Thank you to everyone that participated in our Hallow online Con that was held 30 – 31 October 2020

We had some great panels and panelists, fantastic GMs and enthusiastic players!

 

PANELS

GAMES FOR WOMEN BY WOMEN – Fri 5pm (GMT +4)

With Safia S AlDulaijan, Yasmine Bouroubi, Kirsten Hofstad and Isa

Fierce, armed, and in command. Women over the centuries have fought in battle, led armies, and written epic tales. It is no different at the gaming table.

Join us for a panel discussing representation and inclusion of women in the Tabletop RPG (TTRPG) scene. Our panelists will share personal experiences, funny stories, and their ambitions for improving TTRPG overall.

Watch the Panel Recording here

 

 

HOW TO RUN A HORROR GAME – Sat 31 Oct 7pm (GMT+4)

With Seth Skorkowsky, Mike Mason and Peter Nallo

Have you run your fingers down the wall
And you felt your neck skin crawl
When you’re searching for the light?
Sometimes when you’re scared to take a look
At the corner of the room
You’ve sensed that something’s watching you…

But how do you translate that into a game, when when everyone’s passing snacks around a table in a well lit room?

We have some of the roleplaying world’s foremost experts on horror games in hand to show us how to fill our players with the fear of the dark.

Watch the Panel Recording here

GAME SCHEDULE

These were the great games we had on offer.

Mo

DeadLANDS RELOADED: DEAD MEN WALKIN’

Savage Worlds

FULL

Some tales weren’t meant to be told. This is one of them.
Every unfortunate soul who experiences this yarn of horror on the High Plains will die. That’s a fact. And it will happen in the first 20 minutes, amigo.
Tread carefully. The dead walk here.

Welcome to the Weird, Wild West!

The year is 1884. Folks from all over the world journey to the American frontier in search of opportunity, freedom, and wide-open spaces. But danger awaits. Some say there are more than just wild creatures on those lonely trails. Some say there are monsters, creatures born of the darkest fears given life by some insidious and overwhelming evil. Out here night seems a little darker, the distance between towns a little farther, and something changes the very landscape itself.

Deadlands is a genre-mixing alternate history role-playing game which combines the Western and Horror genres, with some Steampunk elements.

Friday 30 October

1pm

3 – 5  Players

Roll 20 & Zoom

Nick 

Nick an Italian marine biologist who’s been playing d&d for the past 15 years. He currently running a decade-long campaign in Italy, a newer campaign in Bristol, and is thinking of starting a new in-person group in Abu Dhabi, to play Descent Into Avernus. His games are usually heavy on roleplay and the rule of cool trumps the rules as written every time.

DEATH HOUSE

Dungeons & Dragons 5e

“There’s a monster in our house.” Two children stand before you in front of an abandoned house. As the sun sets and the mist closes in around you, you look for shelter in the dark, quiet building. But Death House holds many secrets, and even more threats – will you still be alive in the morning? Death House is set in Ravenloft and is the introductory module for Curse of Strahd. The module is heavy on exploration and roleplay, and it works better if the players are willing to play up the horror of exploring a haunted house. Disturbing themes, not suitable for children and player discretion is advised!

Friday 30 October

1pm

4 – 5 Players

Roll 20 & Discord

Lynda 

Pumpkin Knights (A halfling ADvEnture)

FULL

An eccentric old man tasks the party with returning a Very Special Pumpkin from a tallfolk trader.

A game especially for the kids

Friday 30 October

1pm

4 – 6 Players

Roll 20 & Zoom

Zaheer

Day of the Dark night

Dungeons & Dragons 5e

Your party of adventurers arrives at Hammerfel but something isn’t right…The atmosphere tingles with electricity as if something major is about to go down but no one will reveal the mystery of the day of the Dark Night.

Friday 30 October

HAPPENING NOW

3 – 6  Players

Roll 20 & Zoom

Guest GM Steve Turner

From Britannia Game Designs and Lead Designer for Chivalry and Sorcery 5th edition

CURSE OF THE CASKET

Chivalry & Sorcery

The task I have for you is, in truth, a simple one. I require only that you take the remains of my dear, departed brother to our family mausoleum, some days from here, at the foot of the Great Stag Barrow. You will, of course be handsomely rewarded once the task is completed…

Friday 30 October

6pm

7  Players

Details TBC

Guest GM – Tim Kearney

From Absolute Tabletop and YouTube channel Tabletop Terror’s. Writer of the Dragongrin 5e campaign setting

DRAGONGRIN ONE SHOT

Dungeons & Dragons 5e

FULL

Friday 30 October

6 pm

Details TBC

Hamad

 

 

Dungeon Crawl Classics

TBC

Players 18 years old and above

Adventurers are the stuff of legend! They are storied heroes – the movers and shakers of their worlds! But what about before they picked up sword and spellbook? Were they a humble farmer? A lonely baker? A bored nobleman? A lowly gravedigger? In this Dungeon Crawl Classics funnel, each of YOU gets to play a motley group of four 0-Level characters on their first ever quest! Armed with the most basic of gear, your wits, and a prayer of hope, you set off to escape the doldrums of mundane life in search of fortune and glory! But beware… the life of a would-be hero is fraught with peril, and many perish in the attempt… Will YOU emerge from the funnel a hero worthy of praise and song? Or will you rank among the countless fallen, a forgotten could-have-been? Dungeon Crawl Classics uses Zocchi Dice, so please download the app Crawler Companion. Other than that, all you need to play is your imagination. Character sheets will be provided on the day.

 

Friday 30 October

6 pm

3 – 5 Players

Zoom

Mark

 

 

HECKNA!

D&D 5e

Welcome to the carnival, where we are always smiling… The sounds of revelry drift through the dark, cold forest, drawing wayward travelers to a place where the senses are delightfully and bewilderingly overwhelmed. Peering out from the top of the conifers is the blood-red spire of The Revelia, where wonder and fun awaits! But underneath the sparkling lights and gleaming facade is a sinister underbelly of chaos and terror. The magical Revelia is the work of Heckna, a creative mastermind masquerading as a jovial ringleader. Some, however, are aware of Heckna’s ruse, including a hunter who will stop at nothing to dispatch Heckna — and destroy The Revelia — once and for all.

Friday 30 October

8 pm

3 – 5 Players

Roll 20

Guest GM – Christoffer

Owner and Founder at Black Void Games

 

 

FliGHt from SALVATIOn Square

Black Void Games

FULL

An honest thief, a fraudulent chatter-broker, a drug-addicted guard and a turncoat gang-member have set out to recover a sacred idol stolen from the Cult of Tiamat. The retrieval itself was a success, but something went wrong and now pursuers are hot on their heels as the characters flee. Their escape lies on the other side of Salvation Square, a slum area riddled with hazards and hostile dwellers. A dhow will arrive before dawn at the quay and leave as the bells of the morning palace begin to toll to take the characters to safety… …if they can get to it in time!

Saturday 31 October

2 pm

Up to 4 Players

Discord

Andrew

 

 

DEATH FROST DOOM

Lamentations of the Flame Princess

There is a curse laid on everything in that place! Cursed, you hear me? Cursed! Up on the mountain is a house by a cemetery, haunted by the memories of atrocities past. The cult on the mountain is long gone, yet the music of weirdling death carries on the wind. The mountain is cold. So very cold. And the greedy and the foolish will march bravely up the mountain for gold and glory. …but are they worth your soul? You Are Doomed.

SaturDay 31 October

2 pm

Up to 6 Players

Roll 20 & Zoom

 

Guest GM – Gork

Gork started role playing when he was 14 and then went on to being bullied into running his first campaign when he was 20. Said campaign was meant to last 3 sessions at most, but turned into the most amazing and hilarious epic story that lasted over 3 years! 15 years of actively designing, writing and running very successful role playing campaigns has given him magnificent story telling abilities and skills!

You question these claims!? Well, let this humble author tell you that Gork has to date written 10 well received once-off modules for conventions, as well as competed in many a GMing competition both as individual and as part of a team! And what more, he has even won the top GM prize at ICON twice! (The largest Geek Convention in South Africa for many a year) 

PEAK of Fortune

Call of Cthulu

Sam inherited a property from her aunt and a holiday with friends is the obvious thing to do! Cut off from everything while in the Drakensberg, a conspiracy unfolds. Nothing is as it seems… Will they solve the mystery in time?

SaturDay 31 October

2 pm

4 – 6 Players

Discord 

Guest GM – Mr Mean

From the “Mr Mean Speaks” YouTube channel.

 

 

SYMBAROUM

Demo game….Come join me on an adventure into the darkness of Dovakar, where you are NOT welcomed! Lets play and tell a good story! Characters provided. 

 

SATURDAY 31 October

6 pm

Discord