Wellington Anniversary Weekend January 19th - 20th 2019

Sizzletown

Facilitator: 
Michael Foster

What's it gonna be? You met up with your mates for a night out, but now you're in a motel room and have no idea how you got there. The floor's covered in seawater, the bathtub's full of dead fish and on the wall is scrawled, in what could be blood, 'Previously on The Mentalist.' And who the f**k is the Pikelet Man?
Based on the award winning podcast you've never heard of.

System: 
not as yet

Asterix and the Nac Mac Feegle

Facilitator: 
Sean Broadley

The year is 50 B.C. and Gaul is entirely occupied by the Romans. Well, not entirely… One small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the invaders....

But what can Asterix, Obelix and friends do to guard the magic potion against a foe that says:

“An' things ha' come to a pretty pass, ye ken, if people are going to leave stuff like that aroound where innocent people could accidentally smash the door doon and lever the bars aside and take the big chain off'f the cupboard and pick the lock and drink it!”

System: 
Some dice may be rolled. Or not.

Pablo's Cigar

Facilitator: 
Michael Foster

"And do not hit me more. Let us hope we are mistaken. Lies are all you have. Where could he get Pablo a cigar? They never did kill anybody. There was nothing wrong about it. He heard her strangled scream.
Aid the Pilar with my sacks. But not for Sordo. Is that the way to talk? It seems easy enough now. Et je vous reponds qu'il avait reussi. Hand over hand. Franco and these other people are not.
So why don't you admit it? Of course they turned on you. Maybe you will again some time. Conrad was appalled. What time day? He thought he saw his way through.
Not shoot too much. And I loved him so. And I will read to thee. This room is certainly too warm. But let's have another one! Do they prepare an attack? But it was not his fault. The Duke grieved at this. Not having to be cautious here now. It was Maria. You should take care of the girl. The woman seemed surprised at my grief."

*Players will be required to work out the setting, characters and their relationships with each other as part of the game, so some effort will be required*

System: 
bespoke

Sick Again

Facilitator: 
Idiot/Savant

“Those diseases which medicines do not cure, iron cures; those which iron cannot cure, fire cures; and those which fire cannot cure, are to be reckoned wholly incurable.” —Hippocrates

Wed, Nov 21, 2012
At 0800 hours today, CDC received an emergency call from Dr Fritz Strickland, one of two full-time physicians at Hudson's Well Catholic Hospital in Hudson's Well, AZ. In less than 24 hours, eight patients have been admitted, with suspect symptoms, including two medical staff, and four of those have died. High fever is universal, and intense headaches are also reported, along with coughing, nausea, disorientation and hallucinations.

Dr Strickland has isolated the patients and is requesting immediate assistance.

All patients have proven resistant to antibiotics including Cafepime, Levequin and Vancimycin. Tylenol failed to reduce their fevers, and cooling blankets were only marginally effective.

The responders named below are to proceed immediately to Hudson's well Catholic Hospital, identify the illness, set a treatment plan, locate the source of the infection, evaluate the crisis, and advise on contagion and containment.

A small town. A mysterious disease. A secret beyond human understanding. This scenario is from DELTA GREEN: Control Group.

Content warnings: Plague. Horror. Tentacles.

System: 
DELTA GREEN

Chariot of the Gods

Facilitator: 
Luke Walker


commercial freight hauler ‘The Montero’
crew: five
cargo: 200,000 tons of helium-9 gas
course: “the Gauntlet”

SHIP’S LOG, USCSS MONTERO, CAPTAIN MILLER RECORDING. Our run to the Frontier has been fairly routine. Nothing is left to do now other than wait to awaken from hypersleep, ready to deliver our goods to the colony of Sutter’s World. END TRANSMISSION

This scenario is set in the harsh and unforgiving setting of ALIEN - a universe of body horror and corporate brinkmanship. On the cusp of known space, characters must face their demons - both of the inner and other kind.

The scenario is suitable for roleolayers of all experiences, though the horror and intra-group tensions make it suitable for mature players.

System: 
Alien RPG

By the Will of the Gods

Facilitator: 
Sam Walker

“I have spent the last few days in the grip of an unpleasant feeling. Wherever I look I see strange, unsettling signs... It started with the bizarre flights patterns of a flock of starlings, slowly fading into the northern sky. Then, I noticed that the stump of a long dead tree along the road going north had started producing new sprouts.

“I stayed up for the past two nights to observe the stars, trying to draw an auspicium, an answer from the gods, but all I got was silence and a terrible headache. I’m afraid I’m too old for this! That’s why I need your help: You will travel north, to the castrum of Augustodunum. There you will start an investigation and report to me with the results.”

- Marcus Nepos, an magister of the cursus auguralis

So starts the official assignment of a hard bitten Cohort stationed on the edge of the Empire the long conquered southern lands of the Kellic tribes. However, this proves to be no safe task, as the tale hides the legacy of a king which threatens to awaken a slumbering threat.

Ruma: Dawn of Empire is a Powered by the Apocalypse RPG set in an alternate Roman Empire where myth and magic are real. The PCs are a Cohort tasked by the senate to tackle unknown threats on the edge of the new empire.

System: 
Ruma: Dawn of Empire

South Yorkshire Tales

Facilitator: 
Luke and Ayla Walker

"There’s more to the world than most of us know. Academic wizards and gutter mages, vampires and werewolves, Men in Black working for a secret religious order and a police division investigating Fortean crimes. The cities and the very landscape encompass haunted places and lost bubbles of history, faerie courts and places of power.

"But you know. You’re at the edge of the Hidden World. Maybe you’ve seen it and can’t ignore it. Maybe you’re from the Hidden World, but with ties to humanity."

This game is set in a modern fantasy UK and inspired by the PC Grant series and Being Human TV show. The players are the South Yorkshire Irregulars, a band of people on the edge of the Hidden World who find themselves involved in cases and investigating mysteries that no one else can help with (or, to be honest, want to help with).

In this game, the GMing duties will be shared between Luke and Ayla, who is an new GM emerging from Adventure Squad. Its is suitable for all ages, including teenage players.

System: 
Liminal

Its tomorrow!

KapCon is tomorrow! Doors open at around 8:15am, and the first session starts at 9. We've had some last minute registrations, which brings the final pre-registration count to a round one hundred adults - plus 18 adventure squaddies who registered by email. So, we officially have an adventure horde on Sunday. I hope we have enough dragons for them to slay.

On Sunday, doors will open ~9:15, and the first session will start at 10, to give everyone a bit of a sleep-in.

The registration form has been disabled, and the KapCon account will not be monitored over the weekend, because I will be gaming. If you're onsite, do it at the desk. If you're offsite, then I'm basicly reading stuff at midnight on Saturday after the larp, or on Sunday morning before the con. I'll catch up with stuff afterwards; hopefully I won't miss anything important.

Shadowrun Anarchy: Legacy Code

Facilitator: 
Manuel

In 2072, in a dystopian world ruled by megacorporations, magic has returned. Dragons, Wizards, Shamans, Orks, Elves and the like share the streets, boardrooms and the virtual reality of the Matrix with everyday humans - and stranger things still lurk in the shadows. On the periphery of this world are shadowrunners - criminals for hire that work as deniable assets for the rich and powerful. Some are in it to make a diffference, others for the thrill, others again just for the cash.

About a decade ago, your characters were all affected in some way by the Crash 2.0, a massive failure of the worldwide computer network called the Matrix that erased identities, claimed many lives and brought down governments and corporations. Some, however, benefited from the chaos, profitting from the suffering of others. One of these is now rich and powerful. But one of his victims may get revenge from beyond the grave, and you are hired to deliver that revenge (and get paid handsomely for it). Are you in?

[A note on the system: Shadowrun Anarchy is a rules-lite-ish version of the shadowrun system. The version we will be using is not 100% the anarchy system as written, as some aspects may not work well in the context of a Con game, but no prior systeem knbbowledge is needed]

System: 
Shadowrun Anarchy

The Ultimate Labyrinth

Facilitator: 
David Lemire

Heroic Lord Shrakán hiQoyélmu, of the Clan of the Golden Bough, has disappeared from ‘the round’ in Béy Sý. ‘The round’ refers to the endless series of feasts, ceremonies, processions, hunts, and parties that constitute the life of the nobility all across Tsolyánu, the Second Imperium. The disappearance coincided with two celebrated arrivals: that of the emperor’s youngest son, Prince Dhich'uné, from his years of priestly training in the forbidden city of Sárku; and that of the mysterious Livyáni legation, upon its way to Avanthár. The two parties entered Béy Sý at nearly the same time, as though by prior negotiation. Prince Dhich'uné’s small party eventually made its foot-worn way to the city’s gladiatorial arena, there to witness the spectacular advent of the Livyáni, who descended from dark and baroquely detailed aircars.

It was at the arena that young Lord Shrakán was last seen.

System: 
GURPS
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