to do with Amber. Instead, you’ll be playing the friends of Alice Briarwood, a missing 16 year old, who try to find out what happened to her. After creating the characters, within certain templates, the game itself is played in silence, as if you’re teenagers communicating via text message. Once the game is over, we can talk to each other again and have a little debrief.

For more information, see https://www.huntersentertainment.com/alice-is-missing and https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/huntersbooks/alice-is-missing-a-silent-role-playing-game?ref=nav_search&result=project&term=alice%20is%20missing .

Characters:

Characters are generated within given templates during the first half of the game. No player preparation needed!

Players:

  1. Marieke K (GM)

Game Th-Pr/4: Aurellis (Thursday)

GM: Tim H
On: Discord
Cast: 4-6
System: ADRPG with Modifications

Description:

Aurellis is a continuing campaign, first started at ACUK around 2001, and played at many other cons since, online on email, and now on Discord too. It’s set in a multiverse that has an Amber, a Chaos, and a whole bunch of other places too.

Most characters start out on a version of Earth, currently in late 2011. Except it’s not completely the same. For instance, President Josiah (Jed) Bartlet is just coming to the end of his second term as US president. Little changes.

Most people in the real world don’t know that there is weird stuff. Alternate realities. Magic. Super-Science!. Player characters get caught up in the weird. You guys do what it takes to let the rest of the population sleep safely at night, unenlightened, and happy.

Characters:

Returning players (no matter where played Aurellis before) are always welcome.

New players – character construction starts out with a quiz. That lets me assign skills, Powers and attribute points. After that, it’s what you do. Role play, not Rule play. You don’t know how many points you have in real life, right?

Aurellis has it’s own Discord server, and the game will be run on there, so that the text chats remain part of the Aurellis archive.

Players:

  1. Tim H (GM)

Friday

SLOT 1

(10am – 5pm BST/GMT+1) (9am – 4pm GMT) (5am – Midday EDT/GMT-4) (2am – 9am PST/GMT-7)

Game Fr-1/1: Fall of the House of Amber: The Darkening Mist

GM: Matthew B
On: Zoom (Backup on Discord)
Cast: 3-5
System: ADRPG
Setting: Raft (Apocalypse)

Description:

You were trapped in a trump card. While you were trapped the worlds fell. Amber fell. Chaos was breached and the universe died. While you were trapped everything was lost. You may have been trapped for hundreds or thousands of years.

When the power behind the trump trap faded you were freed, from one moment of time to another. From a powerful and joyous past to a broken future. A future with thousands of worlds destroyed and shattered, tied together through a curdled shadow of fragments of worlds. A world fading and dying where too strong a will can shatter what remains.

What powers you have left are mere echoes, to be used cautiously, drawing from the world around them and your own soul and strength.

You are not the only person out of time. There are others. Some are creatures that have survived the breaking of their powers and exist as maddened versions of themselves and some, like you, were trapped. There is a plan: to find fragments of old powers, steal them, bring them together and make a sanctuary shadow – a lifeboat to survive the end of the world.

There are two trees of Yggdrasil one is the tree planted by Oberon, the other the tree planted by Corwin. It is unknown what the state of his pattern and its worlds are, but if energy can be drawn from them then the raft needs it, and if the worlds of Corwin are still whole then they may accept refugees.

Characters:

All characters are based on 200 points, ADRPG rules both main rules and Shadow Knight. Any items or creatures over 6 points will have been sacrificed by you already to make the Raft. Shadows can be bought but I will rewrite them to match the current world, and you have not yet managed to get back to them.  (This game may be running twice, if you want to be in both sessions you will need two separate characters). No bonuses for contributions.

Players:

  1. Matthew B (GM)

Game Fr-1/2: A Brand New Day

GM: Esther vR
On: Discord
Cast: 4-5
System: ADRPG

Description:

All is well in Amber.

Random is King and everyone has her or his own tasks. It is a time of peace, or so it seems. No arguing siblings, no new throne war, no invasions, no…, no, this is everything but normal. It is kind of boring actually.

Then, out of nowhere, there is turmoil in the great city of Amber. The citizens are tearing apart the Main Road. It appears that the cobblestones of the road are turning into gold one by one and they are frantically removed by everyone that can get their hands on them.

The guards managed to keep the people away from the Main Road but no-one has a clue what is happening and why.
This is where the game starts. The King has summoned you to an audience together with a number of other people to assemble a taskforce. Clean and simple.

Depending on character descriptions and backgrounds I will create a reason for the characters to get involved.

Characters:

Adrpg rules, no Shadowknight. 50 pts characters. Go wild, and please keep in mind that as a GM I value a good story more than a clever character design.

Players:

  1. Esther vR (GM)

Game Fr-1/3: x

GM: x
On: x
Cast: x
System: x

Description:

x

Characters:

x

Players:

  1. Matthew B (GM)

SLOT 2

(7pm – Midnight BST/GMT+1) (6pm – 11pm GMT) (2pm – 7pm EDT/GMT-4) (11am – 4pm PST/GMT-7)

Game Fr-2/1: The Return of The Man from A.M.B.E.R – The Broken Trump Affair

GM: Jason P
On: Discord
Cast: 4-6
System: Modified ADRPG

Description:

A telephone rings on a desk in a well-appointed office somewhere. An elderly stern-faced gentleman picks up the receiver. “Waverley, here – what is the situation, Mr. Kuryakin?” “Just as we suspected, Sir” a blond-headed soberly dressed man replies, speaking into an odd-looking pen. He stands in the badly trashed Laboratory in a Shadow far away. “Professor Harrison is missing, presumably kidnapped.” “And the agent we had with him?” “He didn’t survive sir.” Kuryakin moves to inspect an unmoving form on the floor, raising an arm of the body before letting it drop. “I understand. Given the situation I want you to wait there, Mr. Kuryakin, and I shall send a team to help you.”

Characters:

Players are all recruited agents for a certain semi-covert agency charged with protecting Amber and the integrity of Shadow from the agents of KAOS and other threats. Modified character generation will apply – I will contact players with details.

Players:

  1. Jason P (GM)

Game Fr-2/2: Splintered Loyalties – TPK

GM: Dave C
On: Discord
Cast: 4-6
System: LoGaS

Description:

You work for the good guys. You know this to be true, you know the truth. They call you terrorists, murderers, butchers, liberals even but they would wouldn’t they? They control the media and perpetuate the myths of the petit bourgeoisie and their capitalist running dog masters and worst of all the Lords of Gossamer. You though, you work for the Enlightened One, Mahasamatman, The Binder of Demons, or just Sam.

All you know is something went wrong, there must have been a fifth columnist in your cell and now you’re caught in some crossfire, pinned down by the forces of Luke, the Master of Perdition. But you’re not alone, you can see others similarly positioned as you are and one of them has a call sign you used some weeks ago. It’s pushing it maybe but perhaps they could be on your side….

Characters:

10 pt character no more than 10 points in artefacts total. Please may I have a brief character with a rough idea of what sort freedom fighter/ counter-revolutionary/ revolutionary/liberating/ enlightening or just plain colonial, imperialist (benign) group you are a member of and what you’re fighting for.

Players:

  1. Dave C (GM)

Game Fr-2/3: No nuts in the Nuthouse!

GM: Amber B
On: Discord
Cast: 4
System: ADRPG

Description:

You can’t remember how long it has been but you have been on this ward for ages. Everyday the same routine, everyday the same people. The meds help they make you calm. They say that is what it is suppose to do.
But is this how you should feel. There is a sense of something missing. A sense of something wrong.

Note: I would like to add that this could be a sensitive/triggering game as things about current mental institutions will be brought up and mental health.

Characters:

What I need from you for your character is:

  • what is your diagnosis?
  • Why are you admitted? (what is on file)
  • Name, age, gender
  • what is your favourite part of the day in the clinic?

Players:

  1. Amber B (GM)

Game Fr-2/4: The Sable Game

GM: Trish H
On: Discord
Cast: 3-6
System: ADRPG with Modifications

Description:

The PCs are talented mortals who are the trusted agents of the King of Sable, chosen to help in the smooth running of the Kingdom, and to thwart the plans of Sable’s age-old enemy, the Reich, as well as those of newer enemies who have come on the scene in recent years, such as the Brotherhood of the Martyr and the Machine, and any other threats to the Kingdom which might arise. Preference will be given to returning characters from any iteration of the Sable Game.

The game is set in a Pattern-based world, but the setting and NPCs are specific to the Sable Game. Full details are available on the game website at: http://www.sable.org.uk/. With Tim’s help, Sable set up on the Aurellis-Sable Discord server. Invites will be sent to those players who are in the game (or are just interested!)

Characters:

Character generation is based on 85 points starting at Chaos stats, and only limited powers are available to players. Players must have email access, as I’m not willing to do character creation at the con.

Players:

  1. Trish H (GM)

Game Fr-2/5: x

GM: x
On: x
Cast: x
System: x

Description:

x

Characters:

x

Players:

  1. x

SLOT 3

1am till 6am BST

(1am – 6am BST/GMT+1 Sat) (12am – 5am GMT Sat) (8pm – 1am EDT/GMT-4 Fri/Sat) (5pm – 10pm PST/GMT-7)

Game Fr-3/1: x

GM: x
On: x
Cast: x
System: x

Description:

x

Characters:

x

Players:

  1. x

Saturday

SLOT 4

(10am – 5pm BST/GMT+1) (9am – 4pm GMT) (5am – Midday EDT/GMT-4) (2am – 9am PST/GMT-7)

Game Sa-4/1: Fall of the House of Amber: Of Decaying Blood

GM: Matthew B
On: Zoom (Backup on Discord)
Cast: 3-5
System: ADRPG
Setting: Raft (Apocalypse)

Description:

You were trapped in a trump card. While you were trapped the worlds fell. Amber fell. Chaos was breached and the universe died. While you were trapped everything was lost. You may have been trapped for hundreds or thousands of years.

When the power behind the trump trap faded you were freed, from one moment of time to another. From a powerful and joyous past to a broken future. A future with thousands of worlds destroyed and shattered, tied together through a curdled shadow of fragments of worlds. A world fading and dying where too strong a will can shatter what remains.

What powers you have left are mere echoes, to be used cautiously, drawing from the world around them and your own soul and strength.

You are not the only person out of time. There are others. Some are creatures that have survived the breaking of their powers and exist as maddened versions of themselves and some, like you, were trapped. There is a plan: to find fragments of old powers, steal them, bring them together and make a sanctuary shadow – a lifeboat to survive the end of the world.

With the raft at rest, and children off it experiencing time properly again, patrols have to go out and check the surrounds. If the raft has to move again it will take too much time to bring people back on board, hazards need to be scouted, enemies and dangers stopped.

Characters:

All characters are based on 200 points, ADRPG rules both main rules and Shadow Knight. Any items or creatures over 6 points will have been sacrificed by you already to make the Raft. Shadows can be bought but I will rewrite them to match the current world, and you have not yet managed to get back to them.  (This game may be running twice, if you want to be in both sessions you will need two separate characters). No bonuses for contributions.

Players:

  1. Matthew B (GM)

Game Sa-4/2: The Clock Strikes Thirteen

GM: Jason P
On: Discord
Cast: 4-6
System: ADRPG with a few tweaks

Description:

Benedict, the oldest surviving child of Oberon, the sworn defender to the Throne of Amber, and one of the best warriors in the entirety of the Shadow and beyond, so appalled by the constant bickering and schemes of his younger siblings and how they kept risking the Throne itself, one day he simply lost patience with every one of them. He would do something that he had sworn he would never do, take control of Amber.

Being a man of few words, he announced his coup when he took Random’s head off in front of a packed throne room. Then with frightening military efficiency, Benedict’s forces soon took control of the Castle, the City, the Golden Circle and beyond and now, he rules with a cold logic and ruthlessness worthy of any military dictator.

Only in the days of Benedict’s coup, was the true strength and extent of his forces realised and among them are the feared Order of the Unicorn, his elite and highly trained troops with whose goal is to root out and destroy any resistance, and this includes you.

While recently your group has managed to recover to score some notable successes against Benedict’s aims and gathered some allies to assist in the conflict, still much needs to be done.

The game takes place after the events of the Merlin Series. Those believed dead at the end of the series are still persisting to give that impression.

Characters:

Characters are on the side of those who oppose Benedict and his regime, whether they are from the Court of Chaos, Corwin’s Parys, or children of Elder Amberites either looking for answers or revenge. This is a continuation to the ‘Big Brother is watching you’ game run at last year’s TirCon. Returning player will be given priority but new players are always welcome.

Players:

  1. Jason P (GM)

Game Sa-4/3: The Institute

GM: Esther vR
On: Discord
Cast: 4-5
System: ADRPG

Description:

The Krüger Institute is looking for PhD students, post docs, bio technicians and financial or HR managers for the BIRB project.

Project:

A 3-year project on Balanced and Ideal methods for Reproductivity and Biodiversity (the BIRB project) within the Biology & Genetics Department at the Krüger Institute, Düsseldorf, Germany, is looking for several motivated participants. The department is led by Simon Erben, co-discoverer Xz-Hegdehog, the first gene to be implicated in a adaptive brain disorder. The Institute adopts the latest innovations in molecular methods to discover how the genome helps a species to adapt to environmental changes, identifying genes that are important for development of structural adaptive capacity, behavioural modifications , and using those genes as a base to strengthen existing (endangered) species, as well as investigating evolutionary foundations. This involves interdisciplinary research at multiple levels, from determining molecular interactions and functional roles in embryonic cell models to assessing effects on structure and activity. We work together with leading researchers at the Mendell Institute for Evolution, Extinction and Adaptation and the University Medical Center in Berlin, and with extensive networks of expert collaborators around the world.

Job descriptions:

Scientific:
Through whole genome DNA sequencing, we have identified rare gene disruptions that cause morphological and structural impairments in several DNA samples of endangered or in species that are extinct. The successful candidates will lead specific projects within an ongoing research programme that investigates the bio evolutionary consequences of such gene disruptions (in Xz-Hedgehog, HIF1a, HIF2 among other genes). This programme adopts the latest cell-culture techniques (stem-cell derived 2D and 3D models), CRISPR/Cas-based gene editing, single-cell RNA sequencing, and other state-of-the-art methods. The work is carried out in a custom-built molecular biology laboratory at the Krüger Institute, which has its own cell-culture facilities, an advanced microfluidics system for high-throughput single-cell analyses, and dedicated histology and microscopy suites, including a confocal microscope with live cell-imaging capabilities. These resources are complemented by bioinformatic experts within the department, excellent in-house infrastructure for data analysis supported by a central technical group.

Administrative:
As HR manager you are responsible for the well-being of our personnel within the BIRB project.
As financial manager you are responsible for the money flow within the project.

Characters:

You were an applicant to this job offer and with success. You have been working there now for 6 months. I will need a description of your function and your background. Additionally I will ask you questions. Before the game I will introduce you to each other on Discord, since you are co-workers and you know one another.

Players:

  1. Esther vR (GM)

Game Sa-4/4: x

GM: x
On: x
Cast: x
System: x

Description:

x

Characters:

x

Players:

  1. Matthew B (GM)

SLOT 5

(7pm – Midnight BST/GMT+1) (6pm – 11pm GMT) (2pm – 7pm EDT/GMT-4) (11am – 4pm PST/GMT-7)

Game Sa-5/1: No roads lead to the Flaw!

GM: Arref M
On: Discord
Cast: 5
System: ADRPG/LoGaS
Slot: Sat Evening (US Morning)

Description:

Dire misfortune falls upon Explorers’ Club and Shaman Niko Dance asks the help of the Family Elders. Of course, whenever Evil seeks to thwart Nobility, the Family shall respond. The Elders have contacted you out among the Shattered Limbs of the World Tree and dispatched you to serve the Family Honor. Help the Shaman and put things aright.

‘Laeti vescimur nos subacturis’

(We gladly feast upon those who would subdue us)

This is a game of Dark Wit, Dashing Style, and Romance. You play a young Addams with the Flaw guiding you in an adverse infinity of Shattered Limbs. The PCs are all Cousins/Sibs who respect Passion and Family. Per the original TV series, this genre is tilted to demonstrate that Bad Stuff is overcome by Family Nobility.

Characters:

Build your PC for 50 points, use the Lords of Gossamer and Shadow ruleset. Player PCs not approved by the GM at least 2 weeks before Ambercon will be given a 40 point Pregen PC at the Convention game. PCs have the Flaw, one Passion, and Ooky Theme for no points.

The Flaw! (broken Pattern in this game comes with 5pts Bad Stuff. Players may choose to buy up to Zero Stuff with their points)

Ooky! (visualize your PC around a monsterix or aberration of mundane human myths—there are minor narrative sfx the GM shall assign with Ooky)

Passion! (Addams are known for their Passions, these inspirations add a rank to your Attributes in narrow situations. Examples: Dangerous Plants, Swordplay, Poisons, Explosives, Law, Finance, Graveyards, MadScience, Spouse, Child, Lover, Muse, etcetera!

You get the idea. You may purchase added Passions for 2 points each. Passions should lean into a single Attribute (Endurance/Psyche/Strength/Warfare). Therefore Explosives/Endurance and Explosives/Warfare are two distinct Passions.

Players:

  1. Arref M (GM)

Game Sa-5/2: When the Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square

GM: Dave C
On: Discord
Cast: 4-5
System: LoGaS
Setting: London Folly

Description:

“Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.”

Somewhere a Raven went missing and now there is a payment due. London is held in the grip of a hot summer with rising anger all around and not even the cool waters of streams or rivers can calm things down. The thin line between other and us is pushed to breaking point and it is for those from the Folly to fix things.

Characters:

Returning players welcome, 10pt characters no more than 4pts on any artefact. All characters have to be linked to the Folly or something similar. Brief character description would be nice. All powers available at reduced costs (minimum 10pt spend) talk to me before game for details.

Players:

  1. Dave C (GM)

Game Sa-5/3: Amber Gothic

GM: Alan W
On: Discord
Cast: 4-6
System: ADRPG

Description:

“And round about his home the glory
That blushed and bloomed
Is but a dim-remembered story Of the old time entombed.”

From the desk of Corey & Roth

It is my great pleasure to tell you that owing to the gracious generosity of your distant cousin Lord J. Corwin Barimen, you are entitled to claim a substantial sum from his estate. We are glad to offer you transport to the ancestral home of the deceased where his brother will be honoured to welcome you. No formal attire is required, but we ask you to respect the rules of the house.

Characters:

Characters are Human level with some special abilities. Further details available from the GM.

Players:

  1. Alan W (GM)

Game Sa-5/4: Aurellis (Saturday)

GM: Tim H
On: Discord
Cast: 4-6
System: ADRPG with Modifications

Description:

Aurellis is a continuing campaign, first started at ACUK around 2001, and played at many other cons since, online on email, and now on Discord too. It’s set in a multiverse that has an Amber, a Chaos, and a whole bunch of other places too.

Most characters start out on a version of Earth, currently in late 2011. Except it’s not completely the same. For instance, President Josiah (Jed) Bartlet is just coming to the end of his second term as US president. Little changes.

Most people in the real world don’t know that there is weird stuff. Alternate realities. Magic. Super-Science!. Player characters get caught up in the weird. You guys do what it takes to let the rest of the population sleep safely at night, unenlightened, and happy.

Characters:

Returning players (no matter where played Aurellis before) are always welcome.

New players – character construction starts out with a quiz. That lets me assign skills, Powers and attribute points. After that, it’s what you do. Role play, not Rule play. You don’t know how many points you have in real life, right?

Aurellis has it’s own Discord server, and the game will be run on there, so that the text chats remain part of the Aurellis archive.

Players:

  1. Tim H (GM)

Game Sa-5/4: x

GM: x
On: x
Cast: x
System: x

Description:

x

Characters:

x

Players:

  1. x

SLOT 6

1am till 6am BST

(1am – 6am BST/GMT+1 Sat) (12am – 5am GMT Sat) (8pm – 1am EDT/GMT-4 Fri/Sat) (5pm – 10pm PST/GMT-7)

Game Sa-6/1: x

GM: x
On: z
Cast: x
System: x

Description:

x

Characters:

x

Players:

  1. x

Sunday

SLOT 7

(10am – 5pm BST/GMT+1) (9am – 4pm GMT) (5am – Midday EDT/GMT-4) (2am – 9am PST/GMT-7)

Game Su-7/1: Saving Princess Eutheria

GM: Matthew B
On: Zoom (Backup on Discord)
Cast: 3-5
System: ADRPG
Setting: Vialle 2.0 (Post Books)

Description:

Princess Eutheria of the Geirmund League is fighting in the latest in the Golden Circle Kingdoms clashes. A battle happening around Xahn between the Clotheringer Empire and the Geirmund League. What is unknown to her is her mother is ill and three of her siblings have already died, one in the latest war and the other two in a failed attack by the Farnese against Drust. If both the mother and the daughter die it will cause the Geirmund League to be weakened by internal conflicts and they are on the route of an expected attack by chaosian rebels in a few months time. Random would like some individuals to go and make sure that Eutheria survives the war and returns home, for various reasons Amber cannot be seen to be involved in Golden Circle Conflicts.

Characters:

100 pts, no shadow knights weirdness, max bad/good stuff 10pts. Basic Pattern is free. All characters are prisoners of amber or wishing to prove themselves to the court. If you have a returning character (not required at all) please submit a copy.

Players:

  1. Matthew B (GM)

Game Su-7/2: Welcome to Camp Chinawaka

GM: Kevin D
On: Discord
Cast: 3-6
System: ADRPG

Description:

Welcome to Camp Chinawaka! Your summer will never quite be the same after attending the truly AWESOME camping experience in this!

Why were you sent here? Who knows but mum/dad decided it was time that you made some friends/got out into the sun/met a girl or guy/took a break from your tablet or phone etc etc.

But don’t worry, even if you try and escape, it’s miles to the nearest town so you’re here for the duration.

What will you make of it? Now that… is up to you.

Characters:

You’re from Shadow Earth in the 2020s and between 11 and 16 years old. You’re in school either in the US or indeed anywhere in the world – and yes, your parents/guardians would have thought that travelling to America to go to this remote camp was the most AWESOME idea of the year and no matter what you said or did, they were set on it! Tell me a little about yourself and why you’ve been sent to Camp Chinawaka for the experience of your lifetime.

Mechanically you character will be created using 10pts and have two abilities that are ‘Unique’ to you and you alone. Things you’ve always been able to do and that you’ve either kept to yourself of been advised by your parents to keep hidden. These abilities shouldn’t mimic ADRPG powers please. I’ll balance them across the group.

As always, this GM is easily bribed with a suitable trump image for your character (+3), suitable camp images (+2), a suitable event you’re dreading (+2) and finally a bit of a background (2-3 paragraphs) explaining why you really really don’t want to be here! (+3)

Players:

  1. Kevin D (GM)

Game Su-7/3: Aurellis (Sunday)

GM: Tim H
On: Discord
Cast: 4-6
System: ADRPG with Modifications

Description:

Aurellis is a continuing campaign, first started at ACUK around 2001, and played at many other cons since, online on email, and now on Discord too. It’s set in a multiverse that has an Amber, a Chaos, and a whole bunch of other places too.

Most characters start out on a version of Earth, currently in late 2011. Except it’s not completely the same. For instance, President Josiah (Jed) Bartlet is just coming to the end of his second term as US president. Little changes.

Most people in the real world don’t know that there is weird stuff. Alternate realities. Magic. Super-Science!. Player characters get caught up in the weird. You guys do what it takes to let the rest of the population sleep safely at night, unenlightened, and happy.

Characters:

Returning players (no matter where played Aurellis before) are always welcome.

New players – character construction starts out with a quiz. That lets me assign skills, Powers and attribute points. After that, it’s what you do. Role play, not Rule play. You don’t know how many points you have in real life, right?

Aurellis has it’s own Discord server, and the game will be run on there, so that the text chats remain part of the Aurellis archive.

Players:

  1. Tim H (GM)

Game Su-7/3: x

GM: x
On: x
Cast: x
System: x

Description:

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Characters:

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Players:

  1. Matthew B (GM)

SLOT 8

(7pm – Midnight BST/GMT+1) (6pm – 11pm GMT) (2pm – 7pm EDT/GMT-4) (11am – 4pm PST/GMT-7)

Game Su-8/1: Hillhurst Hotel

GM: Esther vR
On: Discord
Cast: 4-5
System: DRPG

Description:

Welcome to the Hillhurst Hotel.

We hope you enjoy your stay with us. This beautiful hotel was a former castle which has been renovated without losing its original character. It is located on top of a mountain and has an amazing view over the ocean. Beach and thick forestry are within walking distance for both romantic and adventurous walks.

  • One Michelin star restaurant and tropical rum bar located on the premises with regular live entertainment.
  • Free WIFI and parking.
  • Nicely stacked minibar with fridge.
  • Flat screen TV with pay-per-view
  • Every room has a luxurious bath and a convenient shower. Fresh towels daily.
  • Bikes for rent at the service desk
  • Several tours can be booked at the service desk as well.

Characters:

You are at Hillhurst hotel. You may think of your own reason why you stay in this hotel. Could be bussiness, pleasure or you can work there. You feel something is off. Things seem to be moving around, things go bump in the night, and sometimes it even seems that rooms and corridors are relocated. Nobody seems to notice you think, at least they act like everything is normal.

You play a human character in the modern world. Choose a profession. If you have a good idea, let me know and we can work it into a working concept.

Note: This is a rerun of the game played run ACNI21

Players:

  1. Esther vR (GM)

Game Su-8/2: Brand Mismanagement

GM: Dave C
On: Discord
Cast: 4-6
System: ADRPG

Description:

Prince of the Blood, master of all you survey, binder and commander of the Jewel of Judgement and in the end turned into a fucking pincushion by your brother. What’s worse of course is that you didn’t die, no you were clever you’d had an escape plan. All went well until the Abyssal Demons and Universal Forces joined up and sent you somewhere worse.

Hell they say is other people, that may be true but for pure evil you need to look into the Stygian domain of the Corporate Meeting. To those places where Learnings and 360 paradigm shifts or out of the box and blue sky thinking are not so much ideas as an abuse of the languages created by sentient species.

That’s where you are now, and you’re not alone. Like all good Corporate Hellscapes there can only be one person in charge and so far you’ve met two more of yourself and that’s two too many.

* Title from the disturbed and disturbing mind of Vivek D of the Burning Coals

Characters:

Players to build with 150 points the Brand, Branwen or whatever variant of everyone’s favourite redhead they fancy. Pattern for free, Advanced pattern banned, no artefacts, talk to me about Shadow Knight if you really feel the urge. NB this is intended to not in any way, shape or form to be a serious game.

Players:

  1. Dave C (GM)

Game Su-8/3: All go a bit insane at the time, and gods will laugh

GM: Amber B
On: Discord
Cast: 4
System: ADRPG

Description:

Florimel is busy with negotiations and other political business. She has a favour to ask. Something is wrong with her favourite shadow.

Shadow earth. “Be a dear and could you go look into it for me?” There is talk of a new big power influencing the people in the shadow.

This story has influences of horror and has violence and 18+ content.

Characters:

100pts no Shadow Knight. Limit bad/good stuff 10 pts.

Players:

  1. Amber B (GM)

Game Su-8/4: x

GM: x
On: x
Cast: x
System: x

Description:

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Characters:

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Players:

  1. x

SLOT 9

1am till 6am BST

(1am – 6am BST/GMT+1 Sat) (12am – 5am GMT Sat) (8pm – 1am EDT/GMT-4 Fri/Sat) (5pm – 10pm PST/GMT-7)

Game Su-9/1: x

GM: x
On: x
Cast: x
System: x

Description:

x

Characters:

x

Players:

  1. x

Monday

SLOT Post-Con

(10am – 5pm BST/GMT+1) (9am – 4pm GMT) (5am – Midday EDT/GMT-4) (2am – 9am PST/GMT-7)

Game Mo-Po/2: A <Insert Adjective Here> Summers Tale of Love and Loss

GM: Matthew B
On: Zoom (Backup on Discord)
Cast: 3-5
System: Special ADRPG variant
Setting: Non-Amber Faerie Tale

Description:

In the court of the Faerie, at the height of summer, there are games to be played, hands to be wooed, monsters to seduce and joy to be had. As always on the longest of all days, at the height, the Queen of the Faeries of summer will grant a boon to the coven, circle or coterie that she regards as the most worthy.

You are the representative of a small group, hoping to regain that favour you have lost.

Characters:

All characters are faeries, elves, goblins or other mystical creatures that have banded together for mutual aid. All seek to regain lost honour and power through the granting of the Queen of Summers boon. System will be placed on Discord nearer the date.

Players:

  1. Matthew B (GM)

Game Mo-Po/2: X

GM: x
On: x
Cast: x
System: x

Description:

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Characters:

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Players:

  1. x

Backup Games

Game ??-?/1: x

GM: x
On: x
Cast: x
System: x

Description:

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