Wellington Anniversary Weekend January 20th - 21st 2018

Our Entire High School Sinking into the Sea

Facilitator: 
Russ Kale

It's the end of another year at Silverward High, in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, and everyone's getting ready for the senior prom. The theme, after a lot of argument and compromise, is 'The Sea and Stars', so you can expect a certain... diversity of gowns and tuxedos.

However, Silverward has been abuzz over the last few months with rumours of some horrible evil lurking in the school grounds. You don't want to be spending the best night of the year averting disaster, but you may have to team up with your friends (and enemies) to make sure there's still a student body left to vote for prom queen.

System: 
Monsterhearts brew

Wicked Lies & Alibis

Facilitator: 
Dale

You are the Prime Suspect in a Murder Investigation

The world is changing; a great economic depression wipes out the life savings of rich and poor alike.
But the party goes on for the wealthy and well-heeled, determined to ignore the impending financial crisis and dance long into the night.

Now a brutal murder threatens to shatter this world of privilege, influence and power. One of your own is dead and a Great Detective has been summoned to solve the case.

Yes you had a motive, and perhaps even the means and opportunity to commit the murder, but you're certainly not the only one...

Clear your name and uncover the real killer, before it's too late!

Wicked Lies & Alibis is a whodunnit roleplaying experience set in the age of Art Deco. Players generate characters at the table from a selection of cards, and play through several establishing scenes in the lead-up to a murder. The remainder of the game is resolved through accusations, alibis and flashbacks as the characters seek to avoid suspicion by incriminating one another.

System: 
Wicked Lies & Alibis

Forget Me Not

Facilitator: 
Dale

The Supernatural Files is a television show that revolutionizes paranormal programming by uncovering the truth behind supernatural and unexplained occurrences.

The team searches for the most intriguing images, videos and unnatural phenomenon found online and around the world. After selecting the most compelling cases to investigate all the clues and evidence with the objective to answer the question, "Is this real?"

Forget Me Not is a horror scenario for Call of Cthulhu by Brian M. Sammons. This scenario is for mature audiences only, and players are encouraged to be active participants in creating a horror-game atmosphere, in order to create a memorable game experience.

System: 
Call of Cthulhu (7e)

Tales From The Loop

Facilitator: 
Conan McKegg

In 1954, the Swedish government ordered the construction of the world’s largest particle accelerator. The facility was complete in 1969, located deep below the pastoral countryside of Mälaröarna. The local population called this marvel of technology The Loop.

You are early teenagers in an 80s that never was. Everyday Life is full of nagging parents, never-ending homework and classmates bullying and being bullied. But in the countryside near the Loop there are Mysteries to be discovered.

Strange machines, weird creatures, all kinds of mysteries to be discovered. An opportunity to be part of something wonderful. Magical. Terrifying.

System: 
Tales from the Loop

Small larp signup is open

Registration for small larps is now open. We don't have very many this year, so space is limited (of course if you want to offer one, you can submit it via the usual form).

We're not running any larps in rounds 1 or 2 this year because of the Megagame, but we've got stuff in later rounds. Specifically:

If you'd like to register, please email me on kapcon@gmail.com. As with tabletops, I'll be running a "shark week" with allocation on preferences (for round 3 at least), after which it is first come, first served. If you are a GM, you can beat the system by exercising a GM pick (so GM a game, people :)

LARP: T.R.Y.S.T. (Transtemporally Rekindling Yesterday's Sweeter Times

Facilitator: 
Ciarán Searle

Congratulations Oliver and Charlotte Wilson!
Your application to the T.R.Y.S.T. marriage counselling service has been successful!
We have decided that the "reunion" package will be the most beneficial in your situation. Your biological data will be used to obtain a temporal lock on your past selves so that we may present you with a look at your entire relationship and let you assess how you wish to proceed with the rest of your lives; together or apart.

This game takes a good, hard look at the concepts of true love and identity. Throughout the different periods of our life, are we essentially different people?

System: 
LARP

Headspace: Blunt Force Trauma in Vancouver

Facilitator: 
DanielS

Headspace: Blunt Force Trauma in Vancouver.
(Powered by the Apocalypse.)

This game has a central premise that is rather similar to the tv show Sense8!

The year 2074 has kind of sucked as far as Vancouver is concerned. 6 months ago a series of tsunami's tore apart the infrastructure, 3 months ago a plague led to the corporate security enforced quarantine zones and now 5 corporations are picking through the remains, feasting on the bodies and hiding the blame.
That doesn't sit well with you or the allies that share your headspace. Sharing each others skills makes you much more capable than those who would shut you down. Unfortunately, it also means you also share each others baggage and emotions. Dealing with that may be your greatest challenge.

This game is, on the one hand, about being hyper-capable kick arse super spy Jason Bourne/Mission Impossible types.
On the other hand, it's about emotional overload, coming to term with regrets and sharing intimate failures and successes. Because this style of play can get quite intense I will be implementing the 'X Card' where any player can call the end of a scene without having to explain or justify. I want a safe and non-judgemental place to explore what's inside the characters heads.

System: 
Headspace (PbtA)

Shadowrun: Rain

Facilitator: 
Grant Robinson

Ms Johnson needs a job done, she needs you to break into a compound and ‘extract’ someone for her. She is willing to pay well, and doesn’t care if you make a mess doing it. Who knows, maybe this will be the one time you get to unholster your weapon and still sleep at night. Just a shame it’s raining.

System: 
Shadowrun: Anarchy

Natural Enemy

Facilitator: 
Karen

Parasites, predators, pests and pathogens! It's all in a week's work for the Exotic Species Invasions team, as you keep New Zealand safe from invasive threats. You're all experts, of course, but sometimes even scientists don't know all the answers!

System: 
Homegrown

A walk by the river

Facilitator: 
Jan-Yves Ruzicka

The district of Crow's Foot in the city of Doskvol is a place divided. The recent turf war between rival gangs, the savage Lampblacks and the well-disciplined Red Sashes, ended a year back with an uneasy truce splitting the island-suburb in two. Now every block claims its allegiance, every pub hangs its preferred colours outside to let everyone know who's welcome and who's not. It's not an easy peace.

A week back, word reached Mylera Klev, leader of the Sashes, that an up-and-coming lieutenant in the Lampblacks was interested in defecting. Then a couple of days later, that same lieutenant disappeared. Perhaps someone in the Lampblacks got suspicious; perhaps said lieutenant is already lying face-down in the Dusk River. Regardless, Klev needs a group of ne'er-do-wells and rogues to investigate. A group smart enough to work alone, small enough not to arouse suspicion, and independent enough that if the whole thing blows up, she can deny all involvement and leave them to hang. Who could be desperate enough for money, fame, and influence to take her up?

Is it you guys? Yeah, it's you guys.

Blades in the Dark is "a game about a group of daring scoundrels building a criminal enterprise on the haunted streets of an industrial-fantasy city. There are heists, chases, escapes, dangerous bargains, bloody skirmishes, deceptions, betrayals, victories, and deaths." (We probably won't be able to fit all of these into a three-hour session though.) The system is currently being Kickstarted by designer John Harper. This game will be using the Quickstart 7.1 rules, if you're playing along at home.

System: 
Blades in the Dark
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