At the Morristown Hyatt & Conference Center in Morristown, New Jersey


LARP (Live Action Role Playing) Schedule for METATOPIA 2013

Updated 10/30/13 at 6:00PM

METATOPIA Event Registration works differently from other Double Exposure events. While there are no advancement rounds, some of the events are red to start with because they are "invitation only". This does NOT mean that you are completely excluded from playing in them, only that you need to be invited. So when you send an eMail to us, you may ask to be included in those events. We will probably call you and discuss your choices with you.

All non-panel events are classified as one of three different levels of Playtest:

[FOCUS GROUP]: The game is still in the concept stage and players should be expecting to discuss ideas and opinions about how the game should be created, but not actually test much.

[ALPHA TEST]: The game is in early development and not quite ready to play from beginning to end. Players should be expecting to play parts of the game, and perhaps replay those parts or focus on one section of the rules at a time.

[BETA TEST]: The game is in late development and is ready to be played all the way through. Players should be expecting to give feedback and criticism about the game while playing it.

If an event is tagged by the phrase "[NDA REQUIRED]", the Designer has asked that details about his/her game design be kept quiet. The Designer may ask players to sign an actual NDA form, or to just verbally promise not to discuss the game after the playtest.

PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR PHONE NUMBER(S) IN YOUR EMAIL SO WE CAN REACH YOU IF NECESSARY!

So send eMail with the events you would LIKE to play in, whether you are a Designer, a Helper or a Player. We will do our best to match you up with the events that you are interested in. There WILL be a Big Board at METATOPIA, and any seats which are not filled in advance CAN be filled at the convention.

You are also allowed to submit a second and third choice for events in the same time slot, which will save us time in negotiating what you can get into if your primary choice is filled already. Just make it clear what is an alternate choice so we can enter things quickly.

Also, PLEASE put down "D" events (panels and seminars) along with others - it is important that we track interest in the various panels, and that we know where you have holes in your schedule.

Send your reservation eMail to us at m2013@dexposure.com

You may ONLY reserve seats in METATOPIA 2013 events if you are pre-registered. Click here to pre-register for METATOPIA 2013 if you have not already done so.

We will reply within 48 hours with a confirmation that your requests were received. If you do NOT get a confirmation, assume that your codes are NOT received and try again. Note that you MUST include a valid eMail reply-to address for us to reach you to confirm!


The MASTER INDEX OF EVENTS


L086: [ALPHA TEST] "S.A.L.T." by SPQR Soft LLC; presented by Steve Radabaugh. S.A.L.T. is a proof of concept test for a new way play Live Action Role Playing games using the devices that most of us already have in our pockets. This test will have you play through a short scenario letting your phone keep track of all of the important details. Must have an iOS device with iOS7. Friday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Serious, All Ages.

L087: [BETA TEST] Freeform; "The Greatest Loss" presented by Christopher Amherst. The greatest loss that any parent can experience is losing their child. A piece of you is forever lost and the future you dreamed of is no longer meant to be. The only ones who understand your grief are those who have experienced this tragedy for themselves. This is an American Freeform designed for mature audiences, and deals with subject matter such as death (accidental, suicide, and homicide), substance abuse, gun rights/control, physical /emotional abuse, sexism, racism, homophobia, and marital strife. Friday, 9:00AM - 1:00PM; Very Serious, 18 & Over ONLY.

L113: [BETA TEST] Witch Hunter; "Burning at the Stake" by Damocles Thread. West of New Amsterdam, along the rolling hills of Foster's Fields, a grim trial of demons sorcerers and innocents takes place. A witch in their midst is blighting the town. Morris Town will belong to New Netherlands no more if the paranoia and panic is not quelled, to say nothing of the problems if dark magics are found. Friday, 1:00PM - 4:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY.

L154: [BETA TEST] Monsterhearts LARP; "Sex, Horror, Teen Monsters and You!" presented by John Stavropoulos & James Stuart. "Hideous, horrible things hide in the shadows. You know… because you’re one of them." Featuring sex, horror, teenage monsters, supernatural romance, desperation, isolation, anxiety, and unexpected desire. We will play out teen sex horror stories BUT this isn’t about monsters. It’s about the confusion we feel as teenagers when our body and social world suddenly change without permission or warning. Friday, 4:00PM - 8:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

L178: [BETA TEST] Chronos System; "Devil Days: The Devil's Swing" by Eschaton Media; presented by Michael Pucci & Ashley Zdeb. Welcome to the swing party cats and kittens. The dark lords have demanded we collect the wounded souls of the mortal world so that we may open the basalt gates of damnation. Now it is time for us to leave behind the sock hops and malt shops so that we can harvest souls in the bars and clubs of 1959 middle America. Friday, 8:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY. [NDA REQUIRED]

L206: [BETA TEST] FUDGE-Based System; "Mass Effect: Calm Before the Storm" by Damocles Thread & HitMouse Studios. The Heroniaon colonies, the first four colonized planets outside the Attican Traverse. Have forged military and trade treaties with each other and are presenting a petition for Membership to the council. A move heartily opposed by the Batarian Hegemony and certain Mercenary companies. With Commander Shepard's reappearance and rumored detention by the Human Alliance on Earth. Many of the delegates and their representatives present for this petitioning have found this the perfect opportunity to pursue their own personal agendas and perhaps investigate if there is any truth to the rumors about the Reapers. Especially after it was leaked to Galaxy Alliance News that the Ruler of Omega Aria T'alock might be making an appearance. Friday, 12:00AM - 4:00AM; Fun, Under 18 Requires Parental Clearance.

L209: [BETA TEST] "Backstage LARP: The Seattle Affair" presented by Nicolas Hornyak. At a club in the University District, staff members of WEREHAUS are working the festival of the year, and the biggest names in music have shown with groupies, managers, lucky fans and mobsters. But the supernatural presence is stirring on the West Coast, and it's clashing together behind the scenes with celebrities and normal folk alike. A playtest for a LARP adaptation experiment of the Fate Accelerated Edition rules. Saturday, 9:00AM - 1:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

L210: [ALPHA TEST] "S.A.L.T." by SPQR Soft LLC; presented by Steve Radabaugh. S.A.L.T. is a proof of concept test for a new way play Live Action Role Playing games using the devices that most of us already have in our pockets. This test will have you play through a short scenario letting your phone keep track of all of the important details. Must have an iOS device with iOS7. Saturday, 9:00AM - 11:00AM; Serious, All Ages.

L211: [BETA TEST] Freeform; "At What Cost" presented by Christopher Amherst. In the shadowy world of modern espionage, the questions that haunt you and your fellow agents are "Who do you trust?", "Who are you really?", "What is the truth?", and "How much is your loyalty to duty, country, and your fellow agents?" Now one of you has committed the cardinal sin in the world of covert ops: selling secrets to the enemy. How far are you willing to go to uncover the traitor? This is an American Freeform designed for mature audiences, and deals with subject matter such as the use of enhanced interrogation, pervasive surveillance, infidelity, and betrayal. Saturday, 9:00AM - 1:00PM; Very Serious, 18 & Over ONLY.

L306: [BETA TEST] Freeblades; "Treachery at Tulaan" by Damocles Thread. Pirates imperil the port! Counsellors clash in commercial conflict! Mercenary madmen make mayhem! You and your (arguably) noble band of (well armed) peacekeepers must untangle this amphibious imbroglio - all while avoiding the potential traitors in your midst. Saturday, 8:00PM - 11:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

L318: [BETA TEST] Freeform; "Service" by Phoenix Outlaw Productions; presented by Shoshana Kessock. The United States is at war and they need every soldier they can get to support the troops. Namely, they need YOU! Come workshop this new freeform LARP from designer Shoshana Kessock of Phoenix Outlaw Productions about being drafted, saying goodbye to what you knew, and the responsibilities to your country. Meant as introductory scenario for freeform LARP, workshop before and debrief afterwards to follow. Saturday, 9:00PM - 12:00AM; Fun, All Ages.

L336: [BETA TEST] Freeform; "The Greatest Loss" presented by Christopher Amherst. The greatest loss that any parent can experience is losing their child. A piece of you is forever lost and the future you dreamed of is no longer meant to be. The only ones who understand your grief are those who have experienced this tragedy for themselves. This is an American Freeform designed for mature audiences, and deals with subject matter such as death (accidental, suicide, and homicide), substance abuse, gun rights/control, physical /emotional abuse, sexism, racism, homophobia, and marital strife. Saturday, 12:00AM - 4:00AM; Very Serious, 18 & Over ONLY.

L348: [ALPHA TEST] "S.A.L.T." by SPQR Soft LLC; presented by Steve Radabaugh. S.A.L.T. is a proof of concept test for a new way play Live Action Role Playing games using the devices that most of us already have in our pockets. This test will have you play through a short scenario letting your phone keep track of all of the important details. Must have an iOS device with iOS7. Sunday, 10:00AM - 12:00PM; Serious, All Ages.

L349: [BETA TEST] Monsterhearts LARP; "Sex, Horror, Teen Monsters and You!" presented by James Stuart. "Hideous, horrible things hide in the shadows. You know… because you’re one of them." Featuring sex, horror, teenage monsters, supernatural romance, desperation, isolation, anxiety, and unexpected desire. We will play out teen sex horror stories BUT this isn’t about monsters. It’s about the confusion we feel as teenagers when our body and social world suddenly change without permission or warning. Sunday, 10:00AM - 2:00PM; Fun, 18 & Over ONLY.

L372: [BETA TEST] System Inspired by Jeepform; "Stances" by Damocles Thread. An exploration of how much of our communication is done solely with body positioning set during the fall of the tower of Babel. Live the experiences of friends, lovers and families torn asunder by the shattering of mankind's greatest work. Tell a story without words. Sunday, 12:00PM - 2:00PM; Serious, 18 & Over ONLY.

L386: [BETA TEST] Freeform; "At What Cost" presented by Christopher Amherst. In the shadowy world of modern espionage, the questions that haunt you and your fellow agents are "Who do you trust?", "Who are you really?", "What is the truth?", and "How much is your loyalty to duty, country, and your fellow agents?" Now one of you has committed the cardinal sin in the world of covert ops: selling secrets to the enemy. How far are you willing to go to uncover the traitor? This is an American Freeform designed for mature audiences, and deals with subject matter such as the use of enhanced interrogation, pervasive surveillance, infidelity, and betrayal. Sunday, 2:00PM - 6:00PM; Very Serious, 18 & Over ONLY.


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