Upcoming larps in Wellington

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As of 1 February 2018

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

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.

Pinehaven. Koha. Registration form.

March 11, 2018
Embers: Paths of the Maker

The abandoned citadel of Sufrant has been opened. After a brief delay while the necessary items were assembled the adventurous and the scholarly are now invited to see what lies beyond the next gate. Pass deeper into the home of Vanhier the Maker, divine creator of marvels and monsters.

This will be a day game will be held through the afternoon of Sunday 4th March in Wellington. We are accepting any returning player characters from previous games to play, and anyone is welcome to sign up as crew. This is our opportunity to present Sufrant to you in a way we would not be able to during a weekend game.

We are aware that not all Embers players will be able to make it to this game, particularly those based outside of Wellington. Significant developments from this game will be recounted in the ‘Story So Far’ document for the campaign, and many things will be made available to the playerbase as a whole for the next weekend game. We hope that ‘Paths of the Maker’ will be a fun experience, but it will not hinder anyone’s access to the wider plot.

13:00 - 18:00. Vogelmorn Hall, Vennel St, Brooklyn. Cost unknown. Registration form.

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 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.

19:30 - 22:30. Brooklyn Community Centre, 18 Harrison St, Brooklyn. $20 / $15 for NZLARPS/SAGA members and first-time larpers. Facebook event

April 14, 2018
Autumn Reloaded

The Autumn game in the “Reloaded” campaign. Further information to come.

The Future

  • The Play By Play Games Festival is in mid-April. We may try and run an event as part of this.
  • 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.
  • The next Embers weekend game is in May.

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