MAGFest Schedule

Hi everyone!

Our Kickstarter finished at $43,124. That’s just over 172%–thank you so much for all of your generous donations! More updates on that as the week progresses.

As has been the case for the last five years, Damocles Thread Development will be running the LARP track at MAGFest from January 5th-8th. This year, we’ve decided to put up our schedule beforehand, so you know what you’re getting into. All LARPs are free and open to MAGFest badgeholders.

Any LARP with an author’s name not listed is a previously-existing property or based off of an existing property.

Thursday:

  • 3pm-7pm: Shattered Hero, by Stephen Tasker.
    The greatest hero of the world has fallen, and now all that’s left are their friends to try and pick up the pieces. Play as the companions as they enter the mind of their fallen comrade and rebuild their mind, but are they rebuilding the hero, or who they thought they were? This American freeform game is an exploration of memory.
  • 8:30pm-12:30am: Vampire: the Masquerade
    Kick off MAGFest right by participating in our sixth annual Vampire: the Masquerade LARP. The Prince of National Harbor is holding his annual court and, like always, trouble is brewing.

Friday:

  • 10am-2pm: American Freeform Sampler, by Jacqueline Bryk and Stephen Tasker.
    Damocles Thread Development presents a selection of freeform LARPs inspired by the jeepform gaming movement from Norway. Freeform gaming is a very different experience for people who have never tried  it before. The games will push people to become emotionally attached to their characters, and deal with situations in a realistic manner. Come by and try something new! Selections vary each morning.
  • 3:30pm-6pm: What A Horrible Night For A Curse: A Castlevania ARG
    Dracula’s castle has appeared right in the middle of National Harbor. The dark lord rises from his coffin once more and it’s up to the heirs of the Belmont family to send him back to hell. Come and play as the Belmonts or the forces of Dracula, and decide whether the sun will rise tomorrow or if we will be condemned to eternal darkness.  This game is one half parlor larp and one half scavenger hunt, where the items each side collects throughout the convention will influence the final battle.
  • 8pm-12am: The Fall of Overwatch: An Overwatch Parlor LARP
    Over thirty years ago, a battle between mankind and robots took place. This conflict was known as the Omnic Crisis. Humanity was pushed to the brink and Overwatch was formed by the United Nations to combat this threat. After the conflict ended, Overwatch became an International Peacekeeping Force under the thumb of the UN. As time has gone by, and the memory of their heroics during the Omnic Crisis fades, some in the public and within the organization itself are beginning to ask: do we really need Overwatch? The Fall of Overwatch is a parlor larp where players will take on the role of various characters from the Overwatch series during the organization’s final hours.
  • 12:30am-bedtime: Goth Court by Liz Gorinsky and Jess Zimmerman
    “What you are about to witness is real. The participants are not actors. They are goths and norms facing mortal conflict who have already filed suit or been served a summons to appear in municipal court. Both parties in the suit have agreed to dismiss their court cases and have their disputes settled here, in that most venerated and dramatic forum: Goth Court.” This is a fun little improv LARP where roles change quickly and you may be called as a witness in-between your cases.

Saturday:

  • 10am-2pm: American Freeform Sampler, by Jacqueline Bryk and Stephen Tasker.
    Damocles Thread Development presents a selection of freeform LARPs inspired by the jeepform gaming movement from Norway. Freeform gaming is a very different experience for people who have never tried  it before. The games will push people to become emotionally attached to their characters, and deal with situations in a realistic manner. Come by and try something new! Selections vary each morning.
  • 3:30pm-6pm: Pokemon Snap MAGFest!: An ARG
    Part scavenger hunt, part LARP. Explore the convention while searching for pictures and objects to complete your PokeDex. Come join the hunt!
  • 8pm-midnight: As The Wyvern Wills It: A Witcher Parlor LARP
    Nestled in the rolling hills and vineyards of Toussaint, there lies an idyllic, picturesque, duchy. Life there has been peaceful for centuries–until recently. The Duke has fallen ill and his children have begun to squabble over his lands. A band of mercenaries have moved into the surrounding farmlands. Their presence is making the peasants nervous. To make matters even worse, a Wyvern has been spotted in the north of the Duke’s lands. A meeting of the most powerful players in the duchy has been called to address the state of the lands. Will the duchy survive? Or will the lands fall to disarray, as the chaos that grips the world takes hold in fair Toussaint?

 

 

 

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