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Dance of the Dead: A Vampire Industrial Rave Party

$20.00$55.00

The Camarilla invites you to a night of music, secrets and debauchery. Dance to hypnotic beats. Drink sweet coppery nectar from throbbing veins. But maintain the secrecy of the Masquerade.

Play an immortal vampire or a human blood doll in a party to die for.

Event Details
Gates open: 7pm
Game begins: 7.30pm
Ends: 10.30pm
Location: Secret

Tickets
Vampire players (Early Bird): $50-55 (free sample mocktail)
Vampire players (Late Bird): $60-69 (free sample mocktail)
Vampire players (At Door): $100
Mortal spectators: $20

Dance of the Dead is a live action role playing game (LARP) with mature themes and disturbing scenes. Players must be over 18 to attend. No alcohol will be served (no BYO either). Costumes are welcome but not compulsory. Limited vampire player places available.

Read the FAQ below or select a session and clan to find out more:

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Description

Summary

Dance of the Dead is VDG's inaugural Vampire Live Action Roleplaying Game, a persistent world adventure into the dark and horrifying world of the living dead.

Set in an alternate, present day Singapore, the story opens in Elysium, a safe (by the average vampire's standards) neutral ground where the undead meet and plot their nefarious schemes.

 

 

The Story So Far...

The monsters call themselves ‘Kindred’.

For two hundred years, these immortal vampires influenced the fate of our island city from the shadows. Through the power of blood and wealth, the Kindred have infiltrated institutions and organisations at all levels of society. From government ministries to street gangs, no one is safe from the sway of blood drinking monsters.

You are a Kindred of the Camarilla. A secret coven that upholds the Masquerade -- an iron clad rule that commands vampires to hide their existence from humanity.

The Eldest has summoned you. And when the Prince of the City summons his court, none can refuse his command.

FAQ

What is a LARP?

LARP is an acronym for Live Action Role Playing. It is a roleplaying game where participants dress up in costume, and physically act out scenes with props. Dance of the Dead is an episodic story where you roleplay as a vampire in a darker version of Singapore, where supernatural monsters and magic exist. This introductory game is set in a warehouse where the Prince of the City, the local ruler, is holding court and throwing a rave for his followers. You may continue to play and grow your character in future games.

What happens when I show up?

A Storyteller facilitator will issue players with game tokens and explain the basic rules of the game. You will learn how to use your supernatural vampiric powers, the safety rules, consent and the basic etiquette of playing in a LARP. You will then be free to roam the warehouse rave area and interact with other players, NPCs and engage with the unfolding story.

Will I have a specific mission to carry out?

The primary goal for most LARP players is to have fun roleplaying a character.

As a new player, you will be issued a secret individual quest at the start of the game. More quests can be discovered as you talk to NPCs and get involved in conspiracies within the story. If you feel lost or bored, you may also approach a Storyteller for help. As you become a more seasoned player in the game, you'll work with Storytellers to set your own goals that are tailored to your character’s ambitions.

Does my character have to complete these objectives?

Vampire the Masquerade is similar to Game of Thrones. Characters belong to rival vampire clans that seek power and domination over their rivals. An elder of your clan may order you to accomplish a task. This could be to spy on an enemy, blackmail a friend, spread rumours about the Prince or even murder a traitorous clansman. It is your choice whether to obey your clan’s de facto leaders or face the consequences of rebellion.

Is this like an escape room? Is this like interactive theatre?

Dance of the Dead shares some puzzle-solving elements of escape room and performative elements of interactive theatre. The main draw of a Vampire LARP is to scheme, connive and create drama through roleplaying with your friends and community.

What is the significance of choosing a clan?

Each vampire clan has a unique culture and playstyle. The Ventrue and Tremere are highly organised and effective but can be hierarchical and oppressive to underlings. The Malkavians are free-spirited, but vicious and completely insane pranksters. The Nosferatu are one big ugly family who live under your toilet. The Toreador may have a good eye for art and politics, but are also are bitchy artists and influencers. The Brujah are angry gangbangers who rage against the ‘system’. These are just stereotypes of each clan, but they may affect your roleplaying behavior or inform your choice of attire.

Each clan also has a different set of vampiric powers. For example, The Ventrue have Dominate (mind control), Presence (supernatural charisma) and Fortitude (superhuman toughness). The Nosferatu, on the other hand, have Obfuscate (invisibility), Animalism (animal control) and Potence (superhuman strength).

Will a specific character be assigned to me?

New players choose a clan at ticketing, and will be emailed a list of premade characters for each clan. Seasoned players may create their own character concepts in the future.

Can my character die?

There is a chance for death, based on your choices. Your character may perish in game to rival characters, other supernatural threats or even choose to sacrifice themselves for their friends. If your character dies, you may create a new one. You may transfer all your character’s accumulated Blood Coins to your new character.

Will I get my clothes get dirty during this experience?

Not unless you want to.

Do I have to come in costume?

Costuming isn't compulsory, but it is encouraged. Most players tend to dress up, as it helps them feel more immersed in their characters and the world. Elysium is air-conditioned, but the rest of the warehouse is not.

Do I actually have to dance?

Not unless you want to. The vampire rave is a backdrop to the story, our homage to the iconic scene in the 90s movie, ‘Blade’. Future sequels will have different sets.

Will there be fighting?

Physical fighting isn’t allowed in this game. All conflicts are resolved through a dice-roller on your smartphone and our contact-free game system. Players are not allowed to touch each other without consent.

What if I feel uncomfortable during the experience? Is there a Code of Conduct?

Please inform a Storyteller if you feel disturbed, distressed or uncomfortable in the game. A member of staff will help you decompress in a private room. A Code of Conduct will be published before the end of October.

How accessible is your location?

The game takes place on the second floor of a warehouse. There is a wheelchair-accessible ramp to the lift lobby and a lift to the second floor. An accessible toilet is also conveniently located at the second floor. Please inform us when you purchase your ticket (or in advance) so we can make adequate preparations for your gaming comfort.

Is the gaming material dyslexia-friendly?

Dyslexia-friendly character sheets will be printed on request two weeks before the game.

Is this a White Wolf sanctioned event?

No, as we have homebrewed and greatly simplified the game mechanics and disciplines. As game designers, our goal is to lower the barriers to entry for new players to experience an introduction to LARP in the World of Darkness. Most players that have signed up for our games have never played any LARPs before.