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Indie Hurricane (Indie RPG)

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[3320]     Mobile Frame Zero: Firebrands

Game System: Mobile Frame Zero: Firebrands
Thursday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Max Players: 3
The year is SC 0245. Humanity has spread through the Milky way, using interstellar transit gate technology to colonize the galaxy. Mobile frames are the mecha they’ve brought with them. You are romantic ace mobile frame pilots, caught up in an undeclared war for the future of the Bantral system. Fight with your friends. Ally with your rivals. Fall in love with your enemies.

[3086]     Open Story Gaming: Afternoon Session

Thursday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Max Players: 40
Open Story Gaming an informal indie roleplaying event. Our fabulous volunteer GMs will offer a variety of cool, hot, deep, or weird games to the group, and players will decide which sounds most appealing to them. Once everybody has a game, each play group finds a table and get’s playing! In the longer afternoon session we’ll be playing games that you can dig into and really explore.

[3072]     The Testimony

Thursday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Max Players: 4
The Testimony is a feel-bad freeform larp about the events in a small village in eastern Poland during the first years of WWII. This scenario is about acknowledging oneself as perpetrator and how easy it is to suppress difficult memories and reformulate past events to be able to keep on living with oneself, and how almost anybody can become a perpetrator under the right circumstances.

[3090]     Open Story Gaming: Evening Session

Thursday 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM Max Players: 40
Open Story Gaming an informal indie roleplaying event. Our fabulous volunteer GMs will offer a variety of cool, hot, deep, or weird games to the group, and players will decide which sounds most appealing to them. Once everybody has a game, each play group finds a table and get’s playing! In the evening we like to have a mix of shorter and longer games. Our GMs will tell you what’s what.

[3074]     At Arm's Length

Friday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Max Players: 4
At Arm's Length is a high-contact freeform scenario that explores the poverty of affectionate platonic touch between men and boys. Though this scenario is about men and masculinity, all are welcome to play. This is a playtest.

[3664]     Create a History for Your Campaign

Game System: Microscope
Friday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Max Players: 5
Ever been at a loss on how to start a campaign? Microsope is a great collaborative history-creation game that is the perfect way for starting off a new campaign.

[3083]     Open Story Gaming: Morning Session

Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Max Players: 40
Open Story Gaming an informal indie roleplaying event. Our fabulous volunteer GMs will offer a variety of cool, hot, deep, or weird games to the group, and players will decide which sounds most appealing to them. Once everybody has a game, each play group finds a table and get’s playing! In the shorter morning session we’ll be playing shorter, right-to-the-point games.

[3560]     Beneath a Metal Sky

Game System: Dread
Friday 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM Max Players: 6
Your crew found a seemingly-abandoned space hulk, docked, and began exploring. Now your ship is missing, and that’s not the worst of your problems. Dread is a horror RPG that uses a Jenga tower as the randomizing mechanic, building up the appropriate feel of suspense as the game progresses. This particular scene throws a sci-fi bent to this horror/suspense game.

[3118]     Bluebeards Bride

Game System: Bluebeards Bride / PbtA
Friday 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM Max Players: 5
Bluebeard’s Bride is an investigatory horror tabletop roleplaying game for 3-5 players. In this game you and your friends explore Bluebeard’s home as the Bride, creating your own beautifully tragic version of the dark fairy tale.

[3321]     The Deep Forest

Game System: The Deep Forest/The Quiet Year
Friday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Max Players: 3
For a long time, our monstrous home was occupied by invading humans. Now, finally, we’ve driven them off, and we’re left with this: a year of relative peace. One quiet year, with which to dismantle their settlements and reclaim our lands.

[3901]     Home by Dark

Friday 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM Max Players: 5
Play as a band of misfits who help a strange new ally with extraordinary abilities, protecting it from a mysterious pursuer, while avoiding the threat of a larger looming danger. It’s a shared adventure that will have you and your friends feeling like you’re in a Steven Spielberg film.

[3087]     Open Story Gaming: Afternoon Session

Friday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Max Players: 40
Open Story Gaming an informal indie roleplaying event. Our fabulous volunteer GMs will offer a variety of cool, hot, deep, or weird games to the group, and players will decide which sounds most appealing to them. Once everybody has a game, each play group finds a table and get’s playing! In the longer afternoon session we’ll be playing games that you can dig into and really explore.

[3091]     Open Story Gaming: Evening Session

Friday 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Max Players: 40
Open Story Gaming an informal indie roleplaying event. Our fabulous volunteer GMs will offer a variety of cool, hot, deep, or weird games to the group, and players will decide which sounds most appealing to them. Once everybody has a game, each play group finds a table and get’s playing! On this particular evening we prefer shorter games, because Indie Hurricane has a special event at 10pm.

[3071]     Ghost Court!

Friday 10:00 PM - 12:00 AM Max Players: 30
Ghost Court is a live-action party game about ghosts and the people that sue them. Seek spectral justice in a small claims court!

[3070]     The Line

Saturday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Max Players: 15
The Line, by Jason Morningstar, is a science fiction freeform larp in which players, who are trying to leave their war-torn homeland, seeking political asylum on another planet. The refugees (players) may or may not be able to effectively interact with the unfamiliar bureaucracy as they try to find a new home for their families.

[3084]     Open Story Gaming: Morning Session

Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Max Players: 40
Open Story Gaming an informal indie roleplaying event. Our fabulous volunteer GMs will offer a variety of cool, hot, deep, or weird games to the group, and players will decide which sounds most appealing to them. Once everybody has a game, each play group finds a table and get’s playing! In the shorter morning session we’ll be playing shorter, right-to-the-point games.

[3088]     Open Story Gaming: Afternoon Session

Saturday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Max Players: 40
Open Story Gaming an informal indie roleplaying event. Our fabulous volunteer GMs will offer a variety of cool, hot, deep, or weird games to the group, and players will decide which sounds most appealing to them. Once everybody has a game, each play group finds a table and get’s playing! In the longer afternoon session we’ll be playing games that you can dig into and really explore.

[3322]     Torchbearer: The Dread Crypt of Skogenby

Game System: Torchbearer
Saturday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Max Players: 4
Horror stalks the ill-fated village of Skogenby. Just a few days past, some youths clearing a new field for planting managed to move a stubborn boulder only to reveal an ancient rune-covered dolmen that framed a narrow tunnel into the earth. Jora, the bravest among them, dared to crawl through the narrow passage and disappeared down the tunnel...

[2936]     Flash Back

Game System: Flash Back
Saturday 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Max Players: 7
This is a story game where you tell the life story of our hero in the form of flashbacks; as they are about to pass from this world.

[3903]     Home by Dark

Saturday 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM Max Players: 5
Play as a band of misfits who help a strange new ally with extraordinary abilities, protecting it from a mysterious pursuer, while avoiding the threat of a larger looming danger. It’s a shared adventure that will have you and your friends feeling like you’re in a Steven Spielberg film.

[3092]     Open Story Gaming: Evening Session

Saturday 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM Max Players: 40
Open Story Gaming an informal indie roleplaying event. Our fabulous volunteer GMs will offer a variety of cool, hot, deep, or weird games to the group, and players will decide which sounds most appealing to them. Once everybody has a game, each play group finds a table and get’s playing! In the evening we like to have a mix of shorter and longer games. Our GMs will tell you what’s what.

[3075]     What the Bullet Sang

Saturday 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM Max Players: 3
What The Bullet Sang is a freeform LARP designed to explore life as a survivor following a tragic, life-altering event-- an attack, a natural disaster, or an accident-- and observe its longstanding effects on the individuals and their community as time unfolds around them.

[3665]     Golden Sky Stories

Game System: Golden Sky Stories
Sunday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Max Players: 5
Golden Sky Stories is a heartwarming, non-violent role-playing game that takes place in a small town in rural Japan. You play a hen-ge, an animal with just a little magical power, including the ability to temporarily take human form. You do not fight great battles or unearth valuable treasures though; Golden Sky Stories adventures are all about helping others and becoming friends.

[3085]     Open Story Gaming: Morning Session

Sunday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Max Players: 40
Open Story Gaming an informal indie roleplaying event. Our fabulous volunteer GMs will offer a variety of cool, hot, deep, or weird games to the group, and players will decide which sounds most appealing to them. Once everybody has a game, each play group finds a table and get’s playing! In the shorter morning session we’ll be playing shorter, right-to-the-point games.

[3902]     Home by Dark

Sunday 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM Max Players: 5
Play as a band of misfits who help a strange new ally with extraordinary abilities, protecting it from a mysterious pursuer, while avoiding the threat of a larger looming danger. It’s a shared adventure that will have you and your friends feeling like you’re in a Steven Spielberg film.

[3323]     Kagematsu

Game System: Kagematsu
Sunday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Max Players: 3
Japan, 1572. A small, nearly indefensible village is living under the horror of a dangerous threat. Without a champion, its people are almost certainly doomed. Enter Kagematsu, a wayward ronin. Here is a defender for the village, if only he can be swayed from his meandering course. So it is that several young women conspire among themselves to win his affections and steer him to their cause…

[3089]     Open Story Gaming: Afternoon Session

Sunday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Max Players: 40
Open Story Gaming an informal indie roleplaying event. Our fabulous volunteer GMs will offer a variety of cool, hot, deep, or weird games to the group, and players will decide which sounds most appealing to them. Once everybody has a game, each play group finds a table and get’s playing! In the longer afternoon session we’ll be playing games that you can dig into and really explore.

[3073]     The Visiting Room

Sunday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Max Players: 6
A young person lies dying in a near future, VR technology allows one last visit from friends and family. This is a freeform larp that is played in real time, using novel mechanics for scene setting. The Visiting Room deals with serious subject matter and does not actually use VR technology of any kind. This is a first time playtest.

[4151]     Physical Games Buffet

Sunday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Max Players: 15
Come play a series of simple physical games with local game designer Tim Hutchings, including his award-winning A Crow Funeral. Be ready to move, shout, and have a good time in a series of games that explore the edge of larp. No game experience necessary! Any number of players may participate.
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