Kapcon 19 was really good.
Round one was a horror game set in the 1940s called Diminishing Regrets, which was the third in the "Children of the Blitz" series (you didn't need to play in the first two to know what was going on). It was fantastic and I was delighted to find out at the end that the GM was running the other two at this Kapcon as well - for the last time. I could only play in one other (round four Sunday morning), but it was also excellent.
Round two was a game called American Gothix in which you played a group of teenage goths in the 80s on a road trip to a nearby city where The Cure were playing in a concert. The only problem was the bratty 13 year old sibling of one of the goths had to come along, or they couldn't use the car. I played the bratty sibling and it was really easy to think back to going on long car journeys with my siblings. Lots of fun and I highly recommend it.
Round three I played in a Shadowrun 4th ed game in which we were a bunch of shadowrunners hired to ensure that a visiting celebrity had a really good time at a club in Seattle. Highjinks ensued, we got the job done, and were payed double - but a week late.
The LARP was Saturday night. It was the most amazing and immersive set I have ever played in. It would certainly beat some BBC productions for set design! There wasn't as much space as usual - not all the rooms were used - and there was a giant machine in the centre. My character was from a very insular faction, and as such, I spoke mostly to my own people, and one other group. Got home about midnight, had a shower, and spent the next couple of hours reading until I couldn't stay awake anymore, even if my brain didn't want to shut up.
Fourth round Sunday morning was the aforementioned horror game, this one called Fear of Dreaming. Six kids on a trip through a NPC's disturbed unconsious. We thought we were dead for most of the time, but kept going nonetheless - what else were we to do? I played the slow kid, and seriously, I find it so much harder to tone things down to that level. It was a nice way to start off the day.
Fifth round I played Steampunk! With Zombies! We were members of a super-secret organisation who had to retrieve a sarcophagai from Greece for the British museum, and once we got it back to London, hijinks ensued. Also, the GM provided cake.
Sixth round I was going to try a fourth ed D&D game called Undead Hunt. Unfortunately, there weren't enough players for it to run, but by that stage I was hitting the wall, and my incipant cold was starting to be felt. Played a small card game of Evil Overlord before fading out to read for a bit. Was asked to be door warden, and did that before most people wandered over to N's for post-Kapcon wind down.
Got home about 1.15am, thanks to mashugenah
, and promptly crashed. Woke up shortly after 11am this morning, and have spent most of the day in bed, generally feeling ill. Can't taste anything, my ears are generally blocked, and I've spent a fair amount of time dozing. Feeling slightly brighter now, but not enough for anything involving much concetration or many of the higher brain functions. Thinking about calling in sick tomorrow morning, but will see how I feel. Now, if only my shoulders would stop aching.
I have volunteered to run a game second round next year and to take over running Confusion, so artemist can have a break.
Thanks also to Vic who gave me a ride there both days and Ruth, who gave me a ride home on Saturday night.