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Proposed short-block games

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This page is for games that are on offer for the next short block. The Proposed Long Block games are on a separate page. Upcoming long games and Upcoming short games are more speculative game proposals. If ideas in here sound interesting to you, please leave a comment, or contact the GM in question.

These are the proposed short block games for Block 1: 27 March – 10 April 2018. Because many short-block games are organised ad hoc on the night, this is necessarily incomplete.

Week 1

(Including "try before you buy" sessions for the next long block.)

Metamancer

You are universe hopping secret agents in a cold war between alternate parallel universes!

Your mission, if you wish to accept it, is to recover a stolen metamantic transponder. Simple enough, except that the thieves have fled to Sigil, the City of Doors. Your adventure will take you from the infinite realities of Planescape, to the Grim Darkness of the Far Future, and beyond. Can you prevail when the fate of reality itself is in the balance?

Information

  • Players 2–6
  • System: Possibly a different one for each Plane
  • Duration: 3 weeks
  • Proposed by Alex Barrett

Blades in the Dark: What we leave behind

"I hear they've found Old Man Raven face down in the canal, a knife in his back, and the Whispers all claim the local ghost fields are behaving right peculiar. There's been Blue-Coat raids all up and down the quarter, and Jumped Up Jimmy claims their officers know something about it all, but they're too terrified to let on.

All I know is, I've got a tip-off from a friend that a Leviathan Hunter came in fully loaded last night, and it dredged up something special from the sea floor. Rare statue from before the cataclysm by all accounts. They've got it locked up over at the docks, and I reckon that if you were to find someone with the right sort of skills you could make alot of coin selling that kind of stuff to the right buyer. As it 'appens, I know a buyer. Question is, do you know someone with the right skills ?"

Sounds like a job for a crew of daring scoundrels seeking their fortunes on the haunted streets of an industrial-fantasy city. There are heists, chases, occult mysteries, dangerous bargains, bloody skirmishes, and, above all, riches to be had — if you're bold enough to seize them....

Information

  • Players 4–6
  • System: Blades in the Dark (this will be a bit of an experiment for the GM, to learn the system)
  • Duration: 1-3 weeks depending on how well it goes, etc.
  • Proposed by Andy Nicholson

Fever Swamp

Welcome to Fever Swamp, a foetid, forsaken place that no one in their right mind would ever visit. That's ok, because you're not in your right mind are you?

Will you survive the tribes that dwell here? Will you manage to avoid death by angry crocodile? Will you find treasures beyond your wildest dreams, or simply escape with an embarrassing disease that will make you ill-spoken of at social events?

Old school D&D rules (LotFP), super easy to play and super easy to die. Begins 27th March, I suspect it will last three sessions but if the players are exceptionally unlucky or suicidal then I have plenty other adventures we can run after to tide us over to the long block.

Morataire

It has been a long siege but finally the Kartuvian Concordance has reclaimed the city of Morataire. They were ousted several generations ago by The Horde, a war machine of the Orc and Goblinoid territories who also claim the city as their birthright. Since the exodus the constituent races of Kartuvia have bickered, this prevented them from retaking their ancestral home as separately none could counter the occupying force. It is not entirely known how it came about but the Council of Twelve convened and drafted the treaty to work together and retake the city. You are an elite associate of the Kartuvian Concordance and were among the first to enter the city, you and your brethren have fought your way through the streets to the great hall clearing the way for The Council but your mission is not over. Whilst the Concordance is co-operating now each faction has their own interests to pursue with the city, for some it's recovering the lost knowledge of the ancestors, others have mercantile or militaristic intentions. You and a few others were given the special task to search the blemished city, and the ancient ruins it is built upon, for the Sphere of Succession. Supposedly it divined the Mayor of the city in ancient times and if you were to find it a clear leader could be determined before the infighting resumes or worse...

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Game details Rules System: D&D 5th Edition Players: 3-5 When: Short Block #2; 27th April, 3rd and 10th April 2018 GM: Mike W.

Week 2

(Including votes for the next long block.)

Metamancer

Continuing from week 1.

Blades in the Dark: What we leave behind

Continuing from week 1.

Fever Swamp

Continuing from week 1.

Mortaire

Continuing from week 1.

Week 3

Metamancer

Continuing from week 1.

Blades in the Dark: What we leave behind

Continuing from week 1.

Fever Swamp

Continuing from week 1.

Mortaire

Continuing from week 1.