Practical

When/Where

The event location is the Forum Bergshausen, Alfred-Hitz-Platz 5, Duisburg in Germany.
The check-in is from 4 pm till 7 pm. Before the game begins we have mandatory workshops with all participants around 8 pm.
The game will end Saturday evening with an afterparty.
Sunday morning you can travel home.

Food and Accomodation

The game is indoors in a decorated event-location. You sleep offgame in tents and "bunk beds" provided by us, outside the Location. You must bring your own sleeping gear. Cyberpunk food and drinks will be provided. We will try our best to cater to any food allergies and restrictions you might have.

Language

The game is bilingual in English and German, but mainly English.
This means that whatever language you speak, your character speaks it as well - if you can't understand one, you'll need someone to translate ingame.

Amount of Players

For the Prelude, we aim at 60 participants.

Tickets

First Registration will happen via a questionaire and is open for 7 Days. If there are more participants than players, we'll draw participants at random.
The ticket price is 120€ + Pay What You Want.

Requirements

Modern Smartphone with W-LAN capability and Greylight App installed / login to HTML5 Website.

The World

Greylight 2142 is a live action game set in a cyberpunk world, where you will experience oppression, greed, ambition and loss. In this world, magic has awakened and is real.

The Prelude

The Prelude follows the story of city block GL-R8, called the Greylight district, a small part of a big megaplex. For the last 15 years, they’ve been administered by the city, a privatized entity who sprung out from the nation some time ago. Now the city is pushing out more and more districts, selling them to the highest bidder. Rumour has it that Greylight is next, and that there are currently talks with Megacorp for exactly that.

Technology

A cyberpunk, transhuman fantasy, in which technologies like Cyberware and Conciousness transfer are not fiction any more.

Races

Through genetic experiments and uncareful usage of magic, new races were created - Orks were an accident, causing a global crisis, whereas elves were made to be perfect by the most wealthy individuals.

Magic

Magic has awakened in the world, giving those who are gifted unimaginable powers. Regulation of this has become key, making sure these gifts are only used by those who are wealthy enough to afford it.

Androids

Androids - mindless humanoid robots - started to become sentient in the awakening, causing questions about their rights and how they should be treated.

The Game

Greylight 2142 - The Prelude is a Fantasy Cyberpunk game with many modern larp influences. It is a precursor for the much larger Greylight 2142 happening next year. In The Prelude we are exploring a small part of this world - we will have all the systems and elements that the full game will have, and you'll experience a small bit of the world's history.
This also means that The Prelude is inherently a test - while we try to offer you a full experience, there might still be some glitches and hiccups, and even some changes happening during the game.

Read more in our design document

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what to play?

Character Types

You can choose from 5 different charakter types to play. Each charakter type comes wich certain requirements and themes.

Humans

about 70%

Short Description

Humans make up the majority of the population and can be found in all places where life can thrive. They can be found in all social classes with all kinds of alignments.

Themes

Humans don’t have special themes associated with them.

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Mages

about 2-3%

Short Description

With “The Upturn”, magical power came into this world - every race has their own way of doing magic - human magic is ritualistic, ork “magic” shamanistic and elfs have innate magical qualities.

Usage of magic is highly controlled and every human mage needs to be registered for all their capabilities.

Themes

Power, Responsibility, Exclusion

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Orks

about 15%

Short Description

Born out of a lab accident, the mutations have spread around the globe and by now have their own name and culture. Orks are still subject to heavy racism and ostracized wherever they go.

Playing an ork means you’ll experience that oppression first hand, but you’ll also be part of a strong and loyal community of like-minded beings.

Themes

Racism, Identity and Heritage, Community

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Elves

about 2-4%

Short Description

“Elves are not born - they are made” -- that is true - and usually there was a huge amount of credits involved. Elves are genetically engineered super-beings, all capable of wielding magic and all projecting an aura of presence and authority. That also makes them the most ruthless and arrogant capitalists in the world.

Playing an elf means you´ll be a figure of authority wherever you go. You’ll look down on everyone else, and always be involved in cutthroat interactions with other elves.

Themes

Hubris, Racism, Intrigue

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Androids

about 2-3%

Short Description

Mass-produced as a cheap workforce, a small percentage of the robots have started to awaken, thinking for themselves and eventually getting at least very basic rights, though still being heavily oppressed

Playing an awakened android will be a very tough and interesting experience - you will be oppressed in a lot of ways, and will have to learn about the world around as well as within you.

Themes

Self-Discovery, Oppression, Belief

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where to play?

Factions

You can choose an Affiliation of 9 different factions to play. Every faction has their very uniqe themes and requirements.

Megacorp

Corporation

Short Description

One of the largest corporations in the world, owning huge swaths of land and employing tens of thousands. Always looking to extend their influence.

Playing as part of Megacorp will put you into a high-competition intrigue surrounding. Like the big kraken, they have their fingers in every pie and know everything.

Themes

Power, Ambition, Intrigue

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example character outline

The elf who tries to get out of the Greylight dump to move higher up into the Seattle HQ, stopping at nothing to put the spotlight on them.

The one who was a nobody and worked their ass off to be in a leading position within the corp - they look down on anyone not putting in the work required.

The Agent in another corp, who is being blackmailed with the lives of their family to keep working for Megacorp, but everything they do goes completely against their personal principles.

The Megacorp Employee whose consciousness was put into the body of someone working in another corporation -- they have to figure out their new life while being a mole for Megacorp.

The Contract Acquisition Agent who uses corporate assets to run their own shady business on the side.

Iagatomi

Corporation

Short Description

The largest manufacturer and maintainer of electronics and androids. They are trying to control the spread of the android awakening.

Playing part of them puts you smack in the middle of all the issues regarding androids - maintenance technicians who directly work with them to suppress their development, internal investigators who try to find out if someone got too attached to the subjects, etc.

Themes

Suppress Development of others, Modern Slavery, Subversion

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example character outline

Maintenance Technician who is a huge tech buff and who has recently been thinking more and more about how suppressing android awakening might be wrong.

Management role who has been overwritten and replaced by megacorp to serve as a mole within the corporation.

Security Officer who originally applied at Falcon Security but was rejected and now wants to show them what they are missing out on.

Internal Investigator who becomes too drunk on the power they possess and start abusing it.

Everlife

Corporation

Short Description

They are a local, small corporation manufacturing mag-tech equipment and handling the consciousness transfers in the district.

As part of Everlife you will have to make a lot of very hard and complicated decisions - lately, business has not been running well and something needs to be done to secure the corporation's future. Where will you turn?

Themes

Responsibility, Moral, The Price of Progress

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example character outline

The Assistant, who thinks the corporation should focus on its roots, where ethics where still something that was considered in the day-to-day business.

The Researcher, who wants to get behind the mysteries of magic, combining it with science and enhancing humankind.

The Transfer Technician who has lost their grasp on humanity and devolves into meaninglessness.

Citizens

Street

Short Description

The people living in the Greylight district are the ones most affected by all the struggles. They have no power here - but they have each other.

Playing a citizen will mean that you are part of a community that is a playball of the big players - they don’t have a lot of control over their own life and every bit of control they have has to be earned. They will have a lot of dramatic play with each other - their focus are the personal stories and relationships with the others.

Themes

Ambition, Community, Survival

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example character outline

Restaurant owner who knows they will lose their restaurant if they can’t make the next rent.

Teenager who has long dreamt of the freedom the outlaws in the gangs must enjoy, who tries everything to be part of them.

Mage who is keeping their powers a secret from everyone, as they know it will cause troubles for their family.

Depressed store intern who wants something bigger in life and tries to get out of this shithole.

Galen Medical

Street / Corporation

Short Description

A small corporation which offers health services to rich and poor alike. “Humanity” is one of their founding pillars.

Being part of them, you’ll be someone who places their trust into higher ideals than themselves, you’ll be an optimist who thinks they can change the world to better. You might be a First Aid Officer, helping when the need is most dire, fulfilling emergency contracts (Customers who activate emergency distress beacons) and making sure folks get the care they need or a doctor stationed in the HQ, who helps the poor and also the rich and famous.

Themes

Altruism, Care, “Defiance against the Status Quo”

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example character outline

Nurse who has a drug addiction and has to decide between their addiction and the clients' health.

Doctor who knows how important keeping the paying clients happy is, but frequently has to defend that sentiment.

Nurse who gives out free help in their spare time to people on the street who would not be able to afford it.

The city administration

Street

Short Description

The city has been privatized 15 years ago - various administrators are in charge of holding up the organization of each district.

Playing an administrator will mean that you are in the thick of the struggle around the district - it will affect you personally the most and many people will look up to you to do something which you are not able to do.

Themes

Responsibility, Powerlessness, Community

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Falcon Security

Corporation / Crime

Short Description

Falcon provides A-Level security in the whole Greylight district. That is - for all areas they are paid to “protect”, or at least “squeeze offenders for their last credits”.

Playing a character in Falcon means you’ll be often out on the streets, patrolling and making sure everyone is safe - well, at least that everyone is punished properly. Falcon always has to strive a balance - push the street too hard and they’ll push back - push it too light and they’ll erupt.

Themes

(Ab)use of Power, Belonging, Despotism

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example character outline

The orkish street cop, who tries to outrun their race and become a good member of the Force.

The naive dreamer who became part of Falcon because they believed they can be a force for good, who is now confronted with reality.

The detective who has done this job long enough to know that its a give and take, that sometimes one just has to look the other way.

The ambitious detective who abuses their power over others and makes sure those who “wrong” them end up on the wrong side of the law.

Ork Gangs

Crime / Street

Short Description

Orks are often pushed out of normal society into a life of crime. In those gangs they form their own communities and have strong bonds with each other, valuing respect and KROR.

Playing in the Ork Gang will give you a strong sense of community, while at the same point putting you on the receiving end for much of the oppression and racism happening in this world.

Themes

Racism, Camaraderie, Freedom

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example character outline

The young ork who wants to prove himself and will inevitably do something very stupid.

The old shaman who has seen too much pain and suffering in their lifetime and wants to use their authority to convince their comrades of a peaceful future.

The human gang member who got in for their quick thinking and incredible strength, but always is excluded based on their race.

Chrome Marauders MC

Street / Crime / Biker Gang

Short Description

The Bikers are notoriously anti-everything -- anti-magic, anti-orks, etc. They run a protection racket on the citizens but also operate a small workshop for cyberware maintenance.

Playing a Biker will put a strong code at the centre of your being. You’ll be part of a war of ideologies that splits the group apart and your means of communication are usually physically in nature.

Themes

Racism, Old vs. New, Camaraderie

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example character outline

The young prospect who tries to understand the struggle within the Biker gang, and will be forced to take a side to become a full member.

The President who knows that eventually the old way will become the destruction of the gang, but also wants to uphold the core beliefs of the bikers.

The mechanic, who only wants to do their work and will become a puppet of other agents that want to take a look into the inner workings of the gang.

 

Larp Style

Themes

The game draws on many different themes - some of them from classical cyberpunk worlds, others from the unique issues that a sci-fi fantasy world brings.
Every group and character will have their own themes, but the main themes pervading the game are:
Racism, Oppression, Consequences

Safety

We take safety (physical & emotional) seriously. At the experience, there will be a dedicated offgame room as well as dedicated safety personel. For more information, look up our Code of Conduct.

Style

Greylight 2142 - The Prelude is a modern German LARP. This means that we want to create a rich world with dense and interconnected stories, focussing on the society in the world we play in. The experience mixes player-generated content with pre-written content to help facilitate this.

Characters

There are two different styles of characters available:

  • Pre-written characters have a richly defined background and motivations, including their connections to others. These characters have a strong personal story.

  • Co-Created characters are defined by you. We will send you a questionnaire to fill out, and then work together with you to bring them into our world. You will have full control over them. In that process we’ll also try to connect you with some other characters.

For more information about how this works, see Casting

Workshops

The game will use some workshops before it starts to help convey the world, get into character and relay important meta-techniques. These workshops are mandatory for all participants.

Sex & Gender

We want a world where everyone can be badass. There are no clear roles or even rules for different genders and society has progressed to a point where what would be considered a liberal view nowadays is the norm. Therefore, your character's gender will pose no boundaries on how you express yourself in terms of costume.
Traditionally, classical Cyberpunk aesthetic is known for a hyper-sexualized aesthetic, especially of women. This is something we clearly do not want to be a theme at Greylight 2142. In our world, everyone can dress any way they want and nobody will interpret any sexual intention into it. Please consider this when putting together your costume - aim for expressing your style and identity, not at appearing hot. Furthermore - there is no defined beauty standard - everyone has their own style.

For more information, see Inclusivity

Designpaper

Here you will find more details about the world of Greylight.
What you need to know about technology & cyberware, how your bank account influences one's personal rights.

Please read the designpaper carefully before signing up to our LARP.

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