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Dungeons & Dragons

Experienced dungeon masters will lead you through an epic adventure. Running at scheduled times on both Saturday and Sunday, these are ticketed events and seats are limited. Sign up when you buy your Wellycon tickets.

Late Night Session

Is 12 straight hours of gaming not enough for you? Join our 9 PM - 2 AM Late Night Session on Saturday night! Sign up when you buy your Wellycon tickets. Pizza and energy drinks are included in the price to keep you going until the wee hours!

Blood on the Clock Tower

Beginner - Trouble Brewing is perfect for those new to the game or to social deception. Our storytellers will guide Good (or Evil) to Victory. Some characters passively receive information, some need to take action to learn who is who, while some simply want to bait the Demon into attacking them. Both good and evil can gain the upper hand by making well-timed sacrifices.

Advanced -
Mastered the art of lying to your friends? Our storytellers will guide you through an advanced script with complex characters and abilities. Madness, poisoning and trickery are abound in this game!

Introduction to Call of Cthulhu

Step into the shoes of an unfortunate ferry passenger whose trip goes awry amidst sinister circumstances in 1920s America! Or find yourself on the deck of a deserted steamship heading for the Scottish coast on a wintry night in 1941! These beginner scenarios for Chaosium's Call of Cthulhu role-playing game will introduce you to the rules and gameplay as your Keeper of Arcane Lore guides you through a mysterious investigation rooted in H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos. Horror and madness (and maybe worse?) await! Spaces are limited so get in quick!

Mega Game

Dread Crusade is a journey megagame for 15 to 50 players. In this five hour game you can take on the role of a leader in a crusade, traveling to liberate a holy city from a Dread Lord, in a world with elves, dwarves, goblins, and magic.
Players must manage the competing interests between different factions, acquire food and fodder to keep the crusaders fed, survive battles, and try to find the agents of the Dread Lord hiding within their ranks. Some challenges on the journey can be overcome through force of arms, others can be handled by diplomacy and bribes.
The conclusion of the game is unscripted and will be determined by player choices and their consequences, but hopefully the crusade will reach the holy city for a final battle with the armies of darkness and the Dread Lord.


Learn to play by running through the tutorial Beginner Box together and slay some monsters for a good cause! All proceeds go to Te Omanga Hospice. An experienced DM will guide you through characters and mechanics; please feel free to bring your favourite dice if you'd like, but characters, miniatures and dice will be supplied. This adventure is using Pathfinder 2E


A Wolf by Any Other Name
You are all students at New World Magischola, a wizard college. For various reasons you have found yourself in detention on the night of the full moon. Some of the students are secretly lycans, hiding their condition in order to attend the college. If they don't collect the ingredients they need to create the Romulus Lunar Shield potion before moonrise, their transformation into a beast will out their condition and endanger everyone else. They could get hurt or killed, hurt or kill a friend, or expelled.

You are all stuck in detention together. Will you protect, assist or betray a friend? An enemy?

A Wolf by Any Other Name is a fantasy live action role-playing game (LARP) for 6-24 players, the players play pre-generated characters and the game is expected to last for approximately 2 hours.

Geeks Quiz - Quacks of QUIZlingburg

Join us for a quizing good time, brewing the potion of confusion, and the tincture of clarity as you try to answer devilish questions on everything board games, Wellycon, fiction, film and pop culture. The Hawkes Bay Geeks Guild are hosting and will test your geeky knowledge! Will you take the crown for Top Geek? Note: smartphone and internet connection ARE required.

TTRPG, The Warren and Burgle Brothers 2

The Warren is a tabletop role-playing game about intelligent rabbits trying to make the best of a world filled with hazards and predators. The game is a narrative and role-play focused TTRPG with light rules employing the Powered by the Apocalypse game system. Create your rabbit and come adventure!

The Burgle Bros are never ones to turn down a challenging heist, they have decided to take down a string of casinos. But this is no office job—tougher safes, tightened security, and, perhaps worst of all, you'll be working during the day!

These two events are run by psychology lecturers/researchers Shaun Garea and Ross Hebden from the Gaming Research and Investigation Laboratory (GRAIL) at Massey University. Their focus is on cooperation in games. After the session is over, players are welcome to stay and chat a little about the cooperation they encountered and have a light chat about psychology and gaming, just to get minds ticking over!