The internationally award-nominated ’70s feminism larp The Abortionists by our own Jon Cole and Kelley Vanda is now available for download.
In a world of perilous adventure and dark dungeons filled with precious riches, one group of aspiring adventurers are having their first day in a new job, and it’s not quite working out as planned.
The Hirelings is a role-playing game in which you play out the preparations and the aftermath of a failed dungeon crawl.
It draws heavily upon clichés from fantasy role playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons, video games, comics, and fantasy literature. In addition there are also elements from modern life, like job interviews, group therapy, sports, and team building. The characters in the game are all novice adventurers, who are preparing to head out on their first real quest.
The Hirelings, a live-action fantasy comedy role-playing game for three to ten players (The more the merrier!)
Designed by Håken Lid and Ole Peder Giæver.
Organized by Shawn Stokes
Sunday, 9 June 2019 from 3 pm to 6 pm
A North Minneapolis nonprofit located near Broadway and Emerson. Players will be given details after they are registered.
Parking on site. Metro Transit lines 5, 14, 30, and 32 stop nearby.
If you are interested in playing, fill out our The Hirelings Sign-Up Form by Sunday, 2 June 11:59 pm. This larp will run as long as we have a minimum player count by this deadline, so please register by or before June 2nd if possible!
UPDATE: This event has been re-scheduled to May 22. Registration is live!
“I think it is about time something was done about the filthy road signs in the neighborhood. I think it’s a bloody disgrace.”
“One might say that one should leave such things to the proper authorities since they have the responsibility.”
“You could pay some of the adorable children from the neighborhood to sweep the area with a nice bucket of soapy water and a sponge; then you would have it fixed in a jiffy.”
“We will get to all that later, surely, but first we have some more important things to discuss.”
The Homeowners Association is at once a humorous caricature of those embroiled in a petty bid for power and a personal drama in which those same people struggle with the demands of their personal lives.
Each board member is defined by their particular manner of phrasing and use of body language, which makes them look rather ridiculous to one another, especially in the board meetings where tempers run high. What begins as a mutual attempt by the board members to desperately try to impose their will on the board meetings and by extension their neighborhood becomes something different as they get to know each other outside of board meetings. What will happen to all of their plans, ideals, and conflicts when they suddenly know their opponents on a personal level?
The Homeowners Association is a comedic live-action scenario about low-stakes high-drama arguments for four players.
Designed by Marie Skouenborg
Organized by TLS
Winner: Otto Award for Best Characters, Fastaval 2017
Winner: Otto Award for Best Scenario, Fastaval 2017
Updated: 22 May 2019 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Updated: Minneapolis Central Library at 300 Nicollet Mall
Paid parking is available; we encourage a car pool or transit!
There is no cost for admission to this event.
If you are interested in playing, fill out our The Homeowners Association sign-up form before Tuesday, 14 May 11:59 pm. This larp will run as long as we have a minimum player count by May 14, so please register by or before then if possible!