Upcoming larps in Wellington

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As of 6 January 2018

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

January 14, 2018
Skyfall playtest: mock misison

Skyfall is a short, mission-based alien invasion larp inspired by games such as XCom. The GMs want to see how the rules work, so will be taking them out for a test-drive. Further information can be found in the Skyfall Facebook group.

January 20 - 21, 2018
KapCon 2018

Wellington’s annual roleplaying convention. This year’s flagship larp is Conspiracy Cruise:

Are the Illuminati out to get you? Do you believe the world actually ended in 2012? Have you alienated family and friends with your insistence that the Earth is flat, hollow, and/or filled with lizard people? Do you have an unhealthy obsession with the tiny aliens that live in your intestines? Most importantly, do you know some secret truth that the government is covering up, and the rest of the world is too blind to see?

Then the inaugural Daisy Pot Cruise Company conspiracy theorists’ cruise is for you.

On board the good ship Daisy Pot, you can share your theories with dozens of potential converts to your own particular brand of weirdness; you can catch up with old friends, lovers, and archenemies; and if you’re lucky, you might have a shot at taking down one of the multiple shadowy forces secretly controlling the world.

Conspiracy Cruise is a theatreform LARP for 50-60 players by Lee Patrick, Sally Hayes, and Jennifer Hay. It features mostly comedy plotlines with some romantic and dramatic elements. Every character is a believer in some sort of conspiracy theory (some of which may turn out to be true). Signup and casting information will be available when Kapcon registration opens. Other larps being run include “A Wolf By Any Other Name”, “The Rise of Formorix”, “But Nobody Loses an Eye” and “Quick and Queasy”..

Wellington High School, Taranaki St. All day Saturday - Sunday. Signup form

February 24, 2018
Reloaded: The Shoe in the Stone

It had been the night of their lives, filled with feasting and dancing beneath the full moon of the Midsummer’s Eve. Everything was grander than grand, just like the fairy books your grandmother used to read you when you were little.

In the middle of the dancing two souls met - a young bandit in disguise and the soon to be betrothed princess - and that meeting should have changed the future of the Summer Kingdom.

Unfortunately the princess never found out who her dance partner was before he disappeared into the night as the clock struck twelve. Her only clue was the silver shoe he left behind as he made his hasty getaway.

But not everything is not as it seems in the Summer Kingdom, especially on Midsummer’s Eve, and when the morning finally came alerts sounded throughout the palace - the crown jewel of the kingdom, the Stone of Summer, had been stolen!

The trail leads to somewhere deep in the heart of the Enchanted Woods where bandits, fairies and other creatures gather.

“The Shoe and the Stone” is the fifth episode of the “Reloaded” cyberpunk fairytale campaign. Both player and crew roles are available. For more information check out the Facebook group, or contact reloadedlarp@gmail.com.

March 23 - 25, 2018
Hydra 2018

Wellington’s annual larp convention. The lineup is already looking awesome, with a host of hot new games (and some old favourites) to try. They’re still looking for a few more if you want to help BTW.

Brookfields Scout Camp, Wainuiomata. $70 + $35 if you want to be fed. Signups open after KapCon.

March 31, 2018
The Crossing of the Caliburnus

In an alternate - steampunk - future, the home isles of the British Empire are being ravaged by a swift and devastating plague. A week ago, fears that it would reach London were confirmed, and the disease is sweeping through the city, leaving thousands dead in its wake. The plague is painful, its symptoms strange, the contagion unknown and survivors almost unheard of. Few plague doctors have dared to get close to the infected, and even fewer of those have survived to make report. The British Isles are in an uproar, and Her Majesty is most certainly not amused.

All airships were grounded, the Queen’s authorities feared a mass evacuation of the isles and the spread of the plague across the world. But the Chief Royal Computator of Improbable Events, whose complex machinery and predictive algorithms advise the empire on its most fruitful course of actions, has decreed that in order for Britain to prevail, the airship Caliburnus must fly as scheduled, with its crew manifesto untouched. But why this small vessel and its unlikely passengers are the key to Britain’s future, not even the Chief Royal Computator can say…

The Crossing of the Caliburnus is a steampunk mystery for 14 players, written and run by Anna Klein. The game is suitable for beginners and is rated M - it doesn’t have content darker than your average Marvel superhero movie. It is being run as part of our annual Armageddon marketing campaign.

Venue and signup details TBA.

The Future

  • Embers is hoping to run a day game in February, but is still looking for a venue. Its next weekend game will be in May.
  • Wellygeddon will be at Easter, so March 30 - April 1. We’re currently planning our marketing campaign, which includes a variety of games. We will be seeking volunteers closer to the event.
  • Cerberus 2018 is 27 - 29 April. Wellington posse details here.

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