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Recon 2020 - Freeform day

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Building 1 Pearce Community Centre

Collett Place

Pearce, ACT 2607

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A casual roleplaying convention specialising in re-runs of tabletop and freeform/larp games roleplaying games that have been run before.

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Missed some games at Pheno or other cons in the last couple of years? Heard rave reviews about a game and always wanted to play it? Just really love roleplaying? Want to immerse yourself in another world, another identity, and tell stories with other friendly people? Recon may be the convention for you.

Recon specialises in freeform and tabletop roleplaying games that have previously been run at other conventions and events. That's right, no new material, reruns only.

Saturday is freeform/larp day at the SHOUT meeting room in Pearce.

Tabletops will run on Sunday. A separate event link will be provided in due course.

You can book tickets for each session individually. We've tried to keep the ticket price low, but enough to cover venue hire and technology costs. Tickets are all on a first-in-best-dressed basis. So if it turns out you can't make a session you are signed up for, please let us know as soon as possible so we can make your spot available to someone else.

Character casting will be done by each game author individually. Some authors choose to do this through facebook. We'll update this page with links where we can.

Game Schedule

Thermopylae, Sat 9am-12pm

A tragic investigation of masculinity and its meaning, for 12 male characters

by Jason Chappel

In 480 BC King Leonidas and his personal guard of 300 Spartans lead a Greek army in one of the most famous battles in all of history, certainly the most celebrated defeat. They held the Persian army, the largest the world had ever seen at that time, at the pass of Thermopylae for three days of battle. No Spartans survived.

This is a game about the Spartan soldiers at that battle. Even more than that, it is a game about masculinity, and what it means to be a man. Each of the twelve characters has a history of defeats and victories, triumph and shame. The close knit society of the Spartan elite means that they all know one another intimately. Fighting shoulder to shoulder with your fellow man forges bonds closer still.

This isn't a game like others I have run at Pheno in the past. There isn't political intrigue, gamesmanship or deal-making. I am looking for deep immersion and characterisation.

All characters are complex men, written to explore different aspects of masculinity. This will involve exploring themes around toxic masculinity, sexuality, death, and destructive, as well as constructive, ways to be a man. Please keep that in mind if these themes will be difficult for you to experience.

The game will involve physically touching other players, with hands, shoulders and back likely to be in contact. If this is uncomfortable for you, this game may not be suitable.

Although all 12 characters are male, players of any gender are welcome.

Sliver Chord, Sat 12:30-3:30pm

By Evan Paliatseas, with Kyla Ward, Michael Christie and Belinda Kelly

3023 CE – The Charon Device activates. There is a message to send; a present to divert and a past to course correct. Resonance is achieved and the Silver Cords of the time team are linked. Tachyon waves synchronise across history with moments on the brink of disaster...

1632 BCE – The Aegean island village of Thera on the eve of eruption

562 BCE – The Mesopotamian city of Babylon on the brink of revolution

526 CE – The Anatolian city of Antioch in the pre-shock of seismic upheaval

1556 CE – The Ch'ing-yang province along the Yellow River where the stars are soon to fall like rain

2019 CE – The Australasian city of Canberra where a role playing convention is being held.

Each sliver of time sounds a tone; the timelines together ring a chord; dissonant, cacophonous and jarring. Can the pentatonic be restored, or will forever end in discord?

A freeform for 10-20 people inspired by Quantum Leap and Time Stories, where you play as yourself with Medium type powers to look into the lives of other times, and perhaps change history and thus save the past, present and future.

Content Warnings: The game involves a lot of dead people, reliving their deaths, spiritualism and simulates contact with the dead. There is some mental trauma involved, but none of: Graphic depictions of violence, torture, sexual assault, sex or sexual themes involving a minor, Suicide, self harm

Pomegranates, Sat 3:45-6:45pm

By Joe McNamara

According to legend, Persephone was abducted and taken to the Underworld. She escaped, but was able to be dragged back below because she ate pomegranate seeds while in the land of the dead. She eventually rose to become Queen of the Underworld, but was never completely free.

Everyone has their own version of this story. To the Order of Hermes, it’s about a clever magus outwitting a powerful spirit. To the Celestial Chorus, it’s a tale of pre-Christian darkness to shudder at. To the Verbena, it is a demonstration of the bloody, uncaring natural order of things that they serve. The Euthanatos keep their version to themselves; they’ve been to the Underworld, so their perspective is different.

It is the end of summer at the Pomegranate Chantry in Granada, which has at various stages been ruled by all these groups and more. For a senior Euthanatos, this is the last stop on their pilgrimage. Maybe we’ll find out which story is true.

A Mage: the Ascension game for 18 players.

Crossroads Under A Silver Moon, Sat 7:15pm-10:15pm

By Steven Doyle

The Silver Lining Circus spread corruption and misery across the land under the guidance of the sinister ringmaster Mr Braden.

Now the circus lies broken in the clearing next to the crossroads just outside of the usually sleepy town of Hope Springs. Many of circus’s members lie injured or demoralised after being defeated by the good people of Hope Springs. The promise of revenge spreads through the dark hearts of the circus folk as they start to heal their wounds. As the moonlight streams down upon the circus folk the curses that bind them to darkness weakens. This night, traces of damnation or redemption will be made under the eye of the moon.

A game of villains rebuilding their humanity or embracing the darkness within. Throughout the game the players will be exploring their own and other characters’ pasts by building shared back stories between the characters.

Content Warning: Clowns.

Terms and conditions

Recon 2020 Freeform Day is brought to you with the under the auspices of Phenomenon Labs. All attendees will be required to abide by the Phenomenon policies, including the Anti-Harassment Policy.

All minors attending Recon will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Ticket refunds due to change of mind will be available until the week before the event.

If a game needs to be cancelled, full refunds will be provided.

Initial funding for Recon 2020 has been kindly provided by Immersio Larp Studio.

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Building 1 Pearce Community Centre

Collett Place

Pearce, ACT 2607

Australia

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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