Invitation to EvilCon XIII
Vile Pirate Productions cordially invites you to the 9th Annual EvilCon XIII. As a secret con for Supervillians, Mad Scientists, Evil Geniuses, and Henchmen, it will be camouflaged by ConCarolinas 2012, June 1-3.
This year’s Vile Pirate LARP will be a little different than previous games. We’re looking to you, the players, to have a strong hand in creating your characters. It’s a comic book world, and we’re open to all kinds of villains and minions. Of course we may tweak it a little, but our hope is to accept most any character concept.
It’s a four-color world. Think Justice League, X Men, Dr. Horrible, Phineas and Ferb. Among the super-powered, there are good guys and bad guys. You’re the bad guys, and you know it.
Most of you are not the world’s most powerful villains. If you were, you’d be a guest at EvilCon, not an attendee. (If you really want to be a guest, let us know; we may have some openings there.)
We’d like a couple of paragraphs on your character by the end of the year so we can fit everything in and have time to adjust things. If you have relationships with other players, that’s great (of course you need to talk to them first :D). If you have a nemesis good-guy, let us know. (See below for an example.)
Think costumes! We’d like to costume this one more than usual. If we have good ones, we’d like to enter EvilCon in the costume call.
We’ve got some fun things planned for EvilCon, but this LARP more than most will require players who really want to have fun with it. We hope you can all make it great. And in case you’re not 100% certain you’re coming, send us something anyway. This year is going to be more character driven then many years, so we can deal with adding and removing some characters, even at the last minute, but we can do so much more if we can work with you early. If you want to play but don’t have a character idea, let us know. I’m sure we can think of something...
-The Vile One
Contact us at email@example.com.
Here’s an example character write-up:
I’m a mad scientist, evil genius type named Mr. Terrible. I build all sorts of crazy devices in order to take over the city. Most work well enough, but I’m constantly thwarted by my nemesis Colonel Piledriver who takes every opportunity to beat me up. I favor lab coats and goggles. My sidekick, Quick Jump, has the power to jump ten feet into the air. Sadly, he only tends to steal things that are blue, but I’ve been working this into my devices.
My backstory began when my oh-so-perfect brother became student body president. Every one liked him so much, so I had to destroy him. All my attempts have backfired, and he’s just gone on and on and now he’s mayor, and so I must control his city. I must. I will. Soon. Oh, so soon. Once I get this freeze ray working.