Buckets of Dice Timetable 2019

Friday 31st May – 6pm


Location: Rehua New Education Building, Ilam Campus, UC

Quiz Mixer: Summer Jolly


Saturday 1st June


Location: Rehua Education Building, Ilam Campus, UC

Doors open: 8.00am


Session One: 8.30am – 12.00pm


RPGs

Mad Manticore – Dungeons and Dragons 5e “Steal the mystical Whim-Wham stone from Mortzengursturm the Mad Manticore, in his lair at Prismatic Peak!”

Soth – An Investigative Cult Game “You are cultists in a small American town, trying to summon the elder god Soth. To succeed you’ll need to conceal your murderous crimes from family and friends and thwart meddling investigators. But you’re so close! If you can complete just three more rituals, Soth will rise.”

Monster of the Week –  “… and the name of him who sat upon it was Death… Three years ago, the gates of Purgatory were opened a crack, and the town of Haven almost overrun by the spectral servants of Azreal, the Angel of Death. Thankfully a group of Hunters managed to slam shut that door, trapping Azreal and his minions on the far side. Recently however, rumours have reached you of spectres roaming free in Haven once again. Is Azrael free once more? Are the gates of Purgatory ajar? Or is something, or someone, else responsible?”

Board Games

Games on Demand


Session Two: 1.00pm – 4.00pm


LARP

SS Prometheus by Sam Nicholls – The year is 2198. Humans have been traversing the vast expanse of space for 50 years. The pride and joy of the United Earth fleet were the Titan class space vessels. Primarily designed for research and diplomatic missions, these elegant yet dependable crafts are easily recognized across the galaxy. Bringing aid to those in need and continuing Earth’s mission to explore new worlds and new life. For 20 years the SS Prometheus was the most advanced Titan class science vessel. Her crew were welcomed across all known corners of the galaxy. With Captain James Robinson at her helm, it seemed Prometheus could do no wrong. Now with the unveiling of the top of the line O-class craft, Prometheus’s glory days must finally come to an end.

RPGs

Steam in the Sky – Tephra Clockwork System “A group of Guild sanctioned adventurers have tracked the villainous Karbad the Vial to the gambling Airship ‘Variant Chance’. Now the only problem is finding him amongst the many nefarious characters aboard.”

Underdogs in the Underdark – Dungeon World “Your ragtag group of gladiators have been bottom of the league for season after season, your A-Squad got wiped out in the last melee, and you’re all that’s left. If you don’t win this time, your whole team will be relegated… to the graveyard.”

Board Games

Games on Demand


Session Three: 6.00pm – 10.00pm


FLAGSHIP LARP

Hell is for Children by Keegan Meiklejohn – You have been in Limbo for … well, you’re not sure, it’s Limbo. Nothing really changes. Sure, new souls show up now and then but mostly it’s the same crowd, the same grey landscape, the same bleak towns, the same endless foggy dusk. Sometimes you break the monotony by returning to Earth. But you always find yourself back here, no memories of your time on Earth. But, something has finally changed! The Lord of Endless Mist has called for a ball, and rumour has it that they intend to give the mantle of Limbo to someone new … that could be you! Regardless, you know that you should at least make an appearance.

RPGs

Hoard of the Dragon Queen – Dungeons and Dragons 5e with pre-generated characters and Dwarven Forge scenery.

Troika – “Those who travel the hump-backed sky on golden barge whether through honor and right, or through crawling the bilges as worms, they may learn the secrets of the Egg of Time. Whether they share them or ascend is not known.”

Board Games


Sunday 2nd June


Location: Rehua Education Building, Ilam Campus, UC

Doors open: 8.00am


Session Four: 8.30am – 12.00pm


LARP

The Disappearing Diamonds Of Don Diego Di’Angelo DelaVega by Daniel Starky – The family and crew of the DelaVega mob gather at the wake for Vinny DelaVega, after a robbery gone wrong. But it’s not all about mourning one of their own. Someone set them up, and everyone wants to know who…

RPGs

The Swift and the Sorcerous – Dungeons and Dragons 5e “Hundreds gather at foot of Mt Beastsntraps. Venders hawk overpriced ale and snacks as Bards blast rocking lute solos. Elemental powered, etherium framed racing vehicles line up, engines revving, waiting for the flag to drop. The greatest racers from all across this generic, faintly steampunk fantasy world have gathered for the ‘Certain Death Grand Prix’. The only thing sweeter than the glory of being the first racer to complete one circuit around the mountain: the 10,000 GP in prize money .”

Even More Spiders! – “even more spiders! is a lasers and feelings hack inspired by Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse. You’ll get to make your own spider-person, team up with other spider-people, and work together to stop a villain’s dastardly plot before they destroy the entire city.”

Board Games

Games on Demand


Session Five: 1.00pm – 4.00pm


LARP

Peter Rabbit – A town meeting is disrupted by the discovery of the young village miscreant Peter Rabbit being discovered dead in the community hall. Well-loved characters return in human form: Jeremy Fisher, local boating enthusiast; Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, the owner of the Laundromat and dry cleaners; Jemima Puddle (“It’s pronounced Poodle!”), everyone’s agony aunt, and many more. The police are on their way. Can the villagers solve the murder themselves before that big-shot city police stick their noses where they’re not welcome?

RPGs

Horsing Around – Dungeons and Dragons 5e “The Princess has been taken, and no-one seems to care! It is up to the horses of the kings stable to break out, find her, and bring her home.”

The Voyage of the Titan’s Ichor – Dungeon World “Join the maiden voyage of the Titan’s Ichor, the first completely unsinkable ship to sail the Frozen Sea. Probably it will all go fine.”

Board Games

Games on Demand


Prizegiving: 5.30


Session 6: 6.00 – 10.00pm


RPGs

Oakemere – “The isolated Oakemere track is a destination for those who wish to take a break away from society. While it is now a walking track it was initially meant to be a pass to the west side of New Zealand. This project after a tragic event that took the lives of over 40 people. Based on the 21st century, thriller/horror based game.”

Twilight Imperium – 6 Player Game One Day Ten Points

The Clown, The King and The Colonel – Unknown Armies 3rd Edition “Ronald McDonald was once a beloved fast food mascot and corporate avatar, the very image of innocence and joy. But as the public perception of clowns changed, so did he, and the company was forced to lock him away for public safety. Now, he has escaped. It is up to your team of humble fast food workers and dabbling occultists to track him down and retrieve him before something happens to him… or before he happens to somebody else.”

Board Games


Monday 3rd June


Location: TBC

Doors open: 9.30am


Session Seven: 10.30am – 4.00pm (Break midway through)


Grand Strategy

The Colour of Credits – The Politician stepped onto the glass elevator. She entered in floor 147 and swiped her ID. She had never been anywhere this nice before and she figured since she wasn’t directly doing anything it for it, it wouldn’t count as a bribe. Travelling up she could see the entirety of New Angeles. The city she once loved as a kid, now controlled by a handful of megacorps. Maybe with this meeting she could start to change that. Stepping out into the restaurant, she was greeted by the executive who invited her. He cut right to the chase – “The net is too free and vulnerable. Any old runner or corp can use it and cause chaos. Let’s talk about changing that”.

Set in the world of Android Netrunner, players will take on different characters as part of corporations, political parties and hackers. Over the course of 8 rounds you will work in cyberspace, the underworld and the corporate sector in order to complete your team’s objectives and hopefully emerge victorious.

Board Games


Clean-up: 5.00pm