Documentation for Deep Love

Documentation for Deep Love by Jason Morningstar, a larp about love between friends and scientists on a bathysphere expedition.

Organized by Arnold Cassell for Larp House, with assistance from Jon Cole.

Photos by Arnold Cassell.

4 players, Richfield MN in June 2017.

Larp House Presents: Inheritance

Ten years ago, Daxo murdered his beloved older brother, Baldr. Exiled by his father for his crime, he’s spent a long decade wandering. But now he’s heard that his dear grandfather has died, and he’s returned home to claim his inheritance.

Inheritance, a larp for exactly 9 players
Designed by Luke Crane
Organized by Kelley Vanda

Saturday June 24th 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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Larp House Presents: Deep Love

Larp House Presents: DEEP LOVE

A freeform larp for 4 players

Written by Jason Morningstar, organized by Arnold Cassell and Jon Cole

WHEN:7:30 pm — 10:30 pm on this Saturday, June 3rd

Nonsuch Island, Bermuda 1934 –You’ve come to this paradise to drop a two and a half ton iron ball off the side of a shop and lower it almost a kilometer into the abyss.
You’ve come to crawl inside that iron ball and go down with it, to what there is to see down there.
You’ve come with three other brilliant adventurers, friends and lovers, and you’ll all get a chance to descend and risk your lives in exchange for seeing things no human being has ever seen.
And maybe. in the inky darkness and cold silence, you’ll find a measure of happiness and fulfillment.

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A (Belated) 2016 Year in Review

As the new officers take on their roles and I shift out of being Creative Director I’d like to take a moment to recognize our accomplishments over the past year.

We ran a lot of larps in 2016. We ran 8 larps, more than 1 every other month, with more larps in a year than we’ve ever done since our founding. There were 21 different people (35 players in total) at these different events. Larp themes ran the gamut from resistance and betrayal to love and frivolity.

In 2016 a new larp organization was named in homage to us, North Carolina’s Larp Shack. We still aren’t making as much money as the other Larp House, since we are all-volunteer and our events are free and open to the public.

I’ve personally been very pleased with our ability to be a vehicle for playtests, new games, and under-appreciated gems by lesser known designers.

I also want to take a moment to shout out to Molly Forsythe. Fully 80% of my job was copy pasting emails that they wrote, so all that organizational work up front is paying off! The fact that I couldn’t just copy paste this email is probably why it took so long to send out!

In the year ahead I look forward to another year of locally-grown fun. I’m excited to take part in the diverse, enjoyable, and inspiring larps of 2017!


Tom Fendt

Documentation for Strange Gravity

Documentation for Strange Gravity by Jay Treat, a sci-fi larp about about one starship and the vibrant personalities on board.

Organized by Jon Cole for Larp House.

Photos by Kelley Vanda, Jon Cole, and Emily M.

Played in Saint Paul in March 2017 for 7 players.

Documentation for Walk Among the Dead

Documentation for Walk Among the Dead by Johannes Oppermann, a horror larp about a grief support group that ventures into the land of the dead.

Organized by Jon Cole for Larp House.

Photos by Jon Cole and Heather Silsbee.

Played in Saint Paul in January 2017 for 6 players.

Documentation for Contrapposto

Documentation for Contrapposto by Andrew Larimer, a short larp about an art heist played in an actual museum.

Organized by Jon Cole for Larp House.

Played in the Minneapolis of Art in November 2016 for 3 players.

Documentation for College of Neraidology & Crow Funeral

Documentation for College of Neraidology, a larp by ivan nevill about graduate students presenting their findings on local fairy activity, and Crow Funeral, a larp by Tim Hutchings

about opinionated crows discussing the cause of death of one of their number. You can click the title of each to find the rules text (College of Neraidology is part of the 200 Word RPG anthology).

Organized by Tom Fendt with 6 people on a gorgeous October day in St. Paul, MN.

We also have a video of Jon Cole Quintinius Lope’s dissertation on one of the local fairy inhabitants: sneeple (snake people). Check it out!

Larp House Presents: An Afternoon at the Park

On a pleasant fall afternoon why not play 1 or 2 low key larps about paying attention to the outdoors?

Crow Funeral is about opinionated crows arguing the cause of death of a
member of their murder. If ever there’s doubt about who should be
speaking its everyone’s responsibility to go “hey! hey! hey!” until the
issue is resolved. What more draw do you need than that!

Royal College of Neraidology is about, well, its just 200 words have a read yourself:

Dear participant,

You have been invited to take part in a field trip to determine the nature of
faerie activity in a public garden, parkland or cultural site. You will be given one full hour to investigate the location and gather data.

Data may take many forms and we recognize that creative extrapolation is a key part of the scientific method in regard to neraidology. In particular, we
wish to know:

  • What species of faerie dwell in the area (sprites, gnomes, leprechauns,
    brownies, etc)
  • What habits they may have (dances, mushroom tending, animal husbandry)
  • What locations they favour (hidden hollows, man-made structures, natural wonders)
  • What tools, items or trinkets they have used (coloured stones, unusual
    feathers, shiny items)

Once the hour is complete, all participants are expected to present their findings to each other and form a cohesive theory to present to the College. We expect that the work of all participants be given equal weight and
recommend rewarding yourselves with a picnic afterward.

We look forward to seeing your results,


Sir Francis Cobblesworth

Dean of Neraidology
(Faerie Studies)

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