Just a Regular Bounty
You are the rough and ready crew of the Cerberus, an ex-military R- 29 Firebrand-type Patrol Craft now repurposed for bounty hunting — legitimate where possible, as you are properly licensed. One of your contacts has a lead on Raf Urich, the famous ice pirate. Last you heard he was hiding out on Lithios, but your contact has credible information he will be attending a meeting on Indri, including time and location. Catching this bounty will help put some Cred back into your stash, before your vices get the better of you.
A science fiction adventure with inspiration from Killjoys, Cowboy Bebop, The Mandalorian, Dark Matter, The Expanse, Firefly, and other gritty shows. Using Scum & Villainy, a Forged in the Dark game.
Pre-generated characters will be available, however if you are familiar with Scum & Villainy you can create and bring your own. Rating: Mature (M).


Game Master: Sly Gryphon
Session 1: Saturday 29th April 9am – 12.45pm
System: Scum & Villainy (Forged in the Dark)
Genre: Gritty Sci-Fi
Up to 5 players for this session

Kids on Bikes
In Kids on Bikes, you’ll take on the roles of everyday people grappling with strange, terrifying, and very, very powerful forces that they cannot defeat, control, or even fully understand. The only way to face them is to work together, use your strengths, and know when you just have to run as fast as you can.

Game Master: Tamara Harris
Session 2: Saturday 29th April 1.15pm – 5pm
System: Kids on Bikes
Genre: Small Town Adventure
Up to 5 players for this session

Dead Light
Caught in a ferocious storm on a quiet country road, you narrowly avoid hitting a young woman as she dashes out of the woods and in front of your car. Soaked, shivering, pale and incoherent, she is clearly terrified, but of what? Join us for a game of Call of Cthulhu, the investigative horror role- playing game where ordinary people unravel mysteries that lead to places sane folk fear to tread. In this game, you will unearth mysteries both supernatural and all-too human; but the question is, will you survive long enough to solve them?

Game Master: Stefan Flanigan
Session 2: Saturday 29th April 1.15pm – 5pm
System: Call of Cthulhu
Genre: Horror / Mystery
Up to 4 players for this session

Crate of Krayts
Times are tough in the Outer Rim these days, and you can’t just pick and choose your jobs anymore—what with the Empire impounding every free-trader this side of the Claw Nebula. It does make the sort of job Sinasu the Hutt dishes out more lucrative at least. I mean, this is nothing but a milk-run: Pick up the slug’s new pet and bring it to her base of operation on Nal Hutta. I mean, what could possibly go wrong?

Crates of Krayts is a Star Wars RPG Adventure for a rag-tag group of 5 smugglers living the hard life in the Outer Rim Territories.


Game Master:
Ian Houlihan
Session 3:
Sunday 29th April 10am – 2pm
System:
Star Wars RPG
Genre:
Science Fiction
Up to 5 players for this session

Blade Runner
It’s 2037, shortly after Wallace Corp debuted the latest Nexus-9 line of replicants on Earth, ending a decades-long ban. Life on Earth is bleak and anyone who qualifies has left the dying planet for the promise of off-world colonies. Those that remain live in megacities, either in luxury on floor 100+ or more likely eking out a life on the cold streets below. As a Blade Runner in the LAPD's Rep-Detect Unit, you’ll take on your latest case to track down and retire (or not) a rouge replicant. You might play as a human or the latest model N9 replicant. You’re expected to follow orders but you may need to wrestle with your conscience before pulling the trigger on a your target whose only real crime is existing.

Game Master: Dylan Craig
Session 1: Saturday 29th April 9am - 12.45
System: Bladerunner RPG
Genre: Science Fiction
Up to 4 players for this session


Twilight 2000- Storm Drain at Midnight
A classic roleplaying game returns. Twilight: 2000 is an RPG about survival in humanity’s most desperate hour. Yet, in this bleak world, there is still hope. In the midst of utter destruction, you can start to build something new. Rally people to your ranks. Stake a claim and protect it. And maybe, if you live long enough, start turning the tide.

The call went out, the last push against Russian forces in Poland. It was going to take place in Kalisz, forces had amassed there. We were called the 5th Infantry Division but looked less like a Division and more like a mercenary band. I spoke to soldiers from England, Germany, Canada; hell, there was even an Australian navy girl there, how did she end up fighting the Russians in central Europe so far from the water?

It didn’t go well, the Motor Rifles bashed through us like we didn’t exist. Now here we are a band of survivors crouched down in a storm drain under some city bypass. Get out of the city alive is the first priority then who knows?

Game Master: Paul Owen
Session 3: Sunday 29th April 10am – 2pm
System: Twilight 2000 4e
Genre: Military Postapocalyptic
Up to 6 players for this session

Role Playing Games


Love Role Playing Games? Just keen to try them out? BrisCon is pleased to offer a number of Role Playing Games open to the public. Suitable for beginners or more advanced players. Run by Brisbane Casual RPG this is a great environment for Role Playing in a safe space.   Please note also games on Table 4 are wheelchair accessible.

Brisbane Casual RPG has a mission to actively facilitate games that fit into people’s busy lives. We promote a diverse range of role-playing games, with a focus on games that have low barriers to entry (low investment in time, money, and effort). We seek to develop an active, inclusive, and engaged community that provides frequent, open, and safe opportunities to play.
For BrisCon 2023 we are running 4 game tables, over 3 sessions. You can select to play a maximum of 3 games, one from each of the sessions below. Click here to book:




A dam big problem
The small Japanese town of Insu enjoys a slower pace of life. This is where you and your friends reside. You’re Henge transforming Japanese folklore spirits. One day your friend the Kappa tells you some new humans have arrived and are disturbing her home. Can you help her resolve her problem?
In this slice of life game, inspired by the world of studio Ghibli films you and your magical friends help each other and your local community.


Game Master: Lexi
Session 1: Saturday 29th April 9am – 12.45pm
System: Golden Sky Stories
Genre: Slice of life, Japanese Anime
Up to 6 players for this session

Buzzed Events Game
Rolling dungeon, come in and see if you can survive the dungeon. Roll a d20 to determine your level and come play!

Game Master: Bianca
Session 2: Saturday 29th April 1.15pm – 5pm
System: Dungeons & Dragons 5e
Genre: Fantasy Adventure, Dungeon Crawl
Up to 6 players for this session

The Final Heist!

For too long have you been forced into a life of crime and villainy, simply to try and make ends meet. It’s not a glamorous life, and you’ve seen enough prison cells and self-righteous heroes to last a lifetime. So you’ve made contact with others like you, Villains who didn’t have a choice, those who do what they have to out of need, and don’t go out of their way to cause pain and suffering. If it makes you feel better, anti-heroes, really. Together you have sought out the target of your final heist, a secret R&D facility of the megacorporation “Solaris Incorporated”. If this goes well, none of you will ever need to steal to make a living ever again.

Game Master: Zoe
Session 1: Saturday 29th April 9am – 12.45pm
System: Mutants & Masterminds
Genre: Supers
Up to 4 players for this session

Poker Night
At an isolated US Air Base in Arizona the investigators are waiting for something to happen. Some are visiting, some work on site but others are just passing through. There’s a Poker Night on base tonight, where people go to kill time. Unfortunately, a mysterious vehicle has arrived with a strange device on board. That’s when things take the turn for the bizarre. Can the investigators survive the night?

Game Master: Jared Tallis
Session 2: Saturday 29th April 1.15pm – 5pm
System: Delta Green
Genre: Horror / Mystery
Up to 5 players for this session

Electric Gods
The people have lived in this jungle place, between the Sapphire, the river of birth, and the Jade, the river of death, for thirty years. The local god ForSevOran has cared for the people, keeping the tribal enclave clear and plentiful of food. The great god NeThronSev has avatars among the people and sees far and wisely. It seems that the supply of AcSticks grows thin and so ForSevOran's power wanes, and territory shrinks. It sees the dreadful Bat People, servants of ThreatThreSevTo, multiply and begin to raid out of The Past. A crisis brews. Do the people seek to move into The Future, beyond ForSevOran's protection? Do they counter raid the Bat People Enclaves? One family, the Kelmin, urge a move across the Jade, into the realm of SevixNinonfi, for ancient treasures lie in the land of the dead. The Macrons, under the Mind Touched Marta, say the jungle beckons across the Sapphire, where the god ThroneTwifa seeks to breach the walls of heaven.

You listen to the council of the elders, and the Seven Voice of NeThronSev. You are the young ones, some expert humans, some born as physical or mental sports, and you glance one to the other thinking the fellowship must choose a path themselves, and the adults will follow if they are wise.

Note: It is helpful if players have a browser on their phone or device and can open https://util-space-one.w3spaces.com/augdiceroller-v5.html. This is a dice roller javascript app that knows the rules and handles the results for you, which makes for easier gameplay.


Game Master:
Danny Stevens
Session 3:
Sunday 29th April 10am – 2pm
System:
All Us Gamers
Genre:
Post Apocalypse
Up to 6 players for this session

With the realm under threat from an unseen evil, the call for aide has gone out to mercenaries and adventurers in distant lands. Whether it be for wealth or glory many have journeyed to the besieged kingdom to offer their skills. You are one such adventurer seeking to prove yourself and whose name may one day be written in the book of legends.

Game Master:
Rowan Brown
Session 3:
Sunday 29th April 10am – 2pm
System:
Dungeons and Dragons 5e
Genre:
Fantasy Adventure
Up to 5 players for this session