|Author(s):||Kat Jones and Evan Torner|
|Game EMail:||evan DOT torner AT gmail DOT com|
|Male Characters:||Min: 0 / Max: 0|
|Female Characters:||Min: 0 / Max: 0|
|Neutral Characters:||Min: 10 / Max: 26|
|Total Characters:||Min: 10 / Max: 26|
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A group of roadies and fans find themselves in Metal World, a land where music has magical power. There, they find themselves locked in a musical battle between Baby Metal, Glam Rock, Heavy Metal, Emo, Grunge, and *shudder* Doom Metal.
WHO WILL BECOME THE OVERLORDS OF ROCK?
Heavily inspired by Brütal Legend and Metalocalypse, Slayer Cake will rock. your. world. Players take on the roles of musicians and roadies who must rehearse and perform a variety of rock songs. By "perform," we mean of course lipsync and air guitar. They will show up in their best rock garb to out-style and out-rock their opponents, but they may also find their opponents more sympathetic than they'd think. Characters go on a Hero's Journey to different mystical sites of Metal World in preparation for several climactic gigs. Then they attempt to use their well-honed magical powers to improve their performance. Simple, intuitive mechanics based on musical chairs let the players focus on those two things of importance: music and attitude.
Players who enjoy karaoke or Rock Band will likely enjoy Slayer Cake, as lip-syncing and overwrought mock music performance will take up a significant portion of the larp. Although competition among the players is embedded in the scenario, playing together in different bands requires a surprising level of cooperation as well. The larp is built on horde larp elements and character non-fidelity, such that players will probably not play the same character throughout the game. Light in- game touching may be involved. Minimum age 18 or with prior GM approval.
Boss, Emily Care
Emily lives in western Massachusetts and designs tabletop and live action rpgs under the name Black & Green Games.
Evan wears a hat.
He is known for Intercon games such as: Metropolis, BloodNet, Uwe Boll's Christmas Special, City of Fire & Coin, and Voyage to Venus – Planet of Death. He also spends considerable time in the Nordic larp community, having had several scenarios in competition at Fastaval and attended several Knudepunkt conventions. His background is in the indie tabletop RPG scene from western MA but, heck, he's now really a larp guy. He helps run Origins Games on Demand and Larps on Demand at GenCon.
Evan's games are usually adaptations of film and literature, often in collaboration with Kat Jones, and inevitably contain absurdist elements or open paeans to questionable genre fiction.
Intercon is the US convention with the best larpers, which is why he keeps coming back. :-)