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7/08/2021 1:29 am  #1


One shot con game recommendations ?

Hi all,

im thinking of running a one shot game at a local con in the UK later this year, especially as interest seems to have been sparked given the 3e Kickstarter. I’m guessing it would be mostly beginning players.  Which of the published modules would people recommend - something that would fit well into a 3 hour slot.? A bit of research suggests maybe the Brazen Bull but I’d welcome any other suggestions. 

 

7/08/2021 11:14 am  #2


Re: One shot con game recommendations ?

Charnel crypt of the sightless serpent will work!
 


 
 

7/08/2021 12:54 pm  #3


Re: One shot con game recommendations ?

I've successfully run Rats in the Walls as a con game. It's a great, low level scenario that is a great intro to both the mechanics and setting. Time can be an issue because if the party goes to the basement too quickly and finds the trapdoor it can all be over in less than three hours. So I threw in another encounter that filled up the time slot nicely.

 

7/08/2021 7:51 pm  #4


Re: One shot con game recommendations ?

goat major wrote:

Hi all,

im thinking of running a one shot game at a local con in the UK later this year, especially as interest seems to have been sparked given the 3e Kickstarter. I’m guessing it would be mostly beginning players.  Which of the published modules would people recommend - something that would fit well into a 3 hour slot.? A bit of research suggests maybe the Brazen Bull but I’d welcome any other suggestions. 

Welcome aboard, goat major. I think Charnel Crypt, Rats and Brazen Bull would all be great. I'm partial to Brazen Bull because I wrote it, but I have run Charnel Crypt and played Rats. All good choices. If you go with BB, let me know. Happy to help.


Blackadder23: Insanely long villain soliloquy, then "Your action?"
BORGO'S PLAYER: I shoot him in the face
 

7/09/2021 9:06 am  #5


Re: One shot con game recommendations ?

Thanks all. I’ve just got charnel crypt in the post and I’ll get the PDF for the other 2 (no hard copies left in the UK) and will have a peruse 

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7/09/2021 2:25 pm  #6


Re: One shot con game recommendations ?

Charnel Crypt would be great for a one shot.  I'd also recommend Ghost Ship.  I ran it at Gary Con a couple years ago, starting the party out in the desert just arriving at the site of the dungeon.  The players were all brand new to Hyperborea and it went over very well.

 

7/09/2021 4:36 pm  #7


Re: One shot con game recommendations ?

under_score wrote:

Charnel Crypt would be great for a one shot.  I'd also recommend Ghost Ship.  I ran it at Gary Con a couple years ago, starting the party out in the desert just arriving at the site of the dungeon.  The players were all brand new to Hyperborea and it went over very well.

Jeff ran Ghost Ship for some of us at Gary Con back in 2013-2014 or so, had an awesome time. It's a great one!


Blackadder23: Insanely long villain soliloquy, then "Your action?"
BORGO'S PLAYER: I shoot him in the face
 

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