Announcing special guest, White Wolf’s Justin Achilli

Only 18 weeks until the Sabbat take over the night, and we’re announcing another special guest player, Justin Achilli!

Justin Achilli is a game designer with over two decades of experience in commercial computer games, role playing games, card games, and board games. He developed Vampire: The Masquerade and managed the editing and development department for White Wolf Game Studio (now a subsidiary of Paradox Interactive).

He has been involved with the creation of over 150 games products for White Wolf, playing a key role especially in the evolution of World of Darkness titles, and through property development for Vampire the Masquerade PC games. Currently he works in a variety of design functions for Ubisoft Red Storm.

Justin will be playing with us on the Night in Question, in addition to DJing on the party dance floor!

So where will you be on the Night in Question? Tickets are still available.

Announcing special guest, LA By Night’s Alexander Ward!

Only 136 days until the Sabbat take over the night, and we’re announcing another special guest player, Alexander Ward! Alexander is known for his role as Jasper on the hit Vampire: The Masquerade streaming show, LA By Night, and is the actor behind some of the best monsters and creatures on film and television. He’s appeared in American Horror Story, Teen Wolf and Sleepy Hollow.

Alexander is a long-time fan of the Sabbat and Vampire: The Masquerade, and will be portraying one of the Tzimisce Sabbat on the Night in Question.

So where will you be on the Night in Question? Tickets are still available.

Announcing special guest, LA By Night ST Jason Carl!

Announcing Special Guest Player, Jason Carl

The Night in Question is less than four months away, and we are pleased to announced one of our special guest players, Jason Carl. Most of Vampire: The Masquerade fandom will recognize him from his amazing work as the Storyteller for the hit streaming show LA By Night, but that’s only part of his rich background working on World of Darkness products, other roleplaying games and of course, playing and running a LARP or two.

He’s an amazing roleplayer and immensely fun and creative person; and he’s looking forward to portraying his character and role-playing with you all as the Sabbat take over the dance floor on the Night in Question!

The Night in Question returns in 2019, bigger and bloodier!

The second run of the Night in Question will be November 16th, 2019.

Tickets will go on sale November 30th, 2018 at 12PM CST, 1PM EST.  Look at our new prices and deals here.

The first run of the Night in Question was an amazing success, with over 150 participants! We had a great time, the blood flowed and it was an amazing experience. And we’ve been given the greenlight light to do it again next year!

Some important changes this time around!

  • Blood bag tickets will be on sale from the beginning. People wanted more victims. More people wanted to be victims. So, blood bag tickets will be available.
  • Lower Prices. We will be lowering the prices of some tickets.
  • Changes to the Four Acts. We learned some important lessons, and over the next year, we will be rewriting some of the four acts of the game to reflect what we’ve learned.
  • More blood, more gore. We are already designing a ‘blood shower’ for the dance floor.
  • Bigger sets. Cauldron’s Keep is taking the money from our support and will be using it to expand their and add more to their city. And we’ll be doing a bigger badder versions of the Monomacy pit, the dance floor. And other great props are on their way.
  • Shirts will be optional. We will be making limited edition commemorative t-shirts again, but they will be an add-on purchased separately.

There are more changes incoming, but we learned a lot and it is only going to get more awesome.

We look forward to killing you next year!

Introducing the Blood Bag Experience (Only $39)

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!

Discounted Rooms Now Available

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.

Well, This Escalated Quickly

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.

What’s next?

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.

Until then

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And from all of us on the Jackalope Live Action Studios, thank you and we hope to be killing you all without mercy very soon.

Welcome Ashley Bles as Creative Director!

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.

White Wolf Entertainment and Jackalope Live Action Studios Partner to bring Vampire: The Masquerade’s Sabbat to Blockbuster LARP!

Splatterpunk horror is coming to World of Darkness blockbuster LARP for the very first time!

Jackalope Live Action Studios is proud to announce The Night In Question, an officially licensed Vampire: The Masquerade blockbuster live-action event. It will run Saturday, November 17, 2018 in Austin, Texas. It is the first licensed blockbuster LARP event explicitly focusing on the most inhuman sect of vampires in the Vampire: The Masquerade games – the Sabbat – set in the famous World of Darkness.

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