Red Chrome Cleanup
Cyberpunk RED

 Hornet, a well-known fixer, is assembling a crew to clean up another Edgerunner's mess.  If this gig goes well, it could be your ticket to the big leagues.  

 It was supposed to be a simple smash and grab solo op targeting the Red Chrome Legion, a notorious neo-fascist hate gang.  But while in transit on the way back out of the Combat Zone the package (and carrier) has gone missing, last pinged in territory controlled by another gang: the Neon Blades.  And if that's not enough, agents from the megacorp Militech have been seen sniffing around as well. Your job is to retrieve that package by any means necessary and do it fast before someone else nabs it. 
Cyberpunk RED is the latest edition of the classic roleplaying game of the Dark Future, set in 2045 and featuring updated mechanics from the original Cyberpunk 2020. No experience or prep required.
Session: Session 2 (Saturday 1-5pm)
Number of Players: 5
Safety Warning: M15+

The Souls Of Briarcroft
Call Of Cthulhu - Cthulhu By Gaslight (1890)

It is 31st October 1891 in England. You are out in the evening undertaking some charity work the local church when the peace of the evening is shattered, and it becomes a race against time to save the village.
Session: Session 1 (Saturday 9am-1pm)
Number of Players: 4
Safety Warning: M15+. Adult themes, horror, body transformation.

The Zed Factor
Shadowrun 6E

When magic returned to the world in 2011, everything changed. Dragons appeared, some lucky people underwent magic awakening, babies were born that resembled dwarves, elves and orks. Generally, the world turned out to be much weirder than anyone suspected. 

 But as much as things change, some stay the same. Multinational corporations have the same legal status as governments but a hell of a lot more power and money. With one notable exception: ever since a swirling, permanent manastorm cut Sydney off from the rest of the world, the Sydney Metro Council assumed control and all but declared independence from New South Wales, Australia, or anyone else who might claim the vast wealth of magical weirdness going on inside. 
But you and I know better. Where there’s profit to be made, those chasing it aren’t far behind. Either openly, or in the shadows. The only people officially crossing the manastorm paid their way on the armoured, environmentally sealed convoys going south but somehow you made it in. And now it’s your turn to run the shadows of 2080’s Sydney. 

 Watch your back. Shoot straight. Conserve ammo. And never, ever, cut a deal with a dragon. 

Session: Session 1 (Saturday 9am-1pm)
Number of Players: 4
Safety Warning: M15+ Contains alcohol and drug use, realistic violence, moderate gore, mild adult themes, mild fantasy racism.

Seeking the Post Humans
Mutant Crawl Classics

The tribespeople must save their bronze age settlement from a bizarre weather event that leaves the once thriving city state unable to feed itself. The characters go on their first rite of passage adventure that the tribe has undertaken in generations.

This is a zero-level funnel adventure, each player having up to 3 characters who hope to survive and solve the problem. MCC is a variant of Dungeon Crawl Classics, a system based on, but very different to original Dungeons and Dragons. 

Session: Session 1 (Saturday 9am-1pm)
Number of Players: 6
Safety Warning: M15+

The canter-berry tales
Ryuutama polyhedral dice

In the world of Ryuutama is a one where once in your life you will go on a great journey. This is a game about the journey, rather than the destination. This group is travelling on pilgrimage.

Session: Session 3 (Sunday 10am-2pm)
Number of players: 6
Safety Warning: PG

The Old Ways
Call of Cthulhu – Down Darker Trails (Weird West)

 Rumours are rife in the border town of San Rafael, Texas. The whisky-soaked outlaws in the Black Rose Cantina mutter darkly about the walking dead, of corpses drained of blood, and half-glimpsed monstrosities lurking in deep canyons. But that's not why you're here: Old Man Thompson is assembling a posse to clean up La Hacienda de las Flores, a grand mansion recently overrun by ‘unsavoury types’. Word is, he’s paying in Spanish gold, and paying well. You ride tomorrow at dawn.

Session: Session 3 (Sunday 10am-2pm)
Number of Players: 4
Safety Warning: M15+

Lancers of Aldrin
Lancer RPG

"You are a Lancer! The mercenaries and knights of the 5th millennium who fight using powerful mecha. Your latest mission, take down the pirate base that has been harassing trade routes in and out of the planet Aldrin."

Lancer is a game of space opera storytelling and mecha combat. Where players take command of the most creative robots they can imagine and fight against fantastical interstellar threats. This session is designed as an introduction to the game system, so players of all skill levels are welcome.

 Session: Session 3 (Sunday 10am-2pm)
Number of Players: 5
Safety Warning: PG contains violence.

Electric Gods : People of the Pale Flame
All Us Gamers RPG

The tribe has lived in the safe caves of the Jungle for generations. They are the People of the Pale Flame. The dead are dangerous, as they get up and walk again if not properly interred. The Magnificent God UnochNuNuf accepts the scant few precious AcSticks the tribe can spare to purify the dead, with the altar god DohTreZen performing the rituals, with two glowing altari in attendance and the sound of the great sanctuary host calling the spirits to rest.

To the tribe's horror the Demons from the Death Spires have disturbed the embalmed bodies, lying in the ancient hover cars in the crypts below. Soon the undead shall stir in an irrepressible army if some brave souls do not delve into the great crystal globes of the Death Spires, to bring back enough AcSticks to gain the protection of the Gods.

Be brave! Beware the unhumans! Trust no apparition!

Note: Players will need a smart phone with internet access for the dice rolls.
Session: Session 3 (Sunday 10am-2pm)
Number of Players: 6
Safety Warning: G

Cobalt Peak
Bluebeard's Bride (PBTA)

Lord Bluebeard has married. Again. 

He has married you - a lovely young peasant girl on his estate. After a whirlwind courtship and marriage, he has left you alone in your new mansion with only one stipulation - DO NOT USE THE LAST KEY ON THE CHATELAINE'S RING.

 Each player is a facet of The Bride's psyche - a Sister. With your fellow Sisters, you will control The Bride as she explores the house armed with simply the set of keys your new husband has entrusted you with. Each door unlocked will lead to horrors uncovered and revelations about to fate of your Lord's previous spouses. Will you all be an obedient Bride and leave well alone? Or will you open the final door?

 Session: Session 2 (Saturday 1pm-5pm)
Number of Players: 3 to 5 players
Safety Warning: R18+ Horror, sexual content, violence against women.
Warning: This is not a comfortable game and can be confronting. The X Card will be available for players in case things get too intense.

Hole in the Sky!
Dungeon Crawl Classics

Remember the good old days, when adventures were underground, NPCs were there to be killed, and the finale of every dungeon was the dragon on the 20th level? Those days are back!  Return to the glory days of fantasy with the Dungeon Crawl Classics (DCC) Role-Playing Game. Adventure as 1974 intended, with modern rules grounded in the origins of sword & sorcery. Fast play, cryptic secrets, and a mysterious past await you…
The Lady in Blue, a mysterious figure of cosmic power, enlists a band of simple peasants for a strange task.  They are to follow an invisible bridge until they arrive at a hole in the sky – and then jump through.  Death awaits all but the bravest, strongest, and luckiest, but the Lady offers a reward beyond all the riches of the world: the chance to change the very stars these peasants were born under, and thus change their destiny.

DCC is a fast-paced, open-feeling rules set allowing for epic game experiences without unnecessary tethers. It is based on the D&D 3.5 rule set with lots of neat modifications designed to make gameplay more exciting and interesting.  It also uses some additional "funky dice" (d3, d5, d7, d14, d16, d24, and d30) which will be provided for use during the game.  This adventure is a “funnel” in which players have four zero-level characters to lead through the challenge.  Pre-generated characters are provided.

Session: Session 1 (Saturday 9am-1pm)
Number of Players: 5
Safety Warning: PG – contains fantasy violence.

The Wolf Knights
Game System: Knight 2nd Edition

Knight is a game about romantic chivalry, where you play knights in stories similar to that of those of King Arthur and the knights of the round table - but the game is more than that, as your knights house and the stories of their family are integral parts of the game, and players take on not just the roles of the main characters but help build the world on a shared map and tell tales about the world.

In this game we will begin two years after the betrayal of the High Queen Rhiannon PenLlew, and the land of Avalon has fallen into chaos and anarchy. You and your fellow knights are hunting to put meat on the table for the feast, when you chase a white stag past foxglove and hawthorn, and see a lioness cub surrounded by wolves...

Session: Session 3 (Sunday 10am-2pm)
Number of Players: 5

Role Playing Games

Love Role Playing Games? Just keen to try them out? BrisCon is pleased to offer a number of RPG's 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 that only one table is 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.

Fossil Farm
Tales from the Loop (Things from the Flood)

"You've been accepted to the Fossil Farm's Young Scientist scheme. You will lead young campers on their own palaeontology adventures. The Fossil Farm offers campers hands-on experience in the hatcheries, horse ride with the sauropods or simply zipline over the lake. No matter how you spend your time we're excited to welcome you to our cutting-edge paleo facility.”

You are a camp counsellor at Fossil Farm; a paleo-farm priding itself on its colourful hadrosaurids and its new aviary. During the summer it becomes a summer camp for kids to spend time with the dinosaurs. Summer is almost over. The kids have left but you and the other young counsellors are sticking around for an ‘afterparty’. Meanwhile something lurks on the outskirts of the farm causing chaos.

This adventure is an action horror mystery, blending Jurassic Park and The Quarry. Pregen character sheets and six-sided dice will be provided.

Session: Session 2 (Saturday 1am-5pm)
Number of Players: 3-5
Safety Warning: M15 contains horror themes and moderate impact violence.

Terror at Orpheus Station
Mothership RPG

You and your crewmates have been hired by the company to investigate a space station that went silent two weeks ago. They’ve been unable to make contact with the station or their research team after everything went radio silent two weeks ago, so that’s where you come in.
As you arrive however, you’ll learn the terrible truth about this station that will put your life at risk while also testing your sanity. Because the scientists were experimenting on something that is truly beyond human comprehension. Can you survive against the lovecraftian horrors that haunt the silent corridors and beyond? Or will you lose your life or sanity in the process?

Session: Session 2 (Saturday 1-5pm)
Number of Players: 5
Safety Warning: R18+ contains Body Horror, Psychological Horror, possible PvP


What do you remember?
 Do you remember Bright Town USA, idyllic middle American small town. A place where kids ride around on bikes and people don’t lock their doors. A place to raise a family in peace and enjoy barbecues on the weekend.

Or do you remember the Skyless Lands, where you came to in a giant dark lake. Where gravity crushes you down, trying to push you below the water. Where people huddle around bioluminescent fungi as power ebbs, threatening darkness and cold. Where the world is running down, ebbing, slippingaway into ruin.

What do you remember and what will you be remembered for?

Awakening is a scenario for Nibiru, the sci-fi game of lost memories. Players take on the role of Vagabonds, amnesiacs with special abilities in a giant space station whose purpose is long forgotten. You can make great change in the Skyless Lands but there are those who hunt and exploit your kind. Tread carefully as you try to work out who you are and why you are here.

Session: Session 1 (Saturday 9am-1pm)
Number of Players: 4
Safety Warning: M15+

Kids Dungeons & Dragons
Dungeons & Dragons 5e

Dungeons and Dragons is the global phenomenon in roleplaying games: players are without books or tokens and play as characters in a book.  Led by a narrator, or Dungeon Master Becca will lead young players on an adventure of the imagination. 

There are genuine benefits to children playing Dungeons and dragons as an educational tool purely by just playing the game:

  • Distance and Movement Rules Boost Further Mathematic Development
  • Gameplay Requires Problem-Solving and Decision Making
  • Roleplay Fosters Social and Emotional Growth
  • Play Encourages Information Retention
  • Can Teach Social-Emotional Learning
  • Helps to develop reading skills
  • Fosters Collaborative Creativity and Storytelling
  • Provides Opportunities for Math Practice
  • Help With Socialisation and collaborative strategising
  • Encourages teamwork

Let's not forget it's also FUN!

Session: Session 2 (Saturday 1am-5pm)
Number of Players: 4
Safety Warning: G – Fun for all the family!