Upcoming larps in Wellington

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As of 3 April 2018

A list of all Wellington events can be found here: http://nzlarps.org/wellington

April 14, 2018
Reloaded: The Court of Shadow

Have you heard of the court of shadow? I thought not, for there are few who know of it. It lies in the realm between realms, that strange shadow place you may have found yourself in from time to time. You know the one, the place that feels like a dream but isn’t. The shadow is the place where the balance between life and death is weighed, and the court of shadow…

That is where the Black King takes your measure.

In the court of shadow there are many untold stories, held in the memories of the dead, the murdered, and the forgotten. If you’ve found yourself summoned there, then your role is to judge or be judged. A fate I would not wish on anyone. If you go there of your own volition, seeking an audience with the Black King, then I pity your fate and envy your courage.

However you find yourself there, bring a story, and listen closely to the stories that are told, for when the court is adjourned, and the balance is weighed, the scales will tip. I was not lucky enough to have them tip my way, but perhaps you will be.

“The Court of Shadow” is the sixth episode of the “Reloaded” cyberpunk fairytale campaign. Both player and crew roles are available.

1pm - 5pm, Pinehaven. Signup form. Facebook event.

May 12, 2018
Harry Potter and the Ten Year Reunion

It’s May 2nd, 2008, ten years since the Battle of Hogwarts. You’ve been to a touching memorial service, an awkward memorial morning tea, an interminable tour of the now complete reconstruction of Hogwarts, and you have just taken the first possible opportunity to sneak out of a truly atrocious memorial feast in the great hall.

Thank Merlin there’s a pub just down the road in the village. Just a quiet butterbeer with your mates at The Three Broomsticks. With none of those annoying gits who were up at the school…

A look at the future of Harry Potter, by Jarratt and Evie Gray. This game originally ran at Hydra 2017.

7pm - 10:30pm, Brooklyn Community Centre, 18 Harrison St, Brooklyn. $20, $15 for NZLARPS / VUWGC / SAGA members or new larpers. Signup form. Facebook event

May 25 - 27, 2018
Embers: Fanning the Flames

In Duskwood the world seems to be becoming less simple. The appearance and death of Ghedron the Bastion has raised the stakes in the eyes of many townsfolk, making things more real. With the opening of Sufrant even more information and strange artefacts from before the Fall have come into the hands of the residents of Duskwood, intriguing (and concerning) locals and travellers alike.

Despite what has been gained, there are those who are keenly aware that they seem no closer to a solution for the fading of the world. Divine power seems to have been taken from the gods and drawn into the five humans involved in Evinar’s ritual, but what can be done from there? Are the gods dead, or could they be returned? Few can agree on what the right course of action would be, but the more power and knowledge is freed into Duskwood the more likely it seems that something more will come a-calling…

“Fanning the Flames” is the third episode in the Embers campaign. For more information, contact emberslarp@gmail.com.

Brookfields Scout Camp, Wainuiomata. Players $110, crew $60, $10 discount for payment before May 5. Facebook event

June 2, 2018
"Watch the Skies: Cold War" megagame at WellyCon

It is January 1962, Kennedy is President of the United States, and Kruschev is premier of the Soviet Union. An iron curtain divides Europe, and proxy wars are fought in several battleground countries as the threat of nuclear Armageddon grows. Unknown to all but a few government officials in the Super Powers and their closest allies, aliens have been visiting Earth for unknown reasons. Watch the Skies: Cold War is an adaptation of Jim Wallman’s 2014 megagame of alien terror, drawing its inspiration from the TV series like X-Files and Gerry Anderson’s UFO series in the 1970s, movies like Dr Strangelove, Invasion of the Bodysnatchers, and War of the Worlds, and computer games like UFO Enemy Unknown. Players are members of teams, with roles in politics, diplomacy, science, espionage, and military operations. Depending on the number of players teams could include: USA, USSR, Aliens, Non-aligned Movement (India, Egypt, Yuogoslavia, etc), Warsaw Pact, Major corporations, National liberation movements, NATO, France, and the United Kingdom.

Watch the Skies: Cold War is a Megagame for 20-60 players. For more information contact Dillon Burke at grand.vizier@gmail.com, or check https://www.wellycon.org.nz/ or https://www.facebook.com/wellycon.nz/

Bookings for WTS-CW at Wellycon will be done through Meetup.con. There is no additional cost beyond the $10 / day entry fee for the weekend boardgame convention.

June 9, 2018
Davy Jones’ Locker

Pirates! In the wake of the hanging of the Caribbean’s most dangerous pirate, an ordinary merchant ship departs Tortuga for Florida. For some of its passengers, this will prove to be a profitable journey. For others, Tortuga may be the last dry land they ever see…

Davy Jones’ Locker is a larp for 14 players by Freeform Games. Venue TBA.

June 23, 2018
Thunderrealm Island 2: Wayward Stones

After journeying through Heartwood Peak, and beginning to discover some of the secrets lurking beneath the soil, guilds are invited to explore the lowlands to the west of Thunderrealm Island - the isolated and barely-mapped Wayward Stones.

In Wayward Stones, guilds will encounter few explorers, but all will have important information to impart. Under the still waters of the ponds, between the barren branches of the trees, there are secrets to find that have not yet been told. People don’t come here unless they’re prepared for a challenge.

Thunderrealm Island 2: Wayward Stones is a LARP game intended for 15-30 players. Some information in this game will build on things learned in previous games, but if you are a new guild, you’ll be able to be brought up to speed fairly quickly. This game requires a little non-strenuous walking, which will be a welcome relief from the previous session.

Venue and cost TBA.

The Future

  • Cerberus 2018 is 27 - 29 April. Wellington posse details here.
  • The Kestrel will return in The Kouros Intercept in October or November.

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