We mentioned last week a number of Fifth Edition adventures that are perfect for running at a convention if you are looking to run something a little different than the norm. We also have a number of Pathfinder adventures that make excellent convention games that you should check out.
The city of Hunstoc is experiencing a rash of calamity. Livestock and horses are falling ill, children and elderly people are dying off without any explanation, and the city’s clerics can’t manage to cure the mysterious malady. The Mayor’s Office has posted a bounty on strange clockwork creatures that keep emerging from the nearby foothills outside Hunstoc’s gates. Investigating these sinister happenings leads to a massive underground complex full of devious puzzles, dangerous traps, and alchemical wonders beyond anyone’s wildest imaginings—and only the most cunning of adventurers will survive the journey into its depths! What would you do for limitless wealth? How far would you delve? What horrors would you be willing to face?
When hobgoblin raiders kidnap a caravan full of workers and supplies, the adventurers set off to get them all back. But neither the raiders nor the adventurers know what terrifying horrors await them in the depths of their cavern hideout. Now, the adventurers must risk it all to prevent the minions of an ancient enemy from visiting death and destruction upon the land. Can the heroes rescue the captives from the hobgoblins and deliver them from this ancient foe—or will they all perish, ushering in the rise of a forgotten deity?
Giant spiders have overrun Mossdale, and every last villager is either dead and dessicated, or cocooned and abducted. But what were they after, and who coordinated the vermin to attack en masse? Could it have been the local ettercap or a crazed arachnophile druid… or was something far more sinister behind the attack? Can the adventurers rescue the missing citizens and foil the plans of the nefarious mind behind this dastardly deed before it is too late?
Following the disappearance of personnel at a lumber camp, a mysterious sword drops from the sky, cleaving the very earth to deliver a pronouncement of doom upon all who refuse to leave the logging site. Can the adventurers ferret out the source of this ominous portent and put a stop to it before it wreaks further havoc on the loggers?
I do admit that for quite some time I did not “get” Fate. I tried to. I’ve read the Dresden Files RPG books as well as the FATE Core RPG book. I played in a few games at conventions. But for whatever reason it just didn’t feel I understood the game. That all changed this past weekend. I played in a Dune-verse Fate Core game (thank you to the excellent GM and the guys in the group for a good time) and for whatever reason, it all just clicked somewhere in the middle of it. Now I feel the Fate rules and mechanics are something I can play with and more important to this post, work with.
So this brings us to you. What would you like to see for Fate? What is your preferred playing genre? Let us know what you are interested in by voting in our poll. And please leave a comment below if you want to see something specific designed for the game.
This is the first year in a while that Jon Brazer Enterprises will not be attending PaizoCon. We will miss you all and hope everyone there has a good time.
But if you are like me and cannot make it this year, we have a surprise for you. All this week, we are running the “We’re Not Going To PaizoCon Sale” at Paizo.com. Grab all of our PDFs that are over $1 for 25% off all week.
This Sunday at PaizoCon, I will be running a Pathfinder game called The Yet Unnamed 2013 Free RPG Day Kickstarter Game. I am pleased to announce that it has been named: Scavengers of the Northwood Ruins. In this adventure, the players will go off on a treasure hunt, encountering some of the unique magic items (and their associated dangers of these items) of the setting.
Its official. I am going to be at That Game Convention just outside of Harrisburg, PA. I’ll be running 2 different Pathfinder adventures in three different time slots. The first is the Temple of Orcus and the second is Shadows of the Dusk Queen. Both of these are for the upcoming Shadowsfall setting. Come to the convention and to get a first look at these adventures and a sneak peak at the Shadowsfall.
We’re looking at getting a tentative convention schedule for the next year assembled, but a lot of cons have poorly maintained (or non-existant) websites. Many others we find their website by accident instead of a simple Google search. So we’re coming to you. What local gaming cons do you goto that we should be at. Realistically, we can only go anywhere inside the area of Columbus OH, Rochester, NY, Boston, MA, and Norfolk, VA. We’re really only looking at smaller gaming cons (as small as 50 to as large as 5,000-10,000 attendees). Anything larger (or any size non-gaming focused convention) and a small company like ours tends to get lost in the sea of vendors. We’re currently looking for either Pathfinder-focused cons or a general gaming con where Pathfinder is one of the games played. I’m more than happy to run some games.
So we’re asking you. What is your favorite gaming con? Tell us! We love small cons of 50-100 attendees. They’re really small and personal and we get to know all the gamers there. Tell us about your local con today.
Jon Brazer Entrprises is going to be at PaizoCon in a big way. We are thrilled and are spending just about every waking moment planning for it. We’d love to meet you there.
The Meet and Eat at the Crab Pot-Bellevue (see this thread for details). Both myself and my wonderful girlfriend and editor, Janel, will be attending and can’t wait to scarf down some crab with our fellow gamers.
9am – 8 Kender Walk into a Bar game. I’ll be running a wacky game where the players play kender and are free to steal, pilfer and eat every shiny dodad in sight. Atleast until they get thrown out of the bar, if there is a bar left to get thrown out of.
1pm – The Savage Species of Kaer Maga game. When 8 heroes of wildly different races help stop a zombie attack. But can they save the missing children some seemingly intelligent zombies stole? Play a Fetchling Ranger or a Tengu sorcerer or one of a number of other races not from the core book.
1pm – Secrets of a Small Press Publisher Join Wolfgang Baur, Stan! Brown, Owen Stephens, and myself as we discuss what being a small press publisher is like. Bring your questions and we’ll give you the straight answers into what its like publishing for your favorite Role Playing Game.
Evening – Paizo Preview Banquet. Janel and I will be attending the preview banquet in full anticipation to find out what our favorite publisher is going to be doing for a while to come. We hope that you’ll be at our table.
Plans are set, reservations made. Jon Brazer Enterprises is going to GenCon and Origins. The only problem is, I don’t know if I will be going. My book will be there for sure. I just finished ordering a slot at the Game Publishers Association booth to have a book or two there. So far, so good. I know what the Origins release will be: [PFRPG] Book of Beasts: Monsters of the River Nations. I’m still working out the exact specifics for GenCon will be. Either way, look for us at those shows.
PhilCon is this weekend. I’m going!!! My first SF Convention, ever. Finally a time when timing works out for me that I get to go. I’ll try to take notes on the panels I’ll be attending and post them afterwards. Let me know if you are going too.