Wellington Anniversary Weekend January 19th - 20th 2019

The Lesser Evil or the Greater Good

Facilitator: 
Andy Millar

Berlin 1950: In the shattered ruins of a once proud city, the occupying powers of the USA, the UK, France and the Soviet Union sit uneasily side by side as the city and its people slowly rebuild. Although the Third Reich's time has now passed, its legacy lives on in the shadows, and many surprises still await the unwary.

Against this backdrop, ex-Nazis are starting to turn up dead. This would not be particularly unusual except these individuals have been providing the allies with information on the Reich's secret weapons programme.

Now a multi-national team of Reserve Policy Agency (RPA) agents have been called in to investigate these murders and find out who - or what - is doing the killing. In a city where nothing is as it seems, these agents must make a decision between the lesser evil or the greater good, while trusting each other as much as they dare.

Note: This game deals with themes related to the Second World War in a mature and sensitive manner. However if you are easily offended or upset by these, you may wish to consider another game

System: 
Cold City

Not Ideal

Facilitator: 
Michael Foster

Daz is a small-time dope dealer who works to the simple mantra of "no cash, no hash" and doesn't sell the hard stuff. He wants nothing more from life than to sit on his couch eating pizza, playing on his xbox360 and getting high.

Unfortunately for him, the people who knock on his door seem to have other ideas.

Welsh Jeff is Daz's best mate, he can name every number one since 1960, but can't find Cardiff on a map of Wales.

Tracey is tall and beautiful, a pole dancer with big ideas.

Sausagemeat is a hitman, obsessed with gossip.

Sachiko is Daz's next door neighbour, she seems more than a little odd.

Chisels is the psychotic local gang boss and a difficult man to say no to, who always has some mad scheme or other on the go.

Life for Daz and his mates is about to become less than ideal.

*May include some larp-style elements if people are up for it.*

System: 
Something with D20s?

Eating Annabel Anderson is Wrong

Facilitator: 
Ivan Towlson

Winterdene is one of the jewels in the crown of British private education – a prestigious school in a magnificent setting, with a towering academic reputation, a formidable old girls’ network and a hockey team that strikes fear into the hearts of all who face it. That’s what it said in the prospectus, and that’s why your parents sent you there.

What the prospectus didn’t mention was Annabel Anderson, the cruel, conceited bully of the Fifth Form. All through your first year she made your life a misery. All through your first year you dreamed of getting back at her. And now, as you start your second year, you’re going to get your chance. Because this year you have a new best friend, and your new best friend will know how to deal with Annabel Anderson.

Oh… and did I mention your new best friend is a MONSTER?!

System: 
Monsters and Other Childish Things

Destiny Investigations - Episode 5: What will be, will be

Facilitator: 
Conan McKegg

Destiny Parker and her siblings - Chance and Providence - are not your average private investigators. Capable of influencing the various aspects of fate, they investigate crimes that have happened, are happening and will happen all in order to make money and keep the univese safe from those who seek to bring ruin to everything.

There is just one little problem... Destiny is obsessed with finding her one true love, Chance can't stop sleeping around and Providence may or may not have accidently brought about the end of the world while trying to arrange a date!

Smallville is a Roleplaying game about super powers and relationships. It is an ideal television show style game that captures the pacing and feel of a TV series focused on the relationships between the characters.

System: 
Smallville

The House at the Corner of Twelve to Midnight

Facilitator: 
Conan McKegg

Time, Mischief, Machines, Dreams, Order - These are the demigods who serve the Imperator of Dreams and Butterflies. Humans raised to godlike power, these Nobles have defended Earth from the constant incursions of the Excrucians - beings from beyond reality itself.

But now something new has drawn their focus. When a strangely dressed man is found lying on the road in a typical suburb, little do the residents realise that this will draw the attention of gods who sense a new threat to the Prosaic and Mythical realms that lie beyond their sight.

System: 
Nobilis

The Not-so-long Con

Facilitator: 
Conan McKegg

Even though you don't really trust each other, you have banded together for surprisingly altruistic reasons. The Boss has a thing about helping those who are being bullied by the unscrupulous businesses, politicians and criminals of the world.

Jarrod Vern is one such individual. This dot Com prodigy has since built a massive multi-media empire. But his business has been built on the backs of the smaller companies that have been crushed by his less than legal practices.

But no amount of money, no sophisticated security system and certainly no small army of security guards is going to protect him from your team. With a major presentation less than a week away, an opportunity has opened up for your team to turn the tide on him. It's time to get some leverage...

System: 
Leverage RPG

Games on Demand

Facilitator: 
Mike Sands, Simon Carryer, Steve Hickey, Hamish Cameron, Jenni Dowsett, Svend Andersen, Sophie Melchior, and more!

Games on Demand will be back in 2012.

You'll be able to come in, vote for games and play them as you have come to expect.

Here's a list of likely games on offer:

  • Dungeon World
  • Hollowpoint
  • Lady Blackbird
  • The Silver Kiss of the Magical Twilight of the Full Moon
  • Microscope
  • Left Coast
  • Monsterhearts
  • Primetime Adventures
  • Universalis
  • My Life with Master
  • Dogs in the Vineyard
  • Poison'd
  • S/lay w/me
  • Monster of the Week
  • Fiasco
  • Apocalypse World
  • Mouse Guard
  • 3:16
  • InSpectres
System: 
Lots

Precinct '77 - Kings of Hazard (S02E01)

Facilitator: 
Marcus Bone

Copied from the TV Week:

"Precinct '77 returns for a second session of guns, gals and crime in Empire City.
In this episode, Crane returns from suspension, Wilks edges ever closer to retirement, while James' past in the ghetto comes back to haunt him. The trio also becomes a foursome, as they are joined by the rookie Bayder, an up and coming flatfoot with a thing or two to prove to the team. And, hell, we ain't even got to the plot of the episode yet!"

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What is Precinct 77?

Big collars, bitchin’ cars, side burns, Fog Hat. Yeah, you remember the ‘70’s. Or at least you've heard of it. Welcome to Empire City, just upstate from Springfield. The heroes are the detectives of Precinct 77. This isn’t about procedural law. Th is is about kicking down doors, grabbing the punk by the neck and getting the information you need. Here in the cinematic land of 1977 men are men, women are women, the spirit of justice trumps the letter of the law, and political correctness only means that you just voted the bum out of office. Th e only rule to remember is the good guys never shoot first.

System: 
Mini Six

Purgatory 13 – Descent to Abraxus

Facilitator: 
Dan L'Estrange & Bryan (Baz/Zak) Clark

Purgatory 13 Prisoner Transfer Log

Main dock lock complete... transferring computer core in 3... 2... 1... Mark.
Prisoner records transfer complete.
Passport control transfer complete.
Computer core transfer.... incomplete.

ALERT ALERT ALERT. Main dock locks fail. Emergency thrusters online.
ALERT ALERT ALERT. Fire in transfer tube. Decompression in main dock. Lock down procedures in effect.
ALERT ALERT ALERT. Lock down fail.
ALERT ALERT ALERT. Main computer offline. Attempting restart.
ALERT ALERT ALERT. Restart failed.

Far from Earth in the distant arm of the equinox system the prisoner starship “Purgatory 13” has suffered severe system and hardware damage after what should have been a standard docking procedure that went wrong!

Purgatory 13's main computer was forced into quick action, and attempted to place the ship into a stable orbit around the Abraxus prison planet, however venting gases and system failures are slowly forcing a descent towards the atmosphere of Abraxus threatening not only the lives of ships crew, but also the lives of the prisoners!

Purgatory 13 attempted a reboot to correct himself, but the computer lost control of the almost all ship systems and stalled (blue screen!). The lock down of prison quarters started to fail sporadically and some the “meanest sons of bitches” destined for prison… are set free!

This rollercoaster scenario pits the (Upstanding Ship Crew) VS (Mean “Son of a Bitch” Prisoners) in a fight to gain control not only the Purgatory 13… But their lives!

With everything going so wrong… Who will be victor?!?

System: 
A nod to Grey Ranks

Press The Flesh

Facilitator: 
Daniel Steadman

Press The Flesh

The life of a Sentinel is never easy. You are run by an illicit organisation with the goal of saving Transhumanity from itself and other threats.

You had been hoping for some downtime but floating above Venus you know you are in for a very long day *...approximately 2793 old terran hours...* your muse softly whispers in the recesses of your mind.

This game will be exploring what it means to be 'human'. There will be action and humour but we will touch on ideas and concepts that could make people uncomfortable.

System: 
Eclipse Phase
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