Conquest @ PAX

Conquest are running a table at PAX Aus 2023. Come join us!

Missed out on Conquest this year, or want to see what we’re all about? Thanks to ARC Presents: PAX Aus at the Table, attendees at PAX Aus 2023 will have a chance to try out sample-sized versions of the games some of our talented GMs have to offer.

What is PAX Aus?

To paraphrase what’s described on the PAX Aus website, PAX Aus is a celebration of gaming and gaming culture featuring panels, an expo hall, game demos, musical performances, tournaments, vendors, and of course free play games of the video, board, and tabletop varieties.

Nestled in the Tabletop section, you’ll find PAX Aus at the Table, home of Tabletop RPGs at PAX.


When and Where?

PAX Aus is held across the 6th to 8th of October 2023, and is located at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.


Conquest @ PAX Aus 2022 7-9 October

Conquest @ PAX Games:

Call of Cthulhu: A Stone's Throw from Atlantis

Call of Cthulhu: Hand of Glory

On the bleak North Yorkshire moors, the Wych Elm pub sits nestled in the leigh of a dark woods. Isolated, alone and miles away from anywhere, a dark secret awaits any who stumble across it…

Call of Cthulhu is a game about secrets, mysteries, and horror. Playing the role of steadfast investigators, teams of characters travel to strange and dangerous places, uncover foul plots, and stand against the terrors of the night. On the way, they will encounter sanity-blasting entities from beyond space and time, hideous monsters, and insane cultists. Within strange and forgotten tomes of lore they will discover secrets that humanity was not meant to know. These ordinary people will face many challenges, but their heroic stand may very well decide the fate of the world.

If you’re interested in investigation and exploration with a healthy dose of horror you should join this 1920s adventure set on the Yorkshire moors. No prior experience is required and pre-generated characters are provided. New explorers are always welcome. For there is always something down there, in the dark, waiting to come out…

GM: Henry
Max players: 5
Rating: MA15+
Content warning: Horror, gore, monstrous creatures
Safety tools: Open table policy, X-Card

Cyberstone: One Simple Task

Four bikers hired to do a simple job, must face treachery, corporate assassins, rival gangs, police patrols, killer robots, and traffic.

All in the hope of a payday.

A 4 player cyberpunk game, with action and double dealing. All characters are pre-generated and the system is easy and fast to pick up. Everything is provided, except you.

GM: Pagrin
Max players: 4
Rating: PG

Thirsty Sword Lesbians:

Nice day for a wedding – hold the ever after

Are you interested in telling queer stories? Does the idea of playing an angsty disaster lesbian with a sword make you feel warm and fuzzy inside? Do you want to take part in destroying every injustice you come across with a sword, erotic tension, and just a little bit of awkward pining?

Then have I got the RPG for you!

Thirsty Sword Lesbians is a Powered by the Apocalypse RPG where your party uses your skills of swords/magic/seduction to protect your community!

The prince and princess of Heteronormia and Hetropolis are engaged to be wed, and you’ve been invited to attend as representatives of Queerlandia. So come along and see whose love will end up winning out.

The main mechanics of this game are ROLEPLAY based, where romantic seduction is your best tool for getting what you want. There are some fighting components, but really, the main mechanics are about flirting and seducing the people around you to bring them over to your side. Whatever your real life charisma is, don’t worry! A dice roll or two will always be there to support you. While it will be a fade to black situation, if you’re not comfortable with (queer) romance or flirting, this probably isn’t the game for you.

This is a game for people who support racial liberation, intersectional feminism, and queer liberation. It’s for people who respect transgender people, POC, sex workers, disabled people, immigrants, people with diverse queer identities, people experiencing homelessness and poverty, neurodiverse people, fat people, and people of every body type.

This is NOT a space to educate you on any of those things. This is not the space to ask questions, nor to ask people to do the emotional labour of educating you.

This is a space to celebrate the existence and joy of people with these identities, and that support these identities. If you don’t agree or respect ALL of those things, then this is not the game for you.

GM: Daz
Max players: 6
Rating: PG
Content warning: Homophobia, Classism.

Game session sign ups will be available in-person over the PAX Aus weekend.

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Useful information to keep up-to-date on what is happening with the yearly convention. Newsletters are sent out occasionally throughout the year, with a few more issues close to Conquest time.