TCEP 19: LARP: Miskatonic Archaeological Expedition

Miskatonic University thanks you for your interest in this year’s summer project, an Archaeological dig on the Isle of Sumatra.  This is sure to be an excellent experience for our staff and students, and it’s all for credit at Miskatonic University as well!

“Miskatonic Archaeological Expedition” is a 4-5 hour minigame written by Mike Young, set in a Lovecraftian world.  It has been run multiple times since its first writing and is a thematic cousin to last year’s insanely successful “Miskatonic Class Reunion”.

You must be registered for the convention to play.  There is no fee, though donations to help offset the costs of printing and props are always appreciated.

Precasting is now CLOSED.

If you are still interested in participating in the live game, please let Brian know in case there are bit parts or cancellations.

Unclaimed characters which have not been cast will still be available ‘at the door’ and there are some opportunities for ‘bit parts’ as well.

Day: Sunday, September 2nd, 2012
Time: 1pm – 6pm

The game will NOT conflict with the charity poker tournament (as I am also running that).

Once filled out, please email your questionaire as follows:
mail to: byronczimmer AT gmail DOT com
subject: TCEP Miskatonic Archaelogical Expedition Character Request

(I have a special folder set up to collect that subject line.  Any other subject will not be considered a character request.  Please cut/paste!)


Thank you for signing up for Miskatonic Archaeological Expedtion. This form will assist us in casting. We will try to match your answers to the character that best fits your choice. Understand because of the limited number of pre-created characters, you may not get an exact match, but we’ll do our best.

Your Name:

Your email address:

Your phone number:

Are you over 18?
If no, how old are you?

Have you played “Miskatonic Class Reunion” before (run at TCEP18 in 2011)?

If so, which character did you play (if you don’t remember the name, a description is sufficient)?

Have you played “Miskatonic Archaeological Expedition” before?

If so, which character did you play (if you don’t remember the name, a description is sufficient)?


Character preferences

Check all that apply  (you may check more than one per category if appropriate)  (if you check the last box in a category, it means that that category is a wildcard for casting purposes)

(Supernatural Abilities)
[ ] 1. I prefer to be grounded in reality.
[ ] 2. I like being a little unusual.
[ ] 3. I enjoy being powerful in unusual ways.
[ ] 4. Any abilities (or lack of abilities) are fine.

[ ] 1. I’d like to be in as little combat as possible.
[ ] 2. I would like to be involved in some combat.
[ ] 3. I enjoy combat and want to play a good combatant.
[ ] 4. I enjoy combat and want to play a poor combatant.
[ ] 5. Any amount of combat (or lack of it) is fine.

(Exploration and Discovery)
[ ] 1. I do not want to explore the ancient ruins
[ ] 2. I would enjoy some exploration of the ancient ruins
[ ] 3. My character should revolve around exploration of the ancient ruins
[ ] 4. Any amount of Exploration (or not) is fine.

[ ] 1. I prefer playing good, helpful characters.
[ ] 2. I prefer playing characters who have no clear alignment.
[ ] 3. I prefer playing characters who will cause conflict or who are “evil”
[ ] 4. I prefer characters who are only in it for themselves.
[ ] 5. Any alignment is fine.

[ ] 1. I want to play a leader.
[ ] 2. I want to play a follower.
[ ] 3. I want to forge my own path (I am a loner).
[ ] 4. Any rank is fine.

[ ] 1. I want a sane character.
[ ] 2. I want a character who starts out sane, but will likely go insane.
[ ] 3. I want an insane character.
[ ] 4. Any amount of Sanity (or lack of it) is fine.

(Musical Prowess)
Do you (aka: the player) know how to play any of the following instruments (check ALL that apply)
[ ] Clarinet
[ ] Recorder
[ ] Flute
[ ] Violin
[ ] Trumpet
[ ] Saxaphone

Which two categories are most important for you to have fun? rank them as “1” and “2”)
[ ] Supernatural Abilities
[ ] Combat
[ ] Exploration and Discovery
[ ] Alignment
[ ] Leadership/Rank
[ ] Sanity

Note that we cannot predict what might happen during the game, and it is impossible to give you a character that is guarenteed not be involved in combat or exploration.

Please write any specific requests below (they will be accomodated as best as possible):