Documentation for City of Fire and Coin

Larp House Presents: Hug Street

LARP HOUSE presents: Hug Street

WHAT: Hug Street takes place in an alternate reality. Instead of selling and buying shares, stocks, and derivatives like on Wall Street, players trade in hugs, handshakes and vocal noises, such as “ahhs” and “mmms.” But a recession is coming – will you be able to steer through this crisis without going under?

The game explores an economy where the goal is spending, not saving. In this world, consuming is a positive act, as long as you consume for the good of everyone. Even more information below the cut!

WHAT GENRE: Stylized realism, comedy by accident
WHEN: 1 – 5 pm, Sunday February 23rd!
HOW MANY: 6 – 12 players!
EDIT: Larp is full.
HOW DO I SIGN UP: Send an e-mail to [email protected] starting 6 PM Wednesday, January 29th. Sign ups will not be accepted before then. There will also be a Facebook event for announcements and such.

I WANT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS LARP: During the game, the traders swap simple products such as hugs, handshakes and vocal sounds.You choose what products you feel comfortable selling and buying.The money you don’t use degrades, and it is possible to lose everything! If this happens, you’ll have to start over from scratch. Since everyone is interdependent, your fellow traders will want you back in business as soon as possible if this happens. In Hug Street, not having is a resource just as much as having one, provided you are willing to trade. And having a resource isn’t worth anything if you keep it to yourself.

Hug Street can be played by people who are not comfortable hugging.You always decide whether you’d like to give or receive hugs or other physical trades.The game sup- ports both saying ‘no’ to a transaction, and modifying trades to meet with the accept- ance of all involved parties. Even though it’s possible to play the game without touching others, if you’re not comfortable with physical contact, this might not be the game for you.

The larp follows a working week in the life of a Hug Street trader. From Monday until Saturday you will sell and buy hugs, handshakes, and sounds. Together with the other traders, you’ll experience both an expanding and shrinking economy as the market gradually opens. Eventually you will move beyond trading into designing your own products.

Hug Street was designed by Fredrik Hossman and the larpscript was taken from Larps From the Factory (thanks again to Arnold Cassel for buying it for us).

I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION: Send me an e-mail and I will try to answer it!

Beverages for City of Fire and Coin

Larp House One Year Anniversary

WHEN YOUR PLAYERS TOTALLY GET YOUR LARP AND MAKE UP AWESOME SHIT ON THE FLY

whenyouorganizelarps:

The Larp House is one year old. It is bigger than we imagined it would, but just as excellent as we had hoped.

Thank you to our stellar players, who gleefully participate in our workshops and debriefs. Who costume beautifully and plan their schedules to accommodate our games.

Thank you to our incredible organizers who bend over backwards to include as many excited people as possible in any larp. Who hustle for props/scenery and write new material to make each larp a memorable experience.

Gather now you rogues, you rakes. We are going on an adventure!

Family Business podcast

Before the holidays, some of the LARP House organizers sat down to share highlights from our crime family game, Family Business, and tease our upcoming City of Fire and Coin event. This is the first ever episode of our podcast, and there might not be another, so catch it while you can!

Show Notes

Larp House Presents: The City of Fire & Coin

UPCOMING LARP: The City of Fire & Coin

The City of Fire & Coin is a sandbox larp for 12 roguish characters adventuring in a mysterious fantasy city packed with violence and intrigue.  The game will be run by Kat Jones and Evan Torner in the Parlor Sandbox system, bringing their successful larp from Intercon M 2013 to share with the Larp House!

City of Fire and Coin larp for 12 players
Location TBA  Twin Cities, MN  USA
6:30pm-12am Saturday January 18th (January 25th snow date)
(Facebook event here)
RSVP Info Below

City of Fire and Coin is a Swords and Sorcery genre larp in which players have a lot of agency. As a result, this larp isn’t a win or lose type of game; sometimes telling a great story involves characters who make decisions that are ultimately against their best interests!
There are 12 player slots at this larp available on a first-come first-served basis. We’d like you to RSVP early. Because we are serious about our claim that you will have a lot of agency, once you have RSVP’d we’ll help you make a character and we will fold that character into our preparations. Please claim your slot ASAP by messaging us directly.

EDIT: All slots claimed, LARP IS FULL.

Costuming is encouraged for City of Fire and Coin. Based on the Quickstart RPG of the same name by Epidiah Ravachol. Information about the first run of the larp can be found here.