Hyphen-Con 15 (2019) - Pimp Your Games Thread

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Hyphen-Con 15 (2019) - Pimp Your Games Thread

Post by SpaceMonkey » Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:43 pm

Ok, everyone feel free to pimp your games here! Please remember the following:

* a max of 2 submissions per person
* any game, any game system - we're pretty open around here
* bring your best pitch, because it won't get on the schedule without some votes!
* also, please note whether you would be down to run 2 games if you submit 2 and both are voted in, or if you would prefer only one. Doesn't always come up, but helps us organize it if it does.

Pimp until: October 5th (bring your A-game people!)
Vote: Oct 6th - 13th (primary vote, run-off afterward if needed)
Prep: from the final vote tally until the Hyph (for those lucky GMs with winning pitches)

Ok, post those pitches!

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Post by BlanchPrez » Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:08 am

Ooof, only two pitches per person? I have soooooo many games I want to pitch... okay, I"ll need to figure out which ones I really want to run.

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Post by Savage Slacker » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:06 am

Pre-Pimp:
Someone please run Eclipse Phase 2. I want to play not run it. Meanwhile I’ll figure out which PbtA games I want to pitch!
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Post by Savage Slacker » Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:07 am

Someone on Obsidian Portal created a marvelous hyperlinked wiki for hacking Eclipse Phase to PbtA.

https://eclipse-phase-apocalypse.obsidi ... /main-page

I’ve been reading it and will probably use it to run a game. Full pitch to come!

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Post by mrlost » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:01 pm

I’d like to run Sacred Pharma, an Unknown Armies 3rd edition scenario about a cabal of queer body modifying occultists taking on the corrupt medical establishment of Philadelphia.

Pregens include:
Genesis Daniels: Diabetic programmer who is juicing her insulin to produce more efficient output.
Hye Su Park: Pharmacist who steals prescriptions to improve her mental performance.
Antoine Pierce: Nurse who performs self-surgery to enhance their body.
Lucia Morgan: Street punk artist and contortionist.
Kalisto Raye: Witch who integrates LSD and mushrooms into traditional magick.

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Post by BlanchPrez » Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:46 am

Okay, here's my two pitches. I'll happily run both of these if they get the votes.

1. Stormbreak (D&D 5e)
The islands of Mawa'lu appear to be a tropical paradise. But, like much of the Realms, appearances are deceiving, and danger lurks just under the surface. You are here just in time for two warring tribes of natives to end their war with a wedding. During the celebration, an unnatural storm hits, and goblins attack, stealing an artifact that is important to all the tribes of Mawa'lu. You are asked to recover it. Follow the clues across three of the ten islands of Mawa'lu, and find who is behind this evil storm, and the theft of the artifact. (I wrote this to be part one of three adventures that will introduce the Mawa'lu setting).

2. Grim Reapers: Agents of CORPSE (Savage Worlds Adventure Edition)
Behind the veil of the world is the Celestial Mechanism, a massive bureaucracy that runs the universe, both spiritual and physical. The Celestial Office of Recovery and Protection of Souls Everlasting (or CORPSE) is tasked with recovering Souls Everlasting (SEs) and bringing them to their Final Resting Places (FRPs). These agents are commonly called Reapers. But SE's, being sparks of the divine itself, are powerful, and a potential fuel source for those seeking to do things they shouldn't. So, occasionally, a soul goes missing. When that happens, agents of CORPSE's Soul Inquisition (SI) division are sent in to find out what happened. These agents are called Grim Reapers, and you are just such an agent.

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Post by cczernia » Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:51 am

I'm only running a single game.

Darkest Company (Band of Blades)
You are one of the few surviving soldiers in the Legion — a famous band of sell-swords. You and your Chosen are all that stands between the Cinder King’s undead armies, and the destruction of the Kingdoms of the West. The war has lasted three years, and the dead do not grow weary.

Band of Blades is dark fantasy, military fiction in the vein of the “Black Company” books by Glen Cook, using John Harper’s Blades in the Dark system. Each player will both be playing soldiers on missions, and roles (generals) making decisions for the Legion overall.

Montée de la Résistance (Uprising FATE)
In a cyberpunk, dystopian future, the citizens of Paris Nouveau are no more than indentured servants. Virtual reality has come at a cost they can never pay, a tradeoff of freedom for technology. But there are freedom fighters who reject the system, unplugging from the illusion and working to make things right once again.
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Post by Cthulhu » Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:18 pm

Escape (Kult 4th Edition)
The Hidden Cathedral is the most talked about escape room in town right now. There’s no website, no social media page, no fixed address. Only an invite from a previous player can get you in, but you’ve got a friend who went last week, and he’s been texting you about it ever since. The texts don’t make a lot of sense, but it still sounds cool. He can get you in on Saturday night if you bring a few friends.

Ghostbusters: Arkham (Savage Worlds)
The year is 1987. To meet the increasing demand, Ghostbusters® LLC has opened franchise opportunities! You and your crew have opened shop in the sleepy university town of Arkham, Massachusetts. The old town seems to have a rich and creepy history, and more than a few reported hauntings. Maybe you’ll get lucky and find some real excitement!

Only running one game
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Re: Hyphen-Con 15 (2019) - Pimp Your Games Thread

Post by mordraine » Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:32 pm

Hey everybody! Long time no forum!

My games, in no particular order:

Bullets and Bourbon
A wild west game that’s loosely based on Lasers and Feelings. Scenario to be determined but also heavily dependent on PCs. There’s a Devil’s Bargain mechanic that involves drinking bourbon but I think I’ll just go with the Blades in the Dark mechanic for that.

Scum and Villainy
The sci-fi Blades variant that I think everyone is aware of already. Scenario will also be based mostly on PCs.

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