Welcome Week One-Shot Listings

This is a listing of one-shots being run on the 15th of September, 2021. Pitches will start at 6pm on the GEAS Discord server. All GMs will read a summary of their game, after which players will be allowed to join a game for the evening. Newcomers will be given the first choice of games, followed by returning members.

To sign up to a game, please join the GEAS Discord at https://geas.org.uk/discord

The post here is for information only, and sign-ups for games will happen on Discord after the GMs have pitched their games live.

Alice is Missing

System: Alice is Missing RPG System
GM: Zain Khawar
Description: You all know Alice some way, either from back when you went to school or you might even be related to her. Alice was an enigma and you each have secrets you shared with her…

She hasn’t been seen the whole weekend and on that cold monday morning she was reported missing. Work with friends… and foes to gather evidence and find out what on earth happened to Alice! Can you find her and if you do, will what you find be what you want?

This is a silent text based heavily role play game where you full embody the character for 90 minutes with a briefing and debriefing on voice chat. It’s a very different experience and everyone should experience it at least once.

Format: Text Chats and Voice Chat
Spaces: 4
Age Rating: 15
Content Advisories: Possible Bodily Harm and Murder. Take into account this is about a young woman going missing.


System: Homebrew
GM: Alan Jackson
Description: Join the Marines they said. Explore the Galaxy they said. There’s no such thing as aliens they said. If you know the film Aliens, you know the premise. A fast paced, high action game of dark dripping corridors, monstrous horrors, hails of bullets and inevitable treachery.

Format: Video on zoom
Spaces: 6
Age Rating: 15
Content Advisories: Action movie violence

The Great Search

System: Lasers and Feelings
GM: Erik Sätterqvist
Description: Are you ready for a space adventure? As the crew of the interstellar scout ship Raptor, you are about to approach the planet Derjo, home to the ruins of the once great Vraa empire to, checks notes, buy supplies for the ship? Huh. Ahem, but something strange is brewing in the great underground market. Will our heroes uncover the mysteries lurking beneath the ice? Will they acquire all the items on their shopping list? Only time will tell…

Format: Video
Spaces: 6
Age Rating: 12
Content Advisories: Moderate violence, swearing

Heist of Panzee Mansion

System: D&D 5e
GM: Gregory Fenning
Description: You’ve been hired to steal a magic skull from a mansion and escape, sneak, talk and fight your way to success.

Format: Voice-only
Spaces: 5
Age Rating: 15
Content Advisories: Violence, strong language and death will happen (probably), but I want to avoid any exessive or gratuitous violence.

A Human Decision

System: Systemless
GM: Milo van Mesdag
Description: You, hand-picked members of a prospective colony on a far-away planet, are woken by the AI of your transport ship and told that there has been an energy failure. There is only one possible way to maintain enough energy to reach the planet. You are given a list of 50 names, ages and occupations of your fellow passengers still in cryo-sleep and told that you must decide which 15 will be ‘turned off’. You may video conference with any of them, one at a time, and you have three hours to decide who will have their life support systems turned off.

No dice, no combat, no skill checks, just you and one painful, agonising and tragic human decision.

A Human Decision uses pre-built characters, so you will be taking on the role of someone with their own history, secrets and ulterior motives.

Format: Voice or video only. Players need to be able to access a google spreadsheet.
Spaces: 6
Age Rating: 15
Content Advisories: Sex references (non-explicit). Strong likelihood of themes of suicide and self-sacrifice.

The Mournebrook Institute for Adventuring Studies: Open Day

System: D&D 5e
GM: Yves-Pearl
Description: Welcome Prospective Students!
Today is your opportunity to discover student life at Mournebrook.
> Speak to our faculty and attend class specific sessions to learn more about the courses we offer, including a new elective in arcane research.
>Hear first-hand from students about life (and death) at Mournebrook
>Check out our facilities on a student-led tour, including a trip through the state of the art encounter maze (the Institute accepts no liability for any damage that may ensue)
>Staff will also be on hand all day to answer any questions you may have about wellbeing, warlock patrons, and continuing education regardless of your mortal status.

Whatever your reason for wanting to attend TMIfAS be prepared to work hard and do your upmost to bring glory not only to your name but to our faculty and our founder: The Legendary Hero Rauri Mournebrook.

(Come and solve some mysteries at a magical school! I will be providing level 1 character sheets or BYOC. 70/30 RP/Combat. New players to 5e welcome)

Format: Discord Voice Chat – Video optional but encouraged!
Spaces: 5
Age Rating: 15
Content Advisories: The game is set in a school environment and everyone will be playing high school aged kids so, bear that in mind. If there’s anything you’d prefer not to see pls do let me know!!


System: Custom
GM: Jamie Wheeler
Description: You are contractors for a secretive organisation. You investigate things and get your hands dirty. 19 hours ago a small Russian mine and research station in western Svalbard emitted a large dose of gamma radiation. 18 hours ago made its first transmission since surveillance of it began. It pleaded for you to come and stop the machine, or failing that to bomb the site from the air. Whatever is required to stop Azathoth.

Lovecraftian action adventure.

Format: Video preferred but not required, roll20
Spaces: 5
Age Rating: 15
Content Advisories: Action, investigation, horror, violence, death

The Witch Is Dead

System: The Witch Is Dead
GM: Holly Rankin
Description: There once was a wonderful, witty, whimsical witch who lived pleasantly and peacefully in the fanciful fabled forest with her cute clever creature companions. Until one day, the witless wretched witch hunter (who deeply disapproved of any and all alliteration owing to his own obstinate opinions), well… utterly, unambiguously fucking murdered her. Apparently, she can be resoundingly resurrected if the worthless witch hunter’s eyes are brought before her body. It then became apparent that you, her cute clever creatures were also capable of being completely cutthroat. Should this scheme fail, the witch will at least have been appropriately avenged.

This is a fairly simple one page rpg so absolutely no prior knowledge of any system is required. Tone will be comedic and as light-hearted as can be when you’re a group of adorable forest creatures on a murder mission.

Format: Voice over discord with optional video
Spaces: 5
Age Rating: 15
Content Advisories: Violence, particularly the aforementioned eye gouging; potential death of cute forest animals

Young Adventurers

System: Masks: a New Generation
GM: Vivek Santayana
Description: Your parents were once really famous adventurers. You are the next generation, teenage adventurers hoping to go on fantastic exploits to live up to the names of your forebears. So when rumours spread of a formidable crime syndicate tightening its grasp across the heart of the City of Splendours, you recognise this for what it is: an opportunity to prove what you young whippersnappers are capable of. Because what you may lack in restraint or experience, you make up for in spades with audacity and ambition. What could possible go wrong?
This game uses the Masks: a New Generation system, a game about teenage superhero comics and all the drama of growing up and making a place for yourself in the adult world, but is re-skinned to a fantasy adventure setting. It is a fairly simple, story-focussed game with relatively light mechanics. Players will play a party of teenage adventurers who navigate the expectations of their predecessors, the tangled web of intra-party drama, and the inevitable collateral damage resulting from PCs being PCs.
The tone is going to be fairly light. No prior knowledge or experience of TTRPGs required, and the game is intended to be beginner-friendly and accessible to anyone regardless of familiarity.

Format: Zoom, Discord for dice, Google Sheets for character sheets
Spaces: 5
Age Rating: PG
Content Advisories: Comic book action. Possible romance between characters


System: THE ZONE
GM: Morgan Kane
Description: Nothing inside of The Boundary is known. Since the anomalies began, we’ve recieved almost no information, and the small, fragmented transmissions that have gotten out have proven… unsettling.

You are each members of the fourteenth expedition group to be sent into The Zone. As with the previous expeditions, it is unknown whether you will ever return, or if the thing that returns could even still be called ‘you’. And yet something from deep within calls to you. Tells you that, for all the risks, you have no choice but to enter.

THE ZONE is a collaborative storytelling game inspired by the Jeff Vandermeer novel/film Annihilation, and other Weird Cosmic Horror Fiction. It’s more focused on characters and atmosphere, so, don’t expect d&d-style dice rolls and number-crunching. Players ‘play to lose’, meaning your character is almost certainly going to end up dead or worse by the end – but it’ll be a fun time, I promise!

Format: Discord for voice (Video optional but encouraged), the game is played through its own website
Spaces: 4
Age Rating: 15
Content Advisories: Specific boundaries can be set by players during setup and throughout the game itself. General content warnings apply for: Themes of hopelessness/high probability of “everybody dies” endings, body horror & mutation, moderate peril