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W H A T

An Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Party
at the End of the World

W H E R E

Showboat Hotel
801 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

W H E N

April 30th - May 3rd
2020

 
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Welcome to the World’s Wake

 

 

The world is ending. 

Refugees from the razed nations of Venga are congregating in Portent, the last metropolis. Many are there to burn like their homelands before them: to throw one last, dazzling party before everything ends. Others, however, seek knowledge in the hopes it will yield the means for survival.

World’s Wake is an apocalyptic science fiction game that emphasizes socialization. It is designed with two goals in mind:

  1. Create an inclusive, immersive environment that allows players to explore the emotional impact of active global collapse, fight for agency and understanding, build necessary relationships, and seek catharsis through the lens of a fictional apocalypse. 

  2. Provide avenues for different playstyles, including immersive freeform roleplay as well as theatrical boffer/NERF-based combat and rules-light, parlor-style mechanics at their discretion and preference.

In short, World’s Wake is as much about seizing agency over some very real-world anxieties about the state of things as it is about playing pretend.


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