Monster of the Week: The Dog Days of Dalton
Tyler Lominack runs for Kim Riek, Scot Ryder, and Will H
When the frost begins to settle and summer turns to fall the people of Dalton know the Black Dog will start to howl. The smart folks out of Louisville say it's just the cold weather reacting to the stored heat of the mines...but in Dalton they know there's something still prowling deep inside the Cash Money Shaft. When the Black Dog howls everyone with any sense stays inside with the doors and windows locked. 'Course there's always some who ain't got good sense...
Mörk Borg: Rotblack Sludge!
Mike Ferdinando runs for David Schultz, Jim Likes Games, Kass Helfant, and Lowell Francis
Four condemned prisoners are given a chance at freedom if they can rescue the Shadow King's heir from the Cannibal Warlock of the Accursed Den. A death metal album cover-tinged OSR romp.
David Morrison facilitates for Patrick Knowles, Puckett, and Sam Zimmerman
In this one-off session, we learn about our characters and build out our version of Victorian London. Kaine Thornheart and Veronica Highchurch investigate a murder that seems related to a recent outbreak of vampirism. As the investigation continues, Veronica shares a scandalous pint with Cassie Winthrop while Kaine has a more intimate rendezvous with Achilles "Lee" Lambert. And Lee and Cassie have a fateful encounter with a young nobleman.
Love by the Quarter Mile
Donogh runs for Leandro Pondoc, Mander, and The Rolistes Podcast
A crew of street racers have stolen sensational papers from a Swiss bank, and escape from their pursuer - the fearsome Herr Schneider - through the in-construction LargeR Hadron Collider.
World of Gamma
Dan Brown runs for Horst Wurst, Philip, and Will H
Three mutant animals check out an old shopping mall in suburban Washington, DC to get their hands on some old tech. This brings them face to face with the Followers of the Fruit.
Better the Villain Who Serves You
Sam Zimmerman runs for Jon Grim, Leah Libresco Sargeant, Sabine V., and SalamanderJames
Better the Villain Who Serves You is a PbtA game of hosts working at a super-powered coffee shop. All of the hosts are ex-villains working as part of a "community reintegration program" spearheaded by the owner of the cafe. Sometimes a superhero got the wrong flavored latte, or sometimes a henchperson lost her job (again). It's up to you to make them feel welcome and try to solve their problems as best you can.
Bounty of the Week (Star Wars Saturday)
Rich Rogers runs for Clint Smith, Patrick Knowles, and Steven Watkins
Bounty hunting is a complicated and dangerous profession. If you perform well and you're smart, you can make a profitable living, for a while. Our characters are bounty hunters in the Star Wars universe (post Return of the Jedi timeline), all part of a small team.
Good Society: Emma, Forget Me Not (Session 1 of 2)
Maria M. runs for David Morrison, Marleigh, Neil, and Nicole
Part 1 of 2! In this session, we collaborated to set the stage for our novel, met our characters, and threw them into their first cycle of play. Harriet wants to prove to herself that Penelope loves her for who she is and not the promise of freedom her wealth will provide. Arthur might still hold feelings for Harriet, but really just wants stability for his child. Martin seeks Penelope's forgiveness. Penelope struggles with her desires and the pull of independence.
Cortex Prime: Space Station Omega: Best of Intentions (Playtest)
David Miessler-Kubanek runs for Greenbriar, Jeffrey, Kass Helfant, and Tyler Lominack
Political Drama Among the Stars - With Commander Samara "Sam" Jonz, Ambassador Ramaz, Security Chief Gabriel Murphy, and Activist Meade Salas. In Best of Intentions two rival worlds have agreed to hold peace talks aboard the station. It’s up to you to make sure that the talks are a success, no matter what happens. What could go wrong? When the crew of Space Station Omega agreed to help two alien factions with their long-term conflict of war and rights to the alien planet the station orbits, they had no idea what would happen next. Tune in and find out!
Apocalypse Keys: Calling Sister Midnight
Leandro Pondoc runs for David Morrison, Mario C, Patrick Knowles, and Rich Rogers
A mysterious musical act from an old DIVISION cold case, the enigmatic Sister Midnight, has seemingly resurfaced. Operative Harper has assembled a team of DIVISION's monstrous agents to determine what kind of threat Sister Midnight could be. Doyen pines for their lost world, Angelica runs into an unfortunate friend, Geth is tempted to let the fire flow and Night Eye keenly feels for their lost heart.
Masks: Band on the Run
Lowell Francis runs for Aniket, Greg, Jim, and Soulliard
When the team is framed for a crime they didn't commit, they have to go on the lam. Can they find a safe refuge, help the public, and figure out who did this to them?
My Partner the Ghost
Dan Brown runs for Steven Watkins and Will H
Private investigator Cole is called to help an old flame, criminology Professor Eva Nelson, solve a murder on her college's campus. He's accompanied, without realizing it, by an old contact at the police department, Forensics Analyst Casey, who was murdered while investigating corruption on the police force. As the two pursue the murder of Archeology Professor Ellen Pace, they become more attuned, and Casey is able to send not just emotions, but images to Cole.
Good Society: Lady Susan, P.I.
Leandro Pondoc runs for Bethany H., David Schultz, Maria M., and Marleigh
Lord Ernest Walnut has been found dead. Flung from a second story window after arranging a family portrait to be painted, he leaves behind a motley collection of suspects, ranging from an apprentice cast aside, a conniving ex-mistress, a beefy but meddling friend and a bumbling illegitimate son. Amidst this web of relationships, can the redoubtable Lady Susan endeavor to find the truth?
Good Society: Emma, Forget Me Not (Session 2 of 2)
Maria M. runs for David Morrison, Marleigh, Neil, and Nicole
In this session, we see what happens to the characters as time passes. Will Harriet and Penelope understand their feelings for each other? Will characters find the freedom they seek? Will Martin's meddling hinder his friendships? Will Arthur find what he's looking for, or will he have to search elsewhere?
Lovecraftesque: On Ilkla Moor Baht'at
David Morrison runs for Brandon Brylawski, Greg G., and Mike Ferdinando
It is 1942, and 12 year old Effie Williams has been evacuated to the village of Ben Rhydding on the edge of Ilkley Moor in the West Riding of Yorkshire. After she discovers a strange fungus on the moors, Effie experiences a series of strange occurrences. Restless things stir in the old barrows, while scientists work in the old Hydro hotel to make a contribution to the war effort.
Swords of the Serpentine: Corpse Astray
Mike Ferdinando runs for Charlotte, David Schultz, Joe, and Kass Helfant
Someone is stealing corpses, which wouldn't much of a problem if they weren't manufacturing them in the process. A daring fight against pirates, a nefarious corpse-stealing plot, and a demon revealed. Welcome to Eversink.
Brindlewood Bay: The Great Brindlewood Bay Bake Off
Lowell Francis runs for Clint Smith, David Schultz, Greg, and Steven Watkins
Our mavens meet murder when they participate in a US edition of this famed British Baking Competition.
Autumn Triduum: Deliver Us from Evil
Alexi S. runs for Eleanor, Leandro Pondoc, Rosamund, and Tony Vasinda
The sisters at Anchor of Hope Convent batten down the hatches for a major storm and find themselves battling dark forces from All Hallows' Eve to All Souls' Day. What is the meaning of the groaning noises and black bile coming from Sister Niamh's pipe organ? Can Sister Imelda outrun the ghosts of her past as a killer? What old injustice are Sister Theresa's visions urging her to set right? And will Sister Philomena's decorative pumpkins prove the most dangerous threat of all?
The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: The Damned Tell No Tales
Alexi S. runs for Jim, Kass Helfant, Leandro Pondoc, and Mir
A game of freebooters raiding the armada of the damned. Charon the ferryman steals upon the fleet seeking restitution, accompanied by a lovesick siren and two human stowaways. Will Hope rescue her lost mother? Will Ciaran fulfill his lifelong obsession with an ancient mariner's rime? What devastating song will Calamity the siren sing when they reach the flagship? And what will happen when Charon duels the new admiral of this infernal fleet?
Back Again from the Broken Land: The Long Walk Home
Leah Libresco Sargeant runs for Brian, Danielle, Kim, and Philipp
After the defeat of the Doomslord, four small adventurers face a long journey home. Conrold the Bodyguard, Tol the Volunteer, Violet the Shepherd, and Autumn the Wayfinder find that even with the victory won, there are still people who need their help along the way. Will they avoid the remaining Hunters who stalk the world? And is anyone in their party reluctant to let the adventure end by returning home?
Midnight at the Oasis
Tyler Lominack runs for David Morrison, Kae, and Sabine V.
Eotenweard: The Abbey
Alun R. runs for Adam, Blake Ryan, SalamanderJames, and Will H
Projekt Dark Prometheus: Moscow 1942
Alun R. runs for Brandon Brylawski, Jim, Mario, and Steven Watkins
Competent Sparks, Jacob Drexler, joins Plucky Private Spencer, Educated Advisor Kate O'Shea and Hard-Eyed Commando Gerry Phipps on a mission to aid new allies, the Soviet Union, as they try to interpret some bizarre reports from the Eastern Front. Then...there are unexplained Hebrew characters, a ruin at the front, a mysterious Nazi unit...and a Golem...
Marvel Heroic: Breakout!
Jim Likes Games runs for Jo Lene, Michael Mendoza, Neil, and Philip Rogers
Our GCOG experimental run of the tragically out-of-print Marvel Heroic RPG. With the new Cortex Prime rules out, it seemed like a good time for proof-of-concept to try and run the more overhead-intensive Cortex system using our regular Gauntlet tools. It worked great and we had a blast.
Monster of the Week: Dog Days Of Dalton (2nd Run)
Tyler Lominack runs for Bryant Durrell, Kae, and Pawel S.
Fate of Cthulhu: The Rise of Nyarlathotep (Session 3 of 5)
Alun R. runs for Bodhi, Lowell Francis, The Rolistes Podcast, and Will H
Cut to Crossroads, Mississippi, 2020...where Illtyd Aderyn McFee and his friend Hasan go into the gardening business; Nessa al-Ghumari goes into the irritant psycho-active gas business; Avery Quinn goes 'behind the scenes at a cult'; and Agent Rook goes full action hero. Then, there's a trap, a safe, a shoggoth and more Hasan's than anyone was expecting...and a drone strike.
Return to Brindlewood Bay (Session 7)
Lowell Francis runs for Dan Brown, Patrick Knowles, and Will H
We finish the "Deadly Silent Auction" mystery from the Nephews in Peril collection and the Midwives of the Fragrant Void make their presence known through fear, murder, and ghostly intervention.
Ultraviolet Grasslands: Season 8 - Strange Geometries (Session 2 of 4)
Horst Wurst runs for Abe Lincoln Jr., Chris Thompson, Puckett, and Will H
Impulse Drive: The Expanse (Session 3 of 4)
Alun R. runs for Bodhi, Brandon Brylawski, Jon Grim, and Rob Ruthven
RaeDawn secretly kept a 'proto-roach' but needs a biologist to study it. She let's Felix into the secret and he agrees to use an MRCN Intelligence front man to find a biologist. Meanwhile, Kit goes to a shady MRCN contact to get a sniper rifle...but they want a biologist tracked down and delivered to a certain dive bar. Sofia tracks down the biologist and goes to a certain dive bar with her & Kit. There's a surprise meeting, a confused biologist, and an MRCN Tactical Squad...and then...an arc-changing revelation...
Checkpoint Midnight: Uneasy Allies (Session 0)
Jim Likes Games runs for Alexi S., Brandon Brylawski, Puckett, and Richard Moser
World-building and character creation for our 12-session run of Checkpoint Midnight, Alexi Sargeant's in-development game of Cold War Supernatural Espionage.
The Pack: Loblolly Trails (Session 3)
Dan Brown facilitates for David Schultz, Jane, and Lowell Francis
Davey and Sparky stage a dangerous rescue of the adrift Scallop, only to be themselves rescued by some unexpected friends. Upon their return to the den, Oatmeal finds his new charge Fluff kidnapped by Marmalade. Investigating the nearby beach house, the pack finds themselves face to face with Queen, the leader of the Feline Queendom. The cats declare their intention to overtake the Rec Center, forcing the dogs to enter into an uneasy alliance with none other than the Seagull Bureaucracy.
Fate of Cthulhu: The Rise of Nyarlathotep (Session 4 of 5)
Alun R. runs for Lowell Francis, The Rolistes Podcast, and Will H
Nyarlathotep dons the mask of the Dark Pharaoh to make McFee an attractive offer, while Nessa's suspicions of Avery Quinn turn violent and Rook can't resist the chance to take a pop at the Great Old One. They wake in their Paris hotel rooms to find Avery, and the Trapezohedron Nyarlathotep wants, missing...then there are mummies, masks and a papyrus scroll...and a pocket dimension...
Offworlders: Dead Planet (Session 3 of 4)
Mike Ferdinando runs for Abe Lincoln Jr., Brandon Brylawski, and Jason Zanes
The crew of the Stingray 12 land on the mysterious dead planet, and meet up with a surviving space marine whose ship crash-landed there just a week ago. Leaving their engineer and security chief behind to guard the ship, the three set off across the barren and hostile landscape to find the source of the hyperspace anomaly...
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