All the world's greatest leaders are crammed into a room to squabble out the fate of the earth. Then Aliens show up.
Watch the Skies! brings about 40 people into one place and takes them all through a completely unique co-created story over a day-long MegaGame. You and a nation of 3-5 other players will sweet-talk, betray, and panic as mankind makes first contact with an alien intelligence. You'll come away with an incredible shared experience that no-one else on the planet has been through. Diplomacy, chaos, and tough decisions: It's like XCOM crossed with a UN summit.
We ran this game last year and it was the best thing I've ever been a part of. You can check out the photos here. Now we're running it again with new, aliens and better rules. Top on the list is a new focus on spies, and a big secret system to promote in-fighting and betrayal between allies. We're also adding some extra control team roles on our side to make sure your decisions have an impact. Most of these details are going to have to stay under wraps, but we'll reveal stuff as we go. Here's what you'll play:
Leading the others, commanding your nations spies, scrabbling to make sure your country comes out on top.
Researching the enemy's tech and trying to understand their alien motives in the Science Center.
Shaking hands, making speeches, and shouting at the other country's diplomats to get vital resolutions passed in the UN. 2 of you will be the head
UN Secretary General
Like the Queen Diplomat, chairing the UN meetings and enforcing their decisions at the military map.
Commanding armies and spies on the World Map to take out the alien threat. Rolling dice, kicking ass, taking names.
Running around the place interviewing and eavesdropping to get a hot scoop in time for the daily newspaper, which is printed out for all players every turn. What you write will have a direct impact on every country's bottom-line.
Sitting in the back room laughing at all this. Who are they? What do they want? All the other players will be acting as themselves in a crazy situation, but you'll be role-playing a bizarre alien intelligence. Some experience with playing a role in tabletop RPG's or theatre is advised.
If you're interested but not sure about shelling out for it, come and watch for free. If someone signs up but doesn't show up, you may be able to play in their spot for free. If you might be interested in taking pictures or video, let us know - we'd love to help you out.
Food will be provided. You can find more info on our facebook.Watch the Skies! is designed by Jim Wallman, and first played by the UK gaming society Megagame Makers in 2014.
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