You’re all high-school phonomancers at the biggest dance of the year. During the dance you’ll be able to hang with your friends, pick arguments with your frenemies, and moon over your crush—just like any other high school dance. But when your music is playing, you’re empowered by it and become the most powerful being on the dance floor and maybe the entire gymnasium! At the end of the night, one of you will be elected Dance Monarch and enact a powerful ritual that can permanently change the world.
Some of you are here to dance, some of you are here to hang out with friends, and some of you are here because you have nothing better to do. All of you are here because music is magic.
My Jam, a live-action game for 10–20 players
Designed by Jeff Dieterle and Eric Mersmann
Organized by Cat Stuntebeck, Jon Cole, and Kathy Shane
Sunday, 19 August 2018 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Music, Magic, and High School Drama!
If you are interested in playing, fill out our My Jam Sign-Up Form before 11:59 pm on Sunday, August 12th.
If more people sign up than we have room for, attendance will be decided by weighted lottery. You should know if you are in or out of the larp by Tuesday, August 14th. If fewer folks than the max sign up, registration will be open to stragglers after the deadline.
Players create characters in a workshop before play, then play out a high school dance in real time. Characters have mind control powers when certain songs play that they have affinity with. Powers only work with consent and last only as long as that play is interesting to the affected players.
Costuming is not required at all. If you are excited about it, you can dress up as some kind of high school student at a big dance.
A North Minneapolis nonprofit located near Broadway and Emerson. Players will be given details after they are selected for the larp. Parking on site. Metro Transit lines 5, 14, 30, and 32 stop nearby.
We are requesting a voluntary goodwill donation $5–10 to support the work of the nonprofit in appreciation for the use of their space. No one will be turned away if they are unable to make a donation.
The play venue is ADA accessible. Plenty of seating. Sugary high school dance snacks, punch, and water available. Climate controlled building. Gender neutral bathrooms available.
Dancing, talking in a room with moderately loud music, profanity in music, mind control (affected player must consent to content of commands), popularity contest. Possible: bullying dynamics, romantic pursuit/rejection.
If you would like to hang out after the larp, a group will go to Broadway Bar & Pizza at 2025 West River Road N., Minneapolis. Anyone is welcome to join in on this, including people who didn’t attend the larp!
Contact us with questions or concerns.
Source image by K J Pargeter