Crazy Squirrel RPG Mini Convention 2014

Jun 20-21, 2014 in Fresno, CA, US

This event is over.

Jun 2014

SlotScenarioPlayersGMs
9:30am-1pm
GMT-07

Call of Cthulhu
4 of 41 of 1

Written by Allyson Fanning

The Seniors of Hollywood High always have a tradition, and that is to stay the night at one of the many "haunted" locations in the L.A. area. The players have drawn up The Hollywood Tower Hotel, an abandoned hotel that used to be where the elite stayed. Nothing could gone wrong right?

Characters will be provided. If you have any questions, please let me know.

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FATE
4 of 51 of 1

Written by Doyce Testerman

The fate of the Earth was in your hands, superheroes. Somehow, you wound up here... imprisoned, with hazy memories. It's time to break free, reclaim your memories, and save the world!

For beginning roleplayers and old hands. Your characters develop through the game, as their memories return, with input from your fellow players.

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Fiasco
4 of 41 of 1

Written by Matt Forbeck

Gen Con. The largest tabletop gaming convention in the Western Hemisphere. A gathering of the particular branch of the geek tribe that likes to get its game on analog-style, rolling dice, pushing lead, and slapping down cards. With something shy of 50,000 people descending on Indianapolis for a long, hot weekend in the middle of August, Gen Con is the size of a small city. They call it the Best Four Days in Gaming. It might also be the deadliest.

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Pathfinder 1st Edition Pathfinder Society (1st edition)
9 of 122 of 2

Character level 3

Written by Rob McCreary

The deserts of Osirion—land of pharaohs and ancient tombs—hide not just untold wonders, but also unspeakable dangers. When the vast sand dunes part to reveal the ancient pyramid of the legendary Pharaoh of Sphinxes, glory seekers from across many nations race toward it, each fighting to be the first to claim its wonders. But the storied pharaoh doesn't rest quietly within this monument, and his tomb was designed to slaughter any who would dare trespass.

A band of bold adventurers are the first to arrive, and stand poised to claim what’s risen from the sands—but they're unaware of the doom that lurks inside. With daring on their side and strange, rarely seen powers at their disposal, the heroes may be the only force capable of containing the force of evil within and defeating its curse!

"Risen from the Sands" is a dungeon-based adventure for four 3rd-level characters, written for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and compatible with the 3.5 edition of the world's oldest RPG. It also provides four immediately playable previews of exciting new classes debuting in the upcoming Pathfinder RPG Advanced Class Guide, as well as a thematic supplement to the new Mummy’s Mask Adventure Path.

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0 of 81 of 1

Written by Derek Matthews

Space can be a dangerous place... Join in an adventure that will have you blasting across the galaxy and sneaking, bluffing, running, and fighting for your lives - all to uncover the strange truth about an insidious scientific experiment that you and your companions have unwittingly stumbled into. Grab your rayguns, jetpacks, a fistful of credits and some synthetic flesh spray just in case, and join us for high-space adventure!

Play with the author of Simple System, a game that was recently successfuly kickstarted. Visit the Simple System website to learn more about this game by local designer Derek Matthews.

For the kickstarter text, videos, and game explanation, visit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/353110609/simple-system-table-top-roleplaying-game-system

Special Note: Derek is running two 1.5 hour scenarios within this slot. Table 1 runs 9:30 to 11:15, and table 2 11:30 to 1.

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1 of 41 of 1

The city of Malifaux is a dark and dangerous place
infested with monsters hungry for both blood and
coin, and riddled with deadly schemes and plots
ready to snare the unwary. Under the watchful gaze
of the Guild its citizens toil endlessly for Soulstones in
its mines, keeping their heads down and their mouths
shut lest they draw undue attention and fall afoul of
one of the many horrors this alien realm has to offer.
For these meek individuals their time in Malifaux is
a trial which must be endured, their debts paid to the
Guild so they can travel back Earthside and be free
of whatever crime or misfortune which brought them
here in the first place.

This game utilizes the new Through the Breach card-driven RPG from Wyrd Miniatures.

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2-5:30pm
GMT-07

Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition
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Continuing the D&D for Kids "Chaos Scar" campaign. Continue tracking down the notorious wereboar slaver Magrak Ironjaw and his vile crew. Currently a continuing campaign, but new players are welcome. The current adventure supports lots of players. Kids between 5 and 18 welcome, with the understanding that most players are young. Language and behavior is expected to be kid-friendly.

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Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition
6 of 61 of 1

Written by Andy Aleman

Rumbling thunder pounds the castle spires. The wind's howling increases as Strahd turns his gaze back to the village. Far below, a party of adventurers has just entered his domain. Strahd's face forms a twisted smile as his dark plan unfolds. He knew they were coming, and he knows why they came. He, the master of Ravenloft, will attend to them.

Under raging stormclouds, a lone figure stands silhouetted against the ancient walls of castle Ravenloft. Count Strahd von Zarovich stares down a sheer cliff at the village below. A cold, bitter wind spins dead leaves around him, billowing his cape in the darkness. Lightning splits the clouds overhead, casting stark white light across him. He has a look of power - and of madness. His once-handsome face is contorted by a tragedy darker than the night itself.

The master of Ravenloft is having guests for dinner. And you are invited.

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In anticipation of the upcoming new edition, I will be updating this classic module. Pre-gens provided, but if you have the 10/19/13 playtest rules, feel free to make a 5th level character.

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Fiasco
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The end of the Victorian Era gave way to Queen Victoria's son King Edward VII. Known as the Edwardian Era, it was known as the period of excess, surrounded by garden parties, endless balls year-round and the traditionalism of the rigid class system that was the British Empire.

But that's about to change.

With the rise of the middle class, and a war looming on the brink, the rigidity of the Aristocracy is being forced to make room for the New Men and “New Money” of the age. Add a dash of beautiful women fighting for the right to be more than just housewives, and you have a recipe for a high-end or even low-end Fiasco.

Adults only.

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Numenera
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Written by Johnathen Tonozzi

To the north of the Amorphous Fields lies a series of towers spoken in hushed tones as The Towers of Aves. The towers look over the large city of Hayrest. In Aves the people are known as The Strix.

As a player you play as one of the Strix that have been allowed to leave the enclave.

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Numenera
4 of 51 of 1

Written by Monte Cook

A mysterious order worships something called “the Vortex” in a temple like nothing anyone in the Ninth World has ever seen. PCs explore the strange complex to find a missing boy, and become embroiled in multiple scenarios, one of which might just take them unimaginably far from home.

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Pathfinder 1st Edition
6 of 61 of 1

Written by Mike Gahagan

This will be a Very Role Play heavy event. The Adventurers Set out from the capitol to help solve some hideous murders. They were summoned by the local Magister (Justice of the peace/sheriff). Their job is to track down, Capture, Have a trial, and execute the perpetrators. Sounds easy. Right?

Be prepared for plot switches and heavy rp Combat is not going to be stressed or common. If you think you have it in you're welcome. I will have pre made characters.

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World of Darkness
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Written by Matthew McFarland

An introductory scenario for the World of Darkness. The game is set on the shores of Quincy, Massachusetts.

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6:30-10pm
GMT-07

Call of Cthulhu
4 of 51 of 1

Aug. 15, 1929. You receive a package postmarked from Egypt. You open the package and you find a note, a key and a ticket for a Steamer ship with the date Aug. 17, 1929 on it. The note tells of a job that is located in the Valley of the Kings. Please come to Cairo, Egypt. Lodging is at the Catabell Towers (key included room # on other side). Signed by Kinder Holawell.

Characters will be provided.

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Dread
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You are members of the USS Marlina, and you call upon by the USS Aueurbach in distress. But when you arrive, the ship is empty and motionless. You and your companions look for the missing crew and find that you may or may not be alone.

Dread is a horror-inspired RPG and is not recommended for children. Adults only, please.

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Iron Kingdoms
3 of 41 of 1

Written by Privateer Press

When cultists kidnap the family of the City Watch Lieutenant in an attempt to blackmail him for a valuable relic, your mercenary team is called in to find the missing relic before it's too late. If you succeed, you will be well on your way to securing a lucrative future with the City Watch. However if you fail, you may end up as wanted fugitives.

Pre-generated characters are provided for this introductory adventure for the Iron Kingdoms RPG.

Bring pencils, paper, and several six-sided dice.

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Mouse Guard
5 of 51 of 1

Written by Scott Martin

Guard mice are bringing mail from Blackstone in the early spring, picking their way around snowy patches in the bright green grass. They keep an eye to the sky for hawks and are wary of snakes emerging from winter hibernation. The wind gusts strengthen and rain begins to fall...

Mouse Guard runs on a simplified version of the Burning Wheel engine. Pregenerated characters provided; new players welcome.

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Pathfinder 1st Edition Pathfinder Society (1st edition)
8 of 61 of 1

Character level 3

Written by Rob McCreary

The deserts of Osirion—land of pharaohs and ancient tombs—hide not just untold wonders, but also unspeakable dangers. When the vast sand dunes part to reveal the ancient pyramid of the legendary Pharaoh of Sphinxes, glory seekers from across many nations race toward it, each fighting to be the first to claim its wonders. But the storied pharaoh doesn't rest quietly within this monument, and his tomb was designed to slaughter any who would dare trespass.

A band of bold adventurers are the first to arrive, and stand poised to claim what’s risen from the sands—but they're unaware of the doom that lurks inside. With daring on their side and strange, rarely seen powers at their disposal, the heroes may be the only force capable of containing the force of evil within and defeating its curse!

"Risen from the Sands" is a dungeon-based adventure for four 3rd-level characters, written for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and compatible with the 3.5 edition of the world's oldest RPG. It also provides four immediately playable previews of exciting new classes debuting in the upcoming Pathfinder RPG Advanced Class Guide, as well as a thematic supplement to the new Mummy’s Mask Adventure Path.

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Star Wars Saga
0 of 51 of 1

It is a dark time in the galaxy. The evil Galactic Empire has spread from the Deep Core to the Outer Rim, and everywhere the Emperor’s tyranny can be felt. Fleeing from the Emperor’s sinister agents, an operative of a fledgling resistance movement has traveled to a space station above the planet of Brentaal. The data the agent is trying to protect is vital to gaining additional support against Palpatine’s rule. The Empire has sent out an alert to all Imperial Forces in the sector, including those on Sel Zonn Station, where the struggle for liberty rages on and the first sparks of rebellion have begun to burn…

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