The hotel block for The Night in Question has opened! We will once again be using the Hampton Inn & Suites Bastrop for our hotel. They have been a wonderful partner of ours and run a lovely hotel. Two Queen bed rooms will be $99/night, and 1 King Bed suites run for $109/night.
Hampton Inn & Suites Bastrop 240 S Hasler Blvd
Bastrop, TX 78602
Want to be a unique part of the Night In Question’s horrific experience, and help create an amazing horror atmosphere? Would you like to be a scream queen or king for a night?
We’re offering a special deal to players who want to participate but are willing to help us create the atmosphere and horror of the game in exchange for a lower price. The Blood Bags are players who will receive a simplified character concept to play out early in the evening, and then will be the victims of our vampiric players for the rest of the night! You’ll get chased by vicious vampires. You get covered in gore and blood. You’ll get to be the set piece of scenes of bloody carnage, or be the friend that the hideous Sabbat makes their new recruits kill. And you get to die over and over again in fun new ways as the night goes on.
Best of all, it’s only $39 to participate, and is great for anyone who likes a bloody participatory horror experience and becoming part of an awesome horror atmosphere. Only 35 are available, so grab them while they are still there!
May the night find you all well, Cainites. Here are some updates on the game and answers to some common questions.
One, thank you so much to everyone who shared and supported this project. We could not have reached 100+ players without you, and it’s an amazing moment for our team and for Vampire: The Masquerade LARP in general. So what now?
The Hampton Inn in Bastrop has offered a block of discounted rooms to our players, at a discount rate. This will also be the site of our briefing and workshops the day of the game, so it makes it the best option for lodging for our players.
To get your rooms at a discount rate, book online with the group code NIQ or call the hotel and or call 1-800-HILTONS and ask for the Night in Question Group.
24 days ago, Jackalope Live Action Studios stepped forward and proposed a new and awesome way of experiencing the World of Darkness like never before.
Our estimates were that we’d maybe sell out our early bird tickets by the start of July, and we based our budget on that being the minimum needed to run our event.
Boy, were we ever wrong
As of this morning, all of our early bird tickets are sold, only 81 out of 100 of the standard tickets are left, and almost all of our premium packages have sold. We’re already on track to selling out the event completely. We’ve even talked about opening up a second run of the game if we have enough demand.
Over 100 people are already signed up to show up in November and breath a life into this night of blood, fun and terror.
Jackalope understands we’re a young studio, though all of us our veterans of running and playing LARP. We know that this represents a huge amount of trust and confidence being placed in us, both by our partners at White Wolf and all of our new fans and friends. We won’t let you down, and we’re proud that you have seen something in us worth fostering.
If you have already bought your tickets, let your friends know to get theirs before they run out. Watch your inbox for more updates, as our event team will contact you with important details. If you haven’t yet, get yours while you still can. We can only have so many people at the game.
Stay tuned in the next few weeks – we will be publishing more details on the game experience and our techniques, we will be announcing our hotel room block details so you can get discounted rooms for the event and we will have more fun plans coming up.
Also, if you are a member of Mind’s Eye Society, Underground Theater or One World By Night, pay attention to your organization’s announcements. We’re about to give some special fund-raising opportunities to those organizations which have fostered Vampire: The Masquerade LARP for all these years.
In the previous design blog, I talked about how hard it was to pin down what “Classic Sabbat” really meant, since they had changed so much in the last 27 years. So, how are we, the writers and creators of The Night In Question, going to depict them? What kind of monsters are we asking you all to play?
Jackalope Live Action Studios is pleased to announce Ashley Bles as the new creative director for The Night In Question. Ashley comes from an amazing storytelling and game-running background, and will be overseeing the creation of characters, backgrounds and materials for players.
Ashley Bles has been writing creatively for over half her life, and helping spearhead nerdy endeavors for almost as long. She holds one of the only comic studies degrees in the country, with a focus in inclusive storytelling and utilization of mass media communication. She has spoken about storytelling and creative, interactive media at various conventions and functions, including two presentations at Comic Con International in San Diego and guest lectures at her alma mater. She helped start The Legion of Nerds, a college organization that now is the largest at her alma mater and has spread to other universities. She currently works as a project manager at a video game and software company while moonlighting as a writer for various publications both digital and print.
As for her LARP resume: Ashley helped design the setting and story for the Arkansas chapter of Dystopia Rising, where she was Head Storyteller and was affectionately called the Blood Marshal for her love of creating splatter mods and realistically gory props. She particularly focused on player buy-in, intricate group dynamics, emotional story, and vivid worldbuilding. Ashley is looking forward to bringing her experiences to The Night In Question both as a content creator and logistics manager uniting the many visions into an event to remember.