I organised (fantasy and Sci-fi) LRP clubs and events for 18 years before I took a 10 year 'Time Out' but have been coaxed out of retirement to run another event. I know that this is not Steampunk but someone may be interested in this.
Starlore Adventures originally grew out of the Dungeonlore / Nottingham Guild of Live Role-players club that I formed 28 years ago and utilises the Worlds of Wonder Lazer Tag system for combat resolution.
The event In September 2012 will be a role-playing game with plenty of action rather than a military simulation (a-la paintball or air-soft) and will employ a non-linear system where the action continues to unfold and the player team must make a continuous assessment of their predicament situation.
PCs, radios, detectors and other gadgets will be employed and the main building will be divided up (using a steel framework) into a Med bay, Science lab, Tech lab, Security office as well as a small briefing room.
The event will be fully catered with the option for players to sleep in the main building or camp (campervans do attract an extra charge from the site however). The site is fairly sheltered and is a mix of ancient woodland and open field. The format is fairly relaxed with a late evening time out for socialising and the odd drop of beer around the camp fire circle. I have a stock of lensed up guns and 360º sensor rigs for new players so equipment will not be an issue.
I have hired all of the buildings on the site and have 35 player places and 15 Crew positions available but can easily accommodate more.
'Better the Devil you know' is set in the far future (Traveller, Outland, Firefly style setting) ten years after the human empire had descended into a five year civil war. With 20 million still homeless it is the story of a survey mission organised by Fortress Corporation.
Political and corporate intrigue has meant that the details of the mission have been a closely guarded secret to all but a few. Intense media attention has meant that every aspect of the mission has been under scrutiny and everyone is after one of the coveted seats on the Horizon, the starship that will carry the team to Taranis an Earth type world previously unknown.
This is a scientific mission and to ensure the cooperation of both the government and the Emperor it has been ‘demilitarised’ with corporate troops banned. Security will be provided by the ships security detail and security contractors. The three Mission Commanders will each head up one of the departments Security, Operations and Science each with its own aims and objectives but all must work together.
Updates are being posted on Facebook under 'Starlore Adventures' -http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Starlore-Adventures/160196070692785
Data Pack 1 - Characters and Combat:http://www.mediafire.com/?98hyccysbc5o0on
Data Pack 2 - Chronology and Cosmoshttp://www.mediafire.com/?o7131d77tlenjm1