Seeing that Call of Cthulhu is at the top of the most recent list of most heavily desired rounds, readers of this forum may be interested in signing up for In Memoriam of Leo Song. The group running this event has been running both the Cthulhu Masters and Novus Ordo Seclorum tournament (also Call of Cthulhu) at Gen Con now for almost 30 years. Our RPG events sell out in a matter of minutes. As one of the long time organizers, writers, and GM's, I continually get people asking us to run more. We created this round specifically to fill that demand. Don't be dissuaded because it is called a LARP. While it falls into that style, it is very similar to the smaller productions we run which are very difficult to get into.Leo Song is our way of doing more and filling the need for more Call of Cthulhu. We have close to 70 open tickets between the two rounds as of today. They took a while to sell out two years ago as well and the players from 2014 still send me notes asking when we are going to run a new LARP in the same vein as Leo Song. It's listed as a LARP and is a lot more expensive than your average RPG but as one of the GM's who has written and run The Cthulhu Masters and Novus Ordo Seclorum, I have to say this round is one of our most extensive and has had huge praise when we ran it in 2014. We decided to bring it back because we still get players from that year asking us to write another story. Unfortunately for them, this is the same round as before, but for people who didn't get in, there is still time.
This is not your average LARP. I honestly shy away from most LARPs because the few times I have played them in the past they were either boring, too crowded, or I didn't get a central character. I believe that most people are like me and have had bad experiences and now shy away from these types of events. Plus our round is expensive and is it worth the risk of spending $40 and finding out you have a boring character and there is 1 GM for 100 people?
We actually created Leo Song because we knew LARPs could be better. We spent hundreds of hours (no exaggeration) prepping this round. The material (character backgrounds, handouts, & stories) approaches close to 600 unique pages when printed out. We are running the round with at least 10 GM's per session and hope for something like a 4 to 1 player to GM ratio. In short- we went all out and after doing all the work, we thought we would run it again.I know it may look to be a bit expensive at $40 for 6 hours but compared to some of the other events at similar price points, I will stand behind this before all of them. We think it is worth every penny and are pretty sure that if you like CoC and role playing, then this round will be a blast.Anyways- I just wanted to throw it out there that if you are one of the ones demanding Call of Cthulhu, then you should play in this event. If you've ever wanted to get into one of our (Novus Ordo Seclorum's) Call of Cthulhu RPGs, then this round is a lot of what we do there- only bigger in most every way.