Wellington Anniversary Weekend January 20th - 21st 2018

KapCon 28

KapCon 28 in 2019 is on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th of January. Monday 21st is a statutory holiday for Wellington workers and can be used for recovery.

What is KapCon?

KapCon is a not-for-profit role-playing game convention run annually in Wellington, New Zealand, every January. Over a hundred people get together for a weekend of role-playing, in a diverse range of styles and systems. Over the weekend, more than 30 individual games are run, with volunteer GMs (or storytellers, narrators or facilitators) running games between one and six times over the course of the convention.

Purification

Facilitator: 
Jamie Sands

You had a plan, you were going to be safe and sound for the purification… but there’s a spanner in the works, your plans didn’t work out, and now you’re stuck in this place with people you don’t know and cannot trust. Can you survive the night?

Set in an alternate universe American city: for 12 hours there are no laws. All crime is legal, and all police, fire and medical emergency services remain unavailable for 12 hours, from 7 pm till 7 am the next day. The only rules being that government officials with authorization levels of 10 and higher are not to be disturbed and all weapons above Class 4 (all explosive devices, rocket launchers, bazookas, miniguns, etc.) are forbidden.

This is a fast paced game requiring imagination, quick thinking and a certain stomach for horror.

CW:
No rape in this universe, but creative murders and deadly traps will occur.

System: 
homebrew

Dogs of War

Facilitator: 
Mike Foster

Nobody knows where they came from. But their intention was clear, and they carried it out with brutal efficiency. But now a small group of survivors must risk everything in a desperate mission to recover much needed medical supplies.

System: 
Undecided

Murder Under An Indigo Sun

Facilitator: 
Conan McKegg

The Great War has ended. The Vislae have returned to the Actuality and the Glistening City is rebuilding.

But the scars of war remain. Even though nobody remembers precisely what happened or who was on what side, or even what sides there were.

Magical Cysts are all across the city, places where the magic of the war has left behind areas too toxic to enter.

It’s a time of rebuilding and healing.

And today in your office a new client has come with an unusual problem. A Vislae has been murdered and they want you to help them find who murdered them and recover their body...

Invisible Sun is a surreal urban fantasy where our world is a lie. A false shadow of the real world, the Actuality, which exists under the Indigo Sun. One of the eight known suns of reality.

You are a Vislae, people of immense power. Dealers in magic and secrets. Those who follow the ninth, Invisible Sun.

You live in the Glistening City of Satyrine, a place where the impossible is an everyday occurance. Where for many death is not the end but an inconvenience.

It’s a game of mysteries and secrets. Some in game and some using the game components.

System: 
Invisible Sun

Filling the Void

Facilitator: 
Stephanie Pegg

A game about the space between story and self.

We will create a star chart and the mythology that fills the gap between the constellations and our everyday lives.

Filling the Void was a finalist in the 2018 200 Word RPG awards written by Jessica Rainbow & Daniel Wood:
https://200wordrpg.github.io/2018/rpg/finalist/2018/05/28/FillingtheVoid...

System: 
Story game

Swords Without Master

Facilitator: 
Mel Duncan

A different system by Epidiah Ravachol, the guy who wrote Dread.

There's only one set of dice, and you can't succeed at anything until someone else hands it to you.
It's built for playing Conan The Barbarian, and built for epic and a bit ridiculous at times.

Explore the city of Fire and Coin, narrate it like you married a thesaurus, and make up most of it on the spot.

System: 
Swords Without Master

Dread: Cyber-Nightmares

Facilitator: 
Jay 'Rakdos'

The year is 2557. Machine and human are closer than ever; virtual reality and augmented reality are commonplace, while the internet grows each hour, let alone each day or month. Cybernetic enhancements can be bought and sold in shops alongside televisions and appliances.

Quincey Morris High School, shut down in the 1960s, was cleaned and reinstated around 2525, and has been a stellar institute of learning so far.

However, there are rumours.

Some say that the old spirits from another age have arisen slowly with the school. Others think that the freedom around the campus attracts the weird and twisted.

System: 
Dread (uses Jenga)

[Summerland] Looking for a Friend

Facilitator: 
Marcus Bone

‘Looking for a Friend’ is a supernatural investigation scenario, set in the remains of Turner Hills. A strange evil stalks the small community that huddles in the ruins, hunting those who stray too far from it's fragile walls be they innocent or guilty.

The question is does this terror come from within or without?

About Summerland
In Summerland, players take on the roles of Drifters, characters who travel beneath the Sea of Leaves, the vast supernatural forest that has devastated the works of humanity. They are driven to constantly move on due to a past trauma that while protecting them from the Call, the siren-song of the forest, it prohibits them from being accepted in to what's left of society. Instead they must confront their past, resolve their trauma and at last join the remainder of humanity.

What style of game will you be getting yourself into? Think Alex Garland's 'Annihilation', the novel 'Roadside Picnic' or the computer game 'Stalker'. You play complex characters in an insane world attempting to solve other people's problems in an attempt to reveal you own ills.

I hope to run a dark, but heroic adventure with a mature, engaged group of players. I'll bring the mystery, you bring the energy!

System: 
Mini Six

LARP: Take the Initiative

Facilitator: 
Russ Kale and Morgan Atkins

"The fiends of grey have narrowed eyes
and, following their stares of slate
the valiant may claim their prize,
but cowardice will seal their fate."

- Leddir the Foolhardy

The Subterranean Monastery is the subject of many rumours and lore. Many believe that it doesn't exist at all, and is spoken of as a cautionary fable about greed. Others dismiss it as the ramblings of those who have been on the road alone too long, or as a metaphor about life or education or something.
You are not so sure. After all, you have followed the clues, pored over ancient scrolls in archives that, for no good reason, are full of traps, and come this far. Now you stand in the central chamber of the Subterranean Monastery.

Something strange has happened, though. You are not alone here. Many of those who surround you are strangers, but they all share the same glint in their eyes. The treasure of the Subterranean Monastery is close. Will you be the one to grasp it? Where is it, anyway?

Take the Initiative is a fantasy-comedy larp drawing on tabletop roleplaying tropes, with a healthy dose of riddles, weird combat abstractions, and a barbarian named Konrad.

System: 
larp

Enter the Alphabestiary

Facilitator: 
Morgan Atkins and Russ Kale

'A is for Adventurers'.

You have woken up, surrounded by your scattered possessions. There are others there, in this keep, and they seem just as confused as you. The only clue to why you are here is written on the wall, in a fine, almost scientific script. Your quest lies beyond that door with the strange lock...

Acquire an absolutely absurd accessory array, attack astonishing and arcane adversaries, and ascend above... an alphabestiary.

System: 
D&D 5e
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