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Gen Con Preview #1 - Chaosium's massive program of scheduled games

Posted by Michael O'Brien on 12th May 2019

Gen Con LogoGen Con event tickets will be released for purchase by the public on May 19th. With our support of crack team of GMs and Keepers from the Cult of Chaos, our director of organised play Todd has put together a massive program of games in our dedicated 20 table event space.

In the next few posts, we'll be recounting what's on offer from Chaosium. If you're coming to Gen Con, book early from May 19th: these events are all likely to fill fast!

First off, convention scenarios we've run at Gen Con before and will be running again this year, in #ThrowbackThursday:

Investigator Handbook cover


Lightless Beacon

Investigators play the role of maritime professionals in varying fields venturing to a malfunctioned lighthouse stationed upon the small isolated Beacon Island north of Folly Point Town. All is not what it seems. Strange gold pieces are uncovered at the scene as well as the mutilated body of the live-in worker and the bullet ridden remains of bizarre amphibious fish like creatures. Shortly after arriving, investigators are attacked. Will they survive to tell the tale of their findings or succumb to a threat which rises from the rough stormy waters?
Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition (Classic 1920s)

Deirdre of the Sorrows - by Kevin Schlipper

Returning the the scene of the Bloody Sunday massacre in Dublin, the investigators soon discover that these events are all echoed in another world, one they become trapped in. But do events in this echo also affect the real world? 
Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition (Classic 1920s). Author: Kevin Schlipper.

Ides of Winter - by Padraic Barrett

Soon after arriving by train in Northumberland, the investigators are embroiled in a mysterious death at a local pub. But even once that is solved, mysterious events and the appearance of ghosts lead them to believe more is afoot. 
Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition (Classic 1920s). Author: Padraic Barret.

Down Darker Trails cover


Wailing Women

Sheriff Isaiah Rinehart and his posse find themselves in the mountain town of Atocha while on the hunt for an escaped fugitive. The Spanish-speaking inhabitants are so friendly. But why do all of the women wear mourning dresses? Are they concealing the criminal, or do they have their own secrets? Set in 1876 New Mexico Territory
Down Darker Trails. Author: David Larkins.


The Outlaws of Desolation Peak

1871 New Mexico Territory. Pinkerton agents have been sent to kill or capture the notorious outlaw Black Jack Ketchum by the Twin Mining Company. It is time to stop the depredations his gang have played on the miners and ore shipments. But he isn't so easy to find, the investigators discover. Set in the Old West.
Down Darker Trails/Pulp Cthulhu. Author: Jonathan Meadows.

RuneQuest cover


Stealing the Eye

Tasked by your chief in raiding the vile temple of a conquering Lunar goddess, you have only to take the massive gem set in the forehead of the giant statue. And hopefully survive to bring home any other treasure you can find there as you rededicate the temple to benevolent Earth goddesses.
RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha.

Darkness at Runegate

Following the events at the Broken Tower, the adventurers are sent to Runegate by their clan chief, to investigate rumors of the desecration of the grave of one of the famous ancestors. When they arrive, they discover that something terrible is at work there, and it will take all their wits and strength of arms to survive. This adventure is a sequel to the RuneQuest Quickstart adventure "The Broken Tower".
RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha.

13th Age Glorantha Cover


The Next Valley Over

The battle that drove away the Chaos demons also killed all of the valley’s priestesses and holy people. Now the farmers and warriors of Dunhollow need the adventurers’ help to journey to the next valley to discover what has happened to the great temple to Orlanth, the Storm King. When you need adventurers, everyone knows it’s going to be bad.
13th Age Glorantha. Author: Rob Heinsoo

NEXT GEN CON PREVIEW: The Brand New Convention Scenarios we'll be debuting at Gen Con!