Strategicon

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Strategicon is a group of game conventions in southern California that are held three times a year:

  • OrcCon, on Presidents Day weekend
  • Gamex, on Memorial Day weekend
  • Gateway, on Labor Day weekend

The Queen's Cavaliers

Playtests for The Queen's Cavaliers were run at OrcCon 2013, Gamex 2013, Gateway 2013, OrcCon 2014, and Gamex 2014.

OrcCon 2013

The Black Journal (MJ Caoimhe Ora Snow): As a proud member of the Cavaliers, you're a brave, sword-dueling hero to the people of Gallinea, fighting for Queen and Country. But all goes awry when a senior member of your company is framed for murder and the Cavaliers are disbanded. Will you regain your honor and set right this injustice? TQC is a baroque, clockwork fantasy game of swashbuckling and derring-do.

Gamex 2013

A Nose for Trouble (MJ Caoimhe Ora Snow): As a new recruit to the Queen's Cavaliers, you were prepared to engage in daring swordplay and courtly intrigue – but you never expected that your first mission would be to transport a bizarre beast from the southern continent into the heart of Lutetia! The Queen's Cavaliers is a Baroque clockpunk fantasy game of swashbuckling and derring-do.

The Festival of Masques (MJ Caoimhe Ora Snow): The Festival of Masques is a lavish celebration of freedom in Gallinea, and you've been invited as guests of the Prince-Consort to the Royal Masquerade. But on this night, few are who they appear to be – and the safety of all Gallinea is threatened by a secret plot! The Queen's Cavaliers is a Baroque clockpunk fantasy game of swashbuckling and courtly intrigue.

Prince of the Farthest South (MJ Caoimhe Ora Snow): Weeks of political machinations have led to an unprecedented trade agreement between Gallinea and the empire of the Farthest South. As Gallinea celebrates the new alliance, will a mad arsonist disrupt the signing of this historic treaty? The Queen's Cavaliers is a Baroque clockpunk fantasy game of swashbuckling and derring-do.

The Embers of Peace (MJ Kristine Chester): Eight years ago the nations of Gallinea and Albia were at war until a timely marriage granted them peace, but when the Gallinean ambassador is kidnapped on Albian soil, it becomes a race against time for the Queen's Cavaliers to rescue her before old wounds are reopened and a new 20 Years War begins. The Queen's Cavaliers is a Baroque clockpunk fantasy game of swashbuckling and derring-do.

Gateway 2013

Royal Hunt (MJ Caoimhe Ora Snow): A simple hunting trip in the woods of Varendia turns tragic as the Queen's Cavaliers must save the Prince-Consort from Gallinea's enemies. Who will survive the most deadly hunt of them all? TQC is a swashbuckling, clockpunk fantasy adventure RPG.

Jewel of Ekalia (MJ Caoimhe Ora Snow): As loyal champions of the queen of Gallinea, you've often been called upon to accomplish the impossible. This time, you've got to break into an impregnable castle on a distant isle to steal the Jewel of Ekalia, then avoid the entire Ekalian fleet on the way back. What could be simpler? TQC is a swashbuckling, clockpunk fantasy adventure RPG.

Party Over (MJ Rachel Tolliver): As new recruits, you are expected to celebrate! But when the party takes an unexpected turn you have to investigate the problem before it starts an new war with an old enemy. TQC is a swashbuckling, clockpunk fantasy adventure RPG.

Love & War (MJ Rachel Tolliver): The Duke of Bedyngford has gotten himself into hot water, again. This time he needs your help to get him out before he causes a real problem. TQC is a swashbuckling, clockpunk fantasy adventure RPG.

Rest for the Wicked (MJ Caoimhe Ora Snow): You've put your days as members of the Queen's Cavaliers behind you, and settled down into your busy life. What danger could be serious enough to call you out of retirement one last time? Wait zombies?! TQC is a swashbuckling, clockpunk fantasy adventure RPG, which doesn't usually feature zombies.

OrcCon 2014

Life's Sweetest Reward (MJ Caoimhe Ora Snow): Love, exciting and new! Set a course for adventure in the seas of Ekalia as you're assigned to guard the Queen's envoy to a noble wedding - - a marriage that the enemies of Gallinea want to make sure never happens! TQC is a swashbuckling, clockpunk fantasy adventure RPG. Come aboard, we're expecting you!

The Brat Pack (MJ Rachel Tolliver): Officially, you have been sent as escort for Prince Phillipe on a diplomatic mission. Unofficially, you are on a punishment detail to chaperone a playdate between royal youngsters. A unexpected change in schedule means you are going to have more than you bargained for. TQC is a swashbuckling, clockpunk fantasy adventure RPG.

Sullied Hands (MJ Caoimhe Ora Snow): It is the last days of the bitter, twenty-year war with Albia, and the Gallineans are preparing for a major assault when word comes of a fearsome Albian doomsday plot. Gallinea needs hero(ine)s - - but none can be spared. Just you and the other criminals, murderers, and madmen. Survive this suicide mission, and you go free. TQC is a swashbuckling, clockpunk fantasy adventure RPG.

The Visitor (MJ Rachel Tolliver): The King and Queen of Albia are coming to visit for the first time since their youngest son Carolus became the Prince-Consort. Carolus is understandably excited, but a surprise visit from an old rival may be more than anyone bargained for. TQC is a swashbuckling, clockpunk fantasy adventure RPG.

Gamex 2014

Royal Ball (MJ Rachel Tolliver): The King and Queen of Albia are visiting and a ball must be thrown. Not everyone is in agreement with the heads of state there so it is your job to keep the riff raff OUT. The Queen's Cavaliers is a Baroque, clockpunk swashbuckling fantasy roleplaying game.

Shadows of Lutetia (MJ Caoimhe Ora Snow): To save the life of a princess, you and your fellow Cavaliers must enter the dank, filth-ridden slums of Old Lutetia. Will you survive your introduction to the Shadow Court and can you face down the Queen of Rats? The Queen's Cavaliers is a Baroque, clockpunk swashbuckling fantasy adventure game.

Family Ties (MJ Rachel Tolliver): Gallinea is much more modern than it once was, men have the right to vote and own property now, why they are just as good as women! Some families still think that a young gentleman's place is in the home. When you come across a young man trying to flee an arranged marriage what do you do? The Queen's Cavaliers is a Baroque, clockpunk swashbuckling fantasy roleplaying game.

Those Magnificent Cavaliers in Their Flying Machines (MJ Caoimhe Ora Snow): A boastful wager between Cardinal Farrazin and Ambassador Bedyngford leads to a wild, phlogistone-fueled race from Lutetia to Diega via airship! Will your crew bring home the trophy for Gallinea, or is the Queen to be embarrassed by your loss? Watch out for sky pirates and cheaters! The Queen's Cavaliers is a Baroque, clockpunk swashbuckling fantasy adventure game.

Gateway 2014

Apprentices Ahoy! (MJ Rachel Tolliver): What happens when you are on a trip with your Mentor and they suddenly disappear? Will a bunch of inexperienced kids be able to find out what happened and keep your transport afloat? The Queen's Cavaliers is a baroque, clockpunk, fantasy roleplaying game. This is a family friendly adventure open to all ages.

OrcCon 2015

The Life of a Cavalier (MJs Rachel Tolliver, Kristine Chester, and Caoimhe Ora Snow): A recent rash of daring jewel thefts in Lutetia has put the Queen's Cavaliers on the trail of the Shadow Cat. Can they find this mysterious criminal before she commits her next burglary? This is a preview of the bonus adventure written by Sam Chupp that will appear in the forthcoming core book. TQC is a baroque swashbuckling adventure game.

Centurions of the Galactic Core

CGC was playtested at Gamex 2014.

Gamex 2014

Centurions of the Galactic Core (GM Caoimhe Ora Snow): In the 35th Century, humanity has colonized most of the known universe, joined together in the Galactic Congruity, a loose republic of 600 worlds. These worlds are protected by young heroes known as the Centurions of the Galactic Core – a virtual legion of super-heroes. Together they work to defend the Congruity from power-mad dictators, space pirates, and monstrous alien beasts.