survival horror

Purification

Facilitator: 
Jamie Sands

You had a plan, you were going to be safe and sound for the purification… but there’s a spanner in the works, your plans didn’t work out, and now you’re stuck in this place with people you don’t know and cannot trust. Can you survive the night?

Set in an alternate universe American city: for 12 hours there are no laws. All crime is legal, and all police, fire and medical emergency services remain unavailable for 12 hours, from 7 pm till 7 am the next day. The only rules being that government officials with authorization levels of 10 and higher are not to be disturbed and all weapons above Class 4 (all explosive devices, rocket launchers, bazookas, miniguns, etc.) are forbidden.

This is a fast paced game requiring imagination, quick thinking and a certain stomach for horror.

CW:
No rape in this universe, but creative murders and deadly traps will occur.

System: 
homebrew

Dread: Cyber-Nightmares

Facilitator: 
Jay 'Rakdos'

The year is 2557. Machine and human are closer than ever; virtual reality and augmented reality are commonplace, while the internet grows each hour, let alone each day or month. Cybernetic enhancements can be bought and sold in shops alongside televisions and appliances.

Quincey Morris High School, shut down in the 1960s, was cleaned and reinstated around 2525, and has been a stellar institute of learning so far.

However, there are rumours.

Some say that the old spirits from another age have arisen slowly with the school. Others think that the freedom around the campus attracts the weird and twisted.

System: 
Dread (uses Jenga)

Strength Within You

Facilitator: 
Brooklynne

You've just woken up, you don't know where you are, furthermore where is your sister, or best friend, or cousin is. Should you stay where you are? it looks like there was a big accident nearby. Eventually you come upon some strangers, maybe together you can find your missing loved ones. Things would be easier too if you could find anyone else, or a place to eat. Can you go on with your loved ones gone? Do you have the strength within you?

System: 
Freeform

Dread: The Sun over Mesa Amarillo

Facilitator: 
Russ Kale

Heading out into the desert for a camping trip seemed like a great idea. You're all perfectly aware of how dangerous it is out there, yeah, but you know what you're doing - you've done it before, and you're teenagers, which makes you indestructible, right?

What a shame it's not just the desert that you have to contend with out here. There's something here with you, and you're not sure what it is, but it only comes out after dark...

[The Sun over Mesa Amarillo is a Dread scenario for six players, about lights in the sky, bloodthirsty monsters, and conspiracies]

System: 
Dread

The Tribute

Facilitator: 
Donna Giltrap

Every year the city of Athens must pay a tribute of 7 of its young men and women to King Minos of Crete. None of those given as tribute have ever been heard from again. This year you are one of the chosen. You must face whatever fate awaits those given as tribute.

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 the characters.

System: 
EPOCH

Project Neptune

Facilitator: 
Russ Kale

Saturday afternoon was good. Teenagers were enjoying summer vacation, the working stiffs finally got a chance to unwind in the sun, there was a housewarming you were invited to near the beach.

But in the marshlands, something was awakening.

Saturday evening was very good. Tony jumped into the pool from the hotel roof, which was awesome. The burgers were ready on the grill. Everyone was having a good time. The car almost ran out of gas, but you got to the forecourt just in time. They liked the wine you picked out.

It was rising, though. It was heading for the inner city.

Saturday night was terrifying. Something was attacking the city. You think you saw it, for a brief second, three stories tall, wreathed in smoke. The National Guard was called in. The apartment building was evacuated. There was a fire at the gas station. There were these things, one of them got Tony, and... they...

You've wound up at the convenience store. You didn't intend to be here, but the door was open and you thought it was safer to be inside. Now you just need to make it until dawn, or until they kill that thing, or until someone comes to help.
All you know is that that creature is attracted to noises. A noise means that its prey is nearby. All you need to do is keep quiet until help gets here. Soon. Soon. Just a little longer. Please.

Project Neptune is an experimental horror game based on films like Cloverfield.

System: 
LARP

Silent Night

Facilitator: 
Dale

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas...

"...shutting down as blizzard conditions come out of nowhere..."

with every Christmas card I write

"...there's a lot of passengers facing Christmas in an airport terminal Chuck..."

May your days be merry and bright

"...please if anyone can hear us, help, please, there's something out there... Please help us! It's coming!"

and may all your Christmases be white.

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

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

EPOCH at KapCon 23

Once again we have a heavy presence of EPOCH at KapCon. For those who haven't tried it, EPOCH is a cinematic survival horror rpg, strongly influenced by the indie-gaming paradigm, by long-time KapCon GM Dale Elvy. It has quick character generation, and a game structure which pushes the story in the arc of classic survival horror movies such as Alien and The Thing. Last year the EPOCH GM's racked up an impressive bodycount - over 60 characters as I recall (and yes, they kept score). This year... well, it's really up to you.

EPOCH games at KapCon 23 include:

  • Road Trip - Dale Elvy
  • Mass Destruction - Dale Elvy
  • Crystal Wall - Igor Divjak
  • Red Gold - Igor Divjak
  • Home Front - Andrew Miller
  • Road Trip

    Facilitator: 
    Dale

    The open road stretches out before you; a half-heard whisper of freedom in the wind. It’s time to escape the grind and stress of everyday life. You deserve a break after all, and where better then a picturesque mountain cabin with the people closest to you, far from all those modern pressures. As they say, sometimes it's about the journey, not the destination.

    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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