KapCon 23

The Sun Over Mesa Amarillo

Facilitator: 
Russ Kale

The sun has been blazing over Mesa Amarillo all day, and you have been out in it, trying to find the perfect spot to camp. You are out and away from it all for two nights - away from WiFi, away from traffic lights, away from rent payments and breaking news. It's been hours since you've seen a Starbucks. Out here, it's just you, your friends, the desert, and the blistering sun.

Only... there's something else out here, too. Out on the horizon. And whatever it is, it owns this desert.

System: 
Dread
Comments: 
In place of ill-fated

Asterix and the Deep Ones

Facilitator: 
Dillon Burke

The year is 50 BC. Gaul is entirely occupied by the Romans. Well, not entirely... One small village of indomitable Gauls still holds out against the invaders. To that village, news arrives, informing Asterix that a long lost Uncle has died in suspicious circumstances, leaving him a villa in the coastal village of Piscus Mortus. It is probably a roman plot, but you had better go investigate.

System: 
Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition Lite
Comments: 
Happy to run this up to three times.

Shadowrun: A Long Night on the Island

Facilitator: 
Andrew Cox

A shadow courier is shot down over Long Island City the race is on to recover the contents and come out richer than you ever dreamed.

System: 
shadowrun

No Choice, Pal

Facilitator: 
Sean Broadley

Some bonds can't be broken. Bonds forged in mud, under enemy fire, the heart pounding, home just a memory, sharing misery and the frenzy of combat. Your unit was in Afganistan, and then you became mercenaries in Central America. You fought soldiers and terrorists, and the dark creatures that control them: drug dealers, politicians, vampires. You learned about secret wars in the shadows, where nothing is what it seems. And in a world where nothing can be trusted, you trusted each other.

You were one of the lucky ones who made it, and came home when the unit disbanded.

Now the Lt has sent you a message. Four letters long. "Help"

So you're coming. On Greyhounds and Amtrak, you're rolling into town to do whatever it takes to defeat whoever, or whatever, has him up against the wall.

(The game is a SDC sketch by Alasdair Sinclair, being run by Sean Broadley. Despite the veteran characters the game is investigative and character based, rather than being a combat-fest.)

System: 
Night's Dark Agents
Comments: 
Happy to run more than once of you're really short on games, talk to me if you need that.

Race the Sun

Facilitator: 
Chris

Something Bad Happened.

Not sure what, but the world really went to hell. Now zombies, bandits, and worse roam the world under the moon, and what dregs of humanity remain try to eke out a living as best they can. You are Runners, the only people brave, skilled, or mad enough to face the horrors on the surface and travel between settlements, carrying much needed supplies, intel and salvage. The night is harsh, the monsters are everywhere, but you are strong, skilled and bad-ass.

You are the only ones that can be relied on to keep everything going. Without you, everyone dies. So when the Grey Man handed the head of your chapter a briefcase and told him "This will change everything", you knew you would be the one to make it happen.

Run fast, take care, avoid the Aberrants.

And don't be outside when the sun goes down.

Rough Cuts are a series of short, focused, easy to pick up role playing systems. This one, Runners, is base around a specific consequence and damage system. The characters you play are skilled, and generally can complete any task without making a roll. The challenge comes in dealing with the consequences of your actions.

System: 
2d6 cents Rough Cuts
Comments: 
If there are more people and not enough games running during the LARP, I'd be happy to take on a couple more people, topping out at eight max. Prefer 4-6.

The Golden Pegasus Home for Retired Adventurers

Facilitator: 
Idiotsavant

The Company of the Argent Banner were a bold band of adventurers led by the Elven Warrior-Mage Quendalon. The Company included a mighty dwarven warrior by the name of Grundel Hammerfist, a Norlander Swordsman called Lars Larson, Brother Thomas- a gentle follower of St Trilby, Petunia Lightfingers - a halfling treasure-finder, the enigmatic wizard Tiberious and his faithful familiar Ermintrude. While the exploits of these intrepid adventurers were many, the most famous (and also the most profitable) was the raid on the temple of the Demon-Lord Moglor.

However, old-age waits for no man, and after fifty years on the road many of the Company decided it was time to retire. Quendalon the Elf, being less affected by the ravages of time decided to start a retirement home, and out of generosity he offered to let his former companions dwell there free of charge. That is how you came the call "The Golden Pegasus" your home.

System: 
BRP

Behind the Mask of Evil

Facilitator: 
Liam

It is 2010 and United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been trying to keep the peace for nearly 11 years. Now, the already fragile peace has been threatened by a reported massacre, suspected to have been carried out by a band of criminals known as the Knights of the Lord. A small group of UN specialists venture deep into the jungle of the Congo to investigate the suspected atrocity. What confronts them, however, is a much older and darker evil, buried and long forgotten in the Jungle.

EPOCH is a game of character-driven survival horror. The goal is to deliver a tense and scary experience in a single game session. EPOCH players are active participants in the creation of the game atmosphere and have complete control over the creation and ultimate fate of their character.

System: 
EPOCH
Comments: 
I think Dale wants the game in round 5.

Doctor Who: FIFTY

Facilitator: 
Morgan Davie

Fifty years of Doctor Who! Here's a game to mark the occasion.

The Chatfields were an ordinary enough family, until 1963. Then things went a bit strange. And they kept on getting stranger. Over the ensuing decades they would keep crossing paths with a very interesting man indeed. He was called the Doctor, and he would change their lives forever...

This is an 11th Doctor adventure, so you'll be playing the Matt Smith incarnation and companions from his run.

It is also the Moffatiest adventure I could come up with. It will probably work best with people who've watched some recent Doctor Who and have enthusiasm for timey wimeyness. Obviously. But there'll be plenty of nods to the history of the show - classic Who geeks might enjoy the references, but you don't need to know anything about them to get along.

Anyway. This will probably be a bit unpredictable and might not work. It would be good if players came ready to set scenes and do some narrative stuff. Oh, and I have no idea how to end it, but that's just another Moffaty feature, innit.

System: 
Doctor Who: Adventures in Time & Space

Eridanus Rising

Facilitator: 
Viveka Nylund

The fantastically wealthy and eccentric Henry Delacroix is throwing his sixtieth birthday party in his vacation home in Antarctica, inviting the handful of associates who can actually stand to be around him. That night, old crimes will resurface and fallen souls will rise in rebellion. Isolated from the rest of the world, the guests must untangle the old man’s life and his disturbing theology in order to take sides in a cosmic battle. Their successes and failures will decide the fate of the gods and the future of the world.

A LARP with some very disturbing, adult themes from Shifting Forest Storyworks.

System: 
LARP (non-costume)

Shadows of Yesterday

Facilitator: 
Dale

Some wounds never fully heal; you can’t remember how long you’ve been here in the hospital, but the nurses say that you were injured during a battle. They say you’re lucky to be alive. You remember the mud and the blood, the trenches and the whistle and roar of incoming artillery… But there’s something else, something terrible and elusive that lurks at the edge of your memory. Your war may be over, but the horror has only just begun.

EPOCH is a game of character-driven survival horror. The goal is to deliver a tense and scary experience in a single game session. EPOCH players are active participants in the creation of the game atmosphere and have complete control over the creation and ultimate fate of their characters.

System: 
EPOCH
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