January 21, 2017
January 23, 2017
Wellington High School
KapCon26 2017 is a not-for-profit role-playing game convention run annually in Wellington, New Zealand, every January. Over the weekend, more than 30 individual games are run, with volunteer GMs (or storytellers, narrators or facilitators) running games upto six times over the course of the convention.
There are 7 rounds of gaming – each lasting 3 hours. Most games have pre-generated characters for the players to use. Some even have props, soundtracks, links to other games, or live action elements (where players act out the less dangerous parts of the story). There’s usually some snack food available on-site, and there’s always the dairy and fish-and-chip shop nearby.
If you have a favourite game that you want to play in, you can let us know in advance. We’ll try to find someone to run it. If you love Paranoia, Call of Cthulhu, D&D, or any other system, send us an email and we’ll see what we can do. Also for the last few years some wonderful people have offered the Games On Demand stream.
After the third round on the Saturday, there’s a LARP. A LARP is a Live Action Role-Playing game. One where you wear a costume, and stay in character at all times. The style of LARPs we have at Kapcon tend not to use foam weapons or complicated mechanics. It’s all about being in character, finding out what’s going on, achieving your goals and having fun.