Larp House Presents: The Hirelings

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!


Our venue is fully ADA-compliant and climate-controlled, with gender neutral bathrooms and plenty of seating.


The Hirelings is a light-hearted comic fantasy that takes advantage of classic and pop-culture fantasy tropes. No sensitive topics are expected to come up in play.

Play style

The game is divided into five parts: A pre-game workshop, three acts describing the preparations, the implementation and the aftermath of a dungeon crawl, and finally an epilogue and allotment of experience points.

Play is led by a facilitator. Players interact with the entire play group for the majority of play. Characters are cast, developed, and workshopped during play.

The Hirelings was included in Larps from the Factory, published by Norway’s Laivfabrikken (“The Larp Factory”).

Content advisory

Acts of fantasy violence and other fantastic conflicts may be described, but not enacted.


Costuming isn’t really practical, but loose-fitting comfortable and flexible clothing is recommended. If you have fantasy props that you are willing to share with others, please bring them!


All are welcome to join us at Broadway Bar & Pizza (directions) for food, drinks, witty banter, and joyous camaraderie—even if you didn’t attend the larp! (maybe check the Facebook event first, though)


Contact us with any questions or concerns!

Image: Albrecht Dürer

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