Wellington Anniversary Weekend January 20th - 21st 2018

Ego Hunter (Eclipse Phase)

Facilitator: 
tim oliver

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.

That's bad.

System: 
Eclipse Phase

Masks: Heroes of Halcyon City

Facilitator: 
Robert Vincent

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.

System: 
Masks (PBTA)

LARP: On Display

Facilitator: 
Donna Giltrap

Written by Betsy Isaacson

The lovely, reclusive Lady Roksana remains as yet unmarried. Tonight, though, she's opened her castle to the most eligible of the Empire's nobility. It's a curious thing: her party starts at dusk, and she says that she'll choose a spouse by midnight. Of course, this has attracted the sort of people who are willing to risk life, livelihood, and reputation for the sake of making a grand romantic gesture. But tonight is not a night for romance alone. Each suitor has much cause to speak and scheme with his fellows. Secluded parties, after all, are where Empires rise and fall...

Outsize ambition, abhorrent obsession, and the mundanities of museum politics grind against mad science, threats of illegal sorcery, and a very ill-timed visit from the Emperor. Will the Lady Roksana's party survive the chaos of its guests? And will the Lady Roksana herself manage to marry well? Or ever?

On Display is a comedy of courtship set during an Age of Wonder that never was -- dinosaur bones have just been found in the ground, clockwork automatons are all the rage, and mad science butts heads with political pragmatism. The game is only scheduled to last 90 minutes and so is a good option for those wanting more time before the flagship round.

There is an additional NPC role (the Emperor) that is only required for the last 30 minutes

System: 
LARP

LARP: Trial by Jury [Cancelled]

Facilitator: 
Lee Patrick

Your country has just experienced its first major terrorist attack. You and eleven of your fellow citizens have been selected as the jury that will decide the fates of those allegedly responsible.

This is an experiential LARP. Instead of a character sheet, prior to the game you will receive a packet of information containing a transcript of the trial and copies of the evidence presented. Your only goal, as a group, is to come to a decision about the guilt or innocence of the four accused, and about the severity of any offences they have committed.

The lives of four people who may or may not be mass murderers rest in your hands.

Choose carefully.

A Measure of Faith

Facilitator: 
Luke Walker

The Inquisiton has found the crusader citadel of Martyr’s Point to have fallen to the profane. Rumours of the ancient god-monster, Okka the Eater, spread as quickly as the plague that shares it's name. But the truth eludes those seeking confessions, despite endless nights of torture, and an elite team of witchhunters is called to root out evil and decide where the wrongness lies.

Shadow of the Demon Lord is a dark fantasy RPG of horror and madness by Rob Schwalb, a designer on WFRP2e, D&D5e, A Song of Ice and Fire RPG and the Black Company RPG. Fans of Joe Abercrombie's First Law series will especially enjoy this scenario. The characters are a band of hardbitten troubleshooters, living in a world darkened by the Demon Lord, risking corruption, madness, and death. Dungeons will be explored, depravity faced, and nightmares overcome.

System: 
Shadow of the Demon Lord

Cabal of the Broken God

Facilitator: 
Dillon

You have to make a hard decision. Do you want to be immortal, or do you want to save the world? Your Cabal of mages and sundry ne'er-do-wells have been trying to put the fragments of a broken God back together for a while now, and you just need to find one more fragment. Can you do it before the witch hunters catch up to you, or before the God wakes up and possesses you like a broken doll?

System: 
Cortex Plus

Sonic Screwdrivers Don't Go There!

Facilitator: 
Dillon

You play one of The Computer's elite agents. Your job is to search out and destroy the enemies of The Computer. Your worst fear is that The Computer will discover that you are one of these enemies. Today, your friend The Computer has asked you to report to the WHO sector briefing room. This may have something to do with the announcement that all the cleaning robots in WHO sector have begun attacking medical personnel. You had better hurry to the briefing, you don't want to be tardy!

System: 
Paranoia

Night Terrors

Facilitator: 
Jenni Sands

Every night you have to listen to your kid, you have to pay attention to what they say and when they say ‘there’s something under the bed’ you have to nod and go find your baseball bat.

Night Terrors is a new game by Jenni Sands and Jack Newhouse, in which you as a parent discover that the monsters under the bed are real and they really really want to eat your children.

Think Little Fears meets Monster of the Week

Disclaimer: very new game; system may be a bit ropey, may be in playtest, but we'll have fun!

System: 
homebrew

Kapcon XXV: Call for larps

Kapcon wants your larps!

We are planning to run a larp stream this year, with the aim of providing around 24 player spaces per round. The parameters of running a larp at kapCon are pretty simple: runs in 3 hours, fits in a classroom, 8 - 15 players, minimal set-dressing (because you won't have time to do it between rounds). Please also note that the changing facilities aren't great, so costume-light is an advantage.

We will pre-register players if your game is costumed, to allow you to cast in advance.

If you're interested, please fill out the game registration form

We'd like to have larps for rounds 1 and 2 at least sorted by mid-October for the main launch, and the sooner we have a larp timetable set the sooner we can start getting players.

Games on Demand

Facilitator: 
Lots of people!

Once again, we'll be running Games on Demand at Kapcon 2018!

Call for Volunteers

Would you like to help facilitate Games on Demand at Kapcon 2018?

Necessary qualifications are:
- You would like to run some games.

Low-preparation games are obviously stars here, but games/adventures with prep done in advance are great too (as long as it can be played on demand!) You also get to claim the GM's reduced entry fee and preferential game picks.

Have a think about if you’d like to take part, and let me know (email to mike@genericgames.co.nz).

System: 
lots!
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