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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! (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 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 See you soon!

-DCP Exec

Spring Quarter Game Dates

Dead City’s schedule for Spring Quarter 2013 is as follows:

  • April 6 – Game 8 of the main chronicle
  • April 13 – Easter Game
  • April 20 – Game 9
  • May 4 – Game 10

Easter Game is a standalone game – i.e., not part of the Mainstage Chronicle – in which players bring back characters from past years and engage in whatever weirdness the Easter Game STs have concocted… which usually includes finding Easter eggs.  The Easter Game STs will be sending more information as the date approaches.  (If you are new to DCP or don’t wish to re-play your old charactes, don’t worry!  The E-game STs will have pre-generated characters for you.)

Game 10 will be shorter than usual, to allow time for Secrets Night, in which all the players share the plots, plans and amusing anecdotes from the chron.  Also, the Main-Chron STs will tell you what was really going on.

As usual, all these games are on a Saturday.  Plan to arrive at 4:45pm, with Game-On called at 5pm.  Tentatively, all games will be held on the Second Floor of Parkes Hall (we do not yet have confirmation of room reservations – we’ll keep you posted).


Tang – You’re Invited!

“Come for the Craters, Stay for the Tang!”

 Scenic Lost Rivers is the home of excitement both old and new! Home to Solid Sea National Park, Lost Rivers was blowing up (quite literally) thousands of years ago as an ocean of lava cooled. What’s exploding now? Why, it’s Tang – a tasty space age drink with a future about as bright as it’s color! Lost Rivers has the nation’s first Tang factory (opened in 1958 — just last year!), and it’s putting this Idaho treasure on the map again! So, no matter whether your interest lies in the distant past or the nearby future, Lost Rivers is the place for you!


Attention Deadcitizens!

DCP will be putting on a special mortals game in December.  Please note that this game is a oneshot LARP and is not related in anyway to the mainstage chronicle.  During this game, players will take the roles regular ol’ mortals, rather than some flavor of supernatural creature.  There is no prep work required for players, simply show up and we’ll hand you a character.  We’ll be using a simplified White Wolf system, so if you’ve LARPed with DCP before, you should know how to play.  Haven’t LARPed before?  No problem!  This game can be enjoyed even with minimal knowledge of the game rules.

Please be advised that this game is scarier than a main chronicle game and is RATED R for violent themes and psychological horror.  You are mortals within a horror setting and, as such, horrible things are going to happen.

WHEN: Sunday, December 2nd from 2-7pm
WHERE: Kresge Hall fourth floor (1880 Campus Drive, Evanston IL)
RSVP to Stephanie at wombatgal [at] gmail [dot] com so we can get an attendance estimate for maximum planning.

Those signed up on the listserv will receive more teasers and informational emails in the weeks leading up to game.

P.S. Attending a one-shot LARP organized by DCP earns players a shiny Experience Point to spend on their characters in the Mainstage Chronicle…as if you didn’t already have enough good reasons to go.

ATTN: New Members!

Welcome to DCP!  We have the following activities planned for new members prior to the first game of the Mainstage Chronicle (October 20th):

  • Newbie Game (October 6th, 4:45pm, Parkes Hall)
  • Character Creation Session (October 13th, 1:30-??, Norris Cafeteria)

Newbie Game is a one-shot LARP for those players new to LARPing in general, as well as those new to NWoD Mind’s Eye Theatre.  (If the preceding sentence was Greek to you, that’s fine – we’ll teach you that too.)  Players are introduced to the World of Darkness (a world much like our own, where all those urban legends and scary stories are either true or cover-ups for even more horrific things) as well as to the experience and mechanics of playing a Vampire in such a world.

The Character Creation Session is an informal activity where new players are invited to sit down with the STs and hash out their first character for the Mainstage Chronicle.  New players need only bring their vague character concepts and their imaginations, and the STs will help turn those ideas into a full character pitch.  As with Newbie Game, no prior experience with the rule set is required.  Attendance at the session is not required for new players, but is strongly encouraged.  New Players who cannot make it to the session but wish to have ST assistance in making their character can contact the STs to arrange for a one-on-one session at another time.

Please see prior posts for times and locations for the Mainstage Chronicle.

Note for Returning Players: The STs are more than willing to help returning players with their characters, if we have enough time and/or manpower.  Please be aware, however, that primary purpose of the the October 13th session is to assist the newbies, and as such we must give them the lion’s share of our attention.

If you want to help us acclimate newbies to DCP, the best way is by volunteering to act as an in-character Sire to a new player.  As the newbie’s Sire, you would be responsible for teaching the player how to navigate the labyrinthine politics of V:tR, and for molding their character into a productive member of Chicago’s Kindred community. This will also help shield the newbie from the effects of their mistakes, as per the Tradition of Progeny.If you’re interested in being a Sire, please email the STs, and we’ll match you up with a newbie whose character concept best complements your own.  (Note: Acting as a Newbie’s Sire will not cost you any permanent Willpower.)

Fall Quarter Dates

A reminder on when Games will be happening this year:

Newbie Game: Saturday October 9th, 5pm-10pm, 2nd Floor of Parkes Hall.

Game 1: Saturday October 23rd, 5pm-10pm, 2nd Floor of Parkes Hall.

Game 2: Saturday November 6th, 5pm-10pm, 2nd Floor of Parkes Hall.

Game 3: Saturday November 20th, 5pm-10pm, 2nd Floor of Parkes Hall.

I’m a little swamped with work at the moment, but there will be some updates soon to the website for the forum, as well as more date/time information, and better use of the news system