Welcome Week 2023 Oneshot Game Listings

This is a listing of oneshots being pitched on the 17th of September. Pitches will take place at 6pm at Greyfriars Charteris Centre.

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

All Crim’s Night by Johnny Chiodini & E. E. Howell

System: Dungeons & Dragons 5E
GM: Emily Howell
Description: Every year Duke Abeyo of Red Castle tests his guards by hosting All Crim’s Night, a night where he invites every thief and criminal gang in Red Castle to try to invade his castle, get past the Crimson Guard, and reach his treasury vault. The first team to reach the vault is rewarded with a handshake from the Duke and five minutes to take whatever they can carry. On All Crim’s Night, mayhem, thievery, and betrayal is allowed and encouraged.

A not-too-serious Level 6 one-shot for up to 8 players with prior DnD experience. Players will be split into teams of 2+ players controlling a party of 4 pre-made characters, all competing to reach the Duke’s Vault and win All Crim’s Night. Alternatively, one to two players can opt to control a squad of guards trying to stop the criminals. This adventure will come with pre-made character sheets for players to choose from, as well as 10-15 minutes at the start of the session to make changes to characters and name their characters & teams.

Player character death and PvP possible.

The concept of All Crim’s Night is based on the adventure “Plunder and Siege” by Johnny Chiodini, DM of The Oxventurer’s Guild DnD campaign which can be found on the “Oxventure” channel of Youtube.
Spaces: 8
Age Rating: 15
Content Advisories: Fantasy-typical violence, criminal activity, possible character (including player character) death

Dread Aspects

System: Dungeons & Dragons 5E Homebrew
GM: Louis Walker
Description: This one-shot, with grim-dark themes, is set in a manor where an old master of magical arts has not been seen for weeks. Previous to this disappearance, a group of cult-like figures entered the mansion, citing a meeting with this master. Your party has been asked by the royal family of a nearby city to investigate this disappearance and continue the old master’s investigation into the worship of dark powers.

This oneshot uses level 5 characters.
Spaces: 4
Age Rating: 18
Content Advisories: Gore, Torture, mind control, body horror, disease, religious themes


System: Homebrew
GM: Alan Jackson
Description: Join the marines. See the galaxy! A homage to Aliens
Spaces: 6
Age Rating: 15
Content Advisories: Movie Violence, mild treachery

The Frozen Forests of Jotunnheim

System: Trophy Dark
GM: Andy Ernst
Description: In the year 875 AD, a foolhardy group of vikings embark on a deadly quest in pursuit of a fabled treasure. Armed with a map that promises to unveil the whereabouts of the legendary blade Dainsleif, they venture deep into the frozen mountains of Norway. They seek great riches and greater glory, but in the end, none shall return.

This is a viking horror story. Characters are treasure hunters either too greedy or foolish to heed other’s warning as they venture into frozen forests cloaked in myth. Most characters will die by the end of the game.
Spaces: 5
Age Rating: 18
Content Advisories: body horror, psychological horror, violence, death, potential substance abuse, minor mention of slavery

The Haunted House

System: Call of Cthulhu
GM: Boyan Zhang
Description: In 1920s America, you are hired by a landlord to investigate an old house in Boston——it is rumored of being haunted!
Spaces: 5
Age Rating: 15
Content Advisories: Horror-themed elements and occult content

Hellboy: The Thin Man

System: Hellboy 5e
GM: Alexander ‘Grim’ Lutman
Description: In 1944, upon the discovery of the Cambion known as Anung Un Rama, or Hellboy, the United States Government founded The Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, or ‘The BPRD’, to deal with paranormal threats, both nationally and abroad. It’s now 1973. The Sydney Opera House has just opened, President Nixon has just ordered a Ceasefire for American troops in Vietnam, and You and a team of other BPRD operatives have been sent to examine an outbreak of unusual disease in rural Wales – but you’re beginning to think that this may not be a routine outing. After all, in your experience – most mysteries of the Occult haven’t been able to outsmart bullets.
Spaces: 5
Age Rating: 15
Content Advisories: Folk Horror, Foul Language, Descriptions of moderate to severe injuries, mild body horror, lots of smoking (it’s the 70s), and elements of Cosmic Horror

The Hunt for Haldraxis

System: Dungeons and Dragons 5e
GM: Jesse
Description: A heroic high fantasy 5th Edition D&D game whose level of diehard seriousness vs lighthearted comedy I will happily adjust to suit the group’s interest and comfort level (though I typically like my games to have a blend of comedy and tragedy). Experience with either 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons or RPGs as a whole is encouraged but by no means required.

The Pitch: Not but yesterday, a red dragon flew from the mountains and attacked the city of Bygate in the night. Orange flame painted the south side of the city, resulting in the burning of three fields and two homes. Four people were killed, and eleven were gravely injured. The dragon then bellowed his demands to the city from the top of the castle: “In four days, leave me all your gold and jewels in the temple ruins in the mountain, and your city will be safe from the wrath of I, Haldraxis.” He then flew back into the mountains to await his payment. The High Lord, unwilling to bargain with a dragon, knows that there are heroes in his midst who could save Bygate from destruction. You will take up the roles of these heroes, travelling to fight the dragon and either kill him, or scare him off for good.
Spaces: 6
Age Rating: 15
Content Advisories: Corpses, city destruction, flame explosions, death, harm

The Kamakura Tale – Kamakura Monogatari

System: Thirsty Sword Lesbians (TSL)
GM: Miklas Fahrenwaldt
Description: Rumours of treason have upset the imperial court, one of the realm’s most powerful lords is plotting against the empress herself! Or is she? You, a group of ronin (samurai not associated with any of the powerful clans of Japan), are tasked to investigate. Intrigue and trickery, love and jealousy, honour and deceit are all abound in this aggressively queer parody of medieval Japan and it will be up to you to unravel the thread of conspiracies, alliances and rivalries to fulfil your mission (if you choose to do so!). Thirsty Sword Lesbians is a system focused on relationships between characters and players, including (perhaps unsurprisingly) lots of potential for lesbian romance. The game has a light-hearted tone and lots of potential for creative chaos, all depending on how you play. It is a very roleplay heavy system and no or very little combat is planned.
Spaces: 2-4
Age Rating: 15
Content Advisories: Romance, crude language, mild sexual innuendo

Monstrous Mushroom Mayhem!

System: Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition
GM: Brooks Elder
Description: A dungeon has been spotted on the outskirts of a small village! And this one is crawling with all kinds of fungal creatures. Fearing for their safety, the villagers have tasked you with investigating the abode of these mouldy monsters. What secrets will you uncover within this mycelium mound? And might there be any treasure inside?
Spaces: 6
Age Rating: PG
Content Advisories: Claustrophobia, Paralysis, Mould

The Sexy Battle Wizards save a wedding?!

System: Sexy Battle Wizards
GM: Andrew Arstall
Description: You are a member of the esteemed and brilliant Sexy Battle Wizard brigade, heroes of the world and pioneers of justice! The police hate you but that’s okay, we all are entitled to our opinions. You have been summoned because you hear word that a local wedding is being ruined by local delinquints and it is the job of you and your party to restore order and happiness to the local wedding-goers, by any means necessary, sexily, battle-y or wizard-y.

The general tone of this one-shot will be very goofy, with a main focus on over the top characters doing what they do best, and a special feature of me doing animal noises because i want to. As for content warnings, there are no plans for anything that may cause players distress any discomfort, so it is suitable for all! It is also a very simple system, relying heavily on D6 only, so it is suitable for all types of players, new and old.
Spaces: 6
Age Rating: PG
Content Advisories: Nothing

Stag Party

System: Stag Party
GM: Holly Rankin
Description: YOU are a HALF-HUMAN, HALF-BEAST creature from the DEEP DARK of the WOODS. You are a MIGHTY CHAMPION and you are getting MARRIED. As is TRADITION, you and all your peers are to be wed to THE ARBOREAL SOW: a beautiful and sacred pig the size of a transit van. You emerge, STEAMING and GLORIOUS, into the forecourt of a PETROL STATION. It is the night before the ceremony and, as is TRADITION, you must secure tribute for your queen from the LANDS OF MAN. You have until dawn to claim something worthy. MAKE HASTE!

This is a simple one page RPG, ideal for new or old players. It will be very comedic in tone if that wasn’t already obvious.
Spaces: 6
Age Rating: 12
Content Advisories: Possible player character death, likely violence, whatever chaos the players come up with

The Sweets Wizard

System: DnD 5e
GM: Jack
Description: Deep in an enchanted wood made of sugar and sweets lives Claudia Von Candy, The Witch of Sweets, and all things of sugar and spice, a small band of adventurers seek her out for their own purposes, but the stituation may not be as sticky sweet and saccarhine as it first appears. How will the band fair against this amalgamation of sugar, spice and EVERYTHING MEAN? Let’s find out.

Fantasy Romp with some dark classic fairy tale themes, Lvl 3 DnD, New and Old Players Welcome.
Spaces: 5
Age Rating: 18
Content Advisories: Cannibalism, Transformation, Fantasy Violence, Murder

Temple of the Sky

System: Trophy Dark
GM: Lisa
Description: The stone spire looms before the group of treasure-hunters, stretching up from the bottom of the valley up to the heavens. Others like yourself have come before to climb it, to uncover the precious knowledge and priceless artifacts of the long-forgotten monks up above, but none have ever returned. You, though, are prepared for this. Glory awaits those truly brave enough to ascend…

Trophy Dark is a collaborative dark fantasy system about treasure-hunters doomed to fail. Characters are highly likely to die and betray one another in the name of getting treasure.
Spaces: 4
Age Rating: 15
Content Advisories: Body horror, burning, heights, human sacrifice

Trouble in the town of Flento

System: Dungeon World
GM: Ethan Cheam Kai Jun
Description: The town of Flento has been experiencing odd occurrences every since a thick fog rolled into town. Disappearing traders with their carts intact, violet lightning and definitely not normal sounds in the night among others. The mayor calls upon brave adventurers to investigate.

Game will mainly have combat, simple investigation and some roleplay with a few NPCs.

[GM note: bring a pencil, eraser and laptop(to look up rules) and dice if you have them]
Spaces: 5
Age Rating: 15
Content Advisories: Blood, fantasy violence, minor horror, minor gore

Utter and Absolute Chaos II

System: Everyone is John
GM: Jamie Kemp
Description: Everyone is John is a ridiculous system in which every player bets for control of the titular character, John. Of course, this means we need an equally ridiculous setting…but what if we went somewhere much more serious?

Captain’s Log, Stardate 25/07/2409 Project Hubris has gone TERRIBLY wrong! The alien eggs we captured have hatched, the ship’s AI is going insane, and someone’s poisoned the ship’s water supply! Well, that, and the cafeteria ran out of dessert before I got my portion today…but more importantly, it’s all going wrong! I’ve sealed off the wings of the ship in an attempt to control the problem, but I’m not sure it’s working. The Chief Scientist and Gunnery Major are both missing, perhaps dead, and I’m locked in the bridge trying to point us away from this suspiciously close black hole. Anyway, this is Captain Icarus, signing off, and gravely hoping that…oh, oh god, NO!
Spaces: 5
Age Rating: 15
Content Advisories: Fantasy-typical violence, criminal activity, possible character (including player character) death