The games that were played at Go Play 2019
Click on the game titles below to read more about each game!
Role Playing Games (RPGs):
Trapped on Intai'sei, a planet in the Phoenix System of the Milky Way Galaxy, and seemingly alone, the operatives will have to band together and navigate through the dangers of a hostile invasion force to survive and escape certain death. The adventure concludes with either the team safely launching a shuttle, bound for who knows where, or the reality of death or capture.
Designed as an intro to D&D, and set in the Mass Effect universe, this is focused on investigation, with a touch of combat.
System: Mass Effect 5e
Designed as an intro to D&D 5e, this adventure is aimed at new players. Being a new DM/GM myself, how to play will be explained during the course of the adventure.
"Goblins set upon the quiet town of Barrow's Edge, and the community cries out for heroes to save them. What has turned the secretive and reclusive goblins into bloodthirsty raiders? Who is the mysterious new leader of the tribe? The truth lies deep within the Howling Caves..."
System: D&D 5E
"Once a jolly swagman camped by a billabong," sang the children tunelessly in the Mullinblangah Christmas pageant. Their parents looked on, sweating in the local church hall. The older teenagers at the back whispered about the upcoming B&S Ball.
Everyone was happy to leave the hall to watch the fireworks, donated by the local army base. Little did they know that the fireworks hid the noise of a top-secret army experiment.
Little did they know that the Upside Down was coming to Mullinblangah!
System: Primetime Adventures / Dread
Golden Sky Stories is a heartwarming, non-violent role-playing game from Japan, by Ryo Kamiya.
Take on the role of henge, animals that have just a little bit of magical power, including the ability to temporarily take on human form. You can be a fox, raccoon dog, cat, dog, rabbit, or bird, and each kind has their own special magical powers, using them to help solve problems around a small enchanted town with ingenuity, co-operation and friendship.
In Shelter 1, a massive facility created for climate refugees, corporations and the superrich have created a megacity that serves only them.
You play someone who‚Äôs had enough of the status quo. Will you fly beyond the shelter‚Äôs safety, dropping from airships to salvage valuables, or be mercenaries who destabilize the corporations by assassinating the emerging elites in Shelter 1? How will you take the power back?
Hack the Planet is a post-climate-apocalypse RPG using Blades in the Dark.
After the Big One, resources are scarce. Queensland is no exception. In the far-future wasteland people want these resources, and they want them bad.
How far are you willing to go to get what you want? Will you scare away all comers? Hurt them? Kill them? What happens if they try and take what you have? What will you do to protect it?
Welcome to the lucky country. Hope you make it to tomorrow.
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This is a gritty post apocalyptic adventure using the Shadow of the Demon Lord & Godless rules.
A murder has been committed and a seemingly innocent man is accused of the foul deed. The heroes are drawn into a confrontation with a treacherous father, a local landowner with designs on increasing his holdings, and a powerful supernatural force.
A dark tale of swords and six-guns medieval adventure, using the brand new Savage Worlds Adventure Edition rules. Pre-generated characters provided. New players welcome.
System: Deadands: Dark Ages
Curious about Dungeons & Dragons or roleplaying games in general? Want to give this exciting hobby a shot but not sure where to start? Look no further. This will be an adventure aimed at complete beginners to role-playing, D&D 5th edition or both, no experience required.
You’ll be playing adventurers searching for hidden treasure in the Great Dismal Swamp. It’s known as the “Green Death”: a tangled maze of festering marshes, full of monsters and danger. Only the bravest heroes will return!
System: D&D 5e
Hello there! Welcome to the world of Pokémon! My name is Professor Eucalyptus! This world is inhabited by creatures called Pokémon! We live alongside them as both playmates and workmates. Despite our closeness there’s still so much to learn about each other. Here at Vagary Academy we work together as partners to learn and make friends. I wish you good luck finding and bonding with your first Pokemon. And I’ll see you all on our first field trip. I have a feeling this will be our best year yet!
System: Pokemon Tabletop United
Join the GREAT SPACE RACE!!
A collection of misfit teams try to conquer space, each other, and themselves. Build your team, design the course, let the chaotic races begin!
Wacky Races is a GMless, free-form narrative game using a modified version of the Final Girl system. Far from traditional gaming, narrative games are improvisational, collaborative, and a whole lot of fun.
System: The Final Girl
Dangerous faeries lurk in the forest just outside of town, wicked men and ferocious monsters are a constant threat, and sometimes dark forces find their way into your neighbours‚Äô hearts. You and your companions are young and untested, but ready to protect what matters.
Come with us beyond the wall.
Beyond The Wall is a rules light RPG about adolescent adventurers finding the wits, skill, and bravery to defend their village from danger, drawing inspiration from coming-of-age fantasy fiction.
Enter a world of big hair and body slams!
Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling is the hottest pro wrestling show in town and the GLOW girls are superstars. But getting to the top isn't easy, and staying there is even harder. Take the role of a GLOW wrestler and struggle both on camera of backstage for fame, glory, and most importantly, applause.
WWWRPG is an easy to learn storytelling game that uses the powered by the apocalypse engine.
Companions' Tale is a map-making storytelling game where you tell the tale of an epic fantasy hero, righting wrongs and saving kingdoms. The hero's story is told collaboratively by the players who act as the companions and unreliable narrators who witness the hero's great deeds. As the hero's story emerges, players create a map as a record of the events as they narrate them.
Like games such as Fiasco, Companions Tale is a collaborative storytelling RPG with no GM. Come and create new worlds.
Apocalypse World is an award-winning indie tabletop RPG that lets your character rock in a harsh, post-apocalyptic world. Vincent Baker's famous gaming system - which spawned a plethora of "Powered by the Apocalypse" genre adaptations - was given a 2nd edition refresh in late 2016.
"Apocalypse World is a critically acclaimed and award-winning tabletop roleplaying game. It's a sexy, cinematic post-apocalyptic story, full of action, danger, mystery, romance, and horror."
This is an introductory game of D&D for those who are new to Dungeons & Dragons. You'll be provided with dice, a pre-generated character, and a short and fun adventure to get you going with the game!
Walk the Black Road, protecting a caravan carrying a special cargo. It will take all your wits, swords and magic to survive the journey and defend against the monsters hunting you.
This session is suitable for new players. For existing players, please sign up for the other sessions.
"After the fall of man, the Animal Kingdoms are returning to claim dominance of the earth.
A great city, once a proud Magnon bastion, has been claimed by the rising Animal Kingdoms.
Come adventure beneath the ruined city of Severan to find what treasures Man left behind..."
Set in the universe of Half Monster Games' Animal Empire Board game, this is a fun to play, all ages fantasy RPG, where you will create your own Animal Kingdoms character.
Man is gone. They worshiped us, as they should. We cats must always strive to be worthy of that worship.
This world is ours now. A world where cats walk elegantly on hind legs and wield the finest swords. We have united the six kingdoms of old into the magnificent Monarchies of Mau, truly the most amazing country in the world.
But something is afoot that could undermine Mau. Something called the Rat King. Brave trailblazer, can you get to the bottom of this mystery before things get out of hand?
System: Monarchies of Mau
Designed right here at Go Play Brisbane, GENRE COPS! is an opportunity to yell cliches and watch mismatched tropes explode against other while struggling to work out how to do any sort of police work.
Protect the public peace as totally inappropriate cops in a world where representatives of all genres of books, TV, films and the effluvia of popular culture mix in a volatile stew. The game system makes it easy to improvise characters, situations and results; it keeps the fun fast and flowing!
System: Genre Cops!
Welcome adventurous dogs! You are all members of the League of Canine Adventurers, a noble and
proud organisation that works to aid the two-legs in their quests to make the World a better place.
You have gathered to review a well-chewed journal given to you by an elderly dog called Indy. It tells of an ancient magical artefact, the Golden Whistle of Calling
Whether you have played 5th ed before or not fear not it's fairly easy to follow and perfect for newbies, but will be 18+ due to language.
Plunge into the action adventure of the Overwatch videogame world!
It’s the first anniversary of the assassination of omnic spiritual leader Tekhartha. Human / omnic clashes are escalating, eerily mirroring the events that led to the King’s Row Uprising of 8 years ago that saw hundreds dead, thousands injured and the city burning.
You will not let the horrors of that incident happen again.
This game uses supplied Overwatch characters made for the Feng Shui 2 system. Some experience is helpful.
System: Feng Shui 2
There’s a reason the great wizards don’t talk about their student years. No one should know how you nearly ended the world with never ending toast. Or by opening a rift to the land of frogs.
The Little Book of Spells is a short and silly RPG based around players creating their own, often ludicrously over-powered, spells. Players take the role of beginner wizards not fully in control of their own powers yet. Games are generally chaotic, silly, and above all, fun. Beginner players are welcome.
System: The Little Book Of Spells
It's London, the year 1900, and in the dark of night, someone has stolen the mummified remains of the Egyptian Pharaoh from the museum. But this is no mundane heist, strange marks and animal remains were left at the scene. Your gut tells you the local constables won't be able to solve this alone, They are going to need the aid of professional Monster Hunters, hunters like you.
Monster of the Week is based on the 'Powered by apocalypse' System. System knowledge not needed. New gamers welcome.
Mission: Accomplished is a semi-competitive, satirical role-playing game of super-spies and office meetings. Play is light-hearted, collaborative, and takes about two hours, including character creation. Mission Control--the department manager, is in charge of figuring out who screwed up what during the mission. Everyone else plays an agent returning from the field.
By the end of the game, someone is getting burned and someone is getting that sweet corner office; what happens is up to you!
DND, murder mystery, and time travel combine in this thrilling puzzle adventure that takes place on the same day, over and over again, until you can save the king and your own lives from a fatal assault of a demonic horde.
As those chosen by the Castle Wizard to go back in time every time the castle is destroyed, you'll need to figure out who is in league with the Necromancer and stop the attack. Meet a wide cast of characters and solve the mystery in this medieval groundhog day
DND 5th Ed!
Combining genre-busting serial comic League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Kenneth Hite's spy thriller Night's Black Agents, you will be playing spies from pop-culture from the last 20 years working for Queen and country to stop a nefarious plot from eventuating.
This DCC RPG game of "Not in Kansas Anymore!" is a *Zer0 level funnel (like a meat-grinder, those playing will begin with a handful of characters each), with a high mortality expected, you'll be lucky if you have 1 survivor at the end.
For this particular one-shot, instead of playing characters from a High Fantasy setting, you will be playing characters from 1970s Earth... Far out, man!!!
Just bring yourself, dice, pencils and plenty of character sheets will be provided!!!
See you there!!!
You're the crew members of a research vessel named the Astraea's Breath. And you're going to die.
The Astraea's Breath was in orbit around a small star when several solar flares overloaded the ship's shielding, causing many of the onboard systems to cease functioning, and exposing the crew to extreme levels of radiation. The ship's orbit will decay gradually until the star's gravity pulls the vessel in to its doom.
The clock is ticking. What are you going to do with your last hours?
System: Kiss Her Before the World Ends
For experienced D&D players, bring your dice and THREE Level 3 characters (printed out!) - to the Mines of Madness!
This madcap adventure is designed to chew you up, spit you out, and indulge in hilarity along the way. Grab life by the stones as you seek the magical treasures of the wizard Abracadamus. Watch out for purple worms, huge traps and other fun nasties as your characters try to retrieve the treasure (and not die!). Come with a sense of humour for this fast paced dungeon delve!
System: D&D 5e
In Red Markets, characters risk their lives trading between the massive quarantine zones containing a zombie outbreak and the remains of civilisation. They are Takers: mercenary entrepreneurs unwilling to accept their abandonment. They must hustle, scheme, and scam as hard as they fight if they hope to survive the competing factions and undead hordes the GM throws at them. Trabajo is based in a railyard at the heart of Denver Colorado, each player will leave a mark on one of six Takers.
System: Red Markets
Mission: Accomplished is a light-hearted, semi-competitive, satirical role-playing game of super-spies and office meetings.
The Muse, the world's most well-connected information broker, has come out of hiding for a unique black-tie soiree. As top secret agents you were tasked to infiltrate the event, protect her person from elite assassins and trick her out of her most-guarded secrets.
Now that you're back, can you please explain exactly what went wrong, and which one of you gets the blame?
System: Mission: Accomplished
Live Action Role Playing Games (LARPs):
Arr Mateys! Join a 30-player crew of privateers and buccaneers, and set sail in our live-action pirate spectacular!
This is a card-based Half-Monster LARP, which means its super easy to jump in and jump out - all the fun and depth of a traditional LARP, but no sheets needed!
You'll receive Crew, Treasure, Allegiance, and Goal cards that allow you to interact with other players, simulating the high-stakes high seas action-adventure aboard the ship we will build that takes up the entire room!
A Little History Play brings together theatre, indie RPGs and board game design to create a work of dynamic, episodic narrative. Participants form a newly elected government tasked with steering a fledgling nation through uncertain times, reacting to crises and passing laws, knowing full well their actions will reverberate through history. And on the next night, another group sit down to play, inheriting this world, to rule for themselves, at least for a while.
In this card-based, One-Shot, Wild West live action roleplay game, you'll become a Ranger or an Outlaw in this good vs evil battle for the frontier town of Purgatory! You'll get a Job - a Wild West archetype like Prospector, Rustler, even Sheriff or Mayor -, some Guns, Grit and Gumption for resolving your disputes, and a little wealth to bribe with and duel for. It takes minutes to learn as all the abilities and rules are on your cards, but the fun can last for hours! Yeehaw, see ya there!
In Acts of Gods you get to play a reincarnation of a deity such as Thor, Artemis, the Archangel Gabriel or the Morrigen.
It's the modern age, and you and your powers have seen better days. The end is nigh. The great Pantheons have decided to throwing one last party in order to decide how the final act is going to be written.
Animal Empire takes place in a world where anthropomorphic animals rose up against humanity, and built new nations in their own images.
The age of truce is over. One of you must claim the throne and forge the first Animal Empire, before you are conquered yourself.
Capture Kingdoms, command Armies, explore the Wilderness for ancient technology, and seize the Crowns of your friends and enemies to make them Vassals: other players who must now serve your Empire (just remember: loyalty never lasts).
An age of twilight shall once more spread across the galaxy. A broken empire shall once more be re-forged. Secret treaties, political whispers, and devious plots shall again echo through the halls of the imperial city on Mecatol Rex.
TI3 is an epic empire-building boardgame of interstellar conflict, trade, and struggle for power. Players take the roles of ancient galactic civilizations, each seeking to seize the imperial throne via warfare, diplomacy, and technological progression.
This Choose-Your-Own-Adventure-style roleplaying card game takes place in a world where the fusion of science and magic destroyed civilization, but gave rise to powerful monsters, enchanted buildings, and a new species of human known as Witches: those able to wield the power that destroyed mankind to try and defend what is left of humanity.
Use Might, Agility, Intelligence, and Affinity (nanomagic) to explore a world (much like Grimslingers), hunt the Great Beasts, and free your people forever.
Deep in an undersea research facility, one person is transformed into a dangerously convincing Shapeshifter, whose single goal is to escape back to human civilisation; those who remain human must discover the Shifter and escape to the surface.
Collect the resources you need to escape but beware, if left alone with the Shifter, they may extend their infection to you.
A social deduction boardgame, Shifters is currently in development so players will be playtesting.