Wellington Anniversary Weekend January 19th - 20th 2019

Jumping the Sharky

Facilitator: 
Mike Foster

The Boss is laid up in hospital, his right hand man on the run and his best men scattered far and wide. Someone's putting the pressure on and there's no time or chance for a gathering to plan their counterattack. But the distance separating them may yet prove their greatest strength, as each man is able to carry out his part of the plan unnoticed while the enemy thinks they're too scattered and distant to be a threat. Of course, communication is key so that every member of the team knows exactly what he has to do, but in this technological age long distance isn't the problem it used to be.

NB: There will some elements of "shared narrative" indie gaming carry-on as all character interaction will take place in the form of telephone conversations (feel free to supply your own props) and action will occur "off-camera" with the participants narrating the outcome afterwards.

System: 
homebrew indie stylez

Love of Money

Facilitator: 
Dale

In the world of The Esoterrorists, a cabal of high-placed sorcerers weakens the membrane between this world and the dreaded Outer Dark by launching operations employing media saturation to subvert the populace’s collective sense of reality. The heroes, the dedicated men and women of the Ordo Veritatis, confront and defeat these plans. These are their stories… [CHA-CHUNK]

Six months ago, Ordo Veritatis agent John Sheldon went off the organisations radar following an emotional breakdown in the wake of loosing his wife in a car crash. He held is sister, fellow Ordo Veritatis agent Caroline Sheldon responsible for her death as she was drunk at the wheel that night. Psychiatric Metrics feared John went out to perform a solo mission to expose the heart of an Esoterrorist funding network he had uncovered in Amsterdam. The proposal for that mission had been shelved months ago due to its low probability of success.

When his body turns up in Amsterdam, evidently the sacrifice in an Esoterrorist ritual, the eye of suspicion turns on the rest of his team he left behind. Are they guilty by mere association, or are they innocent of his fate? They are given a chance to find out what happened to their friend and colleague, and in the process clear them from any suspicion in the eyes of the Ordo Veritatis.

The Love of Money was written by Matthew Sanderson

System: 
Esoterrorists (GUMSHOE)

Means, Motive, Opportunity

Facilitator: 
Nicholas Green

It is the year 1921 and Britain has emerged victorious from The Great War - thanks in part to the efforts of Short Brothers Plc who supplied the planes used in the reconnaissance missions. The owner and chairman, Eustace Short, has invited you to an evening at his home in the countryside, with the understanding that he wishes to make an announcement. Several thoughts rush to mind:

* The company has been suffering lately under his leadership - is he announcing his retirement?
* One of his airships crashed on the City of Hull earlier this year killing 45 people - is he planning to pay reparations or perhaps a memorial?
* Rumour has it that he has been consulting a new lawyer about his will - is he anouncing the changes?

The evening is, however, thrown into disarray when he is found murdered! And to compound matters, you are named as one of the six suspects!

We are looking for six people to play the following characters:
* Scarlett Short - a wealthy young socialite who recently married the victim
* Oswald Short - brother to the victim, part time engineering genius, full time alcoholic and gambler
* Gordon Bell - war buddy to the victim and powerful solicitor
* Cynthia Bell - childhood friend to the victim and married to Gordon Bell
* John Parker - young, ambitious and second in charge of the company
* Herman Smit - the local General Practitioner and personal physician to the victim

Means, Motive, Opportunity is an online and multiplayer game. It involves using a web site and engaging with other players via voice conference. We will bring the computers, you will bring your voice and your imagination.

The game will be run in an offsite location a short walk from Wellington High School

System: 
Online

Mystic Empyrean - The Steam Vaults of Nitar

Facilitator: 
Daniel Steadman

You are an Eidolon, set apart from the other sentients by your drive and clarity of self awareness. You wear your soul on the outside, granting you immortality and wonderous but strange abilities at the cost of being true to yourself.
You have travelled to Nitar following rumours that a shard of the Cornerstone of the world is hidden there. If true it may contain a chance to change the world and bring it at least one step closer to being saved from the encroachine Aether.

Mystic Empyrean is a brand new game that relies on several story telling systems that I have not seen before. If you enjoy open games that encourage narrative and free-form resolution within the constraints of the games mechanics this game may be for you. If you would like to focus on skill lists and hit points it probably isn't.

This particular scenario is in a world of steampunk, using the games preview adventure, mainly because of the pretty art that came with it.

System: 
Mystic Empyrean

Shades of Grey

Facilitator: 
Marcus Bone

Everyone expected another attack after 9-11; be it from Islamic extremists, Arab dissenters or even Russian hard liners. But no one could conceive that the strike would come from those calling themselves true American patriots.

And yet it was. In the space of barely a second, half of Oklahoma was wiped off the face of the earth; devastated by the largest nuclear device to be detonated in the history of man.

The year is 2023, and America is no longer a country of freedom and democracy.

System: 
Home Brew

Kapcon Summer-Slam

Facilitator: 
Dale

BOB: “After the absolute mayhem and carnage of the Day of Games World Championship Bout I find it hard to believe that the organisers of the Kapcon Federation would condone another free-for-all wrestling championship..."

J.T.: “It defies belief Bob, didn't mysterious D.O.G. General Manager Slammin’ Sophie Melchior swear that any rival organisation would suffer the wrath of her League of Infamy?"

BOB: "She sure did, I just hope those Kapcon folks know what they're letting themselves in for. The innagueral Kapcon Summer-Slam mega event is certain to attract a fresh batch of mean, smack-talking wrestlers with crazy gimmicks and moves like you’ve never seen before, all eager to beat down the opposition and form syndicates capable of pulling off an amazing victory…”

J.T.: "I mean this is going to be the pay-per-view event of the century, I just hope that the venue has some ironclad insurance because I think more than just ego's are going to be smashed inside the ring of glory"

BOB: "It's an electrifying prospect J.T., I can't wait!"

Piledrivers and Powerbombs – Chokeslam of Darkness Edition is a wrestling game where you generate wrestlers, their gimmicks, signature moves and their arch-nemesis and then enter the competition to become the innaugeral Kapcon Summer Slam World Champion.

System: 
Piledrivers and Powerbombs

CASE LAMBENT WITCH

Facilitator: 
IdiotSavant

This briefing is classified BLUE HADES. If you do not have BLUE HADES clearance, please leave the room now.

"At 0944 this morning, communication with the Witch Bravo oil platform was lost. It was initially believed to be a combination of heavy weather and technical difficulties but when they continued to remain out of touch, Witch Charlie sent a chopper out. It couldn’t land because of high winds but the pilot noted two things.

"Firstly, there were crew moving about on deck. Actually, he said ‘stumbling’. Secondly, the gas flare from the rig was green.

"At 1602, a rescue boat from the coast guard made contact with the platform. The last transmission we got from them was, ‘Oh fuck, they’ve got glowing eyes’.

"Witch Bravo is right on the edge of an area designated in the Benthic Treaty as forbidden to humanity. Without wishing to prejudice your findings, it is entirely possible that some moron has drilled into Cthulhu’s arse-crack. If that's the case, then your job is to plug it.

"But first, a word from Health & Safety..."

A Laundry Files adventure from Black Bag Jobs. A full briefing is available here.

System: 
The Laundry (BRP)

T-shirts

No, we don't have a t-shirt design yet. But we're discussing it on NZRaG, here. Please join in and throw your suggestiosn into the pool.

Extra time

Our magnificent SDC judge, Sophie Melchior, has decided to extend the scenario design competition deadline to 10 January 2012. So, the SDC is now officially in extra time!

If you have something you want to enter (such as, oh, that great game you ran last year, or are running this year, or ran at Fright Night), then you have a month to polish it up and send it away.

The Baker Street Irregulars

Facilitator: 
Erik Andersen

“I often marvel at how much stock you place in those boys’ abilities. You really think they’ll be able to track down the culprit?”
“Probably,” said Holmes, reaching for his hat and cane, “but they are only one avenue of investigation I’m following in this pursuit. Come on Watson, the night is young and there’s murder in the air; we can’t
let them have all the fun!”

Wiggins walked from the door of 221B Baker Street excitedly, hiding the final shining coins about his person. He disappeared amongst the back street fog, whistling as he went. Soon the gang was gathered and Wiggins held out a coin for each of them, “Same old job boys,” he smiled, “go everywhere, see everything and overhear everyone.”

System: 
Freeform
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