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Friday, May 12 • 8:00pm - Saturday, May 13 •12:00am
Principia Mathemagica: The Secret Council of 1688

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Principia Mathemagica is a one-shot "science fanfiction" theater LARP, based on a simple system, intended for players of any skill level and historical background. Expect a game of 17th-century science fiction, set against a surprisingly-historical backdrop of international negotiations, secret societies, deadly monsters, courtly intrigue, ancient cyphers, feminist book clubs, Chinese tourism, gender-switching kings, slowly escalating magic, and an in-game system for conducting Mathematical Duels (for the truly adventurous).

This is a "LARP in a box," originally run at ProCon 2011 that should be able to easily accomodate up to 35 or so players, including any last-minute signups. We have an optional but encouraged character survey—if you fill it out at least a week before the con, we'll send you a character at least a week before the con. All characters should come with all necessary historical backstory (we spent hours on Wikipedia so that you don't have to).

Please don't hesitate to contact the GMs if you have any questions.

Costuming: Optional, but encouraged. The 17th century is a time of highly variable fashion, and anything you could wear to a Renaissance Faire or Victorian Ball should be appropriate, including armor, frilly things, and gratuitous capes. If you want to go for the exact look of the era, think "Jane Austen meets Three Musketeers."

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It's the summer of 1688—a good time for Christian Europe, both scientifically and religiously. But under the surface, darker things are brewing... and not just from the threat of a continent-wide war. Pope Innocentius XI has called for a secret gathering of the leaders of the Christian world, and now the palaces and apartments of Rome teem with some of the boldest rulers, greatest scientists, and most eccentric heiresses the world has ever seen. Will Leibniz kill Newton in a duel? Are the dreadful rumors surrounding the Henri Jules, Prince of Condé really true? Where, exactly, is Liechtenstein? And just what are the "Galileo Formulae" everyone at the Vatican seems so tight-lipped about?

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Friday May 12, 2017 8:00pm - Saturday May 13, 2017 12:00am
Pacific Ballroom 1 3050 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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