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Upcoming Games

The following games are scheduled:

Game 7: March 11th
Game 8: April 8th
Easter Game (egg): April 29th
Game 9: May 6th
Game 10: May 20th

As a quick reminder, we’re planning to have Game 9 be the climax of the chronicle, as well as the 50th anniversary of the Masquerade Drop. Game 10 will be more of an epilogue (taking place a few months after Game 9) to play out some of the long-term consequences of events. Game 10 will also be Secrets Night, where we’ll have a chance to share secrets and motivations, as well as paper plates!

Additionally, dues for this year ($1 per game) must be paid at Game 10. If you are concerned about your ability to pay those dues for whatever reason, just reach out to the ST team and we’re happy to make arrangements for you.

Lastly, if you have any ideas or designs for a T-shirt for this year’s chronicle, please let us know! We’d love to see them!

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please send them to us at storytellers@deadcityproductions.com.

Thanks!!!

~Team Heavenly Superpeople

Winter Quarter Games!

Hey DCPers!

Welcome to 2017! We hope you’ve had a wonderful holiday break! As we start winter quarter, we want to give you a reminder of a couple of important dates for the LARP chronicle!

The game dates for winter quarter are as follows:

Game 4: January 14th
Game 5: January 28th
Game 6: February 18th
Game 7: March 11th

Additionally, due to unavailability in Parkes hall, all four of these games will take place in Annenberg Hall! The OOC room will be room G21 (a lecture hall)! Game on will be at 5, so please be ready for pre-game announcements by 4:45, but don’t show up any earlier than 3:30!

We look forward to seeing you again soon! If you have any questions, please email them to storytellers@deadcityproductions.com

~Team Heavenly Superpeople

Fall Quarter

Hello all!

We’ll have Fall Quarter’s games for the Mainstage Chronicle on the following days:

Game 1: October 29th
Game 2: November 12th
Game 3: December 3rd

If you have any questions about any part of our Mainstage LARP Chronicle for the 16-17 academic year, please send an email to storytellers@deadcityproductions.com

~The ST team, Team Heavenly Superpeople

Fall Quarter Events!

Hey DCPers!

Are you ready for an awesome Fall Quarter? I hope so! The following is a list of some major upcoming DCP events for Fall 2014!:

Board Games Nights!
Mondays starting at 7pm!

We’ll be at Norris (In the Gathering Place, on the north side of the ground floor by the exit of the food court) hanging out and playing awesome board games! Games start at 7, but you can show up before midnight and join in! Bring some games and bring some friends!

Want a weekly reminder about board games? Join the board games listserv by following the instructions on the DCP website’s listserv page!

LARP Newbie Game!
Saturday, October 4th at 5pm!

The first LARP game of the year, designed to introduce new players to LARP! If you’re new to LARP and interested, this is a great way to start, and involves no RSVP, experience, or preparation! Just show up and have fun! Questions should be sent to the storytelling team at storytellers@deadcityproductions.com! (Returning players: if you plan to be at newbie game, please email the STs to let them know!) New players: please arrive around 4:45 pm so you have plenty of time to get a character sheet and settle in!

Interested in the year-long LARP and want to stay updated? Sign up for the Mainstage listserv by following the instructions on the DCP website’s listserv page!

Tabletop Night!
Saturday, October 25th at 1pm and 6pm!

A fun day full of tabletop RPGs run by awesome DCP GMs! A great way to learn a new system, play a fun game, and hang out with some super awesome people! Details on what games will be available will be announced later.

Do you wanna run a game at tabletop night? We still need GMs for this super-awesome day! If you’d like to run a game, send an email to the exec board at exec@deadcityproductions.com by Wednesday October 1st!

For future updates about Tabletop Night, subscribe to the Tabletop listserv by following the instructions on the DCP website’s listserv page!

That’s all, folks! If you have any questions, feel free to send them to the exec board at exec@deadcityproductions.com See you soon!

-DCP Exec

Winter 2014 Game Dates!

Hi there, DCPeople!

Winter quarter mainstage games will be held on the following dates:

Game 4 – January 25th
Game 5 – February 8th
Game 6 – February 22nd
Game 7 – March 8th

All games will be held on the second floor of Parkes Hall and will run from 5-10pm. Please arrive by 4:45pm to ensure that game can start on time. Also, if you are unable to make it to a game session, please shoot the ST team an email ahead of time so we can plan around your character’s absence.

In addition to mainstage LARP, board game nights will continue to be on their usual Monday nights! We’ll be in the Norris Gathering Place on the north side starting at 7 PM, and continuing through the night! Bring a friend, bring some games, but most importantly, bring yourself!

Dev Diary 2b: Dev Harder – Don’t Wait Until You Are Thirsty

Greetings again my dead comrades.

Pursuant to yesterday’s announcement, this communication follows as another installment in a most voluminous body of information regarding the political organization and history of Los Angeles.  Below, please find a chronicle of events detailing the genesis and advancement of the uniquely industrious structure of kindred government in Los Angeles.  We encourage you to couple these milestones with other occurrences of record in mortal society, weaving them into your backstories as appropriate.

1890 – The LA county area kine population is approximately 100 thousand. Kindred population is approximately 10.

1900 – Oil is discovered in LA. A corruption scandal begins when a whistleblower revealed that Prince Fernando Esteban Oreja de Sevilla, a Nosferatu Invictus, grants domain over the oil fields and their mortals to his allies, shutting out the Carthian Movement from the new growth in the city. The Prince reacts poorly and executes the whistleblower.

1901 – Japanese immigration begins in the region, bringing new kindred to the city of LA

1910 – The LA county area kine population is approximately 420 thousand. Kindred population is approximately 50.

1918 –  Plague devastates the Los Angeles kindred community. Most of the Primogen die within the first three months, and the survivors enter Torpor to attempt to escape its effects, but to no avail. The Prince is ineffective in managing this crisis and two thirds of the kindred community perishes.

1920 – A few neonates desperately try to reach out to other cities to gather more information about the plague and establish broad lines of communication.

1930 – The LA county area kine population is approximately 1.9 million. Due to the plague, the kindred population, once near 200 kindred, drops below 50.

1932 – During the Summer Olympics, a vampire attacks an Olympic team, leaving many witnesses.  The Sheriff, supported by the Prince, blows up their apartment building to eliminate the witnesses and executes a few suspected vampires. The administration fails to perform a thorough investigation and the kindred community is upset.

1933 – Griffith Park Fire. One of the Prince’s ghouls starts a fire that burns down a fifth of the city, killing nearly a dozen kindred.

1934 – Tired of the corruption and incompetence of the current administration, the Carthian Movement gathers enough allies to overthrow the Prince and declare Los Angeles a democratic city. In accordance with their ideals, a cross-covenant convention is organized to set up an election.

1934 – Sterling Engelhart, a Crone Gangrel, is elected to his first term as Prince.

1950 – The LA county area kine population is approximately 3.3 million.  Kindred population is approximately 400.

1954 – Dewey defeats Truman, and Sterling Engelhart wins reelection by a landslide. His doting wife Elizabeth, the High Priestess of the Crone, supports him throughout this campaign and becomes quite a beloved figure.

1955 – Disneyland opens.  The Prince rents the park for a night and everyone has fun.

1964 – The escalation of the Cold War reveals to the kindred that they are losing control of humanity.  A group of concerned kindred de-escalate the Cuban Missile Crisis and determine that this should never happen again. They form the basis of the United Domains and quickly send out envoys to the world’s major cities.

1965 – The U.S Congress abolishes the National Origins Formula, lifting immigration restrictions.  A large wave of immigrants comes to LA from Korea and Central America. New kindred come with these immigrant waves.

1965 – Police brutality against minorities sparks the Watt’s Riots, and a dozen kindred perish in fires around the city. As her husband works to rebuild from the ashes, High Priestess Engelhart takes charge of a task force investigating the cause and perpetrators of the fire. Her work reveals a nest of hunters of kindred, and the city praises her actions.

1967 – LA votes to become part of the United Domains, citing the chaos present in mortal society and the need for stability.

1970 –The LA county area kine population is approximately 6.2 million. Kindred population is around 700.

1974 – As Sterling Engelhart reaches his term limit, Elizabeth Engelhart is elected to Prince, promising to continue most of the policies of her husband. She wins in a landslide. Sterling peacefully transfers power to his wife and takes over leadership of the Circle of the Crone as Hierophant.

1980 – The Prime Elysium, where Court is most often held, is moved to the Museum of Contemporary Art. The local Invictus do not understand how mortals can call that art.

1990 – The LA county area kine population is nearly 9 million. Kindred population is approximately 850.

1992 – The Rodney King riots shake LA. The city is in chaos, and many kindred lose their havens to the flames. As the National Guard is mobilized to contain the violence, feeding becomes difficult. The Prince begins a disaster relief program to re-locate kindred who have lost their havens and provide blood for those in need. Prince Elizabeth is lauded for her leadership.

1994 – Elizabeth Engelhart easily wins re-election.

2010 – The kine population for the LA county area is approximately 12 million. Kindred population is over 1000.

2013 – Bishop Mark Lucas wins the election. His term is set to begin in 2014 [Game 6].  The Engelharts give an interview suggesting they are going to retire and raise a family.

Kindly,

Storytellers of the 2013-2014 Mainstage Chronicle