Games

Chaosium Con Down Under is all about games and there’ll be plenty!

With five gaming sessions over the weekend (three on Saturday and two on Sunday) you’ll be able to play all of your favourite Chaosium games: Call of Cthulhu, 7th Sea, RuneQuest, Pendragon and Mythic Worlds (other Chaosium games). We’ll have pre-booking of sessions available soon, so you can plan out your weekend for Maximum Game Fun.

LARPS

Our international Guest of Honour John Wick will be running not one but two Live Action Roleplaying Games! One is set in Glorantha, the other in Théah, his world for 7th Sea.

In these freeform games, all participants take part in an interactive storytelling game, playing characters with backstories, motivations, and goals. You are encouraged to dress in costume, making the game even more fun!

VIP Gaming Sessions

Each of our Guests of Honour are running special VIP games in the private board room at the Nag’s Head Pub (right next door). Here’s your chance to play at the table of the masters, running their favourite games.

Express your interest in game systems here

Call of Cthulhu is a tabletop roleplaying game based upon the worlds of H. P. Lovecraft. It is a game of secrets, mysteries, and horror. Playing the role of steadfast investigators, you travel to strange and dangerous places, uncover foul plots, and stand against the terrors of the Cthulhu Mythos. You encounter sanity-blasting entities, monsters, and insane cultists. Within strange and forgotten tomes of lore you discover revelations that man was not meant to know. You and your companions may very well decide the fate of the world.

7th Sea is a tabletop roleplaying game of swashbuckling and intrigue, exploration and adventure, taking place on the continent of Théah, a land of magic and mystery inspired by our own Europe. Players take on the roles of heroes thrown into global conspiracies and sinister plots, exploring ancient ruins of a race long vanished and protecting the rightful kings and queens of Théah from murderous villains. It is a world of sharp blades and sharp wits, where a cutting retort can be just as deadly as a sword’s point.

Play heroes with RuneQuest: Roleplaying in GloranthaYou will be immersed in the mythic realm of Glorantha with characters tied to the communities they support. Walk with gods, negotiate with spirits and dance with dragons, but be wary for even the smallest trollkin can topple the mightiest warrior. Glorantha is a world with a deep and rich setting, drawing influence from the Bronze Age and other ancient world cultures and mythologies, created by Greg Stafford in 1966.

“King Arthur has provided me with tremendous satisfaction and entertainment for many years. Now, I seek to share Arthur’s work with you. Enter into the magic realm. Let those dreams within you stir, come to life, and be tested.” – Greg Stafford Pendragon is Greg Stafford’s award-winning Arthurian roleplaying game. As players you take on the role of knights following the chivalric code. Pendragon introduced traits and passions that reward players acting as virtuous knights as they compete for glory. 

Mythic Worlds will encompass HeroQuest, 13th Age Glorantha and other Chaosium games.

HeroQuest presents a simple rules system that allows Game Masters to run games modeled on ancient myth, epic sagas, and tales of high adventure.

13th Age Glorantha brings d20-rolling mechanics and indie-style storytelling tricks to Greg Stafford’s classic fantasy world of Glorantha.

Free Play

In addition to these sessions, if you wish to organise your own games, another roleplaying game or board game, there will be a dedicated tables set aside for this purpose. Chaosium’s board games will be available to borrow.