Wellington Anniversary Weekend January 20th - 21st 2018

The Ice Forest

Facilitator: 
Mike Foster

Survivors of a crash, you eke out a tenuous survival in the midst of an alien forest. Fortunately, you stumbled across a structure soon after arriving, which provides shelter, but also suggests you weren’t the first to pass this way. It’s difficult to remember how long you’ve been here, as if the cold has frozen you in time, it could have been last week, or it could have been years ago. All you know is the present. Occasionally you catch a flicker of movement out of the corner of your eye, as if there are others out there among the trees, or it could just be your imagination.
Then one day a stranger arrives.

System: 
Something

The Terror of London

Facilitator: 
Chris Haddock

London, England, 2015

The latest headline in the Daily Mail read "Terror Killing Continues, Police Mystified" and went into morbid detail about the latest murder. Like all the others, this one was a wealthy but largely unknown businessman, murdered in his own home by an unknown assailant who left no DNA evidence or fingerprints of any kind, nor any indication of breaking into the victim's house. Each of the five victims had all been killed in the same way - their bones shattered and their bodies broken, looking like they had been beaten with a sledgehammer for a week.

In a rare example of perfect honesty, the Daily Mail was correct when it said police were mystified. In this modern age of forensic teams, in-depth analysis and the marvels of online records, it was odd that a crime scene would throw up no clue as to the nature of the attacker. But before consigning the murders to the realm of unsolved cases, Detective Inspector Pauline McCullough of Scotland Yard has turned to another side of investigations that she knows of.

She has turned to the Monster Hunters. You.

Monster of the Week is probably best described as "B Movie Gaming". It's absolutely raucous fun, and always comes with over the top shenanigans and intense confrontations. You play the part of a monster hunter, one of those who has seen the impossible, the paranormal or the eldritch. Each game plays like an episode of those Monster of the Week shows like Buffy The Vampire Slayer or Doctor Who. You identify the monster, find it, and stop it monstering. Simple as that.

This particular game is set in modern day London and well, the rest is spoilers. What is nice about MotW is that you don't need any form of preparation, you only need to bring 2 six sided dice and some monster hunting ingenuity (and I will provide the 2d6 if you need it!).

System: 
Monster of the Week

The Wild Hunt

Facilitator: 
IdiotSavant

Satori Rejuvenation Retreat Centre

Come find yourself again! Cast off the stress and pain of the modern world and rejuvenate yourself under the expert care of Dr. Greg Satori, healer and spiritual guide. The Satori Centre offers week-long and weekend breaks and can cater for the needs of any individual, couple, group or organization. Located in the scenic village of Hesstock on the grounds of histoic Redvers House, the Satori Centre is your gateway to a better tomorrow.

The Satori Centre offers:


  • Yoga and relaxation therapy
  • Directed meditation
  • Quantum tunneling
  • Expert counseling and open expression
  • Celtic dreaming in the twilight of Wistman's Wood.

Dr. Greg Satori has trained under some of the greatest healers and shamans in the world. He has visited the Amazon, Tibet, Kenya and the Pacific islands and consolidated all these ancient wellness systems into one syncretic whole - the Satori Total Awareness Program. Become one with yourself.

As a special introductory offer, the Satori Centre is pleased to offer 25% off any group bookings of four or more. Contact our bookings office for more information.

The Laundry offers excellent psychological care to its staff, including where necessary enforced "wellness breaks" at carefully vetted retreats so they can escape the horror of being the world's only ISO 9001 compliant occult intelligence agency. But this means that some poor sucker has to vet those retreats.

That poor sucker is you. Along with your colleagues, you've been sent for a team-building holiday at the Satori Institute. You'll need to do a little work there to make sure that the staff aren't spies or cultists and that everything is safe for future groups, but that's really just a formality. Really, you're getting a fully paid-for junket to a quiet resort. It'll be hell...

System: 
The Laundry Files (BRP)

We are all Robin

Facilitator: 
Paul Wilson

Your Communicator beeps "Penny-one to all member of the Batfamily - Batman is missing, please report to HQ as soon as possible for further instructions".

Could this be true the Dark Knight is missing?
It is up to the rest of the bat family to find out what is wrong.

Using the Masks! roleplaying game by Magpie Games, the players will assume the roles of one of the myriad characters in the DC universe who have fought alongside batman over the years and try to work out what has happened.

System: 
Masks! - Magpie Games

Ego Hunter (Eclipse Phase)

Facilitator: 
tim oliver

Humanity stands on the cusp of a new age, with accelerated technological growth converging toward a singularity point, promising an undreamt-of future. Despite the ecopocalypse and social upheavals on Earth, humanity has conquered the solar system and partially terraformed Mars. Advancements in biotechnology, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, and cognitive science have transformed our lives. Everyone is wirelessly networked with the world around them, AIs process vast amounts of information, and nano-fabrication enables people to “print” complex devices from the molecular level—at home. Biotechnology allows people to genefix, enhance, and clone their bodies, while others pursue body modifications to adapt to new environments or make themselves into something no longer quite human. People’s minds and memories can be digitized, uploaded, transferred over long distances, and downloaded into new bodies (biological or synthetic). Death has been defeated—for those who can afford it.

Some days you're so busy you have to be in more than one place at the same time. That's no problem! Upload your mindstate, fork it into copies each for its own chore, use standard tools to clip away the unnecessary memories and cut down that file size, and send them far afield - and when they come home, merge yourself together again. Nothing to worry about.

But today you're back at home on Mars, along with your other forks, and your original self's gone missing.

That's bad.

System: 
Eclipse Phase

Masks: Heroes of Halcyon City

Facilitator: 
Robert Vincent

Well done, you saved the day! You might just be kids in the eyes of the city's 'real heroes', but you just proved you're not to be scoffed at. Time to set yourselves up as an actual team, you'll need sponsors and good PR. Time to start with your own charity ball.
Masks is a new game in beta form where you play teenaged superheroes that uses the Powered by the Apocalypse system, and is not too dissimilar to Monsterhearts or Urban Shadows but within the Super hero genre.

System: 
Masks (PBTA)

LARP: On Display

Facilitator: 
Donna Giltrap

Written by Betsy Isaacson

The lovely, reclusive Lady Roksana remains as yet unmarried. Tonight, though, she's opened her castle to the most eligible of the Empire's nobility. It's a curious thing: her party starts at dusk, and she says that she'll choose a spouse by midnight. Of course, this has attracted the sort of people who are willing to risk life, livelihood, and reputation for the sake of making a grand romantic gesture. But tonight is not a night for romance alone. Each suitor has much cause to speak and scheme with his fellows. Secluded parties, after all, are where Empires rise and fall...

Outsize ambition, abhorrent obsession, and the mundanities of museum politics grind against mad science, threats of illegal sorcery, and a very ill-timed visit from the Emperor. Will the Lady Roksana's party survive the chaos of its guests? And will the Lady Roksana herself manage to marry well? Or ever?

On Display is a comedy of courtship set during an Age of Wonder that never was -- dinosaur bones have just been found in the ground, clockwork automatons are all the rage, and mad science butts heads with political pragmatism. The game is only scheduled to last 90 minutes and so is a good option for those wanting more time before the flagship round.

There is an additional NPC role (the Emperor) that is only required for the last 30 minutes

System: 
LARP

LARP: Trial by Jury [Cancelled]

Facilitator: 
Lee Patrick

Your country has just experienced its first major terrorist attack. You and eleven of your fellow citizens have been selected as the jury that will decide the fates of those allegedly responsible.

This is an experiential LARP. Instead of a character sheet, prior to the game you will receive a packet of information containing a transcript of the trial and copies of the evidence presented. Your only goal, as a group, is to come to a decision about the guilt or innocence of the four accused, and about the severity of any offences they have committed.

The lives of four people who may or may not be mass murderers rest in your hands.

Choose carefully.

A Measure of Faith

Facilitator: 
Luke Walker

The Inquisiton has found the crusader citadel of Martyr’s Point to have fallen to the profane. Rumours of the ancient god-monster, Okka the Eater, spread as quickly as the plague that shares it's name. But the truth eludes those seeking confessions, despite endless nights of torture, and an elite team of witchhunters is called to root out evil and decide where the wrongness lies.

Shadow of the Demon Lord is a dark fantasy RPG of horror and madness by Rob Schwalb, a designer on WFRP2e, D&D5e, A Song of Ice and Fire RPG and the Black Company RPG. Fans of Joe Abercrombie's First Law series will especially enjoy this scenario. The characters are a band of hardbitten troubleshooters, living in a world darkened by the Demon Lord, risking corruption, madness, and death. Dungeons will be explored, depravity faced, and nightmares overcome.

System: 
Shadow of the Demon Lord

Cabal of the Broken God

Facilitator: 
Dillon

You have to make a hard decision. Do you want to be immortal, or do you want to save the world? Your Cabal of mages and sundry ne'er-do-wells have been trying to put the fragments of a broken God back together for a while now, and you just need to find one more fragment. Can you do it before the witch hunters catch up to you, or before the God wakes up and possesses you like a broken doll?

System: 
Cortex Plus
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