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Play and demo tabletop games at RoberCon. Sit down for a scheduled session (listed below) or feel free to go to the #LFG channel (looking for group) to set up and play your own game.

All games will take place on the RoberCon Discord (unless otherwise indicated). Game sign-ups will take place in the #game-announcements channel (unless otherwise indicated), where you can click the “check” reaction icon to hold confirm your attendance.

Sign-ups will be posted the morning of.

If you’re looking for more events and programs on Discord, click here.

SATURDAY, September 26

10:30AM - 12PM EST - Affliction: Salem 1692

GM: DPH Games

AFFLICTION: Salem 1692 is a game set in the hysteria of a witch-hunt. Use your influence to whisper in the ear of the Magistrate, Judge, Governor or Minister to protect some and have others arrested.

Requirements: Discord and Tabletop Simulator.

Discord Channel: DPH Games

11AM - 2PM EST- The Hydra House

GM: Michael Bohn

For many adventurers, the quest begins in a tavern. For these six individuals, the tavern IS their quest! This brings us to "The Hydra House!"

Built along one of the region's most heavily traveled roads, combining the services of a full tavern and inn, The Hydra House sees a healthy profit from Adventurers and Merchants alike. But what happens when shipments go missing and supplies run thin? How long will The Hydra House enjoy its reputation once it has nothing to offer but beds?

A week out from the nearest city in either direction, it seems the world itself is determined to call them to adventure one way or another. After all, those shipments are pre-paid!

Requirements: Discord for voice and Roll20 for the virtual tabletop. Pathfinder 2nd Edition, using pre-generated 1st Level characters.

Discord Channel: RPG 1

12 - 4PM EST - The Blasting Park Affair

GM: Daniel Schwartz

For the last week nobody who has entered the Cronwyn Munitions factory has returned. Lord Cronwyn has done what any sensible person would do; he has hired adventurers. Join this game of gaslamp fantasy for a story of magic, machinery, and thrills using the FATE system.

Requirements: Discord

Discord Channel: RPG 2

12 - 4PM EST - World Wide Wrestling: The International Incident

GM: Nicolas Schapira

"WELCOME TO WORLD WIDE WRESTLING! Our wrestlers hail from all over the world and have all kinds of skills. We have our high flyers, our technicians, our hardcore legends, and many others whose only answer to disgreement is WANTON VIOLENCE! Behold the spectacle!"

PG13 Safety tools: x-card, lines/veils, script changes.

Requirements: Discord

Discord  Channel: Game Channel 1

1PM - 2PM EST - Psychological Warfare

GM: DPH Games

All games incorporate psychology, this one takes it head-on. You will be using Backhanded Compliments, Clever Insults, Paranoia, Stress and Phobias to manipulate scores in four dimensions. It has twists, multiple tactics, and counter-actions that keep the game fresh and replayable.

Requirements: Discord and Tabletop Simulator.

Discord Channel: DPH Games

1PM - 5PM EST - Re-Entry Burn

GM: Kevin Kreiner

Another successful mission, as Gemini 3 returns safely to Earth. So why is your boss at the Space Center concerned? And why do some claim there were three astronauts, not two?

Uses: Call of Cthulhu 7th Ed

Requirements: Discord

Discord Channel: RPG 3

2PM - 3PM EST - Madoshi: Priests of the Sun and Moon

GM: DPH Games

The land itself—the rocks, trees, mountains, and rivers—are infused with latent magical energy. This energy needs only a focus to give it life. The Sun and the moon struggle with each other to give these Mononoke life.

Requirements: Discord and Tabletop Simulator.

Discord Channel: DPH Games

2PM - 6PM EST - The Cult of Personality

GM: Jared Streger

As the heroes of Scarsbrooke you have made quite a name for yourselves. Between fending off marauders, negotiating with a goblin warren, and destroying dangerous relics, you have brought a period of peace to a once unstable area. You can see the admiration in their eyes and never pay for drinks at the Frothy Tankard. Then a stranger arrives with another threat, a cult that bends the will of those they capture to their own nefarious plans. They want to bolster their numbers and they have their eyes set on Scarsbrooke.

Trigger warning: Mental Health Issues

Requirements: Discord

Discord Channel: RPG 4

2PM - 6PM EST - Under Hollow Hills

GM: Elle Owls

There is a traveling circus under the Hollow Hills. It travels by moonlight, small wagons creaking in the night silence. It travels lost roads. It travels the night world and the day world, fairyland and the living earth, and places otherwise, and no border can keep it. It has mysteries to pose, drama to perform, it has music, juggling, acts of death-defying peril, pratfall comedy. It has dangerous secrets to tell.

You are its performers and its crew. You're fairy kind and human kind. You're the circus, and the circus is you. You travel through fairyland and the mortal world, performing as you choose. Wherever you perform, you change: you change the seasons, you change the fortunes of those you perform for, you change their hearts. You change yourselves. This is the game: we change.

Requirements: Discord.

This RPG uses "Powered by the Apocalypse," which in this case means that it has playbooks for the players, a system of moves based on rolling and summing two dice, a GM, and a "play to find out" approach to prep and plotting. We will be using the X-card, lines and veils, and the open door policy for the main safety tools.

Discord Channel: RPG 5

2PM - 6PM EST - Seas of Kansas: Through Broken Lenses

GM: Brandon Osorio

As part of an elite rescue organization, you have been sent into the flooded zones to recover a prototype Water Purifier and the scientist who designed it. It's a race against time as your team must beat an Oblivate Industries wetwork team, and a chainsaw wielding motorcycle gang to the prize.

Requirements: Discord

Discord Channel: RPG 6

5PM - 7PM EST - Inca Empire: The Card Game

GM: DPH Games

Become one of the Inca’s Regional Leaders! Expand the empire by Extending your road system, build cities to house your people and construct temples to please the gods. Sapa, “the Only One”, will only favor the leader who does the best over the empire’s four eras.

Requirements: Discord and Tabletop Simulator.

Discord Channel: DPH Games

5PM - 8PM EST - The Hydra House

GM: Michael Bohn

For many adventurers, the quest begins in a tavern. For these six individuals, the tavern IS their quest! This brings us to "The Hydra House!"

Built along one of the region's most heavily traveled roads, combining the services of a full tavern and inn, The Hydra House sees a healthy profit from Adventurers and Merchants alike. But what happens when shipments go missing and supplies run thin? How long will The Hydra House enjoy its reputation once it has nothing to offer but beds?

A week out from the nearest city in either direction, it seems the world itself is determined to call them to adventure one way or another. After all, those shipments are pre-paid!

Requirements: Discord for voice and Roll20 for the virtual tabletop. Pathfinder 2nd Edition, using pre-generated 1st Level characters.

Discord Channel: RPG 1

5:30PM - 8PM EST - The Forum

GM: Kevin Kreiner

You have been gathered to this place. You don't know why. You don't know how. All you know is that you cannot move. You cannot touch anyone. What will be your fate?

Requirements: An internet-connected device.

This will be a Zoom based LARP. You will need both video and audio capabilities.

Any attendee under the age of 18 must first have a parent or guardian come on camera and give verbal permission to allow the attendee to play.

How to play: Attendees will need to contact Kevin Kreiner preferably through Facebook Page, for meeting information to join the game.

6PM - 10PM EST - Pasion de las Pasiones

GM: Nicolas Schapira

A Powered by the Apocalypse (PbtA) tabletop role-playing game where you play the cast of the world's most dramatic and exciting telenovela: Pasion de las Pasiones.

In Pasion de las Pasiones, lies will be exposed, plots will be shattered, hearts will be broken, and if you're lucky, you might even get a happy ending. At least for now. Think American soap opera and add in your average CW show with the drama volume at 11, and then maybe it's close to what you will encounter here.

No background on telenovelas required. Two notes on telenovelas: 1) The default character is LatinX.  2) The genre and its tropes, by default, are gendered and heteronormative. However, this is a game of drama, twists, and turns where these gender and heteronormative tropes can be turned on their heads. In other words, the game can be as queer as the players want and/or as the fiction demands. Except the LatinX part. That part stays.

Safety tools include x-card, lines and veils, open door policy, and script changes. For more info.

Requirements: Discord

Discord Channel: RPG 2

7PM - 9PM EST - JackBox Party

JackBox is a party game of rediculous games that range from trivia to making fake memes. Join in anytime between 7 and 9PM.

Requirements: Discord and a device with a browser.

Discord Channel: JackBox Party

8PM - 9:30PM EST - Usurp the King

GM: DPH Games

The King may be in trouble. The court that surrounds him contains subjects who seek power. Each player represents a family that will vie for control over subjects. Featuring seven victory conditions the path to victory may shift as you gain more information about each subject’s motives and those of the other families. Your allegiances will twist and change based on your interests. The subjects are but pawns.

Requirements: Discord and Tabletop Simulator.

Discord Channel: DPH Games

8PM - 10PM EST - Firelight

GM: Jason Arons

Players take on the role of Neolithic nomads, losing their land as the world changes, Post Hyborean, magic diminishes while ancient monsters are unleashed. Players gather around a virtual fire determining the direction the tribe must go after a terrible ordeal. Players construct their roles in the tribe, what traditions or powers the tribe commands, what they are willing to sacrifice to survive. I've run it twice with two different groups, with myself as shaman/facilitator, and everyone has enjoyed it, and I like running it. It's impressive to see, when players sit in a darkened room, with a dim light source below their screen (I use a candle) and it really does feel like you're all sitting around the same fire.

Ages: 16+

Discord Channel: RPG 4

8PM - 10PM EST - Boy Problems

GM: Elle Owls

It is many years into the future. A wealthy and powerful person (or persons) has claimed a rare and much sought after prize: the “vault” of 200 unreleased (this is real!) songs from renowned Canadian pop artist, Carly Rae Jepsen.

Hired by an anonymous sponsor, your team of highly trained individuals will raid a well-defended location to retrieve said item. From planning to set-up to execution, you will see this heist through to its completion, whether that be a success or failure. There will many twists and turns along the way, and don’t always trust the specialists by your side.

Requirements: Discord.

We will be using open door policy, lines and veils, and the X-card as safety tools. D6s are required.

Discord Channel: RPG 3

 

SUNDAY, September 27

10AM - 11AM EST - Psychological Warfare

GM: DPH Games

All games incorporate psychology, this one takes it head-on. You will be using Backhanded Compliments, Clever Insults, Paranoia, Stress and Phobias to manipulate scores in four dimensions. It has twists, multiple tactics, and counter-actions that keep the game fresh and replayable.

Requirements: Discord and Tabletop Simulator.

Discord Channel: DPH Games

11AM - 2PM EST - The Hydra House

GM: Michael Bohn

For many adventurers, the quest begins in a tavern. For these six individuals, the tavern IS their quest! This brings us to "The Hydra House!"

Built along one of the region's most heavily traveled roads, combining the services of a full tavern and inn, The Hydra House sees a healthy profit from Adventurers and Merchants alike. But what happens when shipments go missing and supplies run thin? How long will The Hydra House enjoy its reputation once it has nothing to offer but beds?

A week out from the nearest city in either direction, it seems the world itself is determined to call them to adventure one way or another. After all, those shipments are pre-paid!

Requirements: Discord for voice and Roll20 for the virtual tabletop. Pathfinder 2nd Edition, using pre-generated 1st Level characters.

Discord Channel: RPG 1

12PM - 1:30PM EST - Affliction: Salem 1692

GM: DPH Games

AFFLICTION: Salem 1692 is a game set in the hysteria of a witch-hunt. Use your influence to whisper in the ear of the Magistrate, Judge, Governor or Minister to protect some and have others arrested.

Requirements: Discord and Tabletop Simulator.

Discord Channel: DPH Games

12PM - 4PM EST - BLACK HEART

GM: Elle Owls

Work with your fellow cultists, investigate a village and the dark secrets it hides, gain power as the veil between worlds weakens, and finally: summon an ancient god. Over the course of a week you will discover all sorts of weird creatures and magic slipping through the weakening veil to threaten the town. By gaining power in your three core stats (Heart, Soul & Mind) you will face these challenges and grow, including gaining a mutation of great power that will change you forever. Will you succeed in summoning the god? Many have failed before you, learn from their mistakes.

Requirements: Discord

We will be using the X-card, lines and veils, and the open door policy for the main safety tools.

Discord Channel: RPG 2

12PM - 4PM EST - Visigoths vs. Mall Goths

GM: Nicolas Schapira

A roleplaying game and dating sim about the conflicts and romances among the warriors who sacked ancient Rome and 20th century spooky teens, set in a suburban Los Angeles shopping mall during 1996. There are a lot of bisexuals. Imagine a surreal combo of The Craft, Empire Records, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, and Clueless.

You’ll each have objectives that you can pursue (or ignore) and revel in the mall packed with many strange retro marvels to discover. Strange sense of humor required! 4-hour Spotify Playlist.

Safety tools: X-card, lines/veils, script changes. For descriptions, please refer to this linkNote: Queerphobia will not be tolerated.

Requirements: Discord

Discord Channel: RPG 3

1:30PM - 2:30PM EST - Madoshi: Priests of the Sun and Moon

GM: DPH Games

The land itself—the rocks, trees, mountains, and rivers—are infused with latent magical energy. This energy needs only a focus to give it life. The Sun and the moon struggle with each other to give these Mononoke life.

Requirements: Discord and Tabletop Simulator.

Discord Channel: DPH Games

2PM - 5PM EST - Seas of Kansas: Punching Nazis

GM: Brandon Osorio

As part of an elite rescue organization, your team has uncovered a horrific ring training up psychic child soldiers for a Nazi Biker gang that is terrorizing the inland sea. With federal oversight and approval you’ve been given field permission to apprehend these homegrown terrorists and put a stop to their vile plans.

RoberCon is your last chance to get a free betatester copy of Seas of Kansas. All players who sign up for a Seas Game will receive a link to download this new game experience!

Requirements: Discord

Discord Channel: RPG 4

2PM - 5PM EST - Prodigies in the New English Canaan

GM: Kevin Kreiner

The woods of colonial America are filled with things unknown. A house that seems to have vanished. A mountain that draws the rain. Some of them are bad enough that even in the aftermath of a battle, enemies might find themselves working together to understand and survive.

Uses: Call of Cthulhu 7th Ed

Requirements: Discord

Discord Channel: RPG 5

2:30PM - 4PM EST - Usurp the King

GM: DPH Games

The King may be in trouble. The court that surrounds him contains subjects who seek power. Each player represents a family that will vie for control over subjects. Featuring seven victory conditions the path to victory may shift as you gain more information about each subject’s motives and those of the other families. Your allegiances will twist and change based on your interests. The subjects are but pawns.

Requirements: Discord and Tabletop Simulator.

Discord Channel: DPH Games

5PM - 7PM EST - Vegan Sorcerers
Society of Vegan Sorcerers by Wendy Gorman
GM: Jason Arons

Players take on the role of Vegan Sorcerers, fighting against dark forces, constructing rituals to hide this world from the hunger of The Old Ones, but how do you do that ethically and sustainably without human sacrifice?

Ages: 12+

Discord Channel: RPG 1