The setting timeline for the Kapcon LARP Apotheosis has been posted. It can be reached from the LARP page. Please have a look. Let us know if you have any questions.
Engine Heart is a game about little robots. When the humans were around, nobody paid any attention to them, but now that the humans are gone, the robots are on their own in a world that's falling apart.
Childermas Atoll has been gradually eroding into the ocean, but Cyclone Hilda appears to have accelerated its demise. In the aftermath of the cyclone, there has been no contact from anyone on the island. Satellite pictures suggest that Stella Maris Mission and the Happy Squid processing complex are the only major buildings that survived the storm. An Emergency Response team was dispatched by seaplane from Auckland yesterday, but ceased transmitting en route.
Now you are on your way to Childermas. Your official role is to find and assist any survivors and clear the airfield so supplies and emergency personnel can be flown in. But as agents of a secret international taskforce, you are expecting trouble of a different kind.
Somebody done stole Cactus Pete's bike! So now, with the help of his friends The Armadillo Man, Gentleman Esteban, Her Majesty and Angry the Dog (an actual dog), he aims to get it back and ain't nobody gonna stop 'em!
Survivors of a crash, you eke out a tenuous survival in the midst of an alien forest. Fortunately, you stumbled across a structure soon after arriving, which provides shelter, but also suggests you weren’t the first to pass this way. It’s difficult to remember how long you’ve been here, as if the cold has frozen you in time, it could have been last week, or it could have been years ago. All you know is the present. Occasionally you catch a flicker of movement out of the corner of your eye, as if there are others out there among the trees, or it could just be your imagination.
Then one day a stranger arrives.
London, England, 2015
The latest headline in the Daily Mail read "Terror Killing Continues, Police Mystified" and went into morbid detail about the latest murder. Like all the others, this one was a wealthy but largely unknown businessman, murdered in his own home by an unknown assailant who left no DNA evidence or fingerprints of any kind, nor any indication of breaking into the victim's house. Each of the five victims had all been killed in the same way - their bones shattered and their bodies broken, looking like they had been beaten with a sledgehammer for a week.
In a rare example of perfect honesty, the Daily Mail was correct when it said police were mystified. In this modern age of forensic teams, in-depth analysis and the marvels of online records, it was odd that a crime scene would throw up no clue as to the nature of the attacker. But before consigning the murders to the realm of unsolved cases, Detective Inspector Pauline McCullough of Scotland Yard has turned to another side of investigations that she knows of.
She has turned to the Monster Hunters. You.
Monster of the Week is probably best described as "B Movie Gaming". It's absolutely raucous fun, and always comes with over the top shenanigans and intense confrontations. You play the part of a monster hunter, one of those who has seen the impossible, the paranormal or the eldritch. Each game plays like an episode of those Monster of the Week shows like Buffy The Vampire Slayer or Doctor Who. You identify the monster, find it, and stop it monstering. Simple as that.
This particular game is set in modern day London and well, the rest is spoilers. What is nice about MotW is that you don't need any form of preparation, you only need to bring 2 six sided dice and some monster hunting ingenuity (and I will provide the 2d6 if you need it!).
Satori Rejuvenation Retreat Centre
Come find yourself again! Cast off the stress and pain of the modern world and rejuvenate yourself under the expert care of Dr. Greg Satori, healer and spiritual guide. The Satori Centre offers week-long and weekend breaks and can cater for the needs of any individual, couple, group or organization. Located in the scenic village of Hesstock on the grounds of histoic Redvers House, the Satori Centre is your gateway to a better tomorrow.
The Satori Centre offers:
As a special introductory offer, the Satori Centre is pleased to offer 25% off any group bookings of four or more. Contact our bookings office for more information.
The Laundry offers excellent psychological care to its staff, including where necessary enforced "wellness breaks" at carefully vetted retreats so they can escape the horror of being the world's only ISO 9001 compliant occult intelligence agency. But this means that some poor sucker has to vet those retreats.
That poor sucker is you. Along with your colleagues, you've been sent for a team-building holiday at the Satori Institute. You'll need to do a little work there to make sure that the staff aren't spies or cultists and that everything is safe for future groups, but that's really just a formality. Really, you're getting a fully paid-for junket to a quiet resort. It'll be hell...
Your Communicator beeps "Penny-one to all member of the Batfamily - Batman is missing, please report to HQ as soon as possible for further instructions".
Could this be true the Dark Knight is missing?
It is up to the rest of the bat family to find out what is wrong.
Using the Masks! roleplaying game by Magpie Games, the players will assume the roles of one of the myriad characters in the DC universe who have fought alongside batman over the years and try to work out what has happened.
Humanity stands on the cusp of a new age, with accelerated technological growth converging toward a singularity point, promising an undreamt-of future. Despite the ecopocalypse and social upheavals on Earth, humanity has conquered the solar system and partially terraformed Mars. Advancements in biotechnology, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, and cognitive science have transformed our lives. Everyone is wirelessly networked with the world around them, AIs process vast amounts of information, and nano-fabrication enables people to “print” complex devices from the molecular level—at home. Biotechnology allows people to genefix, enhance, and clone their bodies, while others pursue body modifications to adapt to new environments or make themselves into something no longer quite human. People’s minds and memories can be digitized, uploaded, transferred over long distances, and downloaded into new bodies (biological or synthetic). Death has been defeated—for those who can afford it.
Some days you're so busy you have to be in more than one place at the same time. That's no problem! Upload your mindstate, fork it into copies each for its own chore, use standard tools to clip away the unnecessary memories and cut down that file size, and send them far afield - and when they come home, merge yourself together again. Nothing to worry about.
But today you're back at home on Mars, along with your other forks, and your original self's gone missing.
Well done, you saved the day! You might just be kids in the eyes of the city's 'real heroes', but you just proved you're not to be scoffed at. Time to set yourselves up as an actual team, you'll need sponsors and good PR. Time to start with your own charity ball.
Masks is a new game in beta form where you play teenaged superheroes that uses the Powered by the Apocalypse system, and is not too dissimilar to Monsterhearts or Urban Shadows but within the Super hero genre.