January 2021 Wednesday Pitch Listing

This is a listing of campaigns being pitched on Wednesday, 13 January 2021. Pitches will take place at 6 pm on the Geas Discord server. These games will take place on Wednesdays at the same time slot every week.

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A Hole in the Oak / Operation Unfathomable

System: Old School Essentials (aka D&D basic from 1981)
GM: Jamie Wheeler
Description: What began with A hole in the Oak hopefully takes a new arc in Operation Unfathomable. The PCs first exploration of the mythic underworld led to death and transformation (or maybe it’s just a bit more obvious which of the PCs lean into the murderhobo lifestyle). Now as criminals compelled by the Sorcerer-King, or as willing opportunists, they will delve much deeper into the chaos at the heart of the underworld. Their mission is retrieve a powerful artefact stolen by the Sorcerer-Kings son. They will be equipped with magic in quantities and power that likely exceed their ability to use it wisely. Or, according the blurb: BEHOLD the Underworld in all its bewildering majesty as titanic Chaos Godlings and their unsavory cults make genocidal war upon each other! SEIZE eldritch artifacts and treasures far above your lowly station! THRILL as you throw the gauntlet of your life into the smug face of the unknowable and embark upon OPERATION UNFATHOMABLE!
Format: voice (and video optional), roll 20
Spaces: 6
Age Rating: 15
Content Advisories: Fantasy violence, Weird fantasy, Gonzo, (still) Fragile and inept characters.


System: Monsterhearts 2e (PbtA)
GM: Vivek Santayana
Description: The teenage angst of going to high school is only made worse by the fact that you’re all monsters in an urban fantasy setting! This game is very much inspired by Buffy and/or Twilight. You’re all sexy vampires, werewolves, fae, demons, witches, or even humans out to fight monsters, and you’re dealing with all the messy love triangles, high school drama, and the trials and tribulations of growing up. The tone will tend towards something like Skins in terms of its emotional drama about teenagers coming to terms with their sexuality, but also like Buffy in terms of all the monsters and dark elements of the city. The game uses a Powered by the Apocalypse system, so it will be very collaborative and improvisational, with most of the plot driven by players.
Format: Zoom voice and video.
Spaces: 5
Age Rating: 15
Content Advisories: This game will be about romantic and emotional tangles between PCs who are teenagers. All PCs will be 16+ and all relationships involving PCs will only be with other teenagers. There will be romance and sex in the games. There may also be difficult or dysfunctional relationships, but we will be careful to avoid emotional abuse.

Outlaws of Mt Hua

System: Hearts of Wulin (PbtA)
GM: Joe McLaughlin
Description: *All Under Heaven lies before Qin Shi Huangdi, the self declared “Son of Heaven”. All the petty kingdoms that once warred for dominance have fallen before the state of Qin. In this age of tyranny, cruelty is rife. But hope endures. The bravest sword-masters and sages have taken to the wilds, living beyond Imperial control and keeping resistance alive against all hope… * A Wuxia-style adventure set in Qin Dynasty China, inspired by tales of high adventure like the Water Margin and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Play larger than life heroes that have taken up arms against Qin tyranny. Confront not only the emperor’s servants but the complex networks of competing relationships and loyalties that surround you. Sacrifices must be made, bonds of kinship and brotherhood tested, and evil overcome.
Format: Voice Only
Spaces: 5
Age Rating: 15
Content Advisories: Strong Violence, Threat, References to authoritarianism and repression.

Tale of Heroes

System: Dungeon World (PbtA)
GM: Alan Jackson
Description: Not-particularly-clever adventurers, doing adventurer things in an adventure world, full of dungeons and maybe some dragons. Using lightweight pbta d&d simulator to achieve the same kind of epic adventure with less seriousness. Collaborative setting generation, then we explore and elaborate on that foundation..
Format: Zoom video
Spaces: 6
Age Rating: 15
Content Advisories: Expect violence, drama and self inflicted consequences

Tales of Old

System: Dungeons and Dragons 5e
GM: Sam
Description: Players are a part of a classic fantasy party, and will be traveling with a famous hunting group, which are skilled in finding ruins, helping towns, and naturally, hunting monsters! My hope is that RP will be a common thing, but this is for players of any level of experience, from completely new to hardcore veterans! The campaign will also follow a narrative arc, that will be revealed as the party ventures forth.
Format: Discord for Voice-only, Maptools & Hamachi for playing.
Spaces: 5
Age Rating: 15
Content Advisories: Generic Fantasy Violence

Tomb of Horrors

System: Dungeons & Dragons 5e
GM: Iain McEwan
Description: “Somewhere under a lost a lonely hill of grim and foreboding aspect lies a labyrinthine crypt. It is filled with terrible traps and not a few strange and ferocious monsters to slay the unwary. It is filled with rich treasures both precious and magical, but in addition to the aforementioned guardians, there is said to be a demilich who still wards his final haunt.” This famous dungeon, recreated for 5e will provide players with a unique experience that focuses more on puzzle and trap solving. Players will start at level 14 and will be advised to have a couple of back up characters at least. Please note, this dungeon will be difficult as Gary Gygax originally intended. It is designed to catch the unwary player off guard with its many traps and puzzles.
Format: Video or voice only depending on connections
Spaces: 3
Age Rating: 15
Content Advisories: General fantasy violence

You Are in Exile

System: Dungeons & Dragons 5e
GM: Morgan Kane
Description: “Welcome, sinners and wretches, to the Underside. For your crimes against the Commonwealth and its denizens, the Meritocratic Council have sentenced you to a life of exile in these blighted lands – but, in our infinite mercy, we still offer you a chance at redemption, a chance to return home. Conduct the rites. Slay the horrors that lurk in the Underside. Earn your absolution.” Basically, I just want to try my hand at playing with battlemaps, since I only have experience with theatre-of-the-mind stuff. Hence, this – an open-world gauntlet of 10 dungeons (which you can visit in any* order over 10 weeks) to prepare for a Big Finale in week 11. Also features gratuitous use of random loot and effect tables.
Format: Discord for voice, Roll20 for dungeon maps
Spaces: 4
Age Rating: 15
Content Advisories: Imperialism within the setting/background, body horror, flimsy player characters.