LarpJam, a workshop where participants will create their very own larps in a round-robin format. In a matter of hours people with no larp design experience can create awesome, fully-playable larps or the seeds that future larps can spring from! This process folds creative invocation, constructive constraints, and peer feedback into one lightning-fast process.
This event is being put together outrageously last minute because the Larp House was specially invited to participate in
Golden Cobra, a new freeform design competition that concludes October 30th. Seriously, Whitney Beltrán and Jason Morningstar wrote us personally to ask Larp House people to submit. Even if you can’t attend this Larpjam, you are encouraged to design something for Golden Cobra!
Service is a freeform larp about residents of the United States called up for military service during a brutal war.
Each player takes on the role of a citizen who has been torn out of their everyday life and brought to the Orientation Center for deployment to basic training. Everything they own has been removed from them as they are about to embark on the transformational experience of becoming a soldier.
Service is game about saying goodbye to the life you’ve known, about patriotism versus the reality of war, and issues of personal versus societal responsibility.
Silver and White is a live action game about four suburban teenagers encounter the mystery that will shape their lives. They explore, and each time they touch, we exchange cards. For the teens a few days, for us a few hours. We make up a story together, our invented truths springing from the cards we hold; and they step into the unknown, pausing at every awkward touch, hopeful despite everything to come.
Family Business is an American Freeform about a family of con artists in the 1980s. The family’s leader has just been arrested so the members of the gang have to make sense of their changing relationships as the law breathes down their neck.
Played in the summertime, when the sky stays lit well into the night and the air is stiflingly humid, Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai is a simple storytelling parlor game with an evocation ritual reminiscent of “Bloody Mary.” In a mythic imagining of Edo period Japan, a gracious host has invited villagers to improvise stories. The host lights a dozen candles, and characters take turns telling strange and grotesque stories, folktales, and ghost stories.
At the end of each story, the teller of the tale extinguishes a candle. The room darkens at the conclusion of each story, the fading light calls upon the spirits and creatures of the stories. When the final candle goes out, something monstrous may fill the darkness.
WHAT GENRE: telling ghost stories, Japanese folk tale, creepy ritual
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!
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)
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.
7pm-12am Saturday November 16th (find out more here)
7pm-12am Saturday November 23rd (find out more here)
Family Business is a larp about a family of con artists in the 1980s. The family’s leader has just been arrested so the members of the gang have to make sense of their changing relationships as the law breathes down their neck. Family Business will be run semi-lajv in the DramaSystem.