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Urban Nightmare: State of Chaos Megagame (Cambridge)
Sat 1 July 2017, 09:30 – 17:00 BST
Urban Nightmare is a Megagame - part roleplaying game, part live action event, part boardgame ...but all FUN!
This game explores how a fictional state in the US copes with the zombie apocalypse. Teams of players will represent the state government and mayors, police and emergency services of several cities. They will work together to prevent the zombie hordes from devestating the cities and overrunning the state (...or not!)
This will be a megagame like no other. It will be run simulatenously with other games around the UK and globally. Each game will represent a different state and there will aso be teams representing the pentagon and the president's office who will be able to dispatch assistance to where it is needed most.
The Cambridge game is set in the fictional US state of Wabash.
Will your city survive the ultimate Urban Nightmare?
If I have booked tickets for a team as a group of friends can we assign the roles amongst ourselves?
Megagames are great to play with friends and we are more than happy for players on a team to decide amongst themselves who will take on what role in the team. We reserve the right to assign roles to players purely in the cases where players are unable to agree amongst themselves.
I would like to play as a team with friends but there are 5 of us and the team we want to buy tickets for only has 4 places. What shall I do?
Please get in touch. The team structure is very flexible and we can easily adjust the team to fit in an extra player.
I want to book a ticket just for myself rather than a whole team. Is that OK?
Absolutely! Megagames are great ways to meet people. Playing as part of a team with people you have never met before can also bring out new strength in everyone on the team.
I have never played a megagame before - is there a specific role that I should play?
Your best guide is to ask yourself what you enjoy and what you are good at. If you enjoy talking to people and negotiating then one of the political roles (Mayor or Chief of Police) would be perfect for you. If you enjoy something which has more game mechanics and don't mind a few simple rules to learn then one of the Operations roles would suit you (eg. Police Operations Officer). The Chief of Emergency Services is a role that involves playing at the map and some politics. The Press Officer roles are great for those who enjoy presenting information in a certain light. If you have any questions about the roles please don't hesitate to ask.
Is there an age limit to enter the event?
In general, the minumum age limit is 18 years of age. However, the game does not contain any themes or images that would be unsuitable for young adults. For players younger than 18 we have to be satisfied that they will be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult throughout the day. If you are buying tickets for someone who is below 18 please contact us so that we can confirm with you that they will accompanied by a guardian throughout the day.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is no reserved parking for the event. It is possible (but not easy) to find some on-road parking along Mill Road. However, if you are coming by car we would suggest you use city centre parking or park-and-ride. St Philip's Church Centre is approximately 20 minutes walk from the city centre and central bus station. If you are coming by train, the venue is only 15 minutes walk from Cambridge station.
Is my registration/ticket transferable?
Yes, if you are unable to make it to the event you can give your ticket to someone else to attend in your place.
What restrictions on accessibilty does the venue have?
The venue is fully accessible for wheelchair users. Some of the game will be played in rooms that are on the upper floor. There is a lift to the upper floor but it is slow and we would suggest that if you have accessibility requirements you may wish to consider taking on a role in your team that does not need to travel between floors. We can offer a very limited number of parking spaces at the rear of the venue for anyone who has accessibility concerns.
Is food availble at the venue?
Yes, there is a cafe attached to the hall which serves hot food, beverages and other refreshments throughout the day (subject to confirmation that it will be open on the day of the event). There is also a convenience store a short walk from the venue.
Can I bring alcohol to the event?
The venue does not allow consumption of alcohol. Any guests bringing alcohol to the venue or consuming alcohol at the event will be asked to leave.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Click on the CONTACT link at the bottom of this page or email firstname.lastname@example.org