The Queen of the Ulunaki was slain in 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. You will play as the Bearers, the unseemly, skillful, and flawed adults who have come together to escort the Heir to safety. By the end of the journey will the Heir regard you as a friend? Fear you as a threat? Your actions will decide!
War, Rumors of War, and the Threat of War.... and mischief... A The Expanse adventure
Years before the system shattering events of the Eros Incident, Mars and Earth stood on the brink of plunging the Sol System into total war and chaos. With the Cold War getting hot, members of the UN high command have reached out to a covert group of "independent contractors" for a high risk plausible deniability mission on the abandoned Loki Station. Maybe you're here to try and do some good for the system, maybe you're here to atone for past sins, or maybe it really is just about the money... but one thing is for certain, the credits are good, but the risk is just as big. This adventure uses The Expanse version of the AGE ttrpg, as well as the setting. The game takes place before the events of The Expanse, so no prior knowledge is required. Pre-Gen characters will be provided, or the GM is willing to work with individuals before the session to make their own characters, so long as they allow for enough time.
The Lost Oasis - Playtest Session for the Tales of Xadia Cortex ttrpg
This spring Fandom announced their forthcoming Tales of Xadia ttrpg, giving players the opportunity to continue adventures of the rich world of Xadia introduced in the animated series The Dragon Prince. The Lost Oasis is the first of a playtest roll out leading up to the Spring 2022 release of the core book. This scenario offers everything one would expect from a Dragon Prince story: thrilling adventure, snappy action, compelling NPCs, and, of course, lovable animal companions.
Tales of Xadia uses Cortex, an exciting dice pool system. Pregen characters will be made available, but character creation tools are not yet finished. Free rule primers and other resources are available, but kindly avoid The Lost Oasis playtest scenario if you plan on playing in the session.
The PCs find themselves somehow transported to the Tower. Outside, nothing can be seen except a twilight sky above, and endless white clouds below, which obscure the ground and base of the Tower. The PCs appear to be the only beings inside the Tower, but they can’t tell for certain. The clouds outside are rising! What will this mean for the PCs when it reaches the floor they are on? How did they get in the Tower? How will they get out? The PCs must find answers if they hope to escape the Tower and get home again.
Pre-generated characters will be provided, but players may choose their Skills, Edges and Hindrances.
Tales of the Round Table Demonstration Game Friday
Arthur, Guinevere, Merlin, and the Faerie Queen confront the problems facing Britain, but will they live happily ever after or fall into tragedy?
Tales of the Round Table is an Arthurian action-romance about matters of the heart, the edge of the blade, and the fate of Britain. Enjoy a complete roleplaying experience in bite-size: in one hour you will play through a full arc of your own version of Arthurian legend, culminating either in a beautiful finale, heartbreaking tragedy, or anything in between."
Back Again from the Broken Land Demonstration Game Friday
Back Again from the Broken Land is a game about small adventurers sharing stories on the long walk home. Play as little people who played a humble part in an epic war, learning how to shoulder their emotional burdens on the homeward trek. It is inspired by the more contemplative stretches of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.
About our Game Masters
D'Arcy Kenworthy is a graduate student working in cosmology at Johns Hopkins University. He's a Catholic that enjoys cooking, RPG’s, and science. You can find him @darcykenworthy on Twitter.
If you passed Peter "The Dragon Baron" Fendrich on the street, you'd probably assume "that guy plays too much D&D." You'd be right... Peter is a long-time RPGer, enjoying a wide swath of different systems ranging from narrative to extra crunchy. He holds the distinction of never once dying in a Daniel Silver campaign, while also holding a record number of times killing Daniel's characters. He loves getting new players excited about picking up the hoby, helping them roll up their first characters and running through their first dungeons. Similarly, while a long time fan of D&D, Peter also enjoys introducing new and veteran players to less known or new systems. Peter has run AGE before at Doxacon, and is excited to return with more AGE and the new Tales of Xadia playtest material.
Zachary Porcu, PhD
Zachary is a professor of theology at the University of St. Katherine's in San Marco, California. A church historian with a rich academic background in philosophy and classics, Zachary specializes in late antique patristics and Eastern Orthodox theology. He is the author of the book Thinking Like the Ancients: A Catechism for Modern People (currently seeking publication) and has written and presented extensively on Christianity’s relationship to modern culture, the secularizing effects of the Reformation, and the development of patristic thought. Zachary lives in southern California where he enjoys coaching fencing and designing tabletop games with his wife.
Alexi Sargeant is a writer, editor, and educator who creates tabletop games under the banner of Cloven Pine Games. He has worked at First Things, at Magnificat, and in campus ministry at Princeton University. Follow all of his writing at @AlexiSargeant and all his gaming endeavors @ClovenPineGames on Twitter
Deacon Thomas Weaver
Dn. Thomas Weaver serves at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Lynchburg, VA. His day job is a college librarian. He also dabbles in indexing and writing. Long ago he served in the U.S. Army. He has played fantasy and sci-fi roleplaying games since the early 1980’s. He has indexed a few game books, and published one adventure module. His short fiction has appeared in online gaming zines. Since 2012 he has run a once-a-month game group for his sons and their friends. He writes the blog Ancient Faith in the Far Future.
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