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CARPS December Event 2017

Central Action Role-Playing Society
We are a high-fantasy LARP (Live Action Role-Playing) group that is currently based in Southeast Michigan. You may already be familiar with tabletop role-playing games (RPGs) such as Dungeons and Dragons or White Wolf products. If you are, the difference between an RPG and a LARP is that RPGs consist of half a dozen or so players sitting around a kitchen table with dice and a single Game Master, whereas a LARP is a cross between an elaborate theatre production, live combat, and a hike in the woods. LARPs such as ours have costuming, boffer weapons, and dozens of players whose actions influence not only what you can accomplish but the course of an entire fantasy world. If you aren’t, well, them’s the basics.

Greetings to all new and prospective players! As always, your first event is free, with a free rewrite should you decide you would rather play a different sort of character or have a different set of skills. (You must be 18 to play.)

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For more info, check out:
http://www.carpsgame.com/

Events for the Week Dec 4th-10th

Five events for this week. Look forward to Harry Potter, LARP, Comics, Hot Wheels and Art.

Don’t know what to do for the week? Well, check out what’s going on for this weekend.

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Mardi Gras Steampunk Gathering

We had a great time in December, so now it’s time for another Steampunk Gathering. Come out to Patrick J’s to celebrate Mardi Gras!

Patrick J’s is an Irish Pub in Berkley on 12 Mile Rd, with lots of free parking for your airship on the street and in the back. Good food! Good drinks! Good company! (21 and over)

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/628221314024963/

Michigan Nordic Fire Festival

Ship burning, fire dancing, spear throwing, sword fighting, kid’s quest, hammer toss, music, beekeeping, mead drinking, arrow shooting, friend making, winter-loving, helmet wearing, hands-on adventure! By popular demand, we bring to you YEAR 2! $2/person/day, or $5 per family. Free to registered volunteers, vendors, and to those who visit our select sponsors!

Shuttle Service from Charlotte High School
378 State St, Charlotte, MI 48813 to Festival running every 15 minutes
Friday 5:30pm-11:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday 11:00am-4:00pm
Free Friday
$2 Saturday/Sunday for individuals $5 for families
Free tickets at select sponsors

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For more info, check out:
http://www.michigannordicfirefestival.com/
https://www.facebook.com/events/1614080705288429/

Events for the Week February 20th-26th

Fire, Comics and Mardi Gras with Steampunk are the theme for this upcoming weekend.

Don’t know what to do for the week? Well, check out what’s going on for this weekend.

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Events for the Week February 13th-19th

Pirates and Post Apocalyptic LARP awaits those who venture out this weekend.

Don’t know what to do for the week? Well, check out what’s going on for this weekend.

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MeggaXP’s “Blood Bash”

Michigan’s Entertainment, Gaming, Geek and Arts Experience (Meggaxp) invites you to EXPERIENCE horror like never before! Valentine’s weekend, 2017, join the people behind Meggaxp as they bring a horror show like no other to Jackson, Michigan…..the BLOOD BASH!

What makes Blood Bash so different? Well, let’s do a little…dissecting, shall we?

Celebrity Guests:
This is a horror show, right? Well, you know that the fine folks at Meggaxp are going to be bringing some cult classic guests to this show. We are still building our roster, but be sure to check back often to see who’s made a deal with the devil to be a part of this show!

Artists, exhibitors, and vendors:
First of all, we will feature over 60 artists, crafters, and exhibitors brining nothing but horror merchandise to the con for your sick and twisted souls to purchase! From artwork and prints to diabolical demonic bears, Blood Bash will have something for everyone!

Horror Film Festival and Marathon:
Next, Blood Bash will feature over 20 hours of horror films from classics like Night of the Living Dead and the Cabinet of Dr. Caligari to new, twisted creations from short film producers in the first ever Blood Bash short film festival! More details on this to be announced later, but know that it’s going to be insanely good.

Horror Short Story Contest:
Think you’ve got what it takes to tell a twisted tale? Well, then, show that Stephen character who the REAL king of horror is – by entering our Horror Short Story Contest! More on this will be announced soon, but start creating your craziest stories, and prepare to tell them to the world! (Short stories = 2500 words or fewer, so start writing!)

My Bloody Valentine Dinner and Dance:
It IS Valentine’s weekend, after all, and FINALLY someone is doing something for the lovers of the dark and deranged – – – join us at the Commonwealth for a full fledged dinner followed by a horror dance that’s sure to be a BLOODY GOOD TIME. More on the My Bloody Valentine Dinner and Dance to be announced soon.

Horror themed gaming:
This IS brought to you by the people who run Meggaxp, and as such, you KNOW there’s GOT TO BE SOME GAMING GOING ON! Take a trip to the Atrium Ballroom and visit a museum of sorts, where you can learn about and play some of the video game industry’s most controversial and scary games of all time! From Night Trap (Sega CD) to Friday the 13th (NES) to Left 4 Dead (XBOX 360) and more – there’s going to be a lot of games to check out and even some challenges to enter…if you dare.
Not only will there be video games, though, the good folks at ThroatPunchGames will once again be demoing some of the darker tabletop games from the past 30 years, including one of our all time favorites from growing up – the Nightmare VHS Board Game! BEWARE THE GATEKEEPER! There will be several games to check out that’ll keep your horror itch scratched until Halloween comes around.

Cosplay Contest:
How could Meggaxp have an event without a cosplay contest? Yes, kiddies, we will feature a cosplay contest – where people will compete to be crowned Blood Bash Champions for 2017! We will have a few different categories, so check back for more on this!

This show is still quite a ways out, and we will be adding things to it as time goes on…keep checking back….if you dare!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHH *evil laugh*

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For more info, check out:
https://www.facebook.com/events/366801360318415/