As of 4 September 2017
A list of all Wellington events can be found here: http://nzlarps.org/wellington
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, evening. $20 / $15 for NZLARPS / SAGA / VUWGC members or first-time larpers. Signup form. If there are enough signups, there will be an afternoon as well as an evening run.
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.
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 coming soon.
- The NZLARPS national and Wellington regional AGMs will be in mid-October.
- It would be good to have a game for early December. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
KapCon 2018 wants small larps! You can offer one here