Larp House Presents: Boundary Waters

Sunset over a wooded lake with a canoe in the foreground

Why do we do we travel? Why do we go to the world’s wild places? Why do we paddle or hike for days, when we could reach the same destination in a few hours by car? In a world of elevators, why do we climb mountains? Sometimes we go into the wilderness to figure out what matters. We take on burdens to learn how much we can carry, and who will help us bear the load. We go to liminal spaces to find a path forward, or the way home. Sometimes we all need to go to the Boundary Waters.

In Boundary Waters, a group of six strong women facing difficult choices travel through the lakes and portages of the Boundary Water Canoe Area, heading for the Canadian border. As they paddle, they contend with the inner voices of hope and fear, guilt and love. At portages, they carry heavy burdens over difficult terrain, just as they must carry the burdens of their past and future choices over many paths. Sometimes they share each other’s burdens. At night they gather in the dark and liminal space of a campfire under the stars. As they travel, the beauty of wild places will hone who they are and what they value most. When they reach the border, each must make a choice.

What

Boundary Waters, a live-action game for two to six players

As featured at Make a Scene!

Designed by Katherine Shane
Organized by Tom Fendt

When

24 August 2019 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Where

Hidden Falls Regional Park, St Paul (Google Maps)

Metro Transit routes 46 and 134 stop about half a mile away. We’ll solicit carpool needs and offers.

Registration

There is no cost to participate in this larp.

If you are interested in playing, fill out our Boundary Waters Sign-Up Form by Sunday, 18 August 11:59 pm. This larp will run as long as we have a minimum player count by this deadline, so please register by or before August 18th if possible!

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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

Documentation for Paratopia

Documentation for Paratopia, a larp design nano-con

Organized by TLS and Katherine Shane

3 November 2018
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Seven attendees

Events

  • Playtest: The Abortionists by Jon Cole and Kelley Vanda
  • Playtest: Better Tell Todd by Josh Krehbiel
  • Roundtable: game concept feedback for unfinished design by Shawn Stokes
  • Workshop: Ars Tegumi, presented by Jon Cole
  • Roundtable: creative process, facilitated by Tayler Stokes
  • Playtest: It Was a Beautiful Mistake by David Rothfeder
  • Playtest: Magnum Opus by Tayler Stokes

Larp House Presents: Screwing the Crew

Screwing the Crew

A___ is together with B___, and is making out with C___, who is in love with D___, who is having an affair with E___, who rejected F___… who is hitting on everybody. A lot of people live this way. Sometimes everybody’s happy, and other times it doesn’t really work out that well. What emotions, conflicts and weird situations may arise in a group of friends with somewhat loose sexual relations crisscrossing the social sphere? And how did it turn out that way?

What

Screwing the Crew is a live-action scenario about a holiday party and people with varying degrees of open relationships in a tightly-knit social scene, for 7 to 15 players.

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

When

Sunday, 18 November 2018, from 2 pm to 6 pm

Where

A private residence in northeast Minneapolis. Details will be provided to participants after registration. Venue is near transit.

Registration

Participation in this event is offered free of charge, but everyone is encouraged to bring something for the potluck. (see below!)

If you are interested in playing, please fill out our Screwing the Crew registration form before 11 November, 11:59 pm. If more people sign up than we have room for, attendance will be decided by weighted lottery. You should know if you are in or out of the larp by 13 November.
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Election results

We have tabulated the ballots of our July 2018 election. Please congratulate our new Larp House officers!

Creative director:
Larry Lade

Education committee:
Tayler Stokes
Wendy Gorman

Harassment committee:
Margo Gray
Pip Lorimer
Katherine Shane

We’re looking forward to an exciting year of larp in the Twin Cities!

Larp House Presents: My Jam

You’re all high-school phonomancers at the biggest dance of the year. During the dance you’ll be able to hang with your friends, pick arguments with your frenemies, and moon over your crush—just like any other high school dance. But when your music is playing, you’re empowered by it and become the most powerful being on the dance floor and maybe the entire gymnasium! At the end of the night, one of you will be elected Dance Monarch and enact a powerful ritual that can permanently change the world.

Some of you are here to dance, some of you are here to hang out with friends, and some of you are here because you have nothing better to do. All of you are here because music is magic.

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Larp House Presents: Screwing the Crew

A is together with B and is making out with C who is in love with D who has an affair with E who rejected F who’s hitting on everybody. A lot of people live like that. Sometimes everybody’s happy, and other times it doesn’t really work out that well. What emotions, conflicts and weird situations may arise in a group of friends with somewhat loose sexual relations crisscrossing the social sphere? And how did it turn out that way?

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