Here’s the latest information about LARP’s that are going to be run in Wellington. Plus a hint about games that are in the pipeline.
April 19 -21st 2013 Hydra
Flagship - ‘Dry Spell’- 1930s Chicago: The signatories of the Unseelie Accords have gathered for their annual meeting. But everyone has their own agenda, and the balance is fragile. Wizards, vampires, powerful Fae, gangsters, members of the Bureau of Prohibition- they’re all here. Chicago may be dry, but by the end of tonight, the city could well be soaked with blood.
A game set in the world of Jim Butcher’s ‘The Dresden Files’ (no knowledge of the books is needed, of course).
Day of Games - May 5 2013
With the infamous Nun larp!
The World that Is - June 8th 2013
First session of a post apocalyptic campaign game
VUW Games Club LARP The Paragon Institute(TBA) - June 15th
[i]Life’s pretty good at the Paragon Institute, a very exclusive boarding school for the orphans of extraordinary but very obscure humanitarians from all over the world. The facilities are modern, the food’s excellent and the Institute’s on an island in a lake on an island in a lake on an island in the Phillipines, so the weather’s pretty amazing too. You’ve grown up together and become family (though some of you are dating, making it a slightly incestuous family), surviving algebra and angst alike as you were comprehensively educated on the bankroll of the United Nations. Now it’s time for the the Institute’s Midyear Non-Denominational Inclusive Social Event (or MNDISE for short, as the staff insist on calling it). Some of you are graduating at the end of this year and will be leaving the school for the wide open outside world, and this is a celebration of your impending independence. All the preparations are going right, for once; the organising committee hasn’t even self-destructed through infighting this time.
Only… There was that night two weeks ago when most of the staff were called to an urgent meeting about a break-in at the main office and came out looking very worried. Last week, each of you found a folder on your laptops containing a message from the student who’d hacked the school’s records, and your personal file- the REAL one. The one that tells you who you REALLY are. Or were. Or would be, if a team of time-travelling do-gooders hadn’t kidnapped you from your homes as babies, altering history and making the world a better place through preventing you from becoming the warlords and dictators and corrupt CEOs that you otherwise would have been. As it turns out, the Paragon Institute is named aspirationally rather than descriptively.
Will you survive the revelations? The MNDISE? The school psychologist’s whalesong-based career counselling? Answer these and other questions in the VUW Games Club Mid-year LARP![/i]
The Dance and the Dawn - June 22, 2013
[i]This game tells the tale of six beautiful Ladies who came to the court of the Queen of Ice for a midnight ball, and there danced with seven noble Lords, all in pursuit of the True Love that could heal their hearts.
The players take on the roles of nobles in a gothic fairy-tale realm, convened for a great ritual dance, who have one night to find love and redemption. Six players become the Ladies of Ash, who have come to the midnight ball in hopes of healing their heartbreak; seven become the cold, proud Lords of Ice who are there waiting for them, and who struggle with tragedies of their own; and the other two become the Queen of Ice and the Duke of Ash, the enigmatic figures who have arranged the whole affair. The game is an event that lasts about four hours, which will be taken up with dancing and dueling and courtly intrigue…and, of course, with the eternal hope of romance and joy.[/i]
Shakespeare Double Feature - July (Date TBA)
‘Quick Bright Things’ (Midsummer Night’s Dream) and then following it immediately ‘How Quick and Fresh’ (Twelfth Night)
Au Contraire - July 12 - 14 2013
Will host a number of small larps
LARPS rumoured to be in the pipeline.
Sheild making workshop, make one for you and one for the gear library.
If you have a game you’d like including please send the details to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 24th of each month to be included.