MACE West 2020: Divus Ex LARP

At MACE West 2020 will be hosting a live action role play event based on the Divus Ex live action role play system.

Divus Ex: Greece – A New World

The power of the gods has waned as the world moved on and let them fall into myth and legend. As their power fades, the gods of Olympus wonder at their fate when before them Gaia appears, mother of all creation, and looks upon them with pity. Using the last of her powers, she makes a new world for gods to inhabit and rule over, with new people ready to believe and awe at their divinity. But how will they shape the world they have been given? Will they be benevolent or cruel? Will the gods and goddess that ruled before still stand at the top? Or will power on New Olympus be different from the old world?

Divus Ex: Greece is a game of deities ruling over the world of man and vying for power. You will take on the role of one of these deities in our live action role-playing game. The game will last for 4 hours and is open to mature players of any experience. Adult themes are not uncommon in any mythology so under 18 can only play with a guardian’s permission.

Original Game By: Three Fates Gaming. GMs: Rev. Chris Cox, Dr. William Ward, and Mr. Anonymous

About Divus Ex:

Surrounded by marble and searing light, you gaze down upon the Mystic Domains. With a thought, you alter the destinies of men, control the elements, crush empires on a whim. Mortals build altars and temples in your name, lie prostrate before you, and obey your every word.

Think it’s all nectar and ambrosia up here?  Think again.

You are but one of a multitude of gods — some good, some evil, others simply uncaring. Each has his own powers, his own sovereignty, and his own agenda. Use Pentacles, Chalices, Wands, and Swords in a struggle to further your own schemes. Alter events in the mortal world and influence your fellow deities. In any case, avoid wreaking havoc with blatant acts or face the wrath of the Fate-Decider. But even his decree won’t always stand firm. After all…  You Are a God.

 


MACE West 2020

February 28-March 01 2020
Gaming in the Mountains!
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Asheville - Biltmore
Asheville, NC

 

Legacy LARP at MACE West 2016

In 2015 at MACE West, something kind of fell in our laps that we want to share with everyone. Someone walked into our doors this past year that surprised us. His name is Ford Ivey. I hope he sounds familiar to some of you but if he does not, here is his wiki

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Ivey

Mr. Ivey is looking to start a new kind of LARP called Legacy, that involves a new line of tech.  MACE West will be one (perhaps the first) location for some of his demos of this technology.  We should have it at MACE West 2016.  (MACE West is heading into it’s 6th year in 2016 held of course in Asheville, North Carolina.)

Here is some preliminary information he sent us. From Ford Ivery

The Legacy system is an electronic set of equipment based on the use of smart phones designed as a means of tracking all of the information about characters in a game. The games we are concerned with are live games, such as military exercises, fantasy games….really, the same genres that are so popular in console based video games. The difference is: in these games, you take the game out of the TV and play it in real time, in real life. The equipment you wear registers all the hits, whether from a gun, sword or magic wand, tracks them and your general stats, and lets you know by various means what is going on the virtual world you are moving through. You no longer have to try and do complex math involving several statistics in your head while under pressure, being yelled at and pummeled, and generally distracted as much as it is possible to be, until you finally just give up and approximate the result that seems fair and go with it. Now, you get to let the system track all of that, and all you have to do is play the game.

The game we will be running is a basic Fantasy game with swords and magic. We will supply all the equipment (including phones) to the players for a run. We plan on 2 groups of 6-8 (depending on the space we have to run in) and can do a run as often as every half hour or so. I was at your 2015 convention, and talked a bit to the guys running it, and they suggested the courtyard as a potential space to do such a run…and that would work well, if the weather is good. If we must run inside, we can use a large open room, or even space with furniture in it. Things to hide behind are a good thing for the players.

This will be our first exposure to the general public, and feel your convention is a good fit for that. For one thing, I now live in Asheville, so we can get backup equipment and supplies easily, and my staff lives relatively close by, though I will have to get a couple of rooms for them.

This is a whole new type of tech for LARP, and I think will be a real game changer. I look forward to rolling it out at your Con.

More information will be posted as we get it.