As of 1 November 2017
A list of all Wellington events can be found here: http://nzlarps.org/wellington
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.
Pinehaven Tennis Club, 37 Pinehaven Rd, Upper Hutt. 1pm - 5pm. Koha. Signup 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. Currently full, accepting waitlist.
December 2, 2017
The Golden Sands: An Embers Story
Each year sees competitions to become the champions of the fighting pits of Namassis. Every pit holds it own Maw to decide its champion. In addition there is the Maw of Navahmi, the greatest champion of the Citadel. The victor of the Maw of Navahmi this year was Ghedron the Bastion. In honour of his impressive victory Navahmi announced that a new fighting pit was to be commissioned: The Golden Sands arena.
The consecration of a new arena is a rare and important event in the life of Namassis. Aspirants will compete in ritualised duels to become the first champion under the gaze of Navahmi himself. Battles will be staged with Indentured fighters who have forfeited their lives to Licenced Troop Managers for the entertainment of the city. Money will be made and fortunes lost betting on the spilling of blood.
Exciting rumors surround the consecration of The Golden Sands. A convoy recently arrived from Suffrant which many think may contain a Hresh made by Vanheir. Some have also claimed to have seen a finely dressed Lady of Yardis enroute to the citadel and have claimed it may be Laphoris herself come to bear witness to the games.
The Golden Sands is an event aimed at providing an opportunity for Embers combat and fighting for players of all skill levels as well as option for Non-Combat roles. Players will be indentured gladiators, aspiring champions, managers and spectators in the Golden Arena, competing for the glory of the gods. A background document can be viewed here.
77 Fairlie Terrace, Kelburn. 2pm - 6pm. Koha. Signup form
January 20 - 21, 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.
There may be other small larps run during the con, if we can find GMs. Why not volunteer to run something?
Wellington High School, Taranaki St. All day Saturday - Sunday. Signups open RSN.
- We’re now looking into 2018. What horrors await us then?
- Hydra 2018 wil be 23 - 25 March. You should be thinking about what to run.
- Wellygeddon will be at Easter, so March 30 - April 1. We’re currently planning our marketing campaign, which includes a variety of games.
- Cerberus 2018 is 27 - 29 April. Wellington posse details here.