Hearts of Wulin: Wedding of Flame and Fortune
Lowell Francis runs for Anya, Lloyd, Maria M., and Mike Ferdinando
Our heroes are drawn to a wedding most don't want to see happen, but an attack and betrayal uncover a conspiracy led by someone close to several of them.
Panel: Hard Moves, Reactions, Consequences, and Devil's Bargains
Lowell Francis runs for Jamila R. Nedjadi and Shane
Shane, Jammi, and Lowell talk about GM reactions-- costs, consequences, hard moves, soft moves, turning things back on the player and more. It's a 60 minute talk followed by a 30 minute Q&A.
Against the Vampire Conspiracy
Alun R. runs for José Feito and Mairi
Cam (the former French DGSE Hacker) and Nacho (the former Spanish CNI asset Handler) follow up a lead at a celebrity spa and clinic on the German-Czech border where they don't find what they'd hoped for, but do discover a curious connection to a young woman in Bucharest...there's a woman in the black van providing over-watch and technical solutions, there's a smooth operator manipulating innocent dupes, and a final confrontation with something that steps out of the shadows because it's fascinated by advanced electronic devices...who said vampires don't keep up with trends...and what does a gene sequence labelled 'AVH' mean...
eXorcists: Mutants fighting Demons in the Marvel Universe FITD Playtest
Mark (they/them) runs for David Miessler-Kubanek, Mairi, Matt, and Rod Santos
Pitch: eXorcists are an X-Force-style team (a team willing to do whatever it takes to complete the mission) that a) travel to other Earths, battle demons while rescuing children, and b) repulse attacks from villains who wish to make Hell on Earth. In this Issue: Forge, Emma, Kitty, and Mystique work to save Magik and their comrades Creed and Elsa (with Jeff) from a powerful Madylene Pryor/Goblin Queen! Will their person on the inside, Spiral, help them or betray them? And what is the fate of Danielle Moonstar, chosen to absorb evil magical energy of untold power?
Ares Ascendant: Faces of the Red Planet
Dan Brown runs for Darin Rebertus, Horst Wurst, Mike Ferdinando, and Tori S
Building the pump at the aquifer proved no trouble for our accomplished crew, but when they discovered upon their return to the colony may haunt them forever.
Lord Why Have You Forsaken Me
Dan Brown runs for Amanda/iamatrex, Chris Greenbriar, flint kozmyra, and Steph
Our chain gang escapees jump a train only to arrive in town to find that Kilroy's stolen paintings are for sale in the general store. Confronting the store owner, they learn the art thief who framed Kilroy is in town. Meanwhile, Ethel loses her prized chicken, only to find true love. Henry can't believe his ears when he discovers his wife playing at a music festival, and Goody insists the only way to win her back is to join in. He was wrong.
Escape From Dino Island: The REAL Lost World!
Mike Ferdinando runs for David Miessler-Kubanek, Sean, and Tori S
The film crew and star of The Adventure! Channel's hit reality paleontology series lands on an uninhabited island in the Southern Ocean for another dig...and find actual living dinosaurs...and a mysterious Russian science facility that's somehow triggered a volcanic eruption. Can the team finish their shoot and get off the island in time?
Trophy Dark: The Flocculent Cathedral
Mike Ferdinando runs for Amanda/iamatrex, Cameron D, Chet, and Steph
Four people venture into the Gloaming Mire to seek the riches that haunted their dreams. Will any claim their prize, or will the Mire make Trophies of them?
Donogh runs for Bryan Thrall, flint kozmyra, and Tori S
The Queen of the Ulunaki was slain a palace coup last night, along with her royal consort, and most of her children. Only the Queen's youngest daughter was rescued from the massacre by unlikely hands. Xanling the Scholar, Tanalor the Magister and Periani the Hunter bore the Heir to her aunt Baru who could offer refuge to the rightful queen of Ulunak...but the dangers they face: serpent-tongued demagogues, a chained demon in the storm drains, mud creatures who test the faithful, and insidious lampreys in the very water they would drink, threaten their safe passage and test their abilities to their limits!
Lasers & Feelings: Nebulous
Daniel Kušan runs for Anya, Rod Santos, and Steph
The exploration ship Nebula travels to the distant planet of Penumbra to explore the threat of brain-infecting space worms, and risk their lives to save the future of the Consortium of Galactic Planets.
Swords of the Serpentine: Corpse Astray
Mike Ferdinando runs for Bjorn, Mario C, and Rod Santos
A chance encounter with pirates reveals that someone is stealing corpses, which wouldn't much of a problem if they weren't manufacturing them in the process. Come uncover tragic vengeance, unexpected betrayal, and—if you do it right—prevent the hideous death of thousands. Welcome to Eversink.
Alun R. runs for Christopher G., Dana, Misha Panarin, and Patrick Knowles
Hildraed the Hammer of the Gods, Osmund the Loon, Lance the Hunter and Ceolwynn the Pagan Mystic are drawn to the village of Adwardael. There's family tension, 'something' preying on Lord Eadward's sheep, wolves, and an inhuman scream of anguish in the night. Then a giant is brought low, a plot is uncovered, and the haunted caverns seek to swallow our heroes...but a villain gets their just desserts...
Visigoths vs Mall Goths
Shane runs for Chihuahua Zero, David Schultz, and Kae
The metalheads are mean, badly dressed, and, okay, pretty hot. But they're planning to burn down the mall! To save the day, the visigoths and mall goths must put aside their differences, ignore their unrequited crushes, and even - the horror! - let themselves be seen inside the mall's tackiest religious gift shop.
In Extremis: Lunacide
Patrick Knowles runs for Donogh, Marianne, and Rod Santos
It's necromancers in space vs. unstoppable crow aliens and you know you need it! We establish the bones of the settings before fleshing out our necromancers, then things get juicier as we get under their skins to see where all the bodies are buried. Get on board, cuddle a skeleton, and let's go kill the f#@%ing moon!
Blazing Hymn: The 4th Angel
Patrick Knowles runs for Katie, Mairi, and Matthew Doughty
The rebuilt city of New Seattle stands as a bastion against the devastation of the Angels and the teenage Hymnal Pilots of CORAL are it's defenders. With a new, untested pilot on the team, everyone at CORAL headquarters is on edge, but when the 4th Angel Attack finally comes the team slides smoothly into the groove to work in perfect harmony! Come for the excessive world-building, stay for the bad-ass anime mecha fights!
Hit the Nazi - Retrieve the Ark
Alun R. runs for Grey, SalamanderJames, Steven Watkins, and Will H
Professor Ernesto Goldman investigates 'something mysterious' beneath New Gauntlet City and Ace Reporter Rosy Strand wants the scoop, while Violet 'Eagle Eyes' Parker, the Sharpshooter and Jack Flint the Inventor are also brought in by SAEON. 'Torpedo Joe' Hains intervenes but our heroes rescue Orville Wilson the site engineer and archaeologist Anna Griffith despite a weakening in the fabric of space-time! There's long dead Hanging Judge Jenkins, a secret lab beneath the City, and a way out that turns out to be a way through, instead. Then...a Nazi glacier base, betrayal, and nemeses old and nemeses new...before a daring zeppelin escape...and a pterodactyl...
Star Wars Saturday
Stars in the Dark (Session 6)
Anders runs for Marc Majcher, Mark (they/them), Matthew Doughty, and Rich Rogers
Our lovable crew of terrible people deal with the fallout of stealing a powerful Force artifact, including a confrontation with the Dark Lord's Faithful! They also tangle with Stormtroopers and make plans for war, while Bria consorts with beggars and nobles, Morn acts as a Force conduit, and Boko just wants everyone to get along. Oh, and Etema gets high again.
The Between (Session 6)
David Morrison runs for Anders, David Schultz, and Sabine V.
Ardent performs a ritual by the banks of the Thames, and draws a little more attention than he was expecting. Trixie undertakes some fascinating research in Hargrave House's library. And Dr. Fenworth visits the morgue, leaving with some clues on the Sally No-Face killings, a new protege, and a pair of human lungs. The hunters gather at Hargrave House to catch up over coffee, and plan their attendance at the Cheyne Walk Art Exhibition.
Tales from the Low Cantrefs (Session 8)
Jesse A. runs for Brandon Brylawski, David Montgomery, Maria M., and Matthew Doughty
We meet a door, and find that she was what the death mist pirates wanted all along.
Magical Multiverse Tour
Bite Marks: Innistrad Howlpack (Session 3 of 4)
Alexi S. runs for Brandon Brylawski, Harry Coins, and Kyle H.
The Howlpack confronts a bothersome Inquisitor, a ghoulish incursion into their territory, and the undead guardians of the Grimm Keep. Cawle romances the mayor's daughter and gets more entangled in human schemes. Alice voices dire fears for the pack and strikes first when violence is called for. And Serafina tries to keep the pack together, but comes face-to-face with a dangerous old friend...
Ironsworn: Starforged (Sessions 0 and 1)
Dan Brown facilitates for Bethany H., Chris, Michael Pelletier, and Sam Zimmerman
Session 0 is heavy on the set-up (and I screen-shared practically the whole time). Session 1 the story gets underway. Our crew investigates a Precursor Vault on the planet Miasma after their priest gets a mysterious message from the ship’s AI. Will the former Mender rescue his colleague? Will the Scavenger find anything of value? Will the Bannersworn escape the clutches of the insect swarm?
Carolina Death Crawl
Donogh runs for Gareth, Jim Likes Games, and Kieron
Cut off after a raid, our cavalrymen struggle with everything - but the loot they've taken isn't the only thing weighing them down. There's family history and bad blood lingering in these swamps and murder just waiting to happen...
Red Markets: The Crewsade (Sessions 4 and 5 of 5)
Will H runs for Horst Wurst, Jim Likes Games, Lowell Francis, and Paul Rivers
The Crewsade heads to Gauntlet Con to retrieve a rare mint copy of a valuable comic, but rival treasure hunters complicate the heist! And in the finale, our takers go out on a midwife mission of mercy to help a pregnant woman stuck in the loss - but the Timberwolves have eyes on the Immune Prize! An explosive ending to a wonderful series with wonderful players - and plenty of trouble on the horizon for Camp Lazarus...
Gauntlet Reading Club
Thirsty Sword Lesbians (Session 4)
Steven S. runs for Claire, David Morrison, Lyra, and Puckett
[Content warning: clonecest; toxic relationships] Having gotten away with the loot, the crew of the Kestrel chat with their new passengers, Princess Lorelei and Amor. They seem trustworthy!
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