Each event will follow the adventures of Platoon 2Bravo of the CDFS Dick Cheney’s Colonial Defence Marine Corps contingent.
Marines, and supporting non-combatant staff, will deployed in defense of their home colonies. Adversaries to date have mainly been rogue replicants, but evidence and rumours are emerging of corporate interests pulling the strings.
The bulk of deployed assets will be the eponymous Gruntz – footsloggin’ rifletotin’ badasses – though there are a limited number of supporting roles for corpsmen, heavy weapons troopers and squad leaders. Depending on the scenario, there may be roles available from other agencies.
Gruntz uses the EYELarp Filmsim Ruleset, with some additional card-based mechanisms.
The system also uses airsoft weapons to simulate combat – but the emphasis of the event is a LARP, not a skirmish! The weapons are part of the characters, not the main reason for the game. Also, airsoft guns are available on loan for players who may not already have one.
Players are encouraged to get into the mindset of the Gruntz for the event – bad one liners and outrageous heroics are encouraged – and remember: Never leave a Grunt behind!
Key bits of info and rule mechanics are set out in the docs below. Notes, queries and updates will also be communicated through the Facebook Group.
Crewing is free!
Kit and role guides will be provided to crew in advance of the event, but as always the EYELarp kit wardrobe will be flung open for crew use, including loaner airsoft weapons.
If you’d like to crew, drop us a line.
EPISODE ONE: THE LONG NIGHT
— Incoming Message —
— Origin: RS-228; Wolf 359 —
— Message Date Stamp: 07:08.03.11.2170 —
— Message —
This is an S.O.S distress call from research station Romeo 14. There has been an explosion on our launch pad. Several of our techs are dead. Many wounded. Secondary explosions and possible gunshots have been heard at the perimeter fence. Please assist. This station is unarmed. There is no comm-reply from nearby PMC response outpost. For the love of Darwin, help us.
— Message ends —
— Outgoing Message —
— Origin: CDFS Dick Cheney —
— Message Date Stamp: 08:13.03.11.2170 —
— Message —
This is the colonial strike frigate Dick Cheney acknowledging your S.O.S. Approximate ETA nine hours at best speed. Hang tough Romeo, the marines are on their way!
— Message ends —
All is not well on the agricultural moon of RS-228. Thankfully, as an urgent plea for help echoes across space from the isolated Romeo 14 medical research centre, a guardian angel slinks silently through the void ready to answer the call. Slowly, the Type 42 Strike Frigate CDFS Dick Cheney, pride of the Core Systems colonial fleet, fires its manoeuvring thrusters and sets a slip-space course for the Wolf 359 star system.
Such mercy missions are always a step into the unknown. Be it battling pirates in hard vacuum or rescuing colonists from natural disasters, the marines of the colonial defence force are humanity’s front line in the treacherous reaches of deep space. Drawn from all nationalities and creeds, the marines of the CDF care little for their differences. Together they are a brotherhood, with the most common thing in common: They are all just Gruntz.
After Action Report
— Establishing FTL relay —
— Message target: 045G3-5 —
— Message source: CDFS Dick Cheney —
— Message classification: Action Urgent —
— FTL link… —
— Established —
Be advised. Heavily armed contingent of rogue replicants have overrun station Romeo 14. Surrounding habitats have been attacked. Replicant forces are in possession of military hardware, including 85mm phosporex mortars, surface-to-air particle missile systems and light armoured ground craft.
2nd platoon Bravo have been extracted following a 38 hour operational deployment to rescue survivors.
Intel on the ground suggests that local Weyland-Yutani personnel have been experimenting of variations of the Rampancy virus that causes older generation mk 1 and 2 Tyrell corporation replicants to malfunction. The director of the facility, doctor H. Landstrom, admitted under interrogation that Weyland-Yutani were attempting to mutate the virus to shut down and destroy all rogue replicants suffering from Rampancy. Live testing on a mk 2 Niobe series replicant proved this to be viable, however, some doubt remains as to the full extent of this virus’ applicability to other replicants.
2Bravo also recovered a prototype device known as “The Sequencer” that was intended to create an air-dispersal device for the mutated virus. This sequencer had fallen into rogue hands and was being used to replicate biological weapons for use against humans.
Extraction was finally made possible after 2Bravo located and destroyed a captured surface-to-air particle missile system that had brought down a marine bird some 12 hours earlier.
Among the colonists rescued, 2Bravo obtained one human prisoner, confessing himself to being a member of the pro-synth underground movement “The Eye”. Under interrogation, this man admitted to transmitting the location of nearby habitat Sanctuary’s defense grid generator to the replicants and smuggled an IR targeting beacon into the station, allowing enemy forces to shoot down our first extraction bird.
Unfortunately, doctor Landstrom was hit during the extraction and 2Bravo’s medics were unable to revive her. When doctor Landstrom’s body was inspected by CDMC medics, it appeared to bleed white…We request instructions.
This is Truman, captain of the Dick Cheney, signing off.
— Incoming Reply —
CDFS Dick Cheney, redirect your course to RV with CDFS Le Carre immediately to transfer all colonists and materials retrieved from Romeo 14. As of now this mission has been classified De-Compartmentalized and is not to be discussed, even within 2Bravo. You are also ordered to place a level Magenta lock on all logs relating to this operation.
— Message ends —