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If you're new to larp, or have never larped before but after reading the site you've decided you want to come along and give it a go, there are always plenty of games being run that you can try. Let the game masters know you're new to larp, and they'll team you up with experienced larpers who can help you get started in this vibrant hobby.


Service

  • Game master contact: Jan-Yves Ruzicka
  • Date: Saturday 31 August 2019
  • Time: 8:00pm setup, 8:30pm start, 10:30pm finish
  • Cost: $15, $10 for NZLARPS/SAGA members or first-time larpers
  • Location: Petone Community House, 6 Britannia St, Petone, WELLINGTON

Setting

In the near future, the world is embroiled in a new World War. It is not important what the causes of that war were, only that the entire globe is suffering from the effects. In New Zealand, citizens try to go about their daily lives while military forces are deployed into battles on foreign soil. The standing military and reserves have all been strained to the breaking point.

For that reason, the government has decided to institute a draft to replenish their ranks. This draft is ground breaking because it has done away with the gender boundary so that women are a part of the draft pool as well. Those with previous military service are not exempt from this draft, and the maximum age of eligibility into the draft has been extended to age fifty. People with medical conditions as well as religious reasons why they would not be able to service are no longer automatically exempt. The only exception to the draft states that families with children may not have both parents drafted.

Otherwise, there are no exceptions. Anyone between the ages of 18 and 50 could be called up for service at any time.

Service is a Larp for 10-20 players about New Zealand citizens called up for military service during a brutal war. It's a game about saying goodbye to the life you’ve known, about patriotism versus the reality of war, and issues of personal versus societal responsibility.

The game requires minimal costuming - you'll be playing everyday people in a New Zealand of the not-too-distant future - and we'll go over character creation on the night. It's been designed as an introductory game for folks who haven't played before - if you want to give Larp a go, and aren't afraid to wrestle with a few feelings, you're welcome to join!

Description

Characters will be workshopped. Combat will be handled abstractly. Some refreshments will be provided.

Costume

Modern / minimal

How to Sign Up

To register, please fill in the questionnaire: click here


Two Inches of Ivory

  • Game master contact: Stephanie Pegg
  • Date: Saturday 14 September 2019
  • Time: 1:00pm setup, 1:30pm start, 4:30pm finish
  • Cost: $20, $15 for NZLARPS/SAGA members or first-time larpers
  • Location: Brooklyn Community Centre, 18 Harrison St, Brooklyn, WELLINGTON

Setting

After the ball is over…

Last night, the impressionable young house-guests of the amiable yet curious Mrs Jennings danced, conversed, laughed - and mortifyingly embarrassed themselves at the Public Assembly Rooms in Bath. Today, your principal dance partner will be calling, and there is naught to do but bring out your netting box, put on a brave face, and reconcile with the events of last night.

A larp of love, friendship, and money by Stephanie Pegg, inspired by the novels of Jane Austen.

This game will run with up to eight protagonists in the sitting room talking over the events of last night and a crew who will play the non protagonists coming to call. Two Inches of Ivory is G rated: your main risks are breaking your heart and feeling foolish. Characters may touch on the big issues of the period, such as the Napoleonic wars and the Abolition movement, but won’t examine these closely.

Description

Written character briefings will be provided. There will be no combat. Some refreshments will be provided.

Costume

Regency

How to Sign Up

To register, please fill in the questionnaire: click here


Toil and Trouble

  • Game master contact: Donna Giltrap
  • Date: Saturday 14 September 2019
  • Time: 7:00pm setup, 7:30pm start, 9:30pm finish
  • Cost: $20, $15 for NZLARPS/SAGA members or first-time larpers
  • Location: Petone Community House, 6 Britannia St, Petone, WELLINGTON

Setting

There are three great heroes in the Kingdom of Arkhos. Their fates are bound together, like sticks in a bundle. And those fates will manifest very soon.

One will be king. One will be happy. One will die.

This much is woven into the skein of destiny, and cannot be changed. But destiny can manifest in many different ways. Humans can pull it one way or another, within the confines of its essential nature, if they wield the right sort of power.

That power is called witchcraft.


Exactly one year ago, on the Night of Hallows, three witches gathered to perform a great work of magic. They sought to determine, for themselves, the fates that would be met by three prominent young noblemen.

Their ritual was interrupted by a party of witch-hunting heroes – none other than the three men whose destinies lay on the line.

In the fracas, a terrible arcane backlash was unleashed. Each witch was banished to her own otherworldly sanctum, with one of the witch-hunters in tow, unable to escape back into reality for an entire year. The ritual itself was held in stasis, awaiting its completion on the next Night of Hallows.

Now the time has come. The sanctum doors have opened. The witches have thrown up powerful shields; this time around, the ritual will be finished, one way or another.

But they have had a year to contemplate their work. A year spent in the company of heroes. Some of them have begun to reconsider their ambitions.

And of course the heroes are all still present, and can speak for themselves.

Someone will receive a crown. Someone will receive joy. Someone will receive death. But which man is which? That has yet to be decided.

Double, double, toil and trouble…

A larp for 6 players written by Kristen Hendricks (Howling Fire Theomachy) and Warren Tusk (The Dance and the Dawn). Contains some mature content. If there is sufficient demand, we will run twice.

Description

Written character briefings will be provided. Combat will be handled abstractly. Some refreshments will be provided.

Costume

Fantasy / medieval

How to Sign Up

To register, please fill in the questionnaire: click here