TABLETOP ROLEPLAYING GAMES

A role-playing game (RPG) is a type of game where players assume the roles of fictional characters via role-playing. In fact, many non-athletic games involve some aspect of role-playing; however, role-playing games tend to focus on this aspect of behavior - Definition from http://en.wikipedia.org

Games this year
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Against the Dark

Writer: Martin Ludwell
System: Mutants and Masterminds
Players: 6

The city is or mistress and our plaything, darkness threatens her but we protect her as we may, she provides us with ways through that darkness and we thank her by taking care of her citizens.
But if you stare into the darkness too long it enters you, changes you, makes you something else.

Adult Content: PG – Violence.
Characterisation: 4 - angsty and emotive
Genre Knowledge: 3
Rules Knowledge: 1 - d 20 everything
Seriousness: 3
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FCPI: Conviction

Writer: Justin Puopolo
System: Mutants & Masterminds
Players: 4

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I once had a friend on the force, a good cop for 17 years. He was a hero in fact, saved a bunch of kids during the Terminus Invasion of ’93. Then one day he was called out to a job. You’ve got to understand, working in the fens changes a man. You cant work around that level of decay without it affecting you. It was a domestic dispute, the neighbours called it in. They had already been out to that apartment 11 times that month alone, but neither the wife nor the child was willing to say a thing. He shot the father dead. He claimed it was in self defence but the evidence told a different story.

He once told me that crimes against children were the greatest sins of all,conviction can be a very powerful thing.



Adult Content: M - Adult Themes, Some Violence.
Characterisation: 3
Genre Knowledge: 2
Rules Knowledge: 1 - Useful, but not necessary.
Seriousness: 4
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Harry Potter and the Shadows of the Past

Writer: Shaun Hately
System: Modified D20 Modern
Players: 5

In many ways, the story's ended. But that doesn't mean there's nothing left to be told. There were stories in the background, in the shadows, on the edge, and these are stories that matter too.

Adult Content: PG
Characterisation: 3
Genre Knowledge: 3
Rules Knowledge:
3
Seriousness: 3
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Heroes of Rokugan: Champions of the Sapphire Throne

Writer: Megan Bushby, Leah Biffin
System: Legend of the Five Rings: Revised Third Edition
Players: 18

Heroes of Rokugan: Champions of the Sapphire Throne
The campaign is coming to a close, but the Empire still needs good and honourable samurai to see it through.

Actual module titles will be available at
www.heroes-of-rokugan.com closer to the event. The complete library of modules from this campaign will be available for playing, but sessions and titles will depend on player numbers. Please ask the GMs at the convention if you want to play a specific module.

New players are welcome. Pregenerated characters are available at the table, or bring you own. Campaign information and rules are available at
www.heroes-of-rokugan.com.

No rules or world knowledge is required, we are a learn-as-you go community.

This is more then likely to be the final convention run in Melbourne for the Heroes of Rokugan: Champions of the Sapphire Throne campaign. Join us to celebrate the Heroes of Rokugan Campaigns which have been running for almost 10 years, and for many of these years at Conquest.
Banzai!

Adult Content: PG - 13+ welcome
Characterisation: 3
Genre Knowledge: 0 - New players welcome
Rules Knowledge: 0 - New players welcome
Seriousness: 3
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Investigations of a most serious nature

Writer:
Lisa McOrist, Robert Anderson-Hunt
System: Zeppelin Games
Players: 5

Zeppelin Games Presents

Investigations of a most serious nature

A Steam-powered Adventure

A disaster of cataclysmic proportions has taken place, destroying the capital city of the steam-powered nation of Fumare. Flyovers by coal-driven airships from the Science and Engineering faculties have proven inconclusive. Therefore, you have been tasked with exploring the area and uncovering the truth of what happened.

Arriving in sleepy Lesser Colton, you prepare yourself for the certainly dangerous and possibly deadly journey into the suddenly unfamiliar landscape of the rustic Fumarean countryside.
“Investigations of a most serious nature: A Steam-powered Adventure” is a tabletop role-playing game using a tabletop adaptation of the Zeppelin Games Role-playing rules.

Note: Note: The game “The Baroness Lucille Royle Memorial Grand Scientific Exhibition: A steam-powered Freeform” & this one are sequential, you do not need to play one to play the other but if you do want to, you need to play "Investigations of a most serious nature" FIRST! As there will be spoilers.

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Adult Content: M
Characterisation: 3
Genre Knowledge: 2
Rules Knowledge: 1
Seriousness: 4
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Shinboku

Writer: Peter Strong
System: Systemless
Players: 6

In 2025 five covert operatives from the Kumishin Corporation infiltrated Mishina Heavy Industries secret research laboratories and discover a plan to make the President of Mishima immortal. It was here they liberated the Artificial Intelligence known as Alice along with her two sisters who inhabited physical biological bodies, Lilith and Eve.
The other sister Shinko, moved to a Mishima Lunar mining colony, escaped and crash landed a shuttle outside of Tokyo but was apprehended by the Special Mobile Unit.
With the information retrieved with Alice, Kumishin was able to give her the one thing she truly desired, a physical body. However Shinko had disappeared, spirited away to a secret government research base.
Four years later the three sisters seek the return of their missing sibling, Shinko...

A sequel to Kage Souju run at Arcanacon XXVII and is a game for 6 players set in the world of the special Mobile Unit. Prior knowledge of Kage Souju is not needed for Shinboku.

Adult Content: M - Adult Themes
Characterisation: 4
Genre Knowledge: 1
Rules Knowledge: NA
Seriousness: 3
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Star Wars Old Republic Return to Sleyheron & Dark Assassin

Writer: Craig White
System: Star Wars Saga Edition & Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Setting
Players: 6

It would seem working for the Jedi can be profitable after all. Fetch this, go there, come back, ka-ching. Simple right?

Maybe not, for nothing is simple in the galaxy as 6 budding adventurers are about to find out.

Note : This is a two session game

Adult Content: M - Mild Violence
Characterisation: 4
Genre Knowledge: 2 - Star Wars and KOTOR Knowledge helpful
Rules Knowledge: 1 - basic d20 rules will help
Seriousness: 3 - semi-serious but laughs welcome
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The Herald's Request

Writer: Rhain Bedwyr, Shaun Hately
System: Dragon Warriors
Players: 6

Being renowned throughout the land should be a good thing. And it certainly has its advantages. But it seems that it can also mean that the Great and the Good (or at least those who think they are the Great and the Good) can look to you as solutions to their problems.

Sponsorship: Magnum Opus Press will be sponsoring this game.

http://www.magnumopuspress.com/

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Adult Content: PG
Characterisation: 3
Genre Knowledge: 3
Rules Knowledge: 1
Seriousness: 3
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Thorrin's Challenge

Writer: Ben Hardman
System: Dungeons & Dragons 3.5
Players: 6

High in the mountains sits an arena where adventures travel to test their skills and prove their worth in a series of tasks known as Thorrin's Challenge, where no two challenges are the same and failure can be fatal. But all is not well: the shadows are growing as a failed challenger bids to make a return.

Adult Content: M - This game contains violence and dwarves
Characterisation: 3 - Not overly essential, but it makes for a more entertaining game
Genre Knowledge: 3 - Fairly useful so as you don't make an idiot of yourself by requesting laser cannons from the blacksmith
Rules Knowledge: 4 - Helpful to have reasonable knowledge so as I don't have to explain everything as I go
Seriousness: 2 - As I'm not the most serious person I don't expect the players to be either
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