Blurbs

Sign up for games will happen on the Gaelcon Discord server. So sign up here https://discord.gg/Aprkzx3 and then buy your entry ticket to join the convention. Then sign up to the games you want. All games are FREEEEE!

Friday Evening 6pm-9pm

Silhouettes: “Hall of the Mountain King”
By Max
A four player Fantastical Comedy using Silhouettes
T For Teen, something you might not bring a very young gamer into

Embark on a campaign like no other, where each enemy is a puzzle all players must solve. Silhouettes is a role-playing game that incorporates role-playing and character personalities into its combat system. All are welcome to try it out!

 

Kill Contract 2089
By Lloyd
A 4 player Cyberpunk adventure in Cbr+Pnk (Blades in the Dark)
T For Teen, something you might not bring a very young gamer into

It’s a simple job. You knock out a few guards, get in, steal the data, get out. This wasn’t a snuff job. Just a simple data retrieval. So when you enter the office of one of the most influential men in the City and get blamed for it, you run. Now the city is after you, and you have 12 hours left to find the real killer, or the next kill Contract going out… Will be yours.

 

The Assassination of King Fabian the Kind
By Rowland Cooper
A 6 player Fantasy adventure in a modified White-Wolf system
T For Teen, something you might not bring a very young gamer into

“It’s been 150 years since Ormm was united into one city. The outer wall has been under construction for the past 60 years. It should have been completed almost 20 years ago, but ever since King Andros passed suddenly, his son, Fabian, has made some questionable policy choices. On paper, the City-State of Ormm is an economic powerhouse; but in reality, poverty, crime and starvation are rampant, and public spending has all but slowed to a trickle.

If only there was a secret society dedicated to ensuring Ormm sees a brighter future. If only that secret society knew that the King had to be removed. If only that secret society had a plan to do exactly that. If only.

A game for up to 6 party members seeking to assassinate a tyrant king.”

 

Friday Night 10pm-1am

Mysterious Ways
By Graham Turner
A Horror Thriller Game for 6 players using the Night’s Black Agents system
M For Mature, potentially heavy themes and content, best for grown ups in an emotional maturity sense

“The world around is not only stranger than you might imagine, it is stranger than you can imagine. Dark forces lurk beneath the surface, always just out of sight. Their influence is more visible, corrupting, destroying, bringing ruin. But, if the forces of darkness exist, exalted in secret, surely, it stands to reason, the forces of light must too?

Operation ISHIM concerns a covert unit within MI5 that seeks to augment good people, the best people, with just such powers. Armed with the weapons of Angels, the fires of creation itself, the subjects of Operation ISHIM will be able to match the forces of evil on their own terms, going head to head with the darkness that seeks to rule our world. Already highly experienced agents, each has been invested with a spark of Angelic essence and trained extensively in its use.

Something is rotten in the heart of Cornwall, with reports of abductions, ritual murder, and the walking dead. It is time for Operation ISHIM’s first field test. Can you wield the power of the Angels against the evil that lurks in the heart of this wild country? Or will the light fail when you need it most?”

 

this discord has ghosts in it
By Donogh
A 5 player player Homebrew Horror game
M For Mature, potentially heavy themes and content, best for grown ups in an emotional maturity sense

“this discord has ghosts in it is a game of entering and exploring a haunted house filled with ghosts. that haunted house is a discord.

in this game, players are either investigators or ghosts.
-investigators can only speak
-ghosts can only type

the discord is split up into rooms of a haunted house. ghosts haunt rooms and type their horror into them. investigators explore each room all while narrating the horror to all players. ghosts will reveal parts of themselves by creating new rooms, inspiring horror, and making the house a labyrinth. ”

 

Saturday Morning 10am-1pm

Caerdroia (scenes from A Poison Tree)
By Gareth
A 5 person Trail of Cthulu Horror Game
M For Mature, Probably best to leave this to people who don’t think the height of Humour is buttz

Your family is cursed. Many generations back, an ancestor offended the Tylwyth Teg, and since then, there’s been a taint in your bloodline. You have strange gifts – and strange deaths. You’ve tried to live as normal a life as you can despite your curse, but now you’ve been drawn back to where it all began, to the ancestral seat of your family.

 

A wedding at the Brandon Estate
By Lorcan
A 6 player Comedic Adventure using the Mistborn System
M For Mature, potentially heavy themes and content, best for grown ups in an emotional maturity sense

“Right so let me get this straight, we have 2 and half hours until the wedding and we’re missing 1 cake, 1 priest, both the bride and groom and the tables are eating each other… AGAIN
What do we have. Oh right the mother in law …. and her list of last minute demands, fantastic
Do we at least have the seating plan. Let me see that …
WHO PUT DRACULA SITTING NEXT TO THE GARLIC FLOWERS!!!”

 

No Job Too Small
By Sean Donnelly
A comedic Fantasy DnD 5E adventure
PG, Something the whole family can play

“Alright ya mooks, listen up – I’m only gonna go over this once. We got the heist of the century coming up and we’re gonna need the best of the best to pull it off.
The Tomb of the Dragon Emperor’s been opened up and all them fancy adventurers are making their way through it as we speak. They’ll be clearing up all the traps, dealing with the monsters and all that derring-do. All we gotta do is sneak in under their noses, grab the treasure and make our escape.
It’s a simple job, in and out – what could go wrong?
No Job Too Small is a high-stakes heist for 5 diminutive rogues.”

 

Saturday Afternoon 2pm-5pm

Creaners VIP Game
Isn’t this an exciting mystery?

 

Ghosts in the siege
By Taz
A 6 Player WFRP 4th Edition Fantasy Adventure
T For Teen, something you might not bring a very young gamer into

Gotrek and Felix stand alongside the other high and mighties staring out at their approaching destiny of the greatest battle of all time. Standing stoically on the walls of Praag, hair and cloaks flutter dramatically as the weight of history bears down on them. Down below, a mismatched group of lesser-known heroes look up to those walls, roll their eyes, light their lanterns and descend the ladders into the sewers. Ghosts indeed, bet someone just forgot to vent the pipes and has been sniffing the gas.

 

Kaiju Babies 2 – The Magic Schoolsaucer
By Shane Carr
A Sci-Fi Comedy adventure for 6 players using the Fate System
PG, Something the whole family can play

“Kai-Ju Ba-Bies
We Eat All We Can Chew
Kai-Ju Ba-Bies
Your Cities Will Fall Too!

“RAARGH! [Hey Educator Frii-Zzel!]“
“Hey Kids! Who wants to go on a field trip to the Unknown Planet Of ‘M’ today?”
“RUAGHHH! [We do! We all do!]“
“Okay then. Seatbelts Everyone!”

A ‘Tales Of Toholon’ game brought to you by the Fate system.”

 

Saturday Evening 6pm-9pm

Gaelcon Pub Quiz at approx 8pm

 

Saturday Night 10pm-1am

The 3.20 to tombstone
By Jimmy
A Deadlands/Savage Worlds Steampunk Westen for 6 players
M For Mature, potentially heavy themes and content, best for grown ups in an emotional maturity sense

“There is a big poker game in Nancy Callahan’s Saloon in Tombstone and you Fancy trying your luck, the finest way to travel is by train and the 3.20 to Tombstone is one you are taking, there seems to be some mighty interesting folks getting the train too, there is a circus troop, different types of Far’nn folks and the like.
Should be a good trip.”

 

Fallen Worlds
By Darren
A 4 player Post-Apocalyptic Adventure using the Fallen Worlds System
PG/Teen/Mature (Can be adapted based upon players)

Fallen World’s is a tactical TTRPG releasing next year. It will be going live on Kickstarter in a few months. The game is designed for 1-6 players (3-5 working best) and focuses on combat, exploration and social encounters in an apocalyptic world. Combining a characters lineage, profession and evolution leads to unique and fun characters. It’s an easy game for 5e players to drop into with ease, or new players playing their first TTRPG.

 

Sunday Morning 10am-1pm

Fey Earth
By Neil
A Steampunk Unique D20 System for 6 players
PG, Something the whole family can play

Fey Earth is a 19th-century alternate Earth in which the Fey live alongside humanity. The world is a magitech steampunk setting. The creatures in Fey Earth have been heavily researched to make their depictions faithful to their descriptions in folklore.

 

Star Trek Irregulars, Interlude 2: Space-Time Breakdown
By Shane & Irene
A Narrative LARP-like Sci-Fi Game for 6 players
T For Teen, something you might not bring a very young gamer into

This is a distress call from Lieutenant Junior Grade Hari Queen of the USS Saint Jude NCC-72422. I have encountered a spatial anomaly – ”
“Say again? This is Commander Hunter of the USS Saint Jude NCC-1502.”
“This is Second of Five of the Borg Cooperative. I have lost contact with my primary vessel. Please, I require assistance-”
“What is this baktag? I am Jol Kossah, from the Imperial Klingon Ship the ghev petaq. I demand answers!”
“Imperial Klingon Ship? I am Brezi of Klingon Cardassian Alliance and I demand answers!”

A game of fractured timelines and colliding reality for up to six players.

 

Camp Monster-Sorri
By Treasa & Cian
A Fifth Edition Fantasy D&D game for 4 kids in detention
PG, Something the whole family can play

You are sitting around the fire beside your friends. The head counsellor is conjuring an illusion of tomorrow’s competitions. “Camp Monster-Sorri are the reigning champions of Sleepy Valley Games. Every year we have shown Camp Waldork who are the best adventurers in our age group!”. He turns to face a young orc, around 7 years old. The young orc suddenly snaps back to attention when he hears his name “Johak, your family has brought back gold every year! Your brother, your sister, your mother and your grandfather have all made us proud so we’re counting on you as our secret weapon”.

Could Gródhla, Emily and Evastka please report to Lady Consequela for detention.”

 

Sunday Afternoon 2pm-5pm

The Devil’s Bible
By Jack Carey
A Vampire: Dark Ages game for six players
M For Mature, potentially heavy themes and content, best for grown ups in an emotional maturity sense

The Silence of the Blood is everything. In Central Europe, pulling the strings of the Holy Roman Empire, this secrecy is the cornerstone of the Fief of the Black Cross, ruled by Hardestadt the Elder. But what happens when rumours spring up of supernatural horrors, not in the backward rural towns, but a city in Bohemia? Podlazice is not an influential place but when people start talking of monsters stalking the night and profane rituals carried out by the powerful to placate them, people take notice. Most think it is devil worship. The Princes of the Black Cross suspect some vampires drunk on power are making too much noise. Thus, it is the duty of their loyal retainers to root out these ruffians and bring them to justice. A Dark Ages mystery game for 6 neonate vampires.

 

The Escape: Part II
By Rowland Cooper
A Light Hearted-Sci Fi Game using a Homebrew System for six baby dinos
PG, Something the whole family can play

“So you broke out of your cages, navigated your way past your captors and their metal beasts, and fought your way past the herd of nasty creatures trying to stop you from leaving, and you emerge from the transparent wall and take your first breaths of outside air. It seems…cleaner. Your cage air smelled… of nothing. But this! This smells… like life!

But you’re not free yet. From the metal and rock nest behind you, you hear a high-pitched howl as something inside alerts the rest of those creatures still in the nest of your daring escape! You dash into the undergrowth and hide; and plan how to escape once again.

A game for 6 baby dinos trying to escape the compound they were made in.”

 

Blood and Iron: To Claim A Sacrifice
By Dudley Martin
A Steampunk game for six players using a modified Victoriana 1st Edition
T For Teen, something you might not bring a very young gamer into

The troubleshooters of the Lord High Chancellor of the Exchequer have been spread across the world putting out fires and dealing with circumstances of an unpleasant variety. Some still work to aid the government, while others seek to oppose it. But certain situations cross over these differences of option and bring together those who are available. Intelligence has come to the attention of some of these troubleshooters. The remnants of the Prussian Thaumaturgical Academy have resurfaced in North America, in the no mans land between to Union and Confederate forces still fighting a stalemated civil war. The concerning issues with these Thaumaturges showing up is their connection to the fallen Lord, the fallen angel Apollyon. Sources in the Royal Thaumaturgical Academy believe that they seek to use their dark arts to utilize the opportunity of an immense amount of death to resurrect Apollyon. The call has gone out to whoever is available at short notice to join the expedition to stop this from happening. Do you heed the call?

 

Sunday Evening 6pm-9pm

Charity Auction at approx 8pm

 

Sunday Night 10pm-1am

Alice is Missing
By Donogh
A Mystery Thriller Game using the Alice is Missing system for 4 playerse
M For Mature, potentially heavy themes and content, best for grown ups in an emotional maturity sense.Player discretion advised.

Alice is Missing is a silent role-playing game about the disappearance of Alice Briarwood, a high school junior in the small town of Silent Falls.

Haunting beautiful, deeply personal, and highly innovative, Alice is Missing puts a strong focus on the emotional engagement between players, immersing them in a tense, dramatic mystery that unfolds organically through the text messages they send to one another. Right at home with games like Life Is Strange, Gone Home, Oxenfree, and Firewatch, it’s designed to feel as much like an event-style experience as it does a role-playing game.

After character creation, the game is played live and without verbal communication. Players inhabit their character for the entirety of the 90-minute play session, and instead of speaking, send text messages back and forth to the other characters in a group chat, as well as individually. They explore their relationships with each other and Alice while also trying to figure out where Alice may be. The game regularly creates new information and plot events through the use of card reveals that occur at scheduled times.

Alice is Missing inherently deals with topics of lack of agency, death, grief, helplessness, loss, tense family dynamics, and violence. Player discretion advised.

 

Monday Morning 10am-1pm

What, the Spirit of Gaelcon is missing AGAIN?!
By Anton
A Fantasy-ish Parody 5e D&D Game for 5 players
PG, Something the whole family can play

Who is that large hairy man? More importantly, why is he shaking you awake? And come to think of it, what’s he doing in your bedroom, anyway?! Oh – it’s the morning of the Gaelcon closing ceremony, but the Spirit of Gaelcon award is missing! Stolen, in fact! And you have just been press-ganged to help get it back! Luckily, you’re not alone – the IGA have rounded up the bestest LARPers, RPGers, boardgamers and cardgamers that ever gamed a game, because if anyone can solve a mystery, with a deadline, then surely it’s you!

This is a D&D 5E adventure for five characters, and will be played over Roll20 & Discord.

 

Kill Contract 2089
By Llloyd
A Cyberpunk Cbr+pnk game for four players
T For Teen, something you might not bring a very young gamer into

It’s a simple job. You knock out a few guards, get in, steal the data, get out. This wasn’t a snuff job. Just a simple data retrieval. So when you enter the office of one of the most influential men in the City, and get blamed for it, you run. Now the city is after you, and you have 12 hours left to find the real killer, or the next kill contract going out… Will be yours.

 

Betrayal on the High Seas: Not this Ship again!
By Matthew
A Fantasy-Comedy game of 5e D&D for 6 players
T For Teen, something you might not bring a very young gamer into

After defeating the ancient kraken(that they unwittingly unleashed), our brave heroes decide to take some much needed R&R. However they’re about to find out that being a hero isn’t all smooth sailing.

 

Monday Afternoon 2pm-5pm

SHOWTIME
By George
A Cyberpunk 2020 Game for five players
M For Mature, potentially heavy themes and content, best for grown ups in an emotional maturity sense

The door bounces off the wall as Slick bursts into the room.

“Grab your stuff. I’ve got us a job starring in the latest CZ Tours production and Big Joe wants to see us now! If we do this right we can say goodbye to scavenging and hit the Big Time.”
CZ Tours – run by the legendary Combat Cabbs – is looking for a few locals to put on a bit of a show for the Rich Folk when they cruise past on 31st Street which is pretty much just outside your front door.

Easy money and no more scavenging to pay the rent.

How can you refuse?

A low-level game using Cyberpunk 2020 rules with a few modifications.