Contagion Episode 1: Contact
The epidemic begins...
2:00pm - 10:00pm
Venue: Petone Community House, 6 Britannia St, Petone, Wellington [Map]
Tickets/Registration: Signup form
Cost: $40 for 4-8 hours; $25 for less than 4 hours; $5 discount for NZLARPS / SAGA / VUWGC members
Website: Facebook event
It started slowly. There were a few news stories about people getting sick; maybe you knew someone who knew someone who had this weird new disease. There were rumours, but mostly from conspiracy nuts – rumours that people who got sick weren’t being let out of hospitals, or that the disease was much worse than the authorities were letting on. And for a while, the stories and rumours were ignored.
It is becoming increasingly obvious that this was a mistake.
Quarantine zones have been set up in every major city. Hospitals aren’t taking new patients, or letting their current ones leave. What’s happening is no longer being called a disease, or a sickness.
This is a plague.
You might be inside a quarantine zone because you’re sick, because you’re a doctor trying to help, because you want the world to know exactly what’s going on behind the government cordons, or just because you were in the wrong place at the wrong time. Whatever your reason for entering the quarantine zone, you’re going to be living with the consequences of that decision, and your decisions now that you’re inside, for the rest of your life.
Look on the bright side, though – you’re in an active quarantine zone, in the middle of a possibly apocalyptic plague. The rest of your life probably isn’t going to be very long.
CONTAGION is a fantasy/horror day campaign in Wellington, played over five approximately 8-hour episodes, two to three months apart. Although there is no limit on player spaces, some factions do have limited spaces, which will be filled on a first-come first-served basis. The Media faction has 2 player spaces, and the Cultists faction has 5. All you need to know before signing up is what faction you want to play in and how long you want to play for. Faction info here and rules are here.