KapCon 22 in 2013 is on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th of January. Monday 21st is a statutory holiday for Wellington workers and can be used for recovery.
KapCon is a not-for-profit role-playing game convention run annually in Wellington, New Zealand, every January. Over a hundred people get together for a weekend of role-playing, in a diverse range of styles and systems. Over the weekend, more than 30 individual games are run, with volunteer GMs (or storytellers, narrators or facilitators) running games between one and six times over the course of the convention.
It is 2003; the eve of war. The United States has accused Iraq of secretly conducting a programme to produce weapons of mass destruction, and the world watches as the final 48 hour deadline for the surrender of Saddam Hussein and his sons approaches. A small group of journalists will be in the vanguard of the invasion. Eager to substantiate its claims to the press, the U.S. military plans to reveal one of Saddam’s secret weapons facilities, deep in the Iraqi desert. What they find, however, may unleash an ancient evil onto the world, causing massive destruction and suffering on a scale far greater than anyone had imagined…
EPOCH is a game of character-driven survival horror. The goal is to deliver a tense and scary experience in a single game session. EPOCH players are active participants in the creation of the game atmosphere and have complete control over the creation and ultimate fate of their characters.
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On a dead plateau, under unfamiliar stars, an alien god sleeps. If they wake, the Sleeper in the Pyramid will set in motion a chain of events which will bring about CASE NIGHTMARE GREEN, the end of the world.
Now, a small band of intruders has breached the plateau, presumably with the intention of waking the Sleeper. And its the Laundry's job to stop them.
"The Laundry Files" is the rpg of Charles Stross's "Laundry" books, in which mathematics is magic and a secret UK spy agency - "The Laundry" - battles the forces of the Cthulhu Mythos. This scenario is from GOD GAME BLACK and contains spoilers for The Apocalypse Codex. A full mission briefing is available here
It is 1891 and a terrible crime has been committed. Someone has murdered the Martian Ambassador at the home of Lord Darlington. But all is not lost, for the great detective Sherlock Holmes is at hand to solve the case. But wait, isn’t Sherlock Holmes a character from fiction? That is the least of your worries though, for the dead have risen and are banging on the windows, hungering for human flesh...
Set in the Warhammer 40,000 Universe, the players take on the roles of Inquisitorial acolytes. On the mining planet Sepheris Secondus, a terrorist group known as the Broken Chains has begun to cause more trouble than the local law enforcement can handle. The attacks of these mutant malcontents have begun to take a very sinister turn, with strange and disturbing technology being utilised. What is really going on on Sepheris Secondus, and can the Inquisition stop the heretical plans that seek to throw the entire sector into chaos?
Since the event known as The Sinking, a general uneasiness descended upon the Great City, but that's no reason not to party!
The PCs attend a covert masquerade thrown by a troupe of thrill seeking young nobles. Matsoni Gimbros, the clique's ringleader, declares the party's theme to be The Sinking.
To complement his theme, Matsoni chose the perfect venue: an abandoned bathhouse on the edge of the sinkhole. Rumors that a ghost haunts the bathhouse only add to its allure.
Privileged, promiscuous young people in a haunted condemned building: what could possibly go wrong?
Its the year 2093 and humanity has began to explore the universe. After successful exploration of Mars, attention has now focused inwards towards Mercury Venus and the Sun. As part of a scientific exploration team you have spent many weeks and months in a close orbiting around the sun on Space Station Icarus, a deep space exploration platform specially designed to protect its inhabitants from the intense heat and dangerous radiation from the Sun.
Your mission is drawing to a close and has been relatively uneventful and you are allowing thoughts of your return home to Earth to enter your mind. Only a few more days to go, what could possibly go wrong?
SYSTEM: EPOCH is a game of character-driven survival horror. The goal is to deliver a tense and scary experience in a single game session. EPOCH players are active participants in the creation of the game atmosphere and have complete control over the creation and ultimate fate of their characters.
Here's some places around Kapcon for food, and other needs. If you know of any other places, or shortcuts to get places on foot, then feel free to leave them in the comments, or on NZ Rag in the thread on food locations.
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As usual we are having pre-Kapcon drinks on Friday 18th Jan, at JJ Murphy's bar on Cuba St.
From about 7PM till late.
119 Cuba Street
We'll be upstairs on the balcony. Come and meet the people you might be fighting with or against!
Copper Creek, a small town distinguished only by its private liberal arts college, turkey processing plant and unusually high teen pregnancy rate. Recently, a spate of unexplained fires has the local fire department and
law enforcement agencies stumped. You and your associates suspect supernatural forces may be at work. Last night a caravan in the local trailer park was burnt to the ground, incinerating the elderly resident. Can you solve the mystery and stop the fires before someone else is killed?
R16: Adult themes and possible trigger-warning (probably about as bad as watching the News on a bad night)