KapCon 25

The Apple of Her Eye

Facilitator: 
Luke Walker

Survival in the world under the shadow of the Demon Lord is difficult, not just for risk-taking adventurers, but for ordinary folk faced daily with threats of starvation, illness, and madness. What measures would such folk be willing to take to ensure the survival, even prosperity, of an entire community? And who would deny them, saving them from the memories that will haunt them in the small hours of the night?

This scenario is designed as a demonstration of the Shadow of the Demon Lord, a dark fantasy RPG of horror and madness. It is well suited for those new to roleplaying and/or the RPG. The players will have the opportunity to generate their own characters - would-be heroes risking corruption, madness, and death. Dilemmas will be explored, depravity faced, and nightmares overcome.

System: 
Shadow of the Demon Lord

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
Comments: 
This is a shorter game, so I thought it would be best in round 3. The Emperor role (required for the last half-hour) might suit an administrator who wants a quick break.

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
Comments: 
Playtesting for a setting/theme I would like to try publishing.

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
Comments: 
Its a Paranoia/Dr Who mash up. I'm planning to use the latest rule edition, hot off the Kickstarter presses.

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
Comments: 
happy to run whenever you need me to, schedule me at will - will run this one twice if there's interest :)

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.

Inns and Outlaws

Facilitator: 
Sam Walker

You and your friends have finally reached the age where you can begin your journey into the big wide green. Put on those sturdy rainboots, trade those smelly sleeping bags for delicious rations, load up your extra pony and (especially) keep your Tastegood Taste spell handy. Surely, the road from Grave to Meadowton can't be too dangerous for your first adventure?

Ryuutama is an Japanese heartwarming tabletop RPG of travel and wonder; an RPG where D&D meets Miyazaki. The PCs are wanderers and traders who solve problems in the places they visit, whilst encountering nature.

System: 
Ryuutama

Urban Shadows

Facilitator: 
James Plunket

Urban Shadows is an urban fantasy roleplaying game where you’ll play characters struggling to survive in a dark urban environment drowning in supernatural politics. The game focuses heavily on the gritty drama and tense violence that we see so often in works like The Dresden Files, Angel, Mortal Instruments, the PC Grant novels and World of Darkness.

The rules for Urban Shadows are based on Apocalypse World in which you play to find out what happens. The mechanics push the story forward toward exciting and unexpected ends; your actions are resolved with minimal rules and maximum drama. This session is intended to heavily utilise contributions from players to shape the story and the city that it takes place in.

NB: This was formerly "Handful of Dust" run by Luke Walker. The games are essentially the same, it's just a change in the GM.

System: 
Urban Shadows
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