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The Constanta Blockade

  • Game master contact: Donna Giltrap
  • Date: Saturday 12 October 2019
  • Time: 1:00pm setup, 2:00pm or 7:00pm start
  • Cost: $20, $15 for NZLARPS/SAGA/VUWGC members or first-time larpers
  • Location:Petone Community House, 6 Britannia St, Petone, WELLINGTON

Setting

Seven years after the war the Federation’s grip on the once-rebellious Outer Worlds ratchets ever tighter. Even previously free ports, which stayed as neutral as possible during hostilities, suffer as shipping licences get awarded exclusively to large, core-based megacorps and all other transportation risks classification as smuggling.

Constanta Station is one of these free ports. Long-reputed a safe base for free-traders of all stripes and protected by a highly-organised ruling gang, the station has suddenly come under full interdiction by the Second Fleet. The reason is unknown, but rumours abound.

Is it due to the reported death of the station’s semi-legendary gang boss? The reappearance of a pro-independence leader long thought dead? Rumours of a horde of stolen art treasures? Or something deeper and larger? Something which means that everything may be about to change…?

As the interdiction tightens locals, travellers and traders find themselves trapped in Rico’s bar. Here they can share the rumours and try to find ways to escape the blockade.

"The Constanta Blockade" is a fairly dark, fairly hard science fiction game inspired by an increasingly distant Joss Whedon TV show. It is the fifth in the Kestrel series and some characters and themes from previous episodes reappear. However many characters are new and no knowledge of the series background or of previous episodes is expected or required. There are 16 player spaces, and some content involving slavery and crime. As usual we will do a double-run if there is demand.

Description

Written character briefings will be provided. Combat will be handled abstractly or with nerf guns. Some refreshments will be provided.

Costume

Science fiction in a lived-in future. Think "Firefly" or "The Expanse"

How to Sign Up

To register, please fill in the questionnaire: click here


Sanctuary

  • Game master contact: Naomi Guyer
  • Date: Saturday 12 October 2019
  • Time: 6:30pm start, 10:00pm finish
  • Cost: $10, $15 with Larp Faire intro package
  • Location: Ponsonby Community Centre, 20 Ponsonby Terrace, AUCKLAND

Setting

It's the time of the festival, a truce held every four years at the Sanctuary of Lykeion. It's time to catch up with friends, with enemies; celebrate the good times, negotiate treaties, & arrange marriages – all blessed by the holy time of the gods.

This year will be a troubled festival. There has been famine all about, and bickering amongst the nations. Some say the goddess of fertility has left the land. Some even say that all the gods have left, upset by the people's departure from the old ways. In the meantime, strange ships have been seen far off shore.

It's the time of the festival. Come join the queen of Madrigal, the warrior-leaders of Necale, emissaries of the ancient realm of Vidan as they celebrate the quarter. Come and see the ship-born strangers, rumoured to be in these lands. Come, fall in with the happy crowd of duellists, the philosophers, the merchants, the scoundrels. Strike a deal, save your people from the famine, pursue a feud, celebrate the gods. Scariest of all, maybe you'll get married.

Sanctuary is a fantasy theatreform larp by Stephanie Pegg, Naomi Guyer, and Sean Broadley, inspired by A Song for Arbonne (by Guy Gavriel Kay), The Princess Bride, Arthurian legend, and Shakespeare.

This is the first time this game has been run in Auckland. It's often mentioned as one of the larps written in NZ that people remember most fondly, from previous runs in Wellington and Hamilton. We're running the game at the same venue as the Auckland Larp Faire, in the evening after a gap for attendees to have dinner. Both new and experienced larpers are welcome.

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 buy a ticket. The GM will be in contact with casting information.


Blood in the Furrows

  • Game master contact: Morgan Atkins
  • Date: Friday 19 June 2020 - Sunday 21 June 2020
  • Time: Setup Friday afternoon, end Sunday afternoon
  • Cost: TBA, but in the realm of $120 - $150 for the weekend for players, or half that for crew
  • Location: Brookfields Scout Camp, 562 Moores Valley Rd, Wainuiomata, WELLINGTON

Setting

Although the war never came to this part of England, it has left its scars in other ways. Continued austerity means that the ration book is always on the mind, while the photograph in the parlour of a lost son or father gathers dust.

Yet there is still cause to celebrate, even during these hard times. This season’s harvest has reaped unprecedented bounty, and Grankirk is putting more effort than ever into its annual village fete. These festivities have drawn much attention from those outside the village, and many strangers have been seen arriving at the Stag’s Head pub, looking to find out what’s going on.

On the village outskirts, the dense forest sits cautiously silent in the early morning fog. The valley walls throw long shadows across the village green, where the darkened grass has been kissed with faintest frost. The air bites with the icy promise of an early winter.

"Blood in the Furrows" will be a folk horror LARP set in a sleepy rural village in 1950s England. It is being designed as a one-off weekend event, and will probably feature apple-bobbing and the burning of at least one effigy. An expectations document is here. Further information can be found in the game's Facebook group

Description

A one-off, weekend long event. Players will design their own characters to fit the setting. Crew will play a variety of roles throughout the weekend. The event is fully catered, and accommodation is provided.

Costume

1950's rural, but could be weird

How to Sign Up

If you are interested: click here