heh, awesome photos.
guess it was really fun!
2008-05-13 08:29 am (UTC)
That's fantastic! Cool trailer and awesome photos. Thanks for sharing - and maybe Switzerland isn't the only place where runners will meet, one day...
Wow very cool that sounds fricken awsome!
Drek! wish I was there :)
This is so awesome.
Could you tell us more about the teams? I'm really curious about the PCs, they all look interesting.
Well, each PC is two pages-long (no numbers, only backstory, personality etc) so it's too long.
For Raeghsa Tiserulos, to summarize:
Ewen de Rohan is a count of Bretagne (Brittany, semi-autonomous region of France) and leader of the group. Third in line for succession, he spends his youth shadowrunning as it's his only way of being a knight these days. To advance his familie's feudalistic agenda, he targets democratic organizations and international corporations. He's also a serial killer. He recruited the following because they were elves, celts and nobles.
Greer McKenzie is an ork, heir to Clan McKenzie, in the Scottish highlands. As people freaked out when he gobelinized, he left in the wild and became a druid (stag shaman). He later became a runner and now works as a spy for the Troll Kingdom of the Black Forest (Germany) to fight anti-meta-human groups. He knows the guy on the left in Heimat Immer Verliebt is turning into an ork and blackmails him (HIV are very anti-meta-human). He was recruited by Michel de Rohan, Ewen's older brother, to look after/spy on him but mostly cares about kicking fascist ass.
Ailbhe O'Donnell is a noble from Tir nan Og. He was academically trained as a decker (his family has a monopoly over electronic security in Tir) but he hated Tir's fascist regime. He joined the IRA to fight it, and there fell in love with a non-noble elf hacker. She was subsequently brainwashed by the Uranium Communist Zombie's shaman and joined them, so IRA accused Ailbhe of having betrayed her. He joined Raeghsa Tiserulos to escape their wrath.
Aeron Gwynedd, officially from an elven enclave in Wales, is actually Aeron Oakforest, son of Aithne Oakforest (founder of Tir Tairngire) who was hidden by his mother, Mealla, for his own safety. He learned about his brother's disappearance and joined Raeghsa Tiserulos as means to learn more about it (Glasgian Oakforest stole eggs from Lofwyr but hid one in the LHC warehouse).
Cool, you started with the ones I was most curious about. Celts FTW!
If it's not too much of a bother, could you go over the other teams?
Sorry, not enough time :)
We're big fans of the old stuff (I GMed 1st ed as a teen and then forgot about SR until 2008). We wanted to push the 80s look but couldn't find flashy-enough mullet wigs in local stores :). Thanks for the exposure!
Yeah, the costumes are awesome! Nice work chummers.
OK, this is really cool!
You all ROCK!
Using laser tag is a very clever idea. I was thinking of doing in University with paintball or airsoft, but scrapped the idea as being too dangerous for bystanders, etc. If I had thought about lasers, I might have done it.
Damnit... bring this to the US.. specifically to Maryland! I miss larping.
I was in a Shadowrun larp at GenCon Indy two years ago that worked out rather well. But this looks like it kicked all kinds of ass. Out of curiosity, how did you handle combat?
Combat only happened during the missions (guns were deactivated by the LHC crew), there was no hand-to-hand combat. Upon hearing the mission countdown,everyone would turn their gun on and had 10 hit points, unlimited ammo. Magic-users could use the shields and had extra powers, techies could heal people by turning their guns back on. The guns can do so much more but programming them wasn't convenient for this game.
Oh, and people just went down during the missions, they only died "for real" during the last mission.
Oh, did you use laser guns, then? That's really neat.
On that note, I've always wanted to do a Shadowrun LARP involving airsoft.
That sounds like a really interesting way to run it. I'd probably "die" straight off, but I'd love to try this anyway. Kick ass!
Wow, serious kudos to you guys for organizing and pulling this off. I think I'm jealous I wasn't there :)
It sounds like everybody had a ton of fun, serious kudos! :)
My work here is done :)
This reminds me of those photos of the Wanderer Project, the Finnish cyberpunk LARP back in the '90s, or my own adventures with the Cyberpunk LARP at A-Kon way back when.
Lazer Tag guns are an interesting choice. I've really wanted to bring this back, but even with the proliferation of airsoft in the states, there's too many liability issues. Lazer Tag guns solve most of those problems.
2008-05-15 12:49 pm (UTC)
I was there as a player.
That was great :D
Laser gun was a good idea.
I played the nanny ork for the elfs...
The Kilt wasn't very nice to run and climb everywhere.
But I was very happy I didn't loose it during the full game... so nobody resolved the question about "underpants or no underpants"
My objectives was to kill guys who were against methahumanity.
In the same time most other players were involved with dark secrets with some bad ass genetic corporations. I was totally free to make alliances with everyone who can serve my purposes...
Saying wrong rumors on the guys I wanted dead... It was a big mess at the end with some runners who didn't know who they can trust or not...
The Celts are awesome, especially ear-goggle set of the guy on the right.
2008-05-28 01:29 pm (UTC)
the goggle was a part of the IR gun in fact. But give a pretty cool Cyberpunk effect.
It was working like a small smartlink.
( Red someone try to attack you (at least aiming at you) ; green you can fire the "locked" target or something like that... I was just using the girlie pistol and that was what I heard during the briefing)
But it seems it wasn't very easy to use it because the lights were always on and just glow stronger when the events occur.
This looks awesome! It's great to see something other than yet ANOTHER DRONE Vampire LARP! Ugh! I mean I do like WoD but try something new for gods sake!
The only problem is how would you do trolls and other really bizzare pcs? What about obvious cyberware like arms or tails or whatever?
2009-07-26 02:43 pm (UTC)
really awesome done, so good SR Larp is truely possible :D
2009-09-21 04:09 am (UTC)
Thats cool. Hey, you mind bringing your ideas to the U.S.? Preferably Redding CA.