As of 4 October 2017
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October 14, 2017
Howling Fire Theomachy
Irselios, lord of the air, lord of death, lies slain. His blood is on the hands of the apostate Tevin Regitze.
This thing is impossible. The world is the gods, and the gods are the world. Livgerian, eldest of the gods, is the sea itself, no less than her husbands Irselios and Narispa are the sky and the land. And what are their three children but the night and the day and the dawn, in all their passion and splendor?
No one knows what happened, not truly.The gods are not omniscient with regard to each other.
Nor could this thing – which is impossible – have come at a worse time. Scarcely eighty years have passed since the gods quarreled over possession of the mortal woman Helena of Istarium, and spiraled into a war such as the world had never known. The ashes of ruined Istarium still smolder; the wounds of the world have barely begun to heal. And now, with Lord Irselios gone, perhaps they never will.
At the bidding of Livgerian, queen of the sea, queen of the world, the gods – together with three mortals who have an undeniable interest in the matter – have assembled in the sunset palaces to mourn the one who has fallen. But however overpowering their grief, this meeting cannot be a simple funeral. They must decide what to do with Irselios’ divine power, which currently lies unclaimed and dangerous. They must decide how to react to the changing mortal world, which has altered more swiftly in the wake of the war than anyone would have thought possible.
They must decide what to do with the deicide…
Howling Fire Theomachy tells the story of an infinitely-powerful, infinitely-broken pantheon, and its reaction to the death of a god. The conclusion of that tale is up to you.
Petone Community House, 2:30pm - 6pm. $20 / $15 for NZLARPS / SAGA / VUWGC members or first-time larpers. Signup form. Currently full.
October 14, 2017
Millennia ago, at the dawn of the Atomic age, humanity developed the Positronic robot. With the help of these benevolent servants, they settled fifty worlds. The Spacer worlds were paradises, free of war, free of disease, free of want, their citizens’ every need cared for by an army of robotic servants. Earth became an overpopulated hive, its population huddling in their caves of steel, rejecting robots and the higher living standards they could provide.
But a century ago, after a thousand years of looking inwards, Earth established new colonies — without the use of robots. These new “Settler” worlds have sparked a technological and economic boom, and are already challenging the might of the Spacers. War could follow.
But there is also a chance for peace. Environmental collapse on the Spacer world of Persephone will force its population to relocate within decades. An economic crisis on the Settler world of Echo means that it needs more people for its terraforming project to succeed. Can Spacers and Settlers overcome their differences and find a way to work together? Or will both worlds have to be abandoned?
Persephone’s Choice is a retro-SF larp for 13 players set in the universe of Isaac Asimov’s famous robot stories. The players will portray diplomats, scientists, and robots as they debate Persephone’s — and humanity’s — future. It is inspired by the larp Persephone’s Gift by Daniel Kane and the MIT Assassins Guild.
Petone Community House, 7pm - 11pm. $20 / $15 for NZLARPS / SAGA / VUWGC members or first-time larpers. Signup form. Currently full, accepting waitlist.
October 28, 2017
ConFusion 2017 is a one-day tabletop roleplaying game convention held in Wellington, New Zealand. It’s a chance to play something new, run that thing you’ve always wanted to run, or just connect with Wellington’s roleplaying community. There will be at least one small larp running, and if you’d like to run more, fill out this form.
Wellington High School (just like KapCon), 9:00am - 9:00pm. $15 ($5 discount for pre-registered GMs). Pre-registration form.
4 November 2017
Reloaded: The Palace of Thorns
As spring blossoms once again, a giant beanstalk has grown out of the land of Corona, and with it there’s a way to climb into a whole new world above the clouds - a world filled with giant halls, giant’s treasure, and giant mysteries.
Reloaded is a game of magic, hacking, systems, and stories, where programs and humans intersect to unravel the mysteries and adventures of the Virtual Realm. Reloaded takes the players and crew to a new world every session where they have the chance to recreate or influence the story of that world, often in new and strange ways.
“The Palace of Thorns” is the fifth episode in the “Reloaded” campaign. Further details to come.
1pm - 5pm. Venue TBA.
11 November 2017
The Omega Delivery
Lucky Federal Investigation Agency agents get some great postings. Maybe they’ll travel the galaxy hunting down Freedom Alliance terrorists; seduce co-eds with heroic tales whilst on the milk round; bravely protect Federation citizens from gangster scum; or get close protection duty for a retired President living in luxury on a Greek island.
Unlucky - or out of favour - FIA agents get assignments like Omega Station. It’s in the middle of nowhere. There’s nothing to do; and - with the base’s long-term inhabitants theoretically off limits - nobody to talk to save a few similarly out of favour colleagues.
Really unlucky FIA agents end up somewhere like Omega in a situation like this one. Why worry the base is going to go nuclear in five hours, when you’ll be dead from CO2 poisoning in less than two? And why is the beaten-up freighter just arriving with your regular delivery - and perhaps rescue - not the ship you were expecting?
The Omega Delivery is a fairly downbeat science-fiction game loosely based on an increasingly-distant Joss Whedon TV show. It is set in the Linfarn Universe and a semi-sequel to The Koenig Dead, although no knowledge of previous games is required or expected. There are 14 player spots. As before, if there is sufficient demand, we will run both an afternoon and evening session. If you have played The Linfarn Run or The Koenig Dead and want to reprise the same role, we’ll do our best.
Petone Community House, afternoon and evening. $20 / $15 for NZLARPS / SAGA / VUWGC members or first-time larpers. Signup form. Currently full, accepting waitlist.
- The NZLARPS national and Wellington regional AGMs are on October 18
- “Namassis Arena: An Embers! Story” is currently being planned for December. Further details will be posted in the Embers facebook group.
KapCon 2018 wants small larps! You can offer one here