Conclave: Now on Kickstarter

Conclave is a live-action game of political scheming between 13th-century Cardinals designed by Willow Palacek. 8 to 27 players take the role of historic characters, literally locked in a room together until they decide who will be the next Pope. It has been a cult favorite of the convention circuit, and now you can get a copy on Kickstarter!

Support regional game designers and check it out!

Conclave: The Papal Election LARP on Kickstarter

Larp House Presents: Sing Your Heart Out

woman singing into microphone

Who thought that a singing competition was a good idea for a nonprofit fundraiser? Now six nonprofit coworkers with a casual singing group have just one week to turn their setlist into something professional. They will have to wow the judges with their vocal talents if they can hope to land the multi-million dollar grant that will keep the doors open on their community organization. Tensions will mount, drama will ensue, and everyone will sing to express their true feelings!

What

Sing Your Heart Out is a live-action game for five players about a singing group composed of very dramatic people. Think Glee, Pitch Perfect, Fame, and A Chorus Line.

Designed by Benjamin Rosenbaum and Jamey Harvey
Organized by Jon Cole and Peregrin Winkle

When

Sunday 24 February 2019, from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Where

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.

Registration

We are requesting a pay-what-you-want goodwill donation ($5 suggested) 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.

If you are interested in participating, fill out our Sing Your Heart Out registration form before 11:59 pm on Sunday, 17 February. We’ll let you know if you are in the larp by Monday, 18 February.

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Larp House Recommends: Make a Scene!

 

We’re excited to tell you about Make a Scene!, a brand-new live-action scenario festival right here in the Twin Cities. Inspired by the format of larp festivals in the Nordic countries, Make a Scene! may be the first event of its kind in North America. Check it out!

July 26 to 28, 2019, North Minneapolis

The deadline for event submissions is February 15.

Player registration opens on March 14.

(It’s not a Larp House event, but is being organized by people who are involved with Larp House.)

Documentation for So You Think You Can Dance?

So You Think You Can Dance?

Documentation for So You Think You Can Dance?, a Palestinian edu-larp

20 January 2019
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Five players

Designed by Riad Mustafa, Ureib Samad, and Mohamad Rabah
Organized by TLS

Documentation for Uwe Boll’s Christmas Special

Documentation for Uwe Boll’s Christmas Special
A holiday game inspired by every film critic’s most beloved director

Designed by Evan Torner and Kat Jones
Organized by TLS, Josh Krehbiel, and Kathy Shane

December 2018
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nine players

Call for Winter Submissions

snow on junipers

The Creative Director is now accepting submissions for first quarter programming. The connecting theme for this season (January to March) will be:

Evergreen

Use of the theme is encouraged (although not mandatory). You may interpret the theme however you like. Is this about resilience in the face of hardship? Encore presentations of popular larps? Whatever inspires you!

We are especially interested in getting submissions from women, LGBTQIA folx, and people of color.

As always, no prior larp organizing experience is necessary. We will connect you with a member of the Education Committee for help with running a great larp.

If you have an idea for an event you would like to run, please fill out our handy event submission form by 21 January. The Creative Director will review the pitches, and will announce a schedule by the end of January.

 

Photography © Allen Levine used under CC BY 2.0

Larp House Presents: So You Think You Can Dance?

So You Think You Can Dance?

During the 2002 Israeli military invasion of Ramallah, people were arrested at random and put placed in a transitional prison camp while they decide whether to release the prisoners or transfer them to a permanent prison.

By coincidence a group of former classmates from Birzeit University are arrested in the middle of the night. They are held at this prison camp with hands tied and eyes covered.

In So You Think You Can Dance? the players will take the roles of characters that each represent different political views on how to end the occupation, as well as different visions for the Palestinian State. During the scenario the characters will revisit their political arguments from 1993 (year of the first Oslo Accords), and explore how these arguments and political views have developed by 2002.

What

So You Think You Can Dance? is an educational live-action game for non-Palestinians about the internal Palestinian political situation, for 5 to 10 players.

Designed by Riad Mustafa, Ureib Samad, and Mohamad Rabah
Organized by TLS

When

Sunday, 20 January 2019, from 2 pm to 6 pm

Where

So You Think You Can Dance? will take place at SpringBOX, located at 262 University Ave W in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Parking on site. METRO Green Line and bus lines stop nearby.

Directions

Registration

If you are interested in participating, fill out our So You Think You Can Dance? registration form before 11:59 pm on Saturday, January 12th. We’ll let you know if you are in the larp by Monday January 14th.

SpringBOX is a space for community events and programming, operated by Springboard for the Arts. We are requesting a pay-what-you-want goodwill donation ($5 suggested) to support the work of SpringBOX in appreciation for the use of their space. No one will be turned away if they are unable to make a donation.

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Larp House Presents: Uwe Boll’s Christmas Special

Larp House Presents: Uwe Boll's Xmas Special

(Update: The event is on Sunday, 30 December. We apologize for any confusion!)

Meanwhile, it is Christmas Eve in Jersey City. Families gather for dinner. Hope is in the air. But for one family this Christmas will be fraught with danger. Little do they know that their father, Vernor Cedrac, was involved with the Ultra Sechs program. Or that Karma, loving mother and daughter and host of the family’s Christmas feast, is one of the hidden offspring of the alien vampires. What other surprises lie in store for the Cedracs as they uncover family secrets and learn the true meaning of Christmas?*

What

Uwe Boll’s Christmas Special is a holiday-themed live-action comedy game for 8 to 12 players, designed to simulate the delicious chaos of a hypothetical Christmas special directed by controversial German director Dr. Uwe Boll. Players take the role of miscast actors starring in a genre mash-up gone awry. This game is game a tongue-in-cheek homage to Boll’s work: off-color video game adaptations and tasteless shooter flicks that shock, enthrall, bore and occasionally move DVD audiences worldwide.

Designed by Evan Torner and Kat Tobin
Organized by Josh Krehbiel and TLS

When

Sunday, 30 December 2018, from 2 pm to 5 pm

Where

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.

Registration

We are requesting a pay-what-you-want goodwill donation ($5 suggested) 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.

If you are interested in participating, fill out our Uwe Boll’s X-mas Special registration form before 11:59 pm on Friday, December 21st. We’ll let you know if you are in the larp by Monday, December 24th.

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Documentation for Screwing the Crew

two mostly empty liquor bottles

Documentation for Screwing the Crew
A game about friends and lovers

18 November 2018
Eight players
Minneapolis Minnesota

Designed by Elin Nilsen and Trine Lise Lindahl
Organized by Katherine Shane, Shawn Stokes, and Cat Stuntebeck

Photography by Micah, Kathy, Tayler, and Larry