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InterVarsity Challenge

The Inter-varsity Challenge is run at Sydney conventions throughout the year. The University Roleplaying Clubs at Sydney University (Sutekh), Macquarie University (MURPS), University of NSW (UNSW Gameplayers) and now Wollongong University (Wollongong University Games Society) each agree to provide to each con a game written by one of their members. At the end of the con, the scores for the clubs are tallied to determine which club has won the Inter-varsity Roleplaying Trophy.

This year at Necronomicon, the games are "Doomsday", "The Last Action Hero", "Rex Aeternum" and "Under Darkness".
So what has that to do with you, the players?

For each of these four games that you enter, you will be asked to fill in a questionnaire at the end of your session, to rate the game. It is these questionnaires that are used at the end of the convention to determine the winner. You get to directly vote for which game, and, therefore, which club you think is most deserving.

Coming Easter 2000, live, only on Pay-Per-Session


He's going to Heck and taking the world with him...
  • Captain America
  • Wolverine
  • Deadpool
  • Spider-Man
  • Iron Man
  • Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner
  • Johnny Storm, the Human Torch

A 1-session adventure in the combined worlds of superheroing and pro-wrestling for 4-7 players.
The new Marvel Superheroes system will be used - if you don't know it, don't worry.

By Jaime "Commander Boyscout" Lawrence and Benjamin "Smeder-Man" Agnew.
A UNSW Gameplayers games

Charlton Heston is dead, shot in the back by an over-enthusiastic gunman at an NRA rally. With his passing goes a legacy that few can fill. Now missing its beloved president, the Secret Society of Action Heroes must meet and hold elections for their new president, but time is running out and it is feared that this generation of action heroes may be the last of a dying breed.

Sigourney wants to be the first female president, but Wesley says it's time a black man took the reins. All hell is about to break loose in the battle to find...

The Last Action Hero

A one-session freeform for 25-30 action heroes, set in a world strangely similar to our own.
By Cameron "HalLoweEn JacK" Malcher and Curtis "Happy KAOS" Gregory.

More information, including a list of characters, is available at
A University of Wollongong Gaming Society game

A dark shadow lies across the land. Freedom hangs rotting from the gallows. Dark flowers, fattened on the blood of the brave and the innocent, bloom in the twilight of civilisation. A dead king floats down the river, eyes eaten from his battered face by fish swollen with the bounty of a thousand assassinations.

Rex Aeternum

The people of a land forlornly hope for succour - what can heal the broken land and release it from the grip of a terror greater than any seen before?

For those whose hope for a better world that is stronger than their flagging will to live in this bloody age, the time has come to take a stand.

A one-session story of Dark Fantasy for 5 players
by Daniel Burn and Joe Pridham,
with a loose use of the Storyteller system
A Sutekh game

Under Darkness

In a time when the Lords ruled the land and the common people tilled the earth. Everything was peaceful, that is until a murder broke one community's local happiness. Now 5 young men have decided to find out who committed this murder.

A single-session game for 5 characters in a medieval World of Darkness.
By Marc Falzon and Jaime Fenton
A MURPS game

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