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Horror Games event track at Council of Five Nations - Adventure Gaming Convention - Schenectady NY

Council of Five Nations XXXVIII

October 2-4, 2015

Special Interest Event Tracks

Horror


Friday Night  7:00-11:00+ PM  (Slot B)


And Some Fell on Stony Ground * Call of Cthulhu
B-RPG-3 * $ 5
Game Master: Andre Kruppa * 5 Players * Mature18
Stowell is a classic example of small-town life in 1920s America. Friendly folks have lived happy, fulfilling lives here for many years, spiced up with the occasional feud or gossip. Children play barefoot in the street, and folks buy fresh food from local farms, supplemented with items from the general store. Life has been good and decent here, but now something seems wrong. Just how wrong is hard to say. You have a feeling that you are about to find out what terror lurks in the darkness beneath the town's placid surface!

This Call of Cthulhu scenario is written by Paul Fricker and presented by Andre Kruppa. No rules knowledge is required, but skilled role-playing is a must. A theatrical-style tabletop game using lights and sound, “And Some Fell on Stony Ground” is intended for mature players only. (Please, no players familiar with the scenario.) This session may be recorded for podcasting and/or video, and players may be asked to sign a release. Please note we expect this game to run late, probably until 1:00 AM.

Link: Game Soapbox Productions Web Site


Arkham Horror
B-Board-2 * $ 2
Game Master: Matthew Chambers * 8 Players * E10
Once again, Massachusetts hosts the END OF THE WORLD. Will you and your fellow investigators be able to stop it? This year we will expand to three game boards! Beginners encouraged.


Saturday Morning  9:00 AM - 1:00 PM  (Slot C)


Bryson Springs * Trail of Cthulhu
C-RPG-4 * $ 2
Game Master: Sam Pitcheralle * 6 Players * Teen14
June of 1935, the Dust Bowl still plagued the American Southwest, a third of all people were out of work, and the government's path to recovery was far from certain. Amidst this Great Depression, the Bryson Springs Ranch suffered a hardship altogether more extraordinary. People were dying in the migrant workers' shantytown, dying in horrific, mind-boggling ways. Players take the roles of strangers, cast about by the hard times and drawn into the nightmare that is Bryson Springs. They must band together to confront the things which stalk the desert night, hunting their dark and blasphemous god. Beginners encouraged.


Mansions of Madness
C-Board-11 * $ 2
Game Master: Michael Rector * 5 Players * Teen14
Horrific monsters and spectral presences lurk in manors, crypts, schools, monasteries, and derelict buildings near Arkham, Massachusetts. Some spin dark conspiracies while others wait for hapless victims to devour or drive insane. It's up to a handful of brave investigators to explore these cursed places and uncover the truth about the living nightmares within. Beginners encouraged.
Link: Board Game Geek page
Link: Publisher's Page
Link: Rules


Saturday Afternoon  2:00 PM - 6:00 PM  (Slot D)


The Jazz Man * Lucid Dreams Role-Playing Engine
D-RPG-1 * $ 5
Game Master: Andre Kruppa * 6 Players * Mature18
The Special Investigations Unit of the Secret Service, including their Paine Foundation advisors, have a very important mission impacting national security for your team. As President Eisenhower gets his administration up and running, things have become so weird and twisted that whackos are taken semi-seriously. What is more scary is that some of them are not actually crazy! This one, a famous jazz musician folks call "The Stork", has strange fits and claims aliens want to meet the President. With everything else that has been going on, according to your Top Secret briefs, such as extraterrestrial ship crashes, alien abductees learning the horrible truth about their past, and weird lights in sky, the truth has gotten bizarre! No one knows what alien horror awaits amid the cold steel and concrete of the new Atomic Age.

No rules knowledge is required, but skilled role-playing is a must. A theatrical-style tabletop game using lights and sound, "The Jazz Man" is a Horror From Beyond scenario for the forthcoming Lucid Dreams Role-Playing Engine intended for mature players only. (This is part one of series of scenarios, however players need not play in each scenario.) This session may be recorded for podcasting and/or video and players may be asked to sign a release.
Link: Game Soapbox Productions Web Site


Grace Under Pressure * Call of Cthulhu
D-RPG-4 * $ 2
Game Master: Devin & John Fortman & Whitehead * 8 Players * Mature18
Welcome to the bottom of the world. You and your companions are aboard the RSV Wallaby, a prototype research vessel on its maiden voyage. Your destination is the sea floor. Around you there is only cold and dark. The pressure here is over six hundred pounds per square inch. There must be caution in every move you make, or the sea will claim your body and your soul. This is a lethal place... and you are not alone. Master the art of Grace Under Pressure in this theatrical Call of Cthulhu game, complete with special effects. Experience terror at 1500 feet... below! Beginners encouraged.
Link: Intro to CoC, with quick-start rules


Arkham Horror
D-Board-3 * $ 2
Game Master: Matthew Chambers * 8 Players * E10
Once again, Massachusetts hosts the END OF THE WORLD. Will you and your fellow investigators be able to stop it? This year we will expand to three game boards! Beginners encouraged.


Eldritch Horror: At the Mountains of Madness
D-Board-10 * $ 2
Game Master: James Parks * 3 Players * Teen14
The Eldritch Horror boardgame using the Mountains of Madness expansion covering Miskatonic University's expedition to Antarctica. Beginners encouraged.
Link: Board Game Geek page
Link: Publisher's Page


Saturday Evening  7:00 PM - 11:00+ PM  (Slot E)


Executive Meeting * Lucid Dreams Role-Playing Engine
E-RPG-4 * $ 5
Game Master: Andre Kruppa * 6 Players * Mature18
Your team has been pulled for a very important and vital mission to provide security for a very high level V.I.P. presumably from the Eisenhower administration. As agents of the Special Investigations Unit of the Secret Service or Paine Foundation advisors this task has fallen to you. The excitement and the grumbling have reached nearly a fevered pitch between wondering who the mission is to protect and wondering why a few agents with a specialist support staff suited to investigating bizarre phenomenon have been chosen for a protection mission. One thing is likely to be sure and that is that it is not going to be an cake walk. With all of the crazy stuff about ancient aliens, strange horrors, and worse going on things are likely to get FUBAR fast!

No rules knowledge is required, but skilled role-playing is a must. A theatrical-style tabletop game using lights and sound, "Executive Meeting" is a Horror From Beyond scenario for the forthcoming Lucid Dreams Role-Playing Engine intended for mature players only. (This is part two of series of scenarios, however players need not play in each scenario.)This session may be recorded for podcasting and/or video and players may be asked to sign a release. Please note this session will probably go a little past the normal end time for the time slot; we will probably wrap by 12 midnight.


Link: Game Soapbox Productions Web Site


The Red Tower * Trail of Cthulhu
E-RPG-6 * $ 2
Game Master: Sam Pitcheralle * 6 Players * Teen14
June of 1935, the Dust Bowl still plagued the American Southwest, a third of all people were out of work, and the government's path to recovery was far from certain. Amidst this Great Depression, the Bryson Springs Ranch suffered a hardship altogether more extraordinary. People were dying in the migrant workers' shantytown, dying in horrific, mind-boggling ways. Players take the roles of strangers, cast about by the hard times and drawn into the nightmare that is Bryson Springs. They must band together to confront the things which stalk the desert night, hunting their dark and blasphemous god. Beginners encouraged.


Eldritch Horror
E-Board-8 * $ 2
Game Master: Robert Rodger * 6 Players * E10
An ancient evil is stirring. You are part of a team of unlikely heroes engaged in an international struggle to stop the gathering darkness. To do so, you'll have to defeat foul monsters, travel to Other Worlds, and solve obscure mysteries surrounding this unspeakable horror. The effort may drain your sanity and cripple your body, but if you fail, the Ancient One will awaken and rain doom upon the known world. Beginners encouraged.
Link: Board Game Geek page
Link: Rules


Sunday Morning  9:00 AM - 1:00 PM  (Slot F)


Mission to the Deep * Call of Cthulhu
F-RPG-1 * $ 2
Game Master: Aaron Cordes * 6 Players * Teen14
In the closing days of World War 2, an elite team of international commandos embark on a mission of the highest importance. Their task: to hijack a prototype German submarine and use it to infiltrate a secret Nazi base at the bottom of the sea. But what they find there may well test the limits of both their skills and their sanity... Beginners encouraged.


The Wives of March * Trail of Cthulhu
F-RPG-5 * $ 2
Game Master: Sam Pitcheralle * 6 Players * Teen14
June of 1935, the Dust Bowl still plagued the American Southwest, a third of all people were out of work, and the government's path to recovery was far from certain. Amidst this Great Depression, the Bryson Springs Ranch suffered a hardship altogether more extraordinary. People were dying in the migrant workers' shantytown, dying in horrific, mind-boggling ways. Players take the roles of strangers, cast about by the hard times and drawn into the nightmare that is Bryson Springs. They must band together to confront the things which stalk the desert night, hunting their dark and blasphemous god. Beginners encouraged.


Elder Sign
F-Board-13 * $ 2
Game Master: Robin Toll * 8 Players * Teen14
Elder Sign is a fast-paced, cooperative dice game of supernatural intrigue from the designers of Arkham Horror. Players take the roles of investigators racing against time to stave off the imminent return of the Ancient Ones and win the game. Unseen Forces and Gates of Arkham expansions are available for use. Beginners encouraged.
Link: Board Game Geek page


Sunday Afternoon  3:00 PM - 7:00 PM  (Slot G)


Of Dreams and Shiny Things pt 2 * Call of Cthulhu
G-RPG-4 * $ 2
Game Master: Karen Seiz * 6 Players * Teen14
A terrified cat cowers beneath a leaking porch, as thunder crashes overhead...strange, unnatural creatures lurk in the basement of an empty building...and the eyes of Benjamin Maxx, professor of Psychology at Miskatonic University, open suddenly to stare into the green eyes of the small creature purring on his chest. "Oh," he asked "Are you a feline?" So begins the latest adventure with the Felines of Arkham as they wander the Dreamlands in search of the elusive Stringman...Cathulhu, Call of Cthulhu for Paws & Claws. Come enter the world of Cthulhu from a feline point of view... Beginners encouraged. Beginners encouraged.





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