Wellington Anniversary Weekend January 23rd - 24th 2021

Monster of the week - aro valley mysteries.

Facilitator: 
Paul

Some thing stirs deep in Aro Valley, Down one of those streets you walked past a hundred times.
People have started going missing and it is up to you to find out what is happening.

You always thought that guy at the video place looked a little too pale, That old lady with too many dogs, the guy who owns a fancy car but lives in that dilapidated house on the corner or was it the guys at the brewery looking for a special ingredient.

This is a Monster Hunting game set just a stones throw away and right around now.

Are you brave enough to see what lurks in the shadows of the darkest parts of the valley?

System: 
Monster of the week

Return of the league of extraordinary gentle gamers

Facilitator: 
Paul

**spooky narrator voice **
It is Thursday night in Hollywood. In the hills above L.A. a cabal of Hollywood greats come together every other Tuesday (scheduling permitted) to play the devil's game.
DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS!

After many weeks of downtime it is time for them to face the greatest evil that the league have faced, Splitting up the treasure horde of the Evil red dragon king".

Unfortunately the players have become a little.... dysfunctional.

Will they be able to split the gold fairly or will agents get involved?
Will they try and usurp the game from the GM?
or Will they simply have a fun nights gaming and go home to their lives?

** end Narration **

a meta game for 4-6 players you are famous Hollywood actors playing an ongoing campaign and as such love/hate each other with all your heart.
a light hearted look into roleplaying and just how silly it is to roll dice and make up stories.

System: 
Pbta

13th Age: Maker of Many

Facilitator: 
Tim Oliver

Where did owlbears come from? A wizard did it, obviously.

Still does it too, she's got you stuck in a vat right now, and it's time to do something about it before you end up as the newest and hottest hybrid critter around.

13th Age is a D&D variant with more of the good stuff and less of the bad stuff.

System: 
13th Age

Troika: Egg of Time

Facilitator: 
Tim Oliver

Some fellow-travellers among the hump-backed sky might learn the secrets of the multiverse and indeed improve it somewhat. Or they might just pass their time conversing with tigers.

Play a mathmologist, a monkeymonger, a monarch (downsized), or a member of Miss Kinsey's dining club. Troika is a light science-fantasy game with a lot of Wolfe and Moorcock influence.

System: 
https://www.troikarpg.com/

The Spittleford Women’s Franchise League

Facilitator: 
Karen Wilson

Mrs Eliza Creswick and the ladies of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union invite all parties interested in the extension of electoral privileges to women to a public meeting on Saturday 27th May 1892 at St Anne’s church hall. Mrs Creswick proposes that Spittleford should follow the example of our fellows in Wanganui and Dunedin and form a Women’s Franchise League to promote the newest petition requesting the franchise. The Honourable Thaddeus Butler, Member of Parliament for Spittleborough has been invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.

This game will be a series of vignettes set in a fictional New Zealand community in mid-1892, during the period before the passing of the Electoral Act 1893, as people on both sides of the issue organise and attempt to influence the local MP.

System: 
Homegrown,

Murder in Moradin Street

Facilitator: 
Nicoletta De Maio

Murder most foul! Branir Nathander, of respectable and successful trading house Nathander & Buckman, has been found dead. Shot by his own crossbow, in the study of his own house at midnight. Well, you think it was at midnight. No, you don't know for certain but it has a nice ring to it. It was at night in any case. Between his leaving the dining table in the evening and the butler finding the body the next morning.

No, that's not very precise. As far as precision goes, it's about the same as saying that opening a fish and chip shop on the site of the old temple in Dagon Street is 'a bit misguided'. But it's better than nothing, isn't it? People can do a lot of things with 'better than nothing'. And you're not just ordinary people, you're a member of the watch.

Not just any watch - THE watch. Yes, alright, it's the only one. And yes, you have to admit that you have to be a bit nuts to work there. The hours are long, the pay is low and advancement is slow to non-existent. But you've taken the king's shilling and sworn an oath: to uphold the law and protect the innocent. Now if you could only work out who they actually are...

System: 
D&D

The Sprawl: Urbo-Genesis

Facilitator: 
Anarchangel

You are the extended assets of vast multinational corporations, operating in the criminal underground, and performing the tasks that those multinationals can’t do — or can’t be seen to do. You are deniable, professional and — ultimately — disposable.

In this session you will create characters, get a job, and play to find out whether they can get paid. We will also set up the Corporate players and the setting for further games of The Sprawl run in Games on Demand over the rest of the weekend. There is no requirement to play in further games and no requirement that you play in this one to play in the others at GoD, it's just a neat way of building a shared set of stories and experiences over the course of the convention.

At this and GoD iterations, I will be playtesting a number of modified rules to facilitate on-the-fly mission and complication generation and smoother hacking rules.

Content Warning: depending on the table action movie violence is highly likely. A heavy-helping of neoliberal corporate bullshit is to be expected. We will use the Script Change safety tool, Open Door policy, and begin with a discussion of lines and veils.

System: 
The Sprawl

Ironsworn: Beginnings

Facilitator: 
Anarchangel

You are a hero sworn to undertake perilous quests in the Ironlands. As an Ironsworn, you will explore untracked wilds, plunge into subterranean caverns, fight desperate battles, forge bonds with isolated communities and uncover the lost secrets of this harsh land.

Are you ready to swear iron vows and see them fulfilled--no matter the cost?

In this session you will create Ironsworn and the iron vows they have sworn, and play to find out whether they can fulfil those vows. We will also set the setting dials for further games of Ironsworn run in Games on Demand over the rest of the weekend. There is no requirement to play in further games and no requirement that you play in this one to play in the others at GoD, it's just a neat way of building a shared set of stories and experiences over the course of the convention.

Content Warning: depending on the table horror elements are likely, also murder is highly likely. We will use the Script Change safety tool, Open Door policy, and begin with a discussion of lines and veils.

System: 
Ironsworn

Planet Mercenary: Salvage Run

Facilitator: 
Taiveraad

The capitol ships need repairs, but the price of materials has skyrocketed. The Commodore doesn’t want to afford it and has decided to turn a few idle ships and crews to the task of looking for salvage during the refit.
That would be you.

She’s had analysts scour the hypernet for every salvage rumour they can find and given you a list. Your freshly recruited crew were rival gangs last week, your fellow officers are… special, and you’re learning first-hand just how much empty the universe has in it. But hey, at least no-one is shooting at you. Right now.

System: 
3d6 Mayhem

Role for Initiative

Facilitator: 
Campbell Wright

Do you love Critical Role? Chain of Acheron? Acquisitions Incorporated? Or perhaps you prefer live shows such as D&D Live at BATS theatre, Dungeons and Comedians, or the live Fate of Isen show? Do you ever watch these shows and think: "This is great, but I want to be the one on stage playing D&D!" Well look no further than Role for Initiative, the experimental live D&D show where you play the heroes, the monsters, AND the villains! Somewhere between a LARP, an Improv Comedy Show, and Live D&D, Role for Initiative takes a well known format and twists it for the stage. Instead of watching a D&D show, you'll be playing in it, and instead of rolling dice, you may find yourself throwing them...

Role for Initiative is currently a show/format in progress. Games run as part of KapCon will be experimental and used to test the format of the show for performance as part of the New Zealand Fringe Festival. While I am facilitating the show, and will try to keep it audience appropriate, due to the improvised nature and audience participation, the show could contain some potential triggering content and may not be appropriate for younger audiences.

System: 
N/A
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