"You have to put yourself in a position to be lucky." (Roelof Botha)

Lucky Consequences, November 22–26, 2018, Naish Holiday Village, Christchurch, Dorset

BTL - The Director's Cut

Six different "Micro-Larps" with varying themes from dark cyberpunk to Hard SF, through to Hitchikers inspired Comedy.

  • Descent Into Oblivion Mal is dead. The crew of Serenity wrestle with loss, regret, and life and death decisions in the face of the unknown.
  • The Gig at the End of the Universe The universe is dying, and your drinks bill is getting larger by the minute. You’re here to talk to Hotblack Desiato about his next gig. Pity he’s dead - ’cause if he wasn’t you could give FREDDIE, the Sirius Cybernetics corp’s Electronic Medium, the reprogramming it so thoroughly deserves.
  • The Judgement of Solomon A courtroom drama with the fate of a child hanging in the balance. Romance, Guilt, Hubris and Corporate Greed with some moderately dark elements.
  • Putting the Band Back Together After subduing the Great Houses of Europa, Emperor Saddam Wulfenbach holds court in his Zepplin Palace. His latest joy is the automata ‘The Drummer’; and those who can provide a match for it stand to gain much. Hopefuls have brought their musical creations to win his favour… but there is a problem; the Drummer is silent.
  • To Live Forever The Omega Artifact has to go into the Warehouse; the military can’t be left to dabble with something that powerful. Doing so was always going to be tricky; but you didn’t expect it to go this pear-shaped.
  • Waiting They are coming, the only question is how long you have left, and what to say before you face the end.

Individual games vary between 4-6 players, and each one runs in a 30 minute slot.

Players will play five of the six available games. 'Descent into Oblivion' and 'To live forever' will each only run once, everyone will get to play the other four.

As such players should ensure they are comfortable with each of the games.

These have all run previously as the "Better Than Life" booth in Across the Universe, and indeed in previous playtests. All games have now been played at least 8 times.

Each game requires reading 1-2 sides of A4. All text is designed to be 'Dyslexic-friendly'.

Author(s):Martin Jones
Game EMail:mlj AT sabreit DOT co DOT uk
Helen Jones   
Martin Jones   
Lead GM:Martin Jones
Information for Players:Each game will require 1-2 pages of reading before game; time is allowed for this in the expected run time, and all character sheets will be on dyslexic friendly fonts on off-white paper to ease reading.

Some of the games have specific "Warnings" sections. As you will be expected to play all but one of the games please ensure you read ALL these Warnings.

Home Page:http://freeforms.sabreit.co.uk/btl
Male Players:Min: 5 / Max: 5
Female Players:Min: 3 / Max: 3
Neutral Players:Min: 2 / Max: 2
Total Players: Min: 10 / Max: 10
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Jones, Helen

Hello, is this thing on? Testing, testing - oops, sorry not at my day-job now. Err, got sucked into helping GM this thing, hope it goes OK. Will do my best to answer questions and ensure you have a fun time.

Jones, Martin

A not-so-closet gamer since your early youth, your played your first 'freeform' before the term was even coined. You have since been involved in writing Best of the Wurst, Veterans Day, Lists of Avalon, The Deliverance, Small World, Burning Orchid, BTL and The Apocalypse Agenda.

Having successfully infiltrated a satellite construction facility your plans for subverting the orbital mind control device and using it to 'liberate' the world are one step closer.

For reasons currently unclear to you, you have recently taken to referring to yourself in the 2nd person.