“I signed up to play in an IPM 2019 RPG One-Shot game. What now?”

We’re so glad that you’re participating as a player in an IPM 2019 game! Below are summaries of all of the available games, along with tentative days and times.

Please pick your TOP THREE games that you’d want to play in. This is NOT a first-come-first-serve model. We will be matching players as best we can to the games and GMs.

The edited games should only be a maximum of two hours in length, however, this does not necessarily mean the play session will be two hours. The play session may be longer (or shorter).

Please note that the game date/time is only a tentative date/time. You should only pick games you are confident you are able to attend the listed date, however, the group may decide later (once game groups are finalized) to change the game date to suit needs better.


BASIC CRITERIA

  1. Oppressive Language: Please avoid racial slurs, homophobic language, ableist language (such as crazy or stupid), and any other forms of oppressive or harmful language. If you have a disability that makes changing language difficult, let us know and we will work with you to find a way to make this process accessible.

  2. Problematic Stereotypes (especially regarding race): Players and GMs should work together to ensure no one is playing a character that represents a harmful stereotype. As an example: If a players wants to play a drow, we expect the DM to work with them to ensure they aren't using the "dark-skinned fantasy race = evil" trope.

  3. All game groups should hold a pre-game discussion. This discussion provides an opportunity for players to get rules clarifications and/or discuss safety rules and boundaries in advance of the game.

  4. All games are expected to have built-in safety mechanisms. This is for the safety of all players AND the game master. Options for the safety mechanism include Lines & Veils, the X-Card, or the Script Change tool. Resources for these tools will be provided.

  5. We want to be clear that transcripts are NOT REQUIRED for participation. Tabletop role-playing games are a lot of work to put together and many game masters do not have the time or energy to also do transcripts. That is okay. If there are folks who are up for working on transcripts, we have resources and support to do so.


The Games

Note: all times are in Central Daylight Time (CDT). Here’s a quick way guide:

Pacific Time (PDT): Two hours earlier than CDT

Mountain Time (MDT): An hour earlier than CDT

Eastern Time (EDT): An hour later than CDT

Atlantic Time (ADT): Two hours later than CDT

Game: Descent Into Midnight

Game/system info: https://descentintomidnight.com/

GM: VJ (@nwfairy on Twitter)

Game pitch: Darkened Hearts, Darker Waters - The Corruption has taken hold, and the Community is close to falling apart. There have already been losses, and there is no guarantee that you can fix what’s wrong without sacrifice. This mod setting involves the corruption mechanics and a leveled character sheet. (+2 Advance boxes, 1 corruption box). This setting is also is meant to play dark and push emotional buttons. However the emotional safety of the Guide and the Players take priority over Story. (Aka: hey Kids wanna get real sad with me?)

Tentative Game Date/Time: June 8, 4 p.m. CDT

Game: Dungeons and Dragons 5E

Game/system info: http://dnd.wizards.com/

GM: Kyle (@taverntalesdm on Twitter)

Game pitch: An opportunity for 4 players to get to play the monsters in the dungeon itself. The Lich has been pre-occupied lately and HR is on vacation. Heroes are still getting into the dungeon but danger pay on the first few levels has not been awarded in quite some time. Meanwhile the Lich’s chief of operations, Gortok the ogre mage, has been even more secretive than normal lately. This is an opportunity for dramatic players to pick a CR 5-8 monster from the Monster Manual or other official printed 5e book and enter the world of office politics in a classic 5e dungeon.

Tentative Game Date/Time: June 15, 3 p.m. CDT

 

Game: Dungeons and Dragons 5E

Game/system info: http://dnd.wizards.com/

GM: Russ (@PrismPalsDM on Twitter)

Game pitch: When Rani Seena the Young called upon your team, you thought this would be a simple mission. A monster in this town, danger on that road, you know, your usual Heroes' Guild Business! What you weren't expecting was breaking into the highest security prison in the nation and rescuing the alleged assassin of the previous Raj. Rani Seena has requested that you free Brakore, escape the prison, and bring him back to her without harming any of the guards! Enjoy this family-friendly journey for 6th-level adventurers!

Tentative Game Date/Time: June 11, 5 p.m. CDT

Game: Forthright Open Roleplay

Game/system info: http://room209gaming.com/forthright-open-roleplay/

GM: Jonn (@sleypy on Twitter)

Game pitch: A Fairy tale kingdom of Tome. Tome is a kingdom that is believed to be lost among the clouds. Its inhabitants born of imagination of beings that visit Tome from other worlds. Those beings are call the Storytellers. You are part of a group that calls themselves Pandora. A secret organization of reformed and misunderstood monsters and fairy tale creatures. You have mostly learned the morale of your stories and protection Tome from the creatures who want to prevent the creation of new stories and seek to unmaking all their Happily Ever Afters. A Storytellers has gone missing, as have several storied heroes who have looked into the missing author. Your team decide the search for Loren Hope requires Pandora's unique set of skills. Can Pandora succeed at solving a mystery that kings horse and all the kings soldiers have been unable to piece together?

Tentative Game Date/Time: June 1, 7 p.m. CDT

 

Game: Good Society

Game/system info: https://storybrewersroleplaying.com/good-society/

GM: Bethany (@bethanyaguad on Twitter)

Game pitch: It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single person in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a partner. How will our characters find love and happiness in the genteel world of Good Society? Why by pursuing true love thwarted by parental opposition, navigating unlikely meetings with long-lost relatives, and facing the financial pressures of living a life of leisure! Whether revealing a low-ranking friend is actually of noble birth or falling into each other’s arms weeping on first meeting, the adventures and misfortunes of the characters may lead to excessive silliness filled with misunderstandings, amusing secrets, and coincidence!

Tentative Game Date/Time: May 26, 11 p.m. CDT

Game: Honey Heist

Game/system info: https://rowanrookanddecard.com/product/honey-heist/

GM: Megan (@tabletop_megan on Twitter)

Game pitch: Okay. Here's the job. The Annual Gothic Gala is coming to the local convention center, ya see? But I hear that this year they've got something really special. Dark elf manuka honey. Some say the bees are kept in a cliffside resort eating nothing but Swiss chocolate and Queen of the Night cactus blossoms. Apparently, it's the only honey to soothe the darkened heart. But I think it's the only honey worth coming out of retirement for. One last con. Now, the convention center has security guards and, if I know the place well, there's probably some tech to get backstage. But we're bears. If anyone deserves that honey, it's us. So are you in? This is going to be an incredibly improv-heavy game of laughs. You've gotta think quick on your paws if you want that sweet nectar.

Tentative Game Date/Time: June 8, 2 p.m. CDT

 

Game: Journey Away

Game/system info: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/262890/Journey-Away-A-nonchallengebased-fantasy-RPG

GM: Robbie (@lobster_writer on Twitter)

Game pitch: Journey Away is a game that takes place in the world of Adhara. It is also a low-conflict game in which the dice rolls do not determine success or failure of player actions, but what happens in the game, which is designed to last about two hours per session. The characters take on the roles of a group of villagers leaving their home village to explore the world, with an initial destination point of the city of Icadora, which should be some three days travel. But one never knows what will happen during travel. Perhaps the party will be sidetracked by the promise of treasure. Maybe they find themselves helping a different village that they encounter on their travels! What the events of the actual adventure look like depends on the dice rolls of the players.

Tentative Game Date/Time: May 13, 6 p.m. CDT

Game: Masks

Game/system info: https://www.magpiegames.com/masks/

GM: Matthew (@MarquezTheGM on Twitter)

Game pitch: The players are students who are stuck in their superhero academy for weekend detention when a super-villain seizes the opportunity to steal a precious metal from the school's science lab. Breakfast Club meets Masks.

Tentative Game Date/Time: June 2 or June 9, 12 p.m. CDT

 

Game: Monster of the Week

Game/system info: https://www.evilhat.com/home/monster-of-the-week/

GM: Christine (@cprevas on Twitter)

Game pitch: As the end of their High School years draws near, a Scooby Doo-esque team of teenaged monster hunters faces their scariest obstacle yet: prom.

Tentative Game Date/Time: May 18, 6 p.m. CDT

Game: Mutants in the Night

Game/system info: https://dungeoncommandr.itch.io/mutants-in-the-night

GM: Cole (@kingcoleminer on Twitter)

Game pitch: It’s been three years since Mutants lost the legal battle against them. Mutated individuals no longer qualify as “human beings” under the law, and as such, have lost their basic human rights. The government funded Mutant Task Force have been rounding up mutants and ‘curing them’ of their abilities. Unfortunately, these ‘cured’ mutants haven’t been heard from since they were taken. It is up to you to investigate exactly what is going on and, if possible, put a stop to it.

Tentative Game Date/Time: TBD by group

 

Game: Ryuutama

Game/system info: http://kotohi.com/ryuutama/

GM: Xander (@AdeptXander on Twitter)

Game pitch: A small expedition/adventure into some ruins to retrieve a relic. More focusing on puzzles but will have some combat encounters.

Tentative Game Date/Time: May 25, 5 p.m. CDT

Game: Scum and Villainy

Game/system info: https://www.evilhat.com/home/scum-and-villainy/

GM: Waffles (@mahaffay on Twitter)

Game pitch: There will be some manner of space based crime depending on what kinda space crime the players want to commit!

Tentative Game Date/Time: May 10, 6 p.m. CDT

 

Game: This Is A Game About Fishing

Game/system info: https://twitter.com/TIAGAFrpg

GM: Taylor (@leviathanfiles on Twitter)

Game pitch: In the near future, following ecological collapse, a gang of gregarious queer youths scale skyscrapers and dodge mech police in the high octane world of fish crime. Using a hack of the Belonging Outside Belonging system, play as a group of Ecopunk Robin Hoods, avenging the ghosts of fish long dead.

Tentative Game Date/Time: June 29, 9 a.m. CDT

Game: Warhammer 40K (Dark Heresy 2.0)

Game/system info: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/6/Fantasy-Flight-Games/subcategory/36_5218/Dark-Heresy

GM: Aaron (@bttpod on Twitter)

Game pitch: The Hammer of Dawn an ancient ship from  5 thousand years ago thought lost to the warp has re emerged. Initial attempts to contact the ship have been unsuccessful. You and your squad as servants of the inquisition are charged with seeing to the status of the ship and extracting any useful technology from the ship. There’s no telling what dangers await on a ship trapped within the warp for millennia. 

Tentative Game Date/Time: May 12, 8 p.m. CDT

 

Game: Weave: Storytelling Redefined

Game/system info: https://weave.game/

GM: Renee (@RaeDeAnneR on Twitter)

Game pitch: The world was destroyed. Now, humanity has regrown cities and commerce over the ruins of a time long past – a functioning society. Now, massive machines patrol the horizon – a looming threat to everyday life. Now, Dynama swirls in the air – a magic that can be both beautiful and destructive. The secrets to the world's end may be buried in ruins, protected by mechs, or hidden by the Dynama... Because though the world has recovered, it has drastically changed. Weave is a storytelling system using tarot-style cards to inform the game; join us for a family-friendly adventure using the Dynama playset of Weave!

Tentative Game Date/Time: June 13, 8 p.m. CDT

Game: World Wide Wrestling

Game/system info: https://ndpdesign.com/wwwrpg/

GM: Jeff (@PartyOfOnePod on Twitter)

Game pitch: INTERNATIONAL POWERHOUSE WRESTLING PRESENTS: THE CRABHAMMER CUP! In honor of the retirement of "Stacks of Cash" Llewellyn Crabhammer, IPW is proud to announce an 8-wrestler, single-elimination tournament to crown the first-ever Crabhammer Cup champion. All the biggest names and heaviest hitters in IPW will be in attendance--this is a show you won't want to miss, wrestling fans!

Tentative Game Date/Time: June 29, 7 p.m. CDT