Gehenna Gaming has announced the third annual Virtual Horror Con, bringing the gaming convention experience to the homes and screens of TTRPG fans around the globe. Virtual Horror Con is a digital horror media & tabletop RPG convention experience complete with panels, actual play sessions, virtual tabletop gaming sessions, and an online vendor & artist alley. The convention takes place July 8-10.
Virtual Horror Con is back for the third year in a row with three days of terror. Powered by Gehenna Gaming and Carrion Comfort Studios, this annual online convention brings a unique convention experience while attendees never have to leave the comfort of their own homes. It is a wonderful way for fans to participate in a convention who might otherwise not be able to attend for health or accessibility reasons.
Gehenna Gaming aims to host the same experiences gamers would get at an in-person convention, including panels, interviews, and tabletop games, all via live-streamed video, virtual tabletop platforms, Discord, and more. Not only will there be an online vendor & artist alley for companies to display their offerings to attendees, but there will be a private vendor-only networking channel on Discord for industry professionals to connect, network, and discuss collaboration opportunities like any other in-person convention. Virtual Horror Con will also give fans an opportunity to connect on a different level with the game developers, artists, and publishers they love.
Gehenna Gaming pioneered the online gaming convention in early 2020 by creating the first Virtual Horror Con that spring. The goal was to give those affected financially by convention cancellations an opportunity to reach their audiences, and those attendees now missing out on their favourite events some levity during a serious situation. The convention was so successful that the public demanded Virtual Horror Con be an annual event.
A portion of proceeds from Virtual Horror Con 2022 will go to Don’t Be a Monster, and actual play stream audiences will have the opportunity to donate directly and enter charity raffles to win items from some of our sponsors and vendors while enjoying the show.
Virtual Horror Con 2022 is sponsored by Alchemy RPG, By Night Studios, DriveThruRPG, and Onyx Path Publishing, and is powered by Gehenna Gaming and Carrion Comfort Studios. For more information about Virtual Horror Con™, visit: www.virtualhorrorcon.com
End of press release
Now, while we mostly cover indie films here at Nevermore Horror, I’ve personally had the opportunity to play one of the D&D games being presented at the convention and if you are a TTRPG fan as well as a horror geek, I’m going to go ahead and suggest that you check out the following 3 games:
This game I’ve had the pleasure of playing before and I am so happy that others are going to be able to play this otherworldly, Lovecraftian horror one-shot disguised as a friendly festival. Here’s the blurb:
Welcome to the sleepy lakeside town of Verloren. Nothing exciting ever happens in the town of Verloren. The “All Fool’s Day” festival is nearly upon us—a day of carefree, playful pranks and harmless fun in the village, because nothing exciting ever happens in the town of Verloren.
As you and your mates gather in your usual hangout, you notice that Gasper seems to be absent. You ask your friends—friends you’ve known your whole life—”Where’s Gasper, shouldn’t he be shovelling pie into his face by now?” They turn and look at you perplexed: “Who’s Gasper?”
The hairs on the back of your neck suddenly all stand on end. Something is happening in the Sleepy town of Verloren. Something is happening today.
You will play an excited youngster, keen to embark on a fun day of of pranks and laughs around the village with your friends. Choose from one of 12 teens to form your crew as they embark on a fun day of merriment and adventure…for something is about to happen in the town of Verloren.
While I haven’t played this particular game, I’ve played the system before and Mork Borg is a blast. It’s part of the old-school revival where youngsters are trying out the retro systems that we old-timers enjoyed in aeons past. Think Heavy Metal meets, well, Hell. Highly recommended. Here’s the blurb:
Find the ziggurat and stop the demon from laying waste to our world before the true time!” So said the Cretun monks as they hired you to investigate hints of a demon escaping her ziggurat prison deep within Sarkash. They also mentioned that cryptic scrolls say that the ziggurat is “hidden in another realm” and that “the priests carry keys”. Their generous pay kept you from asking too many questions and you were quickly off towards the forest.
This one comes as a recommendation from another DM as a “must play” campaign. I suppose you’re just going to have to find out for yourself.
Clemence Gastly and her family have unusual interests and obsessions, but they’re not evil, just misunderstood. After too many incidents involving peasants, pitchforks and torches, they’ve taken to heart the family motto – Noli Turbare Vicini (Don’t disturb the neighbors). They keep their hobbies and appetites in check (mostly). But when the annual Halloween seance with great-great-great-grandpa goes awry and “something else” shows up in the summoning circle, the Gastlys must solve the problem quickly and quietly, or their nice suburb will turn against them – if it survives. Fortunately, this is the one night of the year they can be themselves in public. THE CAST: Clemence Gastly – necromancer. Indigo Gastly – teenage witch. Logan Gastly – dhampir. Leo daSilva – mad scientist. Smith – Leo’s monster. Olayinka – shifter. Kayin Kuo – Logan’s pet spider.
Part of these games’ proceeds will go to Don’t Be a Monster, which provides free bullying prevention programs to schools. More information at https://www.dontbeamonster.org/
Happy gaming! Thanks for reading and as always, stay sordid.
Site founder. Horror enthusiast. Metalhead.