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RTG @ Gen Con 2020

We won’t be traveling to Indianapolis for this year, but we’re still going to be participating in Gen Con 2020. We’ll be running a number of games and seminars on the net. Here’s a listing of what R. Talsoran Games has to offer for this year’s Gen Con online.

All times listed are EDT. Please check the platform requirements for the seminar or game. Please check to make sure an event has not changed day or time.

Cyberpunk Games

Never Trust a Corp (Cyberpunk Red)

Thursday, 6pm to 10pm Eastern

You know you don’t trust Corps, but the money is so good!

Never Trust a Corp (Cyberpunk Red)

Friday, Noon to 4pm Eastern

You know you don’t trust Corps, but the money is so good!

Gang War in Night City (Cyberpunk Red)

Friday, 2pm to 6pm Eastern

There’s a gang war going on in Night City, but not the usual neighborhood shoot outs. Something big is brewing and you don’t know who’s behind it.

And You Thought this was Just a Courier Mission (Cyberpunk Red)

Saturday, 4pm to 8pm Eastern

Usually you’d be protecting the shipment from gangers, but no one seems to want to get close to this one. What don’t you know?

And You Thought this was Just a Courier Mission (Cyberpunk Red)

Sunday, 2pm to 6pm Eastern

Usually you’d be protecting the shipment from gangers, but no one seems to want to get close to this one. What don’t you know?

Mike Pondsmith Kills Your Everything (Cyberpunk Red)

Sunday, 2pm to 6pm Eastern

This is the annual Gen Con game where infamous referee Mike Pondsmith kills all your characters.

The Witcher Games

Under the Ice (The Witcher)

Thursday, 5pm to 9pm Eastern

At the wishes of the High Mountain Society of Sorceresses you’ve come to the Dragon Mountains in Kovir. These high society magicians need you to ensure their artisanal ice arrives on time.

You Got the Message but the Village is Deserted (The Witcher)

Friday, 10am to 2pm Eastern

You have a plea to rid the village of a monster but when you get there it is deserted. This is a beginner game.

The Wraith’s Revenge (The Witcher)

Friday, 2pm to 6pm Eastern

You need to solve this village’s wraith problem, but to do it you have to find out how she died and the village isn’t telling.

You Got the Message but the Village is Deserted (The Witcher)

Saturday, Noon to 4pm Eastern

You have a plea to rid the village of a monster but when you get there it is deserted. This is a beginner game.

From Kovir with Love (The Witcher)

Saturday, 2pm to 6pm Eastern

Kovir remains safe for those of magical ability. But in the town of Targo, a curse has led to growing sympathy for the Witch Hunters.

The Wraith’s Revenge (The Witcher)

Saturday, 6pm to 10pm Eastern

You need to solve this village’s wraith problem, but to do it you have to find out how she died and the village isn’t telling.

The White Rose Mystery (The Witcher)

Sunday, 10am to 4pm Eastern

A witcher has disappeared while investigating a mysterious monster in the ruins of Shaerrawed.

The Wraith’s Revenge (The Witcher)

Sunday, Noon to 4pm Eastern

You need to solve this village’s wraith problem, but to do it you have to find out how she died and the village isn’t telling.

Other Games

Mystery on the Istanbul Express (Castle Falkenstein)

Friday, Noon to 3pm Eastern

A Bavarian diplomat has disappeared on the way back from Istanbul. Can you find them before negotiations break down?

The King’s Birthday Celebration (Castle Falkenstein)

Saturday, Noon to 3pm

You know there is an Unseelie spy at King Ludwig’s birthday picnic, but who is it?

Summer Jobs (Teenagers from Outerspace)

Sunday, Noon to 4pm Eastern

You’ve gotten jobs at the mall for the summer. Since you’ve got the least seniority, your various managers have assigned you to overnight inventory. That wouldn’t be so bad if the mall wasn’t HAUNTED.

Seminars and Actual Plays

The Art of the Witcher

Friday, 2pm to 3pm Eastern. Hosted by HintPlays.

Jaye Kovach, Art Director for R. Talsorian Games, will discuss several key illustrations from the Witcher’s Journal for The Witcher TRPG. Hear how the art is developed from concept to the final piece.

All Things Dark and Cyberpunk

Friday, 6pm to 7pm Eastern. Hosted by High Shelf Gaming.

Mike Pondsmith leads a seminar to discuss all the Cyberpunk news from R. Talsorian and CDProjekt Red.

What’s Up with the Witcher?

Saturday, 4pm to 5pm Eastern. Hosted by WanderingDM.

Come find out about new books for the Witcher TTRPG. Check out some new Witcher art and let us know how you like the monsters from the Golden Age of Witcher.

The Art of Cyberpunk Red

Saturday 6pm to 7pm Eastern. Hosted by WanderingDM.

Jaye Kovach, Art Director for R. Talsorian, discusses key illustrations from Cyberpunk Red. See original, rough concepts prior to their polished perfection.

Portfolio Overview

Sunday, Noon to 1pm Eastern. Hoested by WanderingDM.

Jaye Kovach, Art Director of R. Talsorian, looks at the portfolios of professional artists and explains the best practices used to get specific types of work, and stay fresh and professional.


While they aren’t being run directly by RTG staff or volunteers, you can also find sessions of our games being run by members of the community and panels featuring RTG staff! Here’s a breakdown.

The 2020 ENnie Awards

Friday, 8pm to when it ends Eastern

Mike Pondsmith will be co-hosting the ENnie Awards along with Misha Bushyager, Ken Hite, Robin D. Laws, and Chris Spivey!

The Dark Future of 2.0.2.0. (Cyberpunk 2020)

run by Plumbago Lounge, Thursday, 7pm to 10:30pm Eastern

You are trapped between Euro Business Machines and the biggest, baddest corp of them all, the one no one dares run against – the Internet Phone Company! It’s the final battle for Virtual Reality!

Embers of Revenge (Witcher)

run by High Shelf Gaming on Saturday, 1pm to 5pm Eastern

When the body of a witcher is found, your group must investigate. Was it murder or was he killed fighting off a monster?

How to Cyberpunk Campaign for GMs and Players

run by High Shelf Gaming on Saturday, 1pm to 2:30pm Eastern

Cyberpunk Red & similar RPGs provide a unique blend of sci-fi, human struggle, & a place where GMs and players can ask life’s biggest questions. It combines themes of Film Noir detective stories, corporate corruption, gang violence, & technological enhancements to the human condition like cybernetics, cyberspace, & more! Running a game in this is much different than your typical fantasy setting. Join us in this casual discussion between David from High Shelf Gaming, Linda “Druttercup” Evans from Hint Plays AP channel, and Simon of WanderingDM about their decades-long experience running Cyberpunk as they share insights with GMs & players who are new to Cyberpunk RPGs. We will cover your first session, how to keep the campaign going, what themes you can readily explore in the genre, player character death, how to handle the inevitable. We’ll also make time for Q&A from the audience.

Researching Real History for Fictional Worlds (Seminar)

Join Chris Spivey (Harlem Unbound), Talia Dean (Clockwork Dominion), Crystal Mazur (Never Going Home), Steve Kenson (Mutants and Masterminds), J Gray (Castle Falkenstein), and Eddy Webb (Vampire the Masquerade) as they discuss how to research real world history and how to incorporate it into your TRPG, board game, stories, or campaign.

 

 

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