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Against the Night

Author(s):Nathan Hook
Game EMail:hook_nathan AT hotmail DOT com
Anonymised User    anonymised AT ishtari DOT co DOT uk
Male Players:Min: 0 / Max: 0
Female Players:Min: 0 / Max: 0
Neutral Players:Min: 7 / Max: 9
Total Players: Min: 7 / Max: 9

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Humanity was flushed with success after winning its first interstellar war sixteen years ago. Three years ago the human race had first contact with another alien race, known as the Minbari. It went badly wrong, and humanity found itself at war with a technically more advanced foe. It's no secret the Earth Alliance has been losing the war, and losing badly.

Today a call has gone out for everyone able to fly a ship to report to a muster station. Whether of your own choosing or not, you ended up there. From there you've been moved out to near a military airfield and told to wait pending an announcement that should come in an hour or two.

***This is a discourse-based larp, dealing with strong emotions and themes of conflict and sacrifice. It uses the setting of the Babylon 5 TV Series and tabletop RPG. However, no in-depth knowledge of the setting is required to play. No specialist costume or props are required.

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Tall, dark and thirty. I work for the government as a day job and study psychology part-time with the Open Uni.

I've organised 40-ish larps, most recently writing the Ars Magica freeform 'And not to Yield' run at ArsCon last year, Stabcon and Nodal Point this year. I've also being experimenting with introducing the Finnish larp 'Serpent of Ash' to a UK audience.

I was an organiser on the international Dragonbane project, and write articles for the larp books published by the Nodal Point nordic larp conventions. Some years ago I contributed to the Ars Magica source book 'Living Legends.' and the D&D source book 'Relics & Rituals'

This will be my first time at Consequences. It's also the first run of 'Against the Night;' a second run next year at Eastercon is also planned.