Wellington Anniversary Weekend January 20th - 21st 2018

KapCon 27

KapCon 27 in 2018 is on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st of January. Monday 22nd is a statutory holiday for Wellington workers and can be used for recovery.

What is KapCon?

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.

Soul Searching

Facilitator: 
Thomas Borrmann

Something is wrong in hell. There is a distinct lack of new souls arriving and the big boss is not happy. You and a random band of other devils is send to earth to investigate and reinstate the flow of souls.

The system is based on a house ruled version of In Nomine developed by someone called Björn. The rules are simple and aimed at allowing feats and stunts worthy of the masters of hell while allowing for surprises and creating an utter mess.

System: 
House Ruled In Nomine Satanis

Watchers in Death

Facilitator: 
NZ Starlord

In the underhive of Bellaphon III something stirs, a malign presence that has lain dormant for generations.
In response to rumors of warp disturbances, and mysterious disappearances Inquisitor Amberley Vail of the Ordo Xenos embarked upon investigations in the main under warrens of Tarsis Ultra, the capitol hive of Bellaphon III.
Last transmissions from the Inquisitor are garbled, what little that can be deciphered by the Astropathic choir speak of untold horrors beyond the imagining of mortal man, and of cults whose devotion and loyalty puts shame tothe Imperial Creed. Few outside the Inquisition have knowledge of what could be the cause of such devotion, but to the Ordo Xenos the signs are eerily familiar.
The Ordos has little choice but to resort to its finest and deadliest weapon. The battle brothers of the Adeptus Astartes, those who make wear the sigil of the Inquisition in place of their chapter marking, are recruited, for a time, from the many and varied chapters of Space Marines. Exemplars in the arts of killing all forms of foul Xenos, clad in the Black Power armour, and armed with the finest instruments of death found in any Imperial Arsenal you are the emperor's finest
You are the Deathwatch

System: 
Deathwatch

Starfinder

Facilitator: 
Seth

Starfinder is the new science fiction setting using Pathfinder rules. Warning: it was released in September 2017, so Kapcon 2018 will be the first time I've run it. Expect turbulence.

System: 
Pathfinder, d20

Hammer Haus

Facilitator: 
Seth

A widowed tavern owner needs a crew of builders to help finish building her retirement house. You're not doing anything this weekend, why not make some coin? It'll be easy!

System: 
Pathfinder, d20

Interface Zero

Facilitator: 
Seth

Interface Zero is a cyberpunk setting using the Pathfinder rule system. Get augmented, jack in, dye your hair.

System: 
Pathfinder, d20

The New Neighbours

Facilitator: 
Michael Foster

The teens of Grantsville, New Mexico, don't have a lot to do during the long hot Summers. Too old for stories of "Shiny Man" with his missing face and bottomless pockets for stealing children, or the vampire who supposedly used to live in the big ranch house back in the 70s. The new USAF tracking station has certainly revitalised the town, but it's not exactly a tourist attraction. Back in the 80s, plucky kids breaking into a military place was commonplace, but in a post-9/11 world it'll just get you shot. Meaning the so-called Alpha Kids are at a loose end and looking for a suitably interesting distraction to keep them occupied. Lucky for them some odd new people have moved in across the street...

System: 
mumble mumble

Dr Maxwell and the World Snake

Facilitator: 
Bruno Knewstubb

A group of young people running away from an orphanage are granted the power of the Nobilis! What super-powers will they be granted, why does the 600-mile long snake want to give away magic gifts, and should they trust Dr Maxwell?

Setting note:
Nobilis characters possess considerable power over one aspect of creation - such as fire or paper clips. While not all Nobilis are created equal, the chief limit on their power is their creativity. Cinematic awesomeness should overcome gritty realism. :)

System: 
Nobilis

Alas for the Awful sea

Facilitator: 
Daena

“You’ve been at sea long enough to know that this is no ordinary storm. This is the storm that comes once in a sailor’s life, that they tell about in every inn house, every tavern, every day for the rest of their lives. This storm is a milestone...or a tombstone.

The rain hits you so hard it seems to fall with personal vengeance. The ship is rocking like a wooden boat in a five year old’s hands. You are tossed well beyond nausea and perhaps even into terror. Lightning cracks through the sky, an ill omen that this storm is far from over.”

"Alas for the Awful Sea" is a Powered-by-the-Apocalypse game exploring the bitter dilemmas facing starving towns torn apart by crime and loss. To tell this story, it delves into the fantastical, weaving in folktale elements that mirror the beliefs and struggles of the town.

System: 
Apocalypse World

The Sixth Beast

Facilitator: 
Sam Walker

A bandit army is preying upon villages belonging to an isolationist religious sect in Aldis. Envoys must investigate the mysterious bandits and their beastmasked leaders, and learn more about the sorcerous forces driving them, while navigating the challenges of feuding factions within a culture that wants little to do with outsiders. If they fail, a small scale war could be the result!

This is a romantic fantasy scenario where the PCs are envoys of the Queen of Aldis, a force of good against evil. The setting is inspired by the works of Tamora Pierce and Mercedes Lackey, and embraces alternative gender and lifestyle choices. The world is filled with ruined mansions, masquerade balls, vampiric curses, mysterious masks, sorcerous secrets, ghostly hauntings, lost loves, looming threats, and tragic quests where heroes are called upon to make the right choices.

System: 
Blue Rose AGE
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