Home DDC Community DDC Webstore Feedback Contact Us Survival Tips Old DDC Swag Previous DDCs Upcoming DunDraCons

DDC 48
Date and Hours of Operation
Hotel Information
 
What we did at DDC
DDC 47

List of Events
Index by Game System
Index by Game Master
 
Buy and Sell
Dealers at DunDraCon
 
Unofficial Gaming
Requested Games

By the Basics Role-Playing Games

By the Basics games are designed with new or inexperienced players in mind. These are all lower-powered games offered by experienced game masters, running 4 hours with no more than 5 players. The rules are basic, characters are provided or created at the game, and there will also be some experienced players in many cases, since these games are open to all.

These are not Organized Play games—each scenario is crafted by the individual GM. The games are unique because of it. If you aren’t sure how RPGs work, or if you want to be part of an intimate, lower-powered game, these are ideal for you. You sign up for them just like any other game, through the game registration system, either on-line, or by going to the Info Table, where you can get help. You can even drop into a game to see if there are open seats; many games throughout the convention have unexpected vacancies, and GMs love to fill every seat they offer.

By the Basics RPGs 

P03 The Locked Door

Only available via On-line Pre-registration
Friday Noon in 136 for 4 Hours
GM: Scott Woodard
Type: RPG
System: Savage Worlds
Players: 5
Provided: All characters provided by GM
Power Level: Seasoned
Variations: Pinebox Middle School
Rules Knowledge: Beginners Welcome
Game Content: Family

A locked door alone can be mysterious. It's even more mysterious when one appears in the home of one of the students of 'Pinebox Middle School!' What lies beyond this padlocked portal and who holds the key?

P18 Ghost Herd in the Sky

Only available via On-line Pre-registration
Friday 2 PM in 236 for 4 Hours
GM: Michael M. Kelly
Type: RPG
System: Deadlands, Revised
Edition: SWADE
Players: 5
Provided: All characters provided by GM
Power Level: seasoned
Rules Knowledge: Beginners Welcome
Game Content: Mainstream

1884. The long cattle drive season is over, as cowhands and folks from all walks of Old West life gather in Caldwell, Kansas. There's a storm a-comin', and with it a fearful vision of a ghost herd of cattle, stampeding through the skies. This supernatural stampede threatens to trample the entire town under horn and hoof, unless a group of Weird West heroes can band together in time to stop it!

222 Keys to the Golden Vault: Prisoner 13

Saturday 10 AM in 241 for 4 Hours
GM: Onna Nelson
Type: RPG
System: Dungeons & Dragons
Edition: 5e Basic Rule Set
Players: 5
Provided: All characters provided by GM
Rules Knowledge: Beginners Welcome
Game Content: Mainstream

The Axebreaker clan's wealth was stolen, and it's up to the adventurers to get it back. The vault where the thief hid the gold has been found. All that's missing is the key. This roleplay-heavy, beginner-friendly one-shot will have the players sneaking into a high-security prison to interrogate the thief and find the key to the vault!
Website: www.rivercitydungeonmaster.com

309 Edge of Darkness

Saturday 2 PM in 240 for 4 Hours
GM: Steve Anderson
Type: RPG
System: Call of Cthulhu
Edition: starter rules
Players: 5
Provided: All characters provided by GM
Rules Knowledge: Beginners Welcome
Game Content: Mainstream

When a letter from an old family friend arrives, how could the investigators know what they'd be in for... A long buried secret, forbidden magics and an indescribable foe, all stand in the way of the investigators attempt to fulfill the wish of a dying friend, and attempt to undo the mistakes of the past.

408 The Dungeon of Countess Tylmae

Saturday 6 PM in 237 for 4 Hours
GM: Daniel Santellan
Type: RPG
System: Dungeons & Dragons
Edition: 5e Basic Rule Set
Players: 5
Provided: All characters provided by GM
Rules Knowledge: Beginners Welcome
Game Content: Family

You have lost all of your possessions, and there is nothing left to do but try to win a sponsorship into the 'The Dungeon of Countess Tylmae'. If you can defeat the dungeon,and come out on top then you will earn enough to replace what was lost and more. Good luck Adventurer... You'll need it.

410 Keys to the Golden Vault: Prisoner 13

Saturday 8 PM in 137 for 4 Hours
GM: Onna Nelson
Type: RPG
System: Dungeons & Dragons
Edition: 5e Basic Rule Set
Players: 5
Provided: All characters provided by GM
Rules Knowledge: Beginners Welcome
Game Content: Mainstream

The Axebreaker clan's wealth was stolen, and it's up to the adventurers to get it back. The vault where the thief hid the gold has been found. All that's missing is the key. This roleplay-heavy, beginner-friendly one-shot will have the players sneaking into a high-security prison to interrogate the thief and find the key to the vault!
Website: www.rivercitydungeonmaster.com

506 Adventures in Icespire Peak

Sunday 8 AM in 238 for 4 Hours
GM: Aaron Ferguson
Type: RPG
System: Dungeons & Dragons
Edition: 5e Basic Rule Set
Players: 5
Provided: All characters provided by GM
Power Level: 1st; may level up to 2nd during play
Rules Knowledge: Beginners Welcome
Game Content: Mainstream

Your adventuring party has taken on a quest to explore an ancient dwarven fortress in the mountains southwest of the town of Phandalin. The job is simple enough, clear out any monsters that may be lurking there and report back to Harbin Wester in Phandalin. This is an entry level adventure for level 1 characters to learn the basics of D&D 5E.

513 Ghost Herd in the Sky

Sunday 10 AM in 137 for 4 Hours
GM: Michael M. Kelly
Type: RPG
System: Deadlands, Revised
Edition: SWADE
Players: 5
Provided: All characters provided by GM
Power Level: seasoned
Rules Knowledge: Beginners Welcome
Game Content: Mainstream

1884. The long cattle drive season is over, as cowhands and folks from all walks of Old West life gather in Caldwell, Kansas. There's a storm a-comin' and with it a fearful vision of a ghost herd of cattle, stampeding through the skies. This supernatural stampede threatens to trample the entire town under horn and hoof, unless a group of Weird West heroes can band together in time to stop it!

523 Moon over Graymoor

Sunday 10 AM in 147 for 4 Hours
GM: Lisa Smith Beasley
Type: RPG
System: Dungeons & Dragons
Edition: 5e Basic Rule Set
Players: 5
Provided: All characters provided by GM
Rules Knowledge: Beginners Welcome
Game Content: Mainstream

The once quiet town of Graymoor has suffered a string of violent murders. The party will investigate the clues, talk to the locals, and work together to solve this mystery. Beginner friendly, for Level 1 characters.
Website: /www.dmsguild.com/product/235521/Moon-over-Graymoor

600 The Dungeon of Countess Tylmae

Sunday Noon in 238 for 4 Hours
GM: Daniel Santellan
Type: RPG
System: Dungeons & Dragons
Edition: 5e Basic Rule Set
Players: 5
Provided: All characters provided by GM
Rules Knowledge: Beginners Welcome
Game Content: Family

You have lost all of your possessions, and there is nothing left to do but try to win a sponsorship into the 'The Dungeon of Countess Tylmae'. If you can defeat the dungeon,and come out on top then you will earn enough to replace what was lost and more. Good luck Adventurer... You'll need it.

603 The Lightless Beacon

Sunday 2 PM in 146 for 4 Hours
GM: Steve Anderson
Type: RPG
System: Call of Cthulhu
Edition: starter rules
Players: 5
Provided: All characters provided by GM
Rules Knowledge: Beginners Welcome
Game Content: Mainstream

The investigators, traveling to Rockport aboard the SS Essex county, run into unexpected, and horrific, challenges when the Beacon Island lighthouse goes dark. Will they relight the beacon in time?

709 Something Wild

Game Cancelled

815 Moon over Graymoor

Monday 10 AM in 148 for 4 Hours
GM: Lisa Smith Beasley
Type: RPG
System: Dungeons & Dragons
Edition: 5e Basic Rule Set
Players: 5
Provided: All characters provided by GM
Rules Knowledge: Beginners Welcome
Game Content: Mainstream

The once quiet town of Graymoor has suffered a string of violent murders. The party will investigate the clues, talk to the locals, and work together to solve this mystery. Beginner friendly, for Level 1 characters.
Website: /www.dmsguild.com/product/235521/Moon-over-Graymoor