Dune—Point of Balance LARP



We are very pleased to run the Dune – Point of Blanace; a LARP by Gareth Hanrahan (editing and additional material by Kevin MacGregor).

This will take place on Friday evening 6th of October.

Dune—Point of Balance

Arrakis. Dune. Eighty years ago, it was considered the poorest Fief in the galaxy. Many laughed when House Harkonnen was forced to take control of the desolate world. Then the secret of the spice melange, hidden for so many centuries, was revealed to the public, and the galaxy changed forever…


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By order of His Imperial Majesty, Shaddam IV of House Corrino, and in the custom established by the Throne, a Council of Change has been called to hear the petitions of the Houses regarding control of the Fief of Arrakis.

House delegates shall meet on the Spacing Guild starship Order of Destiny on the Third Day of the Annual Celebration of the Ascendance of the Most Wise Shaddam IV, in this, the Year of the Emperor’s Most Exquisite Grace, to make their presentations before the Council.

One House shall be named Holder of the Fief of Arrakis and shall take possession of said fief immediately, with the Emperor’s Blessing. Eligible Houses will receive notice of the Proces Verbal, the Emperor’s outline for the proceedings, in due course.

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Join us for a LARP set in Frank Herbert’s richly detailed science fiction universe. Players should be familiar with the concepts presented in Dune, but knowledge of the actual plot is not important (this scenario takes place prior to the events described in the book). Point of Balance is a game of political intrigue and focuses on roleplaying instead of rules.


Gareth Hanrahan is a profesional RPG games writer and has been published by Whitewolf, Mongoose Publishing, Cublicle 7, Hogshead Publishing to name but a few.  His most recent game was The Dracula Dossier with Pelgrane Press where is currently working on Night’s Black Agents.

There are limited places for this game to book one please email info@octocon.com with the subject Dune. The LARP is included in the weekend membership for Octocon 2017, but there will be some stand alone LARP Tickets.