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
HOW MANY: 6 – 12 players.
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!
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 playersLocation TBA Twin Cities, MN USA6:30pm-12am Saturday January 18th (January 25th snow date)(Facebook event here)