Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
After Dark is many things: a modern horror larp, a creative community, and, most importantly, a love letter to the New England Gothic.
38 backers pledged $7,356 to help bring this project to life.
Last updated

About

$7,356

38

Gladys, listening intently, looked to the two simple signs that demarcated the forked dirt road. In the direction of Ruby’s and the expansive McKeen House hotel property, the first sign read “Sawyer Hill Road.” The other, lower sign, somewhat faded, read merely “Witchtree Pond.” Beyond both seemed to wait only the darkening pine forest. 

 “Witchtree Pond?” Gladys asked. 

 “Old property,” Mr. Raymond curtly cut in. 

 Gladys checked her wristwatch-- they had at least one hour before true dark. “Do we have time to go see it?” she asked with feigned innocence.

“Private,” he answered too quickly. “Plus, takes thirty minutes to drive up there proper. And we don’t go there,” he drifted off, lost in some sort of memory. “No sir, we don’t go there after dark.”

***

Please see the After Dark website for more information!

Run by Zoe Eddy and Scott Sawyer, After Dark happily joins the Accelerant community as a modern horror adventure larp (live-action roleplaying).  After Dark, a Witch Towers game, is set in the fictional New England Gothic universe of Prescott County. This game seeks to explore a multitude of themes: deviance and normalcy, good and evil, sin and redemption, life and death, humanity and monstrosity, and, perhaps, most importantly, the ever-blurry line between truth and story.

Above all, After Dark is a love-letter, written in gray and ghostly ink, to New England. Our world is populated with Maine haunts, New Hampshire werewolves, Rhode Island fae, Massachusetts witches, Connecticut demons, and, of course, Vermont vampires. With the majority of our staff born and raised in New England, After Dark crafts a space around the history and folklore of our strange, spooky home.

After Dark is run by a diverse and experienced staff. Zoe and Scott, GMs of Clockwork Skies (Ashdown Creative), are joining up again as GMs of After Dark. Our staff members have helped to create a multitude of Accelerant and non-Accelerant games, including (but not limited to): Clockwork Skies, Madrigal 2 and 3, Fifth Gate, The Calling, Endgame, Crossover, Volta, and Mirror, Mirror. We're proud of our collective experience, but, more importantly, excited to see how our staffing styles develop with the expanding Accelerant community.

As an experienced staff, we aim to deliver a dynamic gaming experience. We seek to provide players with equally rich boffer larp and narrative opportunities: we are known for providing large amounts of content in the games we run. Moreover, we realize that the Accelerant community is changing. Over the last ten years, larping has required game runners to move beyond pre-conceptions of what makes a "good larp." With this in mind, we hope to expand and challenge some of the boundaries of larp. We're looking to build a game where new strategies for diversity and inclusion are employed. It is deeply important to us that we create space for narratives that fall outside normative expectations. We are a highly experimental and reactive staff who want to work with players to craft a multivalent gameworld.

Ultimately, players are at the heart of our staffing philosophy. We value and emphasize a world wherein we are storytellers with our PCs. We view larp as a collaborative narrative, and we trust our PCs to help us build a dynamic world that tells a range of different stories.

Finally: we're trying something new this time around. On top of providing an expansive gameworld, we're also hoping to use larp as a springboard for public engagement and education. We have introduced the following header to encourage our players to join us in volunteer-based community outreach and education: 

"Educator  

CP Cost: 0  

In-game: You’re an amateur public historian, dedicated to making the history of New England available to all those who might wonder. You actively contribute to the archives of Prescott County.  

Out-of-Game: A driving force behind After Dark is a love of New England history and culture. We are using this game as an opportunity to foster and encourage public outreach in the form of public education via an internet blog, for those interested in participating. This project is part of a larger project that uses larp as a form of education and outreach. Please note, that if you wish to gain CP from the below skills, you will need to publish an approved blog post on the After Dark run blog, “Witch Towers.” You do not need to use your real name (but you may): you are able to post anonymously or using a pseudonym. [Available blog subjects include: Public History, Indigenous Studies, New England Folklore, and New England Sites.]"

We are excited and optimistic about After Dark, and its sibling game franchises Clockwork Saga (Ashdown Creative) and Ink (Goodluck Towers). We're looking forward to building this world (and many others) with you!

Zoe Eddy, After Dark Director

Scott Sawyer, Clockwork Saga Director

Scott LaTour, Ink Director

Risks and challenges

Simply put, running a larp requires money, and a decent amount of it. We want to provide players with an immersive and high-production gamespace. Moreover, and equally importantly, we want to support other members of the larp community. We endeavor to, whenever possible, purchase materials from other Accelerant larpers. We believe in the power of community, and hope to use the funds acquired in this Kickstarter to further bolster the Accelerant family of creators. Some of the items we will use this money to cover

- Campsite rental costs (at Camp Eagle Pass, a larp camp designed and owned by Accelerant community members)

- Props and costuming, purchased from local artisans

- On-site Medical Supplies

- Tech equipment

- Food and Catering supplies

- Special community events for players

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $1 or more About $1

    Helper

    A gesture of good faith to the game!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Supporter Reward: Ink Larp Bundle

    Show your support for Ink larp with the Ink bundle!

    Rewards will be delivered at a 2017 Accelerant game, unless otherwise discussed.

    Includes:
    • Ink Larp Pin Button
    • Ink Larp Oval Sticker
    • Ink Larp Poster
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Supporter Reward: After Dark Bundle

    Show your support for After Dark with the After Dark bundle!

    Rewards will be delivered at a 2017 Accelerant game, unless otherwise discussed.

    Includes:
    • After Dark Oval Sticker
    • After Dark Button Pin
    • After Dark Poster
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 1 backer
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Community Reward: Ink Bundle

    Community level support! Rewards will be delivered at a 2017 Accelerant game, unless otherwise discussed.

    Includes:
    • DSI or P7 Arm Patch
    • DSI Public Service Announcement Set
    • Personalized Quarantine Zone Resident Badge
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 1 backer
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Community Reward: After Dark Bundle

    Community level support! Rewards will be delivered at a 2017 Accelerant game, unless otherwise discussed.

    Probably none of this material is Haunted or Cursed.

    Includes:
    • Totally Normal McKeen House Antique Room Key
    • Vintage Ruby's Diner Menu
    • Prescott County Historical Society Oval Sticker
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 5 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Community Reward: Ink Writing

    An Ink personnel file and dossier, written by Dr. Towers or his DSI staff, specific to your Ink PC.

    Includes:
    • Ink Dossier and Personnel File
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 2 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Community Reward: After Dark Writing

    A canonical Angela Montgomery short story written about your character, and/or something in your character's background.

    Rewards will be delivered at a 2017 Accelerant game, unless otherwise discussed.

    Includes:
    • Angela Montgomery Short Story
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 9 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $60 or more About $60

    Fashion Forward Reward: After Dark

    In-game clothing for denizens of Prescott County! Show your support for the local bait-and-tackle fishing store, Liar's Paradise, and Prescott County's only dance club, the Electric Witch! Rewards will be delivered at a 2017 Accelerant game, unless otherwise discussed.

    Includes:
    • Electric Witch Tshirt
    • Liar's Paradise Baseball Cap
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 3 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge $60 or more About $60

    Fashion Forward Reward: Ink

    In-game clothing for denizens of the New Albion Quarantine Zone! Show your support for the Department of Scientific Intelligence, and New Albion's only amateur league, the The Old Gods' Bowling League! Rewards will be delivered at a 2017 Accelerant game, unless otherwise discussed.

    Includes:
    • Old Gods' Bowling League Tshirt
    • DSI Baseball Cap
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    Artistic Reward: In-Game Artwork

    Choose 1 of the Following 4:

    - Character Portrait by Scott LaTour, After Dark or Ink
    - Customized Monster Artwork by Zoe Eddy, After Dark or Ink
    - Anatomical Tooth Necklace (sculpted, animal of your choice) by Zoe Eddy, for your witchy needs
    - Demonstrably Ugly and Creepy Hotel Art (framed) by Zoe Eddy, Morris Bed and Breakfast (Ink) or McKeen House (After Dark)

    Rewards will be delivered at a 2017 Accelerant game, unless otherwise discussed.

    Includes:
    • Customized Artwork
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 4 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    Cinematic Reward: Poster Art Set

    The Poster Bundle! Includes original game posters for both Ink and After Dark, as well as the Prescott County Movie Poster set (4 posters canonical in both Ink and After Dark). Art by Zoe Eddy.

    Rewards will be delivered at a 2017 Accelerant game, unless otherwise discussed.

    Includes:
    • After Dark Poster
    • Ink Larp Poster
    • Prescott County Movie Poster Set (4)
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge $85 or more About $85

    Culinary Reward: Ruby's Cookbook

    Ruby’s Official Cookbook and delivery of baked goods (I can do vegan and gluten free if needed) at an After Dark or Ink event of your choosing.

    Ruby's Official Cookbook is the in-game cookbook of the After Dark universe. Written and Illustrated by Zoe Eddy, it includes a variety of New England recipes, both historical and developed, as well as small bits of history about New England food history. This cookbook also includes the previously secret recipe for Matthew Eddy's McKeen Street Chowder, for which the McKeen House was named, as well as Susan Kingsland's split pea and hominy soup (also called Anissabo/Cree style split pea soup).

    Rewards will be delivered at a 2017 Accelerant game, unless otherwise discussed.

    Includes:
    • Ruby's Official Cookbook
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 1 backer
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Ritualist Reward: The Wildes Oracle Deck

    The official Oracle Deck of Prescott County, used by master ritualist Florence Wildes. Slightly different from tarot cards, Oracle Cards are often more aesthetic and interpretative in their meaning. Certainly useful in all manner of rituals, whether you're playing Ink, After, or another game.
    Written and Illustrated by Zoe Eddy, 30 Cards

    Rewards will be delivered at a 2017 Accelerant game, unless otherwise discussed.

    Includes:
    • Florence Wildes Oracle Deck
    • After Dark Oval Sticker
    • After Dark Button Pin
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  14. Select this reward

    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Oral Historian Reward: Audio Files

    Do you love oral history and secret audio files? This reward offers you a hidden, in-game audio file from either the Department of Scientific Intelligence records (Ink) or the Prescott County Historical Society archives (After Dark).

    What will you get? Largely a mystery, but... give us three keywords that your PC uses to search. For instance: [Towers, music, goats] or [Demons, summoning, New Hampshire]. There's got to be *something* in there that matches your search terms.

    Rewards will be delivered at a 2017 Accelerant game, unless otherwise discussed.

    Includes:
    • Audio File (DSI or PCHS)
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 2 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  15. Select this reward

    Pledge $125 or more About $125

    Masquerade Reward: Orion Leather Mask

    A customized mask from Orion Leather, suited to a larp of your choosing.

    If the larp of your choosing happens to be Ink or After Dark, you will also receive an in-game short description of the item.

    Rewards will be delivered at a 2017 Accelerant game, unless otherwise discussed.

    Includes:
    • Orion Leather Mask
    • In-Game Description of Mask
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 1 backer
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  16. Select this reward

    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    Mighty Reward: Double CP

    You get double PC CP for a year at the games you attend. This includes Ink and After Dark.

    Normally, if you PC After Dark and Ink, you get 2CP for each event you PC. For a year, you will, instead, get 4 CP for each event you PC. Anything above CP cap will rollover to the next year. This is perfect for people who don't have the time to NPC other Accelerant larps or make donations, but still want to have a steady increase in CP.

    This reward applies to both After Dark and Ink. If you PC both games, you will get double the CP for both games (4 CP per event). If you NPC one, and play the other, you will also get 4 CP per event.

    Includes:
    • Ink and After Dark Double CP
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    1 backer
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  17. Select this reward

    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    The Seancier Reward: Eddy Sister Artwork

    Want something sort of spooky for your larp? Have you always wanted a cat-themed ouija board and an image of you as the Empress? Who hasn't, really?

    This reward includes a customized ouija board (carved and woodburned by Sammy Eddy) and a personalized, customizable tarot card (by Zoe Eddy). We'll work with you to determine the design you want.

    Rewards will be delivered at a 2017 Accelerant game, unless otherwise discussed.

    Includes:
    • Personalized Tarot Card
    • Personalized Wooden Ouija Board
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  18. Select this reward

    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Tarot Reward: Customized Tarot Deck

    A customized tarot deck designed by Zoe Eddy and Scott LaTour, with your consultation and creative guidance. Have you always wanted a personalized tarot deck? Or are you a team of Cursed looking to have your own deck?

    Rewards will be delivered at a 2017 Accelerant game, unless otherwise discussed.

    Includes:
    • Customized Tarot Deck
    • After Dark Button Pin
    • Ink Larp Pin Button
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 1 backer
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  19. Select this reward

    Pledge $1,500 or more About $1,500

    Tavern Night Reward

    A tavern night with food, in either the After Dark or Ink universe. This canonical, in-game night will be:
    - Non-combat
    - Tailored to the interests of your group
    - Up to 25 participants

    We will work with you to determine time, date and location, but this will likely be a weekday evening lasting from 7pm to midnight. This will be run by either Scott LaTour (Ink) or Zoe Eddy (After Dark)

    Includes:
    • Tavern Night
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 0 backers
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  20. Select this reward

    Pledge $3,000 or more About $3,000

    Adventure Day Reward

    One day LARP designed by Zoe Eddy and/or Scott LaTour, that takes places in the Ink universe, the After Dark universe, or is-- gasp!-- custom designed for you and your groups interests. This event will be:
    - Accelerant system rules, with rules that adhere to either the Ink or After Dark core rules
    - Held in the winter or off-season
    - A one day event (like running from 11am to 10pm)
    - Up to 30 participants

    We will work with you to determine time, date and location. This will be run by either Scott LaTour (Ink) or Zoe Eddy (After Dark).

    Includes:
    • Adventure Day
    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Limited 1 backer
    $

    By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy.

    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)