romance

LARP: Heart of Glass

Facilitator: 
Fuchsia

Another in a series of trashy romance reality TV shows, 'Heart of Glass' follows Debbie and Chris, members of the well-past-their-sell-by-date Blondie cover band 'Platinum'. After a bitter break-up, both Debbie and Chris are looking for love, and this show has combined their quest, giving them a selection of men and women who have to face a bunch of challenges in the quest for love, fame, and of course, the prize money. Only eight contestants are left.

Ratings have been falling, and the producers are desperate to wrap things up before getting cut from the air. They are ending the season sooner than was expected, and the contestants have an ultimatum: do your part to raise ratings tonight, or face missing out entirely on your appearance fee. It would appear that just such a clause was hidden in the small print of the contracts they signed.

Today is your last chance. Get the love. Or at least get the fame and the money before your 15 seconds is up.

Costuming: Modern day clothing, with a trashy reality TV slant

System: 
LARP

True Love Match

Facilitator: 
Morgan Davie

Everything has been building up to this moment! Across this series, our lonely gentleman has farewelled sixteen beautiful ladies. Now only four remain! Across one whirlwind weekend it will be time to decide who the gentleman will choose as his.... True Love Match!

This game is inspired by the subgenre of romance reality TV, the most famous example being The Bachelor, with a side helping of the satirical Burning Love.

In True Love Match, one player will be the lonely gentleman and four others will be the ladies competing for his heart. Romantic developments between the gentleman and ladies will unfold using a version of Emily Care-Boss's Breaking the Ice; interactions between the ladies will use the rules of Gregor Hutton's Best Friends; the confessional-to-camera rules from Jared Sorensen's Inspectres might make an appearance too.

I have no idea if this is going to work. I guess we'll find out.

System: 
Mashup
Comments: 
having a quiet breakout space nearby for two players to step out to would be handy. Maybe put us on the bottom floor and we can just use a corridor for that... I'm planning on GMing two sessions (at least). See what interest for this is like, might run this more than once or do something else.

Silver Kiss of the Magical Twilight of the Full Moon - DOUBLE FEATURE!!!

Facilitator: 
Sophie and Jenni

Two towns, both alike in dignity. In a small town somewhere, we set our scene. Two humans and their best friends meet their star crossed supernatural lovers. What happens next only you can say.

Silver Kiss of the Magical Twilight of the Full Moon, is every bad and good YA supernatural romance book condensed down into 3 hours of crazy fun. 8 people will enter, but no one knows what will come of it.

Chocolate instead of XP!

Player driven narrative!

Overly enthusiastic GMs!

System: 
Silver Kiss of the Magical Twilight etc

Goddess of the Dark Tower

Facilitator: 
Luke Walker

The haunted tales of the demons that inhabit Castle Shirasagi have kept people away for generations. As the cruel hand of the Shogun casts the shadow of unrest over the land, the Castle is visited once more by mortals.

This scenario is set in medieval Japan filled with fantastical elements from folklore. It tells a dark tale of horror, tragedy, heroism and romance which explores what happens when the inhabitants from two worlds that should never co-exist come together.

The characters use their swords, magic, love, loyalty, duty and intrigue as they struggle to survive the threats that besiege them from without, as well as that from the other characters, the people they care about and themselves.

The scenario is based on the Kabuki play called "Tenshu Monogatari". It uses the Tenra Bansho Zero system, which is a highly regarded Japanese RPG, recently translated into English.

System: 
Tenra Bansho Zero

LARP: How Quick and Fresh

Facilitator: 
musicforwolves and William Shakespeare

Mr O'Strate, the teacher behind last year's eerily realistic production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', now has a group of students who've somehow managed to avoid hearing the horror stories about the last play he helmed. Now, with a dog-eared copy of 'Twelfth Night' under his arm, he's brought you all here for another rehearsal. Things are feeling weird, though. You've got the urge to find true love, cast old fears aside, and really get invested in your characters. Will Sir Toby sober up before dress rehearsal? Will Feste learn to play the ukulele? And will anybody be able to tell the twin brothers apart?
It's all happening tonight. And remember: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. Emphasis on the word 'thrust'.

Russ Kale wrote and ran 'Quick Bright Things' at Victoria University and Chimera in 2012. William Shakespeare wrote 'Macbeth' and accidentally spawned a number of teen comedies. Player advisory: this game will involve coarse language, sexual content and poor life choices.

System: 
LARP
Comments: 
Could potentially run twice, but don't want to miss out on all the fun, so only if required.

Tears of Vykyris

Facilitator: 
Luke Walker


With Angels watching over us, no one is safe.
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14355510/Poster1.jpg

Through the rain, he didn't taste the salt of your tears still lingering on her lips: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14355510/Poster2.jpg

Like a Burst of Symphonic Colour, we danced to the Chaos of our Lives like our Fathers did before us: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14355510/Poster3.jpg

Winner of the 2012 SDC Competition. All art by Wen-M (http://wen-m.deviantart.com) used with permission.

System: 
Anima Beyond Fantasy

Tears of Vykyris

Facilitator: 
Luke Walker


http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14355510/Poster1.jpg

Through the rain, he didn't taste the salt of your tears still lingering on her lips: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14355510/Poster2.jpg

Like a Burst of Symphonic Colour, we danced to the Chaos of our Lives like our Fathers did before us: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/14355510/Poster3.jpg

All art by Wen-M (http://wen-m.deviantart.com) used with permission.

System: 
Anima Beyond Fantasy
Comments: 
If there is interest, I would be happy to run this rounds 3 and 5.

Love Story

Facilitator: 
Michael Foster

It is the 1980s in Britain, Thatcher is more popular than ever thanks to her little adventure in the Falklands and life on the streets is grim. But Shraky, Don and Sunny Boy have chosen one way out, working as enforcers for crime kingpin Harry King. They're a tight crew with ambition and things are looking up when they're ordered to look into a series of attacks on Harry's business, Except now their unity is under threat when it's most needed, because one of them's in love...

System: 
homebrew

The Most Beautiful Woman in All of France

Facilitator: 
Jonathan Tailby

Smash hit of Otago 2001, recut and refined for the KapCon audience.

A group of swashbuckling heroes, reunited in Callais after long absences, quickly come to a wager. Who can win the most beautiful woman in all of France, by the time of up coming ball? So begins the week of competition and plotting, and what role does the woman herself play in all of this? Good luck heroic champions.

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?
Comments: 
This could run fine as simple comedic violence, but ideally the characters would be played with some proper depth and personality. Yes, it is inspired by (read: ripping off) the BBC series Ideal.
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