Wellington Anniversary Weekend January 20th - 21st 2018

The Book Club

Facilitator: 
Stephanie Pegg

The Calvino Bay Book Club has been meeting for a few months now. It's been OK. The books you've been looking at have hopped around the literary spectrum from the 'classics' like Austen and Dickens, whatever new wunderkind book has got the critics excited, and that time someone wanted to talk about Harry Potter. Something for everyone, you reckon, and you get to meet people you wouldn't otherwise know.

But now, oh now, you're going to talk about The Book. That Book, the one you read when you were 18 that suddenly made the universe make sense to you. The Book that helped you work out who you were as a person. You want, no, you have a visceral need to make everyone else understand what The Book means to you.

System: 
Semi-Larp

Digging for a Dead God

Facilitator: 
Dale

In May of 1939, somewhere in the jungles of Africa, a small band of soldiers have stumbled across something ancient. Something terrible. And they are about to suffer the consequences.

Digging for a Dead God is part one of the 'Curse of the Yellow Sign' series by John Wick. This is Cthulhu at its darkest, and not a game for the faint of heart. Enter if you dare...

System: 
Call of Cthulhu

Shadowrun: Murder? On the dance floor?

Facilitator: 
Nick Garden

In the year 2012 magic came back into the world. Its now 2071 and elve, orcs, trolls, humans and dwarves struggle to etch out a living in a world dominated by the Megacorps. The players play a team of shadowrunners, a group of hired criminals who do "jobs" no questions asked and off the record.

You get a call, a local night club owner wants to hired some special talent with special skills. Your down to your last dime and need the extra cash.

System: 
Shadowrun

Slayage by Gaslight

Facilitator: 
Sophie

Due to popular demand I'm re-running Slayage by Gaslight!

On the streets of London the gaslight burns, but in the darkened corners something evil lurks. The number of dead ladies of the night continues to climb. Can the Council’s Slayer get to the bottom of what’s behind it, before the next dead body is someone you know?

System: 
Buffy (cinematic Unisystem)

Still to Come

Facilitator: 
Sophie

As a member of the elite Marine Reconnaissance Unit it’s your job to check out the worst places and do the toughest missions. So it’s no surprise that you’re on a shuttle heading down to PrisonCorp planet 13-316-66 to find out why the lights have gone out. But will you survive to find out the truth?

System: 
Mongoose Traveller

Fright Night

Halloween is coming, and that means its time for Fright Night, Wellington's horror roleplaying con.

When: Halloween (Saturday, 31 October), 16:30 - 23:55
Where: Turnbull House, opposite the Beehive
What: Two sessions of horror gaming
How much: $15 players, $10 GMs

They already have ten games worth of screaming, shivering, crawling horror - register today!

The Village of Hommlet

Facilitator: 
Luke Walker

The Village of Hommlet has grown up around a crossroads in a woodland. Once far away from any important activity, it became embroiled in the struggle between gods and demons when the Temple of Elemental Evil arose but a few leagues away. Luckily for the inhabitants, the Temple and its evil hordes were destroyed a decade ago, but Hommlet still suffers from incursions of bandits and strange monsters…

System: 
D&D4e

Biggest Bison and the Seven Sarcastic Winds

Facilitator: 
Ivan Towlson

Nobody likes the Seven Sarcastic Winds. Every year, as spring turns to summer, they blow around the Bison People’s lands, mocking everybody from the smallest child to the greatest warrior to the wisest grandmother. But everybody puts up with them, because the main thing they do is ridicule the rains. “Call that rain,” they say to the spring showers, “even a calf could piss harder than that,” and the rains slink away in embarrassment, and summer can begin.

System: 
HeroQuest

Steampunk! With Zombies!!!

Facilitator: 
Vic Johns

Queen Victoria is on the throne. Brittannia rules the waves. There are always crumpets for tea.

You are part of an elite (well, exclusive) (well, eccentric) group dedicated to protecting society from the things that they would prefer not to know about. Not as difficult as one might imagine, given the famous British reserve.

You get a call from HQ to come and sort out a slight fracas. It seems one of your colleagues has come down with a spot of rabies...

System: 
Fudge

Weekend at Bisley's

Facilitator: 
Michael Foster

Several people arrive at a remote country house to spend the weekend with an old friend. The only problem is, she's not there. Where is she? What's going on? How will you open the liquor cabinet? What is the cause of those mysterious lights in the forest? And most importantly, who's eaten all the strawberries?

System: 
Not as such
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