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Dark ConFrontation at Dragon*Con 2008

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Graveyard

by Handmade Games

Dragon*Con 2008 - Pre-registration Form
Welcome to Dark ConFrontation, the only game on Earth where Superheroes, Vampires, and Aliens rub shoulders (or tentacles) with affable Androids, malevolent Mages and narcoleptic Orca.
The Con is the ultimate getaway for all of us science fiction-fantasy-gamer-fan types. The spectacles, the celebrities, the secret shows all amaze and astound. But have you ever felt like maybe there’s more going on?
DarkCon is a LARP set at Dragon*Con. You don't have to pretend you are in some mystical forest or ancient dungeon; this game is a convention within the convention. Your character is attending just like you. Play begins when the convention does, and ends when you go home. Play as much or as little as you like. You can even play while doing other things around the Con.
Dragon*con is one place someone won't blink if they see a werewolf. Instead they'll compliment the costume and ask for a picture. So if you're a were needing some time away from the normal dog-eat-dog world, an arms merchant with some special arms to sell, or a mad scientist short on brains, Dragon*Con is the place to be.
But when this many mythical creatures, covert agencies, and gentlemen geniuses gather in one place, it’s no surprise when it all goes to pieces. Thanks be to Ralph, or Phil, or the Great Cosmic Yard Rake that there is someone there to stitch it all back together... you.
This year marks Dark ConFrontation’s 15th Anniversary at Dragon*Con and we are pleased to present you with this year’s scenario, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Graveyard."
We give you all necessary game materials to get started. All you need is a couple of coins and a willingness to have a blast, no experience necessary. Your character packet will include item cards and a character sheet that lists personality traits, physical attributes, group memberships, and a short background for your character. Dark Con utilizes a conflict resolution system base on opposed coin tosses*. Item Cards, such as armor and weapons, modify the rolls you make in combat. Heads on the coin flip indicate a success either when attacking or defending. Defense successes negate attacking successes, any remaining attack successes result in damage.
This scenario is limited to 100 players, so we recommend that you pre-register to ensure your spot.
Not only will pre-registering secure you a spot and give us more time to locate the character that’s perfect for you, we also have a new feature this time around. Pre-registering gives you access to an exclusive area of our new Dark ConFrontation forum. These private group boards will enable you to meet with other players for coordinating those vital game related matters like combat strategy, costume design, and figuring out who’s bringing the rum.
To pre-register please follow the link below to the waiver, print it out, and mail it in with a check or money order to the address below. The pre-registration price is $25.00 if postmarked by August 17. After August 17 you may register on-site at our table in the gaming area at Dragon*Con for $30.00. A special Group Discount of $5 per person will be applied to groups of 3 to 4 and a $10 discount per person will be applied to groups of 5 or more. If you would like to pre-register as a group please mail all waivers and payment in one envelope.
If you are new and joining us for the first time this year we look forward to introducing you to the game and all of our incredible players. If you are a returning player we hope you will take advantage of the forum and help us to keep Dark ConFrontation growing. Here’s to a great year!
Oh yeah, did I forget to mention the nightly parties? Hmm, that seems important somehow ...See you there!
For more information, contact:
Handmade Games
262 Hawthorne St
Memphis, TN 38112
(901) 497-7688

Dragon*Con 2008 - Pre-registration Form - "A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Graveyard"

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