Monster of the Week

Terror in Turangi

Facilitator: 
Sophie M

Boatees dragged from their boats. Tourists vanishing whilst tramping in National Park. Pets missing from back yards. To most people a series of unrelated events, but to the Department of Conservation: Special Investigations Unit something seems off.

You have been sent to Turangi to investigate. What will you find lurking beneath the Central Plateau?

Find out in... TERROR IN TURANGI.

System: 
Monster of the Week

MotW: Zombieland!

Facilitator: 
Jenni Sands

That outbreak of mad cow disease that jumped to mad people disease and is now mad zombie disease? Yeah, that was a couple of years ago. It's too late to save the world, the world is definitely on its way out. But you can save yourselves! With guns.

Zombies are everywhere and you're just a rag tag group trying to survive... will one of you manage zombie kill of the week? Will you encounter a dead celebrity? Will you find true love? Forget it, Portland, it's Zombieland.

System: 
monster of the week

Full Moon Soup

Facilitator: 
Dylan Tiller

There is a cosy little hotel that sits along the river Elium called The Victorian. This hotel was built in the early 1800s and has been run by the same family, generation after generation. The family themselves own several hotels across Britain, and this is the only one with issues. Over the years the interior has been renovated and updated to match the modern world, while the exterior has stayed the same. However, once every three months the police receive a rather odd call from the hotel. Units are dispatched, only to return the next day with no recollection of what actually happened. Reports come in of massive destruction to the property, but there are no signs of damage the following day. The current owner, Mr. Francis M. Stewart, has requested our services in finding out what is going on at the hotel. You will pose as guests and infiltrate the hotel. Money has been paid upfront, with a bonus $100,000 each if you put an end to these mysterious occurrences. The last incident happened almost 3 months ago. Good Luck.

System: 
Monster of the Week
Comments: 
It is my first time running a game at KapCon.

The Terror of London

Facilitator: 
Chris Haddock

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!).

System: 
Monster of the Week

Monsterhearts Double Feature part 2

Facilitator: 
Meowstef

What evil lurks in the near by high school, apart from teenagers of course, I have no idea. In part one of this double feature the weird and scary was unleashed, now your here to set things right. For those who are unfamiliar with these games they are both Apocalyse World hacks, the first with a focus on the more unhealthy aspects of teenage life and all the drama that entails. Think Jennifers Body, Teen Wolf, the Craft. The second game is more along the lines of Supernatural, Fringe and the X-Files.

System: 
monster of the week

Monsterhearts Double Feature

Facilitator: 
Daniel S

Live the messy, horrific and selfish life of a teenager...oh and be a monster too.
I will be directing a game of Monsterhearts. This will be followed up with Stefan Tyler running a session of Monster of the Week, where the hunters track down the and deal with the outcomes of the actions and decisions of the first game. For those who are unfamiliar with these games they are both Apocalyse World hacks, the first with a focus on the more unhealthy aspects of teenage life and all the drama that entails. Think Jennifers Body, Teen Wolf, the Craft. The second game is more along the lines of Supernatural, Fringe and the X-Files.

System: 
Monsterhearts
Comments: 
I may run Monsterhearts again but the double-feature is a one off.

This is no child that dances

Facilitator: 
Karen Wilson

Copper Creek, a small town distinguished only by its private liberal arts college, turkey processing plant and unusually high teen pregnancy rate. Recently, a spate of unexplained fires has the local fire department and
law enforcement agencies stumped. You and your associates suspect supernatural forces may be at work. Last night a caravan in the local trailer park was burnt to the ground, incinerating the elderly resident. Can you solve the mystery and stop the fires before someone else is killed?

R16: Adult themes and possible trigger-warning (probably about as bad as watching the News on a bad night)

System: 
Monster of the Week

Terror in Turangi

Facilitator: 
Sophie Melchior

Boatees dragged from their boats. Tourists vanishing whilst tramping in National Park. Pets missing from back yards. To most people a series of unrelated events, but to the Department of Conservation: Special Investigations Unit something seems off.

You have been sent to Turangi to investigate. What will you find lurking beneath the Central Plateau?

Find out in... TERROR IN TURANGI.

This game is surge protectionand may not run.

System: 
Monster of the Week
Comments: 
Surge protection
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