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Are you going to HLG Con this year? Hosted in exciting Atlantic City, it's going to be our premiere convention event for all the wonderful people in the HLG Nation. The past several weeks we've been hyping the LARP events we're hoping to see there, but I thought I'd take a second to share a couple of the tabletop events I'm excited to be involved with.
1) Rook's Hold Must Burn!
Setting: Weird West
System: Deadlands (Classic)
Summary: Colonel Stewart Kingson, recently retired from the CSA, has a record a mile long. His brutalities on the field of battle are legendary, and the dark rumors that have circulated about his plantation of Rook's Hold, deep in Louisiana, could chill the blood of even the most hardened cowpokes. Agents sent to investigate the Colonel have sent emergency telegrams before falling mysteriously silent. With this new evidence, the Agency and the Texas Rangers put aside their enmity to invoke the Twilight Protocol. Activating a group of heroes they've both given patronage to in the past, the two organizations lay down a single clear mission: infiltrate Rook's Hold, discern the truth about Col. Kingson, and if he truly is a servant of the Reckoners, put him in the ground!
Setting: World of Darkness
System: Werewolf: the Apocalypse (W20)
Summary: From the moment of your Rite of Passage, your pack had a destiny, chosen by the spirit of Fox to carry out great deeds in his name. Your journeys have taken you to the far corners of the Earth. You've recovered artifacts, like the mighty Foxstone fetish. You've discovered the forgotten Caern of Sweet Wind and worked hard to cleanse it. You've charted the various threats and dangers, and after decades of work, are finally ready for the final step in Fox's plan: dedicating the Caern of Sweet Wind in his name. With only a limited amount of time, you and the other members of your pack must marshal your resources, assess which threats are most likely to disrupt the rite, and assign your forces as best you can manage. When the auspicious night arrives, you and your pack must lead the defense, protecting the prospective caern with all the mightiest relics and powers that elders such as yourselves can bring to bear!
3) Crimson Masquerade
Setting: Cthulhu Mythos
System: Deadlands (Classic)
Summary: You can't quite remember what's going on. Sometimes you're sure you were a mighty hero. People made shows, movies, and action figures about you...didn't they? Other times, you think you were just a normal person. A police officer, a nurse, a firefighter...albeit one who loved to go to conventions and dress up as your favorite characters. Right now...this past evening...you can't remember which is the real you. What you do know is that there seems to be a whole lot of innocent people running in mortal terror from some pretty horrifying monsters, and no matter which version of you is the real one, you can't fathom a world in which you wouldn't try to help in any way you can.
Are you going to be there in October? Are you interested in any of these events? No matter what games you're playing, we'd love to see you out there. If you have any questions about these events in specific, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you've got any questions about anything else, hit us up at email@example.com!
Jim Stearns is a deranged hermit from the swamps of Southern Illinois. In addition to writing for the Black Library, he puts pen to paper for High Level Games and Quoth the Raven. His mad scribblings can frequently be found in anthologies like Fitting In or Selfies from the End of the World, by Mad Scientist Journal. Follow him on Twitter @jcstearnswriter, or listen to Don, Jon, & Dragons, his podcast.
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I am become death, destroyer of worlds.