Elections!

It’s time for summer elections! We need volunteers to nominate themselves for all offices. Larp House members, check your inbox for details!

Local designers featured in The Guardian

Larp House members and local larp designers Kelley Vanda and Jon Cole have been prominently mentioned in this article in The Guardian about women designing games about reproductive rights.

Through video games, live-action role-playing games and interactive documentaries, developers are challenging the conversation around reproductive rights

 

You can get a PDF of The Abortionists here.

Rosenstrasse: Now On Kickstarter

The latest game in the War Birds series, Rosenstrasse is an immersive freeform tabletop game in the scenario festival tradition. Starting in 1933 Berlin, it explores marriages between Jewish and non-Jewish Germans during the rise of Nazism, culminating in the 1943 Rosenstraße protest. Rosenstrasse has been playtested by historians and Holocaust educators, has been played to critical acclaim at game festivals, and is now being made available as a ready-to-play publication. Please take a look at this important title!

Rosenstrasse: A War Birds Story of Love & Survival. Berlin: 1933 – 1943 on Kickstarter

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

Call for Winter Submissions

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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

General Committee meeting (Q4 2018)

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The General Committee meeting has been rescheduled to 20 October from 12 pm to 2 pm. It will be in Meeting Room A at the Rondo Community Library in St. Paul. We could totally use volunteers for facilitator and notes master. Everyone who has ever attended a Larp House event can vote and is invited to attend.

If there are items you would like added to the agenda, please contact the Creative Director.

Agenda

  1. Check-in, meet and greet
  2. Creative Director report
    1. Summer larp recap
    2. Social marketing and outreach
    3. Fall strategy rundown
  3. Harassment Committee: Proposal to expand scope and re-title
  4. Brainstorming & free discussion
    1. Changes to event sign-up procedures
    2. Changes to org structure (new officers?)
    3. Strategies for venue rentals
    4. Election promotions