As with last year, I’ll do a quick summary of games and add in some quotes that I recorded. I will start now:
First thing Saturday I packed up everything I remembered needing and picked up Star from the railway station. I drove us up the wrong road but eventually we got to Kapcon. It was great to see all the rpgers that I don’t see otherwise (because I keep forgetting to go to WARGS).
My first session game was Dale’s The High Price of Spandex, which is a fantastic game. Depth and hilarity and awesome puzzles. I played Professor Eternity, and inventor from 1840 who has kept herself ageless and disease free with her Bodice of Multitudinous Function. Heee!
Dale as German supervillain Iron Cross trying to piss off the Arnuld-like Ground Zero: “Zero! You are look like little girl! I have comtempt for American!”
Captain Hope: Where do you come from? Like Minnesota or something?
Legionnaire: I think you would call it Hell.
Prof. Eternity: Ah, so it is Minnesota.
In the second round I ran my Jane Austen game Matchmaking and Machinations. It went Very Well Indeed. I had some very good players (only one gender-bending, a guy as Patience) and here are some of the quotes…
Darryl: I will try to keep the slime to myself
Alice: That is good, I wouldn’t want it to discolour my outfit.
Patience: She looks happy! I can’t approve of that.
Darryl: How did you find these sisters?
Elliot: They came through the front door.
D: Ah, I see your wit is as………..ever.
Darryl on Lily: It would be unfair to unleash her on the men of London.
Elliot: There seems to be silence from the other room.
Patience: Dear me, you don’t suppose they could be holding hands?
hee hee hee. It was verily a session of hilarity. After that I ate fish and chips and talked to people and then it was a weird moment of coincidence as I was in Conan’s Nobilis game playing Mischief right before the LARP just like last year. It was a wonderful game, although much more scary and serious than last year’s which meant I didn’t get to make nearly as much mischief as I had intended. I did however create a new pop song “My Immortal Toxic of Love”
…and there was a bit when people said “They’re not from Now yet” which I thought was rather eloquent and lovely.
The the LARP. I have no quotes from the LARP funnily enough, but I had a great time. Sam and I played Amazon sisters and I was a battle truck mechanic. We got some airbrush make-up. Green stripes over the eyes and a brown stylised A on the arm. We looked pretty darn cool, but the amount of effort that went into the evil mutant costumes was astounding. Ian’s Best Costume award was well deserved.
Spent the night meeting people and recruiting help to free Giffy, who was playing the Amazon Queen captured by the world’s most annoying and smug slavers. Great fun!
Was very tired when we got home and spent a good 15 minutes scrubbing at my eyes with cleanser and baking soda to remove green stuff. It was OK at the start but there’s only so long you wanna do that sort of thing. I still have the A on my arm. It’s cool. Continue reading