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Den of Wolves - Discord Quarantine Edition

Organizer
Gothenburg Megagames / Strategibolaget 400 AB
Place
Discord
Date
April 4, 2020
Time
13:00 - 19:00

Saturday, April 4th 2020 - ONLINE event
(13.00-19.00 CET, 12.00-18.00 GMT/BST, 8 am-2 pm EDT)

The Wolf attack was supposed to end civilization, but the fleet endures - online! On the run and desperate to find a new home, the tension rises in a game about survival, politics and paranoia in the 27th century.

Social distancing and self-quarantine are important measurements - but it's absolutely not a reason to stop playing megagames! Join us for a world wide online version of John Mizon's beloved Den of Wolves megagame. Desperate times etc.

Please note that this is a one-off free charity event for the megagame community. <3

About the game

It is the 27th Century and human society has spread to multiple planets. Despite political differences and internal problems, most of humanity is at peace. The various factions, spread across multiple star systems, are governed by the Interstellar Council.

This all changed eighteen days ago when the military of Wolf-1061, an insular and secretive planet-state, launched a massive, catastrophic attack against the other inhabited planets. Through a mixture of cyber-attacks, espionage and sabotage, they managed to disable the vast majority of the Interstellar Council's military and went on to devastate their targets on the various planets.

Through the chaos, the battleship ICSS Aegis was able to survive the attack and escape to interstellar space. It soon found itself protecting and aiding numerous civilian vessels attempting to escape the Wolf forces. The "Survivor Fleet", as it has come to be known, must now provide critical resources for its survivors and vessels, whilst simultaneously trying to maintain government and social order, and mount an effective defence against pursuing Wolf forces.

The old nations

The Federated Atlantic Syndicate (FAS), The Confederated Peoples of Asia (CPA), South American Nations (SAN).

The new nations

Rosal, Proxima, Gliese, Wolf

The ships
The old and new nations are apart of the Survivor fleet. The survivor fleet is made up of the following ships:

ICSS Aegis (Military) - 5 players
Dione (Luxury cruiser) - 4 players
Endevour (Research) - 2 players
INC (Communications) - 5 players
Icebreaker (Mining) - 4 players
Lucas (Supply) - 4 players
Quellion (General purpose) - 4 players
Refinery 124 (Refinery) - 4 players
Salvador (Hospital) - 2 players
Shepherd (Food production) - 4 players
Star Alpha (Small luxury cruiser) - 3 players
Vulcan (Prison) - 2 players


Tickets!
We are running this as once-in-a-blue-moon free-to-play charity event. It is however extremely important that you play if you sign up to do so! Spaces are limited and a lot of people are in isolation, eager to play! Don't sign up if you are unsure if you are going to make it.

Age restriction
We recommend that you are 16 years or older to play this game.

Megagame experience
This is an experiment. If you have never played a megagame before, please do not sign up. You need to be at least vaguely familiar with the format in order to enjoy the game. If you have played at least two megagames you have enough experience to sign up.

Technical experience
You need to know the basics of how to operate a computer or a smartphone.

Language
Game rules and in-game broadcasts will be in English, your team language can be whatever you decide (Klingon for all we care).

Teams and roles
We will do our utmost to get you to play with your friends if you want to, but we have an amazing international megagame community so prepare to meet and play with new people! Please make a note in the comment section of the sign up if you want to play with a specific player. We will do our very best to accommodate.

The different roles:
Captain - Team leader and decision-maker. 
First Officer - Second-in-command to the captain and in charge of ship security. In charge of security personnel, weapons and fighter squadrons.
Council Member - Speaks of the team faction on the council. The voice of the many civilians and crew on your ship(s).
Communications Officer - In charge of the flow of information in the game. Probably the most important crucial role as we take the game online. 
Chief Engineer - In charge of keeping the ship up and running, repair damage and make on the spot assessment to use the necessary resources to keep going. 
Specialist - Experts (who needs them, really?) in different areas like health care, communication, logistics, security etc.
VIP - The President, Vice President and other important people in a leading position.

Your choice will serve as a guide for casting. You are not guaranteed to get what you asked for.

The game is open-ended with few and simple board game rules and lots of role-playing.

Control
On top of game control, council control and fleet control, each faction will have their dedicated control to support your team in handling game components and the flow of the game. This is still a megagame, not a computer game.

Technical requirements
The game is platform-independent, meaning you will be able to play on just about anything.

The game will run on Discord for ease of play. If you can run discord on your device, have a working microphone and a reasonable internet connection, then you are good to go! We do recommend playing it on a computer.

There are some BASIC REQUIREMENTS that you need to meet in order to play.
  • A computer with a working microphone and speakers/headphones.
  • OR
  • A modern smartphone with a working microphone and speakers/headphones.
  • AND
  • A reasonable internet connection for voice and video streaming (only for players who control units).

If you can't meet these requirements, you should not sign up to play the game! Please respect this!

Please note that we have a tried and tested set up for the game and plenty of control to see you through. We have tech support control on stand by to help you play during the day.

Game length and breaks
We have no idea how long this is going to take. It's the first time we run it. We assume that we will be done in about 4-5 hours just like a normal offline version of the game. Like most megagames there will be no breaks during the game. Please mute your microphone when going to the bathroom as a courtesy to other players...

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