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Roleplaying Game Events at PAX Aus 2016

delwyndelwyn Melbourne, AURegistered User regular
edited November 2016 in PAX Australia
We have a wide variety of organised RPGs on offer at PAX Aus, with games beginning at 11 am on each day of PAX. Everything you need is provided, so whether you're an old hand at roleplaying, or are interested in trying out something new, our GMs are ready for you to turn up and play!

An average game session will run for about 2.5 – 3 hours, so most will start at 11 am, 2 pm, 5 pm, or 8 pm. Places in each game are limited, so be sure to be on time! Places may be booked in advance, however if you are more than 10 minutes late, you may find the game already under way, and your place at the game already occupied.

For events where multiple games are listed, the game played may be selected by the group when play begins, or may have been requested ahead of time by people booking in advance ("Ooooh, I really want to play Goblin Quest on Sunday!")

Want to know more? Ask questions below, or come find us next to TableTop HQ at PAX Aus!
Friday
All day
  • Call of Cthulhu Showcase (Presented by Chaosium)
  • Crucible
  • Dungeons & Dragons Adventurer's League
  • Pathfinder Society
  • Snak Attak
11am - 5pm
  • Cthulhu Tech - Hot Merchandise
  • Cypher System Showcase
  • Indie Showcase 1
  • Shadowrun - The Death of Santa Claus
5pm - 11 pm
  • Dark Sun - Gladiators of Tyr
  • FATE! Showcase
  • Planet Mercenary or World of Darkness
  • SLA Industries - The Dank Depths

Saturday
All day
  • Call of Cthulhu Showcase (Presented by Chaosium)
  • Crucible
  • Dungeons & Dragons Adventurer's League
  • Pathfinder Society
  • Snak Attak
11am - 5pm
  • FATE! Showcase
  • Indie Showcase 2
  • Indie Showcase 3
  • Runequest - Ears of the Bull
5pm - 11 pm
  • Cypher System Showcase
  • Indie Showcase 4
  • Planet Mercenary or World of Darkness
  • SLA Industries - The Dank Depths

Sunday
11am - 5pm
  • Call of Cthulhu Showcase (Presented by Chaosium)
  • Crucible
  • Cthulhu Tech - Hot Merchandise
  • Dark Sun - Gladiators of Tyr
  • Dungeons & Dragons Adventurer's League
  • Indie Showcase 3
  • Pathfinder Society
  • Runequest - Ears of the Bull
  • Shadowrun - The Death of Santa Claus
  • Snak Attak

Crucible
Friday: 11am - 11pm; Saturday: 11am - 11pm; Sunday: 11am - 5pm

Crucible is a coin-based epic fantasy RPG of diversity, morality and currency, successfully funded through Kickstarter last year and currently in development.
The developers will be running different showcase games throughout the weekend. Come explore our world, and find out how your choices can shape it.

Cthulhu Tech - Hot Merchandise
Friday: 11am - 2pm, 2pm - 5pm; Sunday: 11am - 2pm, 2pm - 5pm

The year 2085, the elder gods have risen, and attacked, humanity hangs on by a thread. You have a mission to raid an enemy camp (a Breeding Pit), What could possibly go wrong? (3 hours)

Dark Sun - Gladiators of Tyr
Friday: 5pm - 8pm, 8pm - 11pm; Sunday: 11am - 2pm, 2pm - 5pm

You are Tyr's champions, the gladiators of the Stadium. Your feats are an inspiration for the populace, and a revolution against the city's dictators is building. Do you have the courage to fight not for glory, but for freedom? (3 hours)

FATE! Showcase
Friday: 5pm - 8pm, 8pm - 11pm; Saturday: 11am - 2pm, 2pm - 5pm

FATE!: Three different worlds, three different questions:
  • The Rocketeers have been disbanded - but can the Three Rocketeers work from the shadows to protect the Queen from conspiracies within conspiracies?
  • Are you ready for some Action Science as you fight alongside the immortal robot, Atomic Robo?
  • Can the neighbourhood cats defend their territory from supernatural forces without falling to dark forces?
The answer to each: FATE! (3 hours)

Cypher System Showcase
Friday: 11am - 2pm, 2pm - 5pm; Saturday: 5pm - 8pm, 8pm - 11pm

Numenera
Earth a billion years from now, much is forgotten, more is not understood. Outside the region called The Steadfast, home to humanity, lies The Beyond - unexplored, uncivilised, unknown. (3 hours)

The Strange
Forces from across multiple realities work to bring about the destruction of Earth, with only agents of The Estate to stand in their way, to keep the world safe. Sliders meets Stargate, in a multiverse where every fictional reality is accessible to those who can travel between realms. (3 hours)

Gods of the Fall
The gods are dead and you are their inheritors. Will you use your powers to save the world, or damn it to chaos and destruction? (3 hours)

No Thank You Evil
Storia: The World Next Door where children's imaginations come to life, and children use their powers in Storia to defeat evil and keep the world safe. A scalable and flexible RPG for children and adults alike. (3 hours)
- Cancelled

Dread Expectations
The Dread Corp are at it again, attempting to steal valuable treasures. You, the ""New York Sentinels"" must find out Doctor Dread's latest scheme, and put and end to it. A Cypher System Superhero scenario. (3 hours)

Indie Showcase 1
Friday: 11am - 1pm, 1pm - 3pm, 3pm - 5pm

Microscope
Create a fictional timeline of events, you think the Empire should have beaten the rebel scum or Atlantis should rule a modern day 1940, together we can find out. (2 hours)

Murder Party - The Final Girl
You have two paths to escape the Alien ghost from another DIE!mension! A C-grade slasher horror (with all the silliness therein) in which you will have to deal with rotation characters just to keep you on your toes. Will you be 'The Final Girl' ? (2 hours)

Indie Showcase 2
Saturday: 11am - 2pm, 2pm - 5pm

Goblin Quest
The world is full of heroes. You’re not one of them, you’re just the cannon fodder trying to make your mark in an evil war camp. A game about slapstick violence, fatal ineptitude, and the greatest adventure of your life. (3 hours)

GxB
Momoko is a shy freshman at Atarashi high school, eager to fall in love for the first time. But who will she choose? The smart boy? The dangerous boy? The class president? Guide Momoko through three dates and help her choose the perfect boy (or girl) to be her first love in this story based dating game. (3 hours)

Costume Fairy Adventures
A game about fairies, in costumes, having adventures. (3 hours)

Indie Showcase 3
Saturday: 11am - 2pm, 2pm - 5pm; Sunday: 11am - 2pm, 2pm - 5pm

Murder Party
A comedy-horror movie roleplaying game meant to emulate slashers or any other horror movie where the characters are picked off one by one until only one survivor remains to confront the killer. Gather your friends, create your own movie, and find out who will Survive. (3 hours)

Goblin Quest
The world is full of heroes. You’re not one of them, you’re just the cannon fodder trying to make your mark in an evil war camp. A game about slapstick violence, fatal ineptitude, and the greatest adventure of your life. (3 hours)

Toon
Play as a creature in a Looney Tunes world where everyone gets blown up at some point, but nobody ever dies. (3 hours)

Microscope
History in the making. Precisely what that history is, is entirely up to you. (3 hours)

Indie Showcase 4
Saturday: 5pm - 8pm, 8pm - 11pm

Mythender
Your job is to punch Thor in his face, bring your buckets of dice, as we go on an adventure to end the gods and their myths once and for all. (3 hours)

Mass Effect (FATE)
Grab your laser guns and warp drives, it's time to steal some very expensive research. (3 hours)

Monsterhearts
High School can be tough. Avoiding the bullies, making sure you’re hanging with the right crowd, going to the right parties - you wish your problems were that easy. There are truly horrible things out there hiding in the shadows - you know because you’re one of them. Join the Vampires and the Witches, the Ghosts and the Faeborn in the Apocalypse powered world of Monsterhearts.

Planet Mercenary or World Of Darkness
Friday: 5pm - 8pm, 8pm - 11pm; Saturday: 5pm - 8pm, 8pm - 11pm

Planet Mercenary: A Simple Task
A simple milk run, shouldn't be a problem, right? Right?
Planet Mercenary is the roleplaying game of space opera and big gun, set in the universe of Howard Tayler's Schlock Mercenary (3 hours)

World Of Darkness: Resistance!
When the aliens invaded, they had it all worked out. Humanity was it's slaves within a day. However, they can't account for what they can't see, and the resistance is here...
A new World of Darkness game for a bunch of supernaturals trying to take down aliens. (3 hours)

Runequest - Ears of the Bull (Presented by Chaosium)
Saturday: 1pm - 5pm; Sunday: 1pm - 5pm
It's the Hero Wars and with most of the clan's warriors off fighting in the north, it’s down to you to protect hearth and home. But what's that lurking in the woods?
This convention scenario offers PAX Aus attendees one of the first opportunities to try out the eagerly-anticipated new edition of RUNEQUEST, currently in development by Chaosium. (4 hours)

Shadowrun - The Death of Santa Claus
Friday: 11am - 2pm, 2pm - 5pm; Sunday: 11am - 2pm, 2pm - 5pm
The Death of Santa Claus is a run that has everything you could want in it. Santa, Orphans, Corps Security and Kidnapping.
Step into Shadowrun and choose the best way to get the job done, be it stealth, bribery, or a good old fashioned shoot out. (3 hours)

SLA Industries - The Dank Depths
Friday: 5pm - 8pm, 8pm - 11pm; Saturday: 5pm - 8pm, 8pm - 11pm
Sleeper Duty - One squad, living out of one van for a six month tour in the deepest hell downtown has to offer. - a SLA Industries scenario for 4-5 players written for PAXAus 2016 by S.Clarke (3 hours)
Snak Attak
Every 3 hours - Friday: 11am - 11pm; Saturday: 11am - 11pm; Sunday: 11am - 5pm

Edible tabletop gaming returns with more tables, more games, and more sugar than ever before!
The SnakAttak team run the latest and greatest of consumable combat with brand new games in addition to your traditional PAX favourites - check with TableTop HQ for what's happening on the day! (3 hours)

Picnic Panic
A basic edible party game perfect for the young and young at heart.

Corsairs of Candy Cove
Pirate teddies scour the oceans for plunder and booty.

Rocky Road Warriors
The real-time lamington-vehicle combat game of fast-paced collisions on the glazed highways.

Entree Invaders
For you cheese and crackers fans, a savoury game of galactic exploration and conquest.

Tiny Teddies Go To War
The legendary Melbourne convention game that has become a PAX tradition. Saturday night sees the annual championship trophy contested, using the Krazy Ivan Games rules. Spectators welcome to help eat the dead.
Dungeons & Dragons Adventurer's League
Friday: 11am - 11pm; Saturday: 11am - 11pm; Sunday: 11am - 5pm

The D&D Adventurers League is an ongoing official organized play campaign for Dungeons & Dragons. It uses the fifth edition of the Dungeons & Dragons rules, and features the Forgotten Realms setting.

You can play D&D Adventurers League games at any place that features adventures bearing the D&D Adventurers League logo. You can create a character and bring that character to games anywhere D&D Adventurers League is supported.

Dungeons & Dragons adventures are running all day during PAX Aus - see the Adventurer's League Coordinator in the Tabletop RPG area for more details!
Pathfinder Society
Friday: 11am - 11pm; Saturday: 11am - 11pm; Sunday: 11am - 5pm

Pathfinder Society Organized Play is a worldwide fantasy roleplaying campaign that puts YOU in the role of an agent of the Pathfinder Society, a legendary league of explorers, archaeologists, and adventurers dedicated to discovering and chronicling the greatest mysteries and wonders of an ancient world beset by magic and monsters.

Short 2 hour adventures will be running all day at PAX Aus, suitable for new and old players alike. Characters sheets will be provided, so you can jump in and play with no delay. See the Pathfinder Coordinator in the Tabletop RPG area for more details!
Call of Cthulhu Showcase (Presented by Chaosium)
Friday: 11am - 11pm; Saturday: 11am - 11pm; Sunday: 11am - 5pm

Dead Boarder
A grisly discovery leads to a mind shattering experience. This is a one-hour taster of the incredible, award winning Call of Cthulhu role playing game. Die, or go mad trying! (1 hour)

Black Water, White Death
A group of well-heeled city folk travel to the old growth forests of Tasmania to delve into the fate of a group of convicts who escaped custody in 1832. As these city-folk are about to learn, there are secrets in the ancient landscapes of Australia that are far stranger and far more deadly than anything they might stumble upon in the streets of gang-ridden Melbourne. (2 hours)

Un-Fresh Off The Boat
Two ships have travelled from England to the new colony of Sydney, carrying a mixture of convicts, settlers and redcoat soldiers. During their eight month voyage, a terrible affliction spread throughout both ships, leaving its victims covered in disgusting yellow scabs. Now with their new homes in sight, not all of the passengers have waited for permission to come ashore... (2 hours)

Red in Tooth and Claw
In the early months of what will be known as World War One, the crew of a small submarine patrols the Bismarck Sea, ever-watchful for German vessels. They will soon discover that there are places in the remote and empty oceans where the threat of enemy detection is the least of your worries. (3 hours)

Wilderland
The Great Old Ones returned, as the mad scholars said they would. Once-great cities are in ruins, humanity is scattered and clinging to the barest of existence, but there is hope.

Into one settlement of survivors, located in rural Australia, a stranger stumbles, bringing word of a great repository of knowledge from the past. Perhaps this chance encounter will grant humanity the ability to fight back, and reclaim the world from the horrors. (3 hours)

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Posts

  • DargeshDargesh Registered User new member
    Shadowrun - The Death of Santa Claus - Will this have pre-gen characters available? I haven't played Shadowrun in about 20 years and would like to sit in on a game, but am concerned about delaying game play while I roll up a character.

  • delwyndelwyn Melbourne, AURegistered User regular
    Hi Dargesh, yes, pregenerated characters will be available for all games - all you need to do is come along and play.

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  • Stressed ChefStressed Chef Registered User new member
    Can we sign up via this thread?

  • Stressed ChefStressed Chef Registered User new member
    And also - the Guidebook listings aren't quite up to date with this info! Great selection of systems and adventures by the way.

  • delwyndelwyn Melbourne, AURegistered User regular
    Some of the entries were late notice, and unfortunately missed the Guidebook deadline, but we were fortunate enough to get most of them in there this year. Aiming higher for next year!

    The great selection is entirely due to our wonderful volunteer GMs - all I do is coordinate :)

    With regards to sign ups, we prefer limiting that to happening in person at PAX. Places to some events are limited, and we don't want to disadvantage folks who don't frequent the forums. Come find me, or the other Enforcer on duty in the RPGs section, and we'll sort you out.

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  • vonhistvonhist Mr Melbourne, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    Is anyone interested in trading pinny arcade pins for dnd miniatures. I have a pile of minis I no longer use.

  • BruceLGLBruceLGL Registered User new member
    I just got back from my day at PAX Aus and had a great time (got in on a CthulhuTech game). I was wondering what is involved to run a game as a GM for next year?

  • khendarkhendar Registered User new member
    I heard a rumour that Sunday's Shadowrun game has been booked out since Friday. Can anybody confirm that ?

  • vonhistvonhist Mr Melbourne, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    Yes it was but people pulled out and mew players came in. Kidnapping Santa was one of my PAX highlights.

    Big shout out to the organisers and GMs for a wonderful job all weekend. Thank you ladies and gentlemen!

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  • delwyndelwyn Melbourne, AURegistered User regular
    There was great demand for The Death of Santa Claus and there's a good chance it'll be back next year. I may also have another Shadowrun GM lined up to increase the number of sessions on offer.

    The booking system will be getting an overhaul for next year. What it might be exactly, I don't know yet, however you can expect at a minimum to not be able to book a session that isn't happening on the day you're asking. Interest has increased, and we will adapt to accommodate.

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