LARP

It Ain't Easy Being Gilled

Facilitator: 
Anna Klein

Remember high school? All the angst, the drama, the rebellion, the gossip, the crushes, the homework, the exams, scholarships, careers, family obligations, fashion, music, and being very misunderstood?

It's no different when you're a student at Innsmouth High School. Well, all right, maybe it's a little different - maybe in other towns they don't go skinny dipping at Devil's Reef, maybe other teenagers don't have arranged marriages with Deep Ones to worry about and maybe other teenagers don't have to worry about how their gills look with the latest looks in Cosmo. But other than that, it's not much different being a teenager in a decaying town trapped in an ongoing alliance with a race of underwater monsters.

A group of ten friends are having a small party to celebrate their graduation - to reflect on the last few years, to talk about the future, and maybe resolve some of those unresolved feuds or unspoken crushes.

A comedy larp for ten players. As they say at Innsmouth High - it's only funny until someone gets sacrificed to Dagon. Then it's HILARIOUS.

System: 
Live

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

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)

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

LARP: The Face of Oblivion

Facilitator: 
Catherine Pegg

2277, May 17, Asteroid Habitat Aoraki Mountain, Captain's Address to Crew:

"People, we've done this before. The system newcomer Oblivion, whatever its mass, is just another flying rock. Killing rocks is our trade - we have the technology, the manpower, and the will. Earth will not fall on our watch."

2278, April 4, Asteroid Habitat Aoraki Mountain, Captain's Address to Crew:

"... in light of Oblivion 3's failure due to catastrophic equipment malfunction, technical crews will be inspecting Aoraki's infrastructure early this year. We trust that our crew will behave in the spirit of Aoraki as Oblivion passes through our orbit..."

2278, April 4, Captain's Private Log

"This isn't over."

For more than a hundred years the people of Earth and its surrounding space habitats have been fighting the Rock War - a collection of solid masses are passing willy-nilly through the Solar System, many of which could profoundly damage the mother planet. Most have been neutralised - humanity is winning! But now the largest planet-killer of them all, code-named Oblivion, has defeated the last three attempts to divert it. Soon it will pass through the orbit of Asteroid Habitat Aoraki Mountain, almost close enough to see, and the Captain has one last desperate gambit in mind...

But oh - this will cost. Join the habitat's officers in the last two hours before an irrevocable decision is made. Sometimes there aren't any good choices.

What compromises will you make, in the Face of Oblivion?

System: 
Light

Soldiers of Fortune

Facilitator: 
Jenni Sands

In a secure facility, the members of an elite unit have reurnted from another successful mission. What that mission
was is slightly unclear, but the unit knows they are safe in the facility and their Handler, Beckett, will ensure they are
safe and comfortable.

Now the team have time to unwind, discuss the mission and fill their time before they get called up to do another job.
Or mission. Or... what is it they do again? Whatever it is, it's dangerous and high risk. It must be, or they wouldn't
have lost a team mate a week ago.

Low costume, high character immersion. This larp is a psychological thriller which is a largely player driven mystery.

System: 
theatre form larp

LOD: LARPS On Demand

Facilitator: 
Angus Dingwall

An experimental system for creating and running a LARP from scratch in on con Session.

Heavily influenced by the story game movement (Fiasco, until we sink, PTA etc.) and Jeep Form style of dramatic Larping (When our destinies collide especially).

In this game the players will come together to generate the everything from the characters to the conflicts they endure and then they get to ply those characters and find out their fates.

The Library: Episodes 19, 31, and ∴

Facilitator: 
Russ Kale

"The Library is a pirate TV show. It's shown up once or twice on most network channels, but usually it's on the channels that Jeremy thinks of as ghost channels. The ones that are just static, unless you're paying for several hundred channels of cable. There are commercial breaks, but often the commercials aren't even in English, or in any other identifiable language.
Episodes of The Library have no regular schedule, no credits, and sometimes not even dialogue. No one has ever claimed responsibility for inventing The Library. No one has ever interviewed one of the actors, or stumbled across a set, film crew, or script."

-Kelly Link, 'Magic for Beginners'.

'The Library' is the most unusual television program ever conceived. For the first time, we've been able to track down an old recording of three episodes from the second season, 19, 31, and ∴ We invite you to see what happens to Fox, Faithful Margaret, Prince Wing and the dashing-but-treacherous pirate-magician Two Devils when they discover exactly what's about to destroy the Library they hold dear. Will they be able to band together and defeat this new menace? Or will they be forced to accept that sometimes, books don't hold all the answers?

'The Library: Episodes 19, 31, and ∴' is a costume-light, brain-melting experimental LARP from the masochist that's brought you too many Shakespeare games. It's highly recommended that players familiarise themselves with the short story this game is based on - copies are available online and through most public libraries.

System: 
LARP

LARP: 2047

Facilitator: 
Sarah Daymond

Chicago, 2047.

Charles Hartmann, CEO of Hartmann-Prince Multinational, is having a "get-together" to celebrate the centennial anniversary of Al Capone’s death.

At least, that’s one story. Everyone knows there’s got to be a real reason behind the event: maybe he’s planning to announce something that’ll finally end the technological stalemate with rival company Featherlight, or maybe he’s made a contract with the Chicago Police Department for military-grade cyberware. Rumours are everywhere.

But he won’t be the only one at that gathering, and his guests have announcements of their own. Strange, though, that his favoured researcher isn't on the door list...

System: 
LARP

LARP: The Script

Facilitator: 
Claire Ahuriri

Written by Claire Ahuriri

A bunch of stereotypical teens meet in this place. Is it the school after hours? A cabin in the woods? Lover's Lane? No one is quite sure, but it sure is freaky out here. There's rumours of some kind of slasher going around... or was it a werewolf? Or was it pods from Mars? No one can quite figure it out. Maybe the script has the answers. But it's nowhere in sight. What the hell is that creepy voice that keeps giving you orders? Everything is starting to play out like a really bad horror movie. And what’s that over there? Is that… the script?

This LARP is played using Theatresports/Improvisation games to explore the story. (Knowledge of these is not required, and a briefing and warmup will take place)

Spoiler free game guide here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VTCi6uZ9xgii3dIhE2P-ViigRweR1Yx4BqFK...

System: 
LARP using multiple Improvisation rules
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