Rob spent some time talking the Ram. The man behind the Colony Wars SF Larp games. This is what he found out.
Question: What is Colony Wars?
Answer:It is a SF Larp Nerf System. That borrows from SF action films and TV from the 1980’s onwards. You’ll find inspirations from the Aliens, Terminator, Predator, RoboCop, Resident Evil, and others. It refers to the famous corporations from these worlds. Expect to see Weyland Yutani, Umbrella, OCP, etc all up their usual tricks. So far there have been 3 games in the Colony Wars Sequence Games 1 and 2 were both Bug Hunts. A team has to deal with a difficult situation. This boils down to dodgy dealings with bioweaponery. In Game 3 the emphasis shifted to the Colony Wars concept. Now a team landing on a world has to work with a world inspired by SF. In the first Colony Wars this was the apes from planet of the Apes.
Question: What About The Next Game?
Answer:The next event is Colony Wars: Wargames. Delos (Westworld) and CyberDyne (Terminator) have created a training ground. Teams from different SF backgrounds are invited to compete to see who is the best.
Question: When and Where?
Answer:When is the weekend of June 21st. Arrivals will be on the Friday. This will include some social time. A chance for the players to get to know each other. The game starts on the morning of June 22nd and plays on until mid afternoon June 23rd The location is Priory Wood Scout Camp, Takeley, Bishops Storford, CM22 7 TD It’s close to Stansted Airport.
Question: What SF Genres
Answer:You’re going to have quite a choice. At the moment we are thinking of
- Colonial Marines (Aliens)
- Mobile Infantry (Starship Troopers)
- Marine Corps Space Aviators (Space Above and Beyond)
- Robocops (via the OCP corporation from Robocop)
- Judges (as in 2000AD’s Judge Dredd)