Wellington Anniversary Weekend January 17th - 18th 2014

KapCon 24

KapCon 24 in 2015 is on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th of January. Monday 19th is a statutory holiday for Wellington workers and can be used for recovery.

What is KapCon?

KapCon is a not-for-profit role-playing game convention run annually in Wellington, New Zealand, every January. Over a hundred people get together for a weekend of role-playing, in a diverse range of styles and systems. Over the weekend, more than 30 individual games are run, with volunteer GMs (or storytellers, narrators or facilitators) running games between one and six times over the course of the convention.

起死回生 (Kishi Kaisei)

Facilitator: 
Luke Walker

It is said that the true path of the sword is to defeat one's enemy in battle, and nothing else. After the Battle of Kōnodai, the domain of Tsukushi knew peace under the rule of Lord Oshiro. But the victory was devoid of meaning. The wounds of war refused to heal, no matter how hard those who inflicted them tried. Now, as the village of Rusutsu is on the verge of collapsing back into turmoil, the sufferers may finally pursue their grievances and give their enemies no chance of recovery.

This scenario is set in pseudo-historical medieval Japan in the quiet times following a great battle. It tells a tale of action and tragedy, involving samurai, ninjas, monks, onmyoji, and yokai, as the toll of war is exacted on all those took part in it.

The scenario uses the Tenra Bansho Zero system, which is a highly regarded Japanese RPG that has been translated into English. Though the scenario, story, and characters have a pre-established starting point to generate conflict and drama from the very first scene, their progress is determined in play as the players choose their characters' fates, engage in "Kabuki style" encouragement of the other players' improvisations, and randomly generate strong emotional responses with other characters in the story.

System: 
Tenra Bansho Zero

Stormrise

Facilitator: 
Morgan Davie

An adventure for Doctor Who: Adventures in Time & Space.
Set in the Doctor Who television universe but not featuring the Doctor.

A small seaside village gathers to commemmorate those lost in a deadly storm several years before. When the village is beset with strange and dangerous troubles, a motley group of ordinary people must find a way to save themselves, the village, and maybe even the world.

System: 
Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space

Monsterhearts

Facilitator: 
Freya Sacksen

'Whoever said high school was the best years of your life, clearly never had to contend with ghosts, fae, vampires and contracts from demons. And that's before the math test is done.

Monsterhearts is a game where you play teenage monsters, manipulating, controlling and falling in and out of lust & lust. Will you and your beloved die romantic yet tragic deaths? Or will you be the spurned best friend?

System: 
Monsterhearts

Screaming at the edge of tomorrow

Facilitator: 
Andrew Cox

Its a simple job - obtain access to the "clear light" source code.

System: 
Shadowrun Simplified

A day in the life

Facilitator: 
Andrew Cox

After a job gone wrong you were whisked away by your fixer to a tropical "holiday" with no chance to say good bye. Now after a year Sandra was called you back, how does a shadow runner pick up the pieces of a lost life.

System: 
Shadowrun Simplified

No Gifts And Do No Good

Facilitator: 
Ivan Towlson

Mighty Ares’ fury knows no bounds. The hot blooded god of war paid his respects to Hippolyte, queen of the warrior Amazons, by giving her a splendid girdle. But brutal Heracles, wanting Ares’ gift for fair Admete, murdered Hippolyte and stole the girdle. The god will not stand for this insult. And so he requires you to abandon your journey back from the Trojan War to your peaceful homes in Greece, and avenge his favourite.

And why not? Peaceful homes are all very well, but your interest is glory – the glory of greatness in battle, in word, and in spirit – glory that will echo down the ages in poem and song. That is why you sweat and bleed. But only one of you can go down in legend as the avenger of Hippolyte. Who among you will be immortalised with their own star in the heavens? And whose grave will be forgotten along with their deeds? Enter the agon, and prove the glory of your name.

System: 
Agon

T-shirt order form

Want a KapCon 2015 t-shirt? You can order one here.

Orders are due by January 4.

Experimental Error

Facilitator: 
Karen Wilson

You're excited to be the first research team to move into the new Salinger Building, but moving labs kind of sucks. It's tricky getting experiments to work in the new lab. There seem to be some teething problems with the building systems: lights flickering; brown-outs wreaking havoc with your sensitive equipment. You reckon the Megadairy corp lab on the top floor is hogging all the power. Their lights NEVER go out, even in the middle of the night. At least, not until the night of the blackout.

System: 
Monster of the Week

Kapcon 2015 t-shirts

Kapcon 2015 t-shirts

Bryn has done us another fabulous t-shirt design. We'll be taking orders until January 4. As soon as I get an order-form sorted...

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