Freeform

A Magician's Will

Eric Todd
Slot 5 - Sat 10am-5pm - 7 hours
FULL

Five months ago, your friend Mina Sharp was found dead in her Detroit apartment. She was only 22 at the time, so the massive heart attack that felled her was a lightning strike on a sunny day. Still, the police found no definite signs of foul play and her parents buried her with her grand parents at the White Chapel Memorial Cemetery in Bloomfield hills. Perhaps you attended. Perhaps you were too busy with your own life at the time.

You met each other in the mid 2000s; you ran in overlapping circles within the science fiction community of southeastern Michigan, but it was the release of Austin Blackman's "The Hidden College" in 2009 that really brought you together. While others found the book interesting and original, collectively you found it vital. You spent hours discussing it with each other, writing fanfic, running roleplaying games in the setting. Mina, the youngest of you, was 15 at the time and matched each of you for passion, insight and pure obsession.More ...

What do players need to do to prepare for the game
This is a nordic-style freeform larp focused intensely on the intersection of player immersion, character emotion and magic. The game will begin with a introduction, wherein we'll discuss and practice the foundations of nordic-style larp. Prior to the game, the players will need to do two things. First, you'll read through the briefing materials I provide. They'll give a more detailed sense of the setting as well as the game mechanics and social exceptions that go along with this play style. Second, you'll choose a character archetype from a list I'll provide, then customize the character to suit your preferences.
Teen-friendly, Freeform

Familiars of Hogwarts: Pirates of Black Lake

355
Amanda Robinson
Slot 8 - Sun 7pm-12am - 5 hours
SPACE FOR 4 TO 12 Returning Players given preference, New Players welcome

Players are the familiars of witches and wizards at Hogwarts School of Magic. Typically, they get bored and wander off to find a fun way to pass the time. This time, there's a handy ship over there. Hey, anyone want to play Pirates? Or maybe Pirates vs. Ninjas?

It's not necessary to be familiar with the Harry Potter series, though it will help if you're vaguely aware that some books were written about a boy at a magic school. It's not necessary to be familiar with the Pirates of the Caribbean series at all, and it may be better not to be because mostly they're used as things to provide puns and bad jokes. New players are welcome.

The GM likes her sleep, and will move heaven and earth to end on time or early.

What do players need to do to prepare for the game
Character creation is simple: pick a species. Pick something you're good at. Pick something you're bad at. Congratulations, you're done. (You will find the game much easier and more fun if your chosen species has some form of locomotion, and the GM will find a way to severely handicap any wildly over-powered characters.) Contact alrobins@gmail.com with characters. Or don't, and just have an idea of what you want to play when you show up.
Teen-friendly, Freeform, Humor, Non-Amber

Lords of Gossamer & Shadow

455
Kit Kindred
Slot 6 - Sat 7pm-12am - 5 hours
4 TO 14 RETURNING PLAYERS ONLY

Twelve people from modern earth have somehow found their way to the Escalara, the Grand Stair connecting the multiverse. Someone or something continues to pursues them. Having fled to the Athaneum, can they learn enough to survive before they become casualties in the great games of the Gossamer Lords?

The official Lords of Gossamer & Shadow Ambercon campaign continues.

What do players need to do to prepare for the game
Email Kit ASAP please.
Adventure, Campaign, Exploration, Freeform, Lords of Gossamer & Shadow, Mystery, Non-Amber, Ongoing, Role Playing Game, Series, Tabletop

Riddles in the Middle

Bridgette Ruggles
Slot 7 - Sun 11am-5pm - 6 hours
FULL

Well, the cousins have put their foot in it this time. Welcome to a Brand New World. He may not be Grandpa Bleys, but Uncle Gerard has made a good first impression. That it started with his fist and Brand's face might have been the key to it.

You have the stars above, the sea below, and ethereal stairs inbetween. If this is where it begins, imagine the marvels where it ends!

Characters were drawn up as 80 pt versions of their adult selves. Most players have not seen their character sheet in years. New Characters will be starting in Amber, as the railway does not cross Tir.

What do players need to do to prepare for the game
Contact bridgetter@gmail.com
Teen-friendly, Adventure, Alternate Amber, Freeform, Ongoing, Role Playing Game, Series

Lords of Gossamer & Shadow

Kit Kindred
Slot 6 - Sat 7pm-12am - 5 hours
NO MORE PLAYERS ACCEPTED

Twelve people from modern earth have somehow found their way to the Escalara, the Grand Stair connecting the multiverse. Someone or something continues to pursues them. Having fled to the Athaneum, can they learn enough to survive before they become casualties in the great games of the Gossamer Lords?

The official Lords of Gossamer & Shadow Ambercon campaign continues.

What do players need to do to prepare for the game
Email Kit ASAP please.
Adventure, Campaign, Exploration, Freeform, Lords of Gossamer & Shadow, Mystery, Non-Amber, Ongoing, Role Playing Game, Series, Tabletop

Riddle Me This

Bridgette Ruggles
Slot 7 - Sun 11am-5pm - 6 hours
FULL

In the real world far away, the war still rages on, but at the family manor events march to the beat to their own drummer. School Did.Not work out. Uncle Bleys is awesome in pajamas and bikes can fly. The underlings were soundly thrashed, but the Lady in White walked. Now what are the parents going to do? Have they come to grips yet? You'd certainly hope so. At least Uncle Caine has a new car. It looks sturdier than the last one, and now there are new horses in the stable and more hushed meetings where Grandma Fiona ensures little people can't listen....

Set in the era of the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, the kids are in the English country side with WW II as the backdrop.More ...

What do players need to do to prepare for the game
Contact bridgetter@gmail.com
Teen-friendly, Adventure, Alternate Amber, Freeform, Ongoing, Role Playing Game, Series

Artifacts of Chaos

Keri King
Slot 3 - Fri 2pm-6:30pm - 4 1/2 hours
SPACE FOR 3 TO 8 Returning Players given preference, New Players welcome

If you think you know Artifacts, think again. While the Artifacts of Amber think they're all that and a bag of Gerard's jerky, we know the real score. No one does crazy saving of everything (or thwarting those pesky Amberites) like the Artifacts of Chaos. Join us for the reboot of irreverence, humor/humour, and intrigue the Artifacts of Chaos experience as we see who has the real ability to save Chaos from all the various nefarious things. If you don't like humor, this probably isn't the game for you. In fact, humor is appreciated and quite often rewarded. This is an ongoing campaign, but it is episodic in nature, so new players are absolutely welcome.

You could add in here what you had last year, but also add some stuff about how Chaos artifacts are way cooler than Amber artifacts, and how you totally didn't take over Amber, but you could, any time you really want to do so. Also, some of you are super ooky and creepy, and we like it that way.

What do players need to do to prepare for the game
Returning characters get 2 points to spend, because I love you all. New players get to e-mail me so I can give you the rules and dole out points. If you are a new player, please contact keri@king-family.net so I can make sure you have information you need. I don't bite. I swear. If you're an existing player, you should totally tell me how you're spending your brand new shiny points (from above.)
Amber with a Twist, Freeform, Humor, Ongoing, Role Playing Game, Series

Artifacts of Amber

Keri King
Slot 2 - Fri 9am-1pm - 4 hours
SPACE FOR 3 TO 8 Returning Players given preference, New Players welcome

We know that artifacts of power are created by Amberites, but what happens when the lords and ladies of Amber are not paying close attention to those objects? They go on their own adventures, that's what! Join us for the reboot of irreverence, humor/humour, and intrigue the Artifacts of Amber experience as we see who has the real ability to save Amber from all the various nefarious things that might happen. If you don't like humor, this probably isn't the game for you. In fact, humor is appreciated and quite often rewarded. This is an ongoing campaign, but it is episodic in nature, so new players are absolutely welcome. Here's where you should just automatically apply last year's information, but add in what y'all did last year. Go Artifacts!

We could start a half hour later if you need the extra time to get caffeine. :)

 

 

What do players need to do to prepare for the game
If you're a new player, contact me via e-mail (keri@king-family.net) so I can give you the rules. Returning players, you'll get a couple points for a job well done last year. Tell me how you're spending them (or hoarding them.)
Amber with a Twist, Freeform, Humor, Ongoing, Role Playing Game, Series

You're Not In Kansas

Jack Schleick
Slot 1 - Thu 7pm-12am - 5 hours
SPACE FOR ANY 3 TO 8 PLAYERS

Picture a place…a magical place...a place where Logic and Reason are but the stuff of Dreams, and Witches and Warlocks are all to real. A place where the road you follow, may lead to your salvation or to your deepest nightmare...a place ruled by a mighty Wizard, whose power is so great that with a wave of his hand any wish is granted…the name of this legendary place…OZ.

It is set in the world of OZ, prior to Dorothy's arrival, Earth time around 1939. There is magic and a sort of steam-punk science, as well as a vast array of creatures, both hostile and friendly.

What do players need to do to prepare for the game
Contact Jack Schleick, jschleick@gmail.com. Characters will be created prior to the con, using a simple system. You can play any of the various residents of OZ, or a person from Earth,if you like . There are only two restrictions regarding characters, You can not play the Wizard nor the Wicked Witch of the West, otherwise feel free to come up with your own ideas.
Teen-friendly, Adventure, Freeform, Non-Amber, Role Playing Game, Stand-alone

King of the Impossible

Jack Schleick
Slot 5 - Sat 10am-5pm - 7 hours
SPACE FOR ANY 4 TO 8 PLAYERS

Picture a place…a vast Empire, filled with wonders beyond imagination and terrors to dark to comprehend, governed by an array of scheming, power-hungry Princes and Princesses, and ruled by a tyrannical Overlord, whose power is so great that with a wave of his hand whole worlds are laid to waste…the name of this legendary realm…Mongo.

It is set in the Flash Gordon universe, with strong emphases on the 1980 movie (do not take this to mean that it is a silly game, think more along the lines of Space Opera), and will begin with the arrival of the Earthlings (Flash Gordon, Dale Arden, and Dr. Zarkov). Earth is basically present day with regards to culture and technology, with some exceptions.

What do players need to do to prepare for the game
Characters will be created prior to the con, using a simple system. There are only two restrictions regarding characters, if you want to play an existing character (Flash, Prince Barin, Kala, etc.) it will be on a first request basis, and the only character off limits to players is Ming, otherwise feel free to come up with your own ideas. Jack Schleick. jschleick@gmail.com
Adventure, Freeform, Non-Amber, Role Playing Game, Stand-alone

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