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?
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
Sunday, 18 November 2018, from 2 pm to 6 pm
A private residence in northeast Minneapolis. Details will be provided to participants after registration. Venue is near transit.
Participation in this event is offered free of charge, but everyone is encouraged to bring something for the potluck. (see below!)
Back in the ‘90s you hunted ghosts together. You used an ancient technique that reliably bridged two worlds, and you put a lot of souls to rest. Like any team you were a mess of individual flaws, contradictions and rivalry, but it worked.
It worked until Sara died.
And now here you are, twenty years later. The past has brought you back together. Together for that one last job.
A live-action ghost story for four to five players.
Designed by Ole Peder Giæver and Jason Morningstar
Organized by l.p.lade and Shawn Stokes
Saturday, 20 October 2018, 7:00 pm to midnight
A private residence in St. Paul. Details will be provided to participants.
Participation in this event is offered free of charge.
If you are interested in playing, fill out our Old Friend sign-up before 11:59 pm on Tuesday, 16 October. 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 Wednesday, 17 October.
Five gay men live together in a shared apartment in New York City. We follow this group of friends over a couple of years in the early 1980s when the AIDS epidemic hit gay communities hard. These men will be personally affected by the AIDS crisis over the course of play.
This larp is a condensed version of the internationally acclaimed Nordic larp Just a Little Lovin’, run in Minnesota last year. The themes of friendship, desire, and death are universal ones. We hope to offer participants new insight on an often overlooked part of US history through this event.
I Say a Little Prayer, a freeform Nordic larp scenario for five players.
Designed by Tor Kjetil Edland
Organized by Jon Cole and l.p.lade
Saturday, 22 September 2018 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
The larp will be held at a private residence in Minneapolis or St. Paul (TBD)
If you are interested in playing, fill out our I Say a Little Prayer sign-up form before 11:59 pm on Wednesday, September 12th. You should know if you are in or out of the larp by Tuesday, September 18th.
We encourage you to sign-up promptly! If we see there are sufficient sign-ups, we may consider adding additional runs. If way way too many people sign up, attendance in the multiple runs will be decided by weighted lottery.
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?
The novices are locked in the holiest of holy in Athena’s temple. This final night you will be tested and tempted by the gods themselves. Will you have the faith to turn your back forever on family, love, and desire to become an Exalted Virgin Priestess and finally have true power in the world of men? Or will you listen to the sweet temptations of wild Dionysus, the god of ritual madness and fertility, and leave with his free but shunned cultists. Maybe you will reject the gods and return to your beloved but intensely patriarchal Ancient Arcadian Greece outside the temple walls. Your virginity, your soul, the patronymic name that your father branded into your very skin – you might lose them all tonight.
This larp uses physical space to direct players rather than time-bound act structures – as you walk into the different gods’ areas, their essence will influence your character.
All characters identify as female, players of all genders (or none) are equally welcome.
WHAT: ATHENA’S CHOSEN, a parlor larp for 8 – 16 players (the more the merrier!).
Designed by Susanne Vejdemo and Anna-Karin Linder.
Just a Little Lovin’ is a live action roleplaying event about the gay scene in New York from 1982 through 1984, as the HIV/AIDS epidemic erupted.
Just A Little Lovin’ is a critically-acclaimed Nordic larp, coming to the USA for the first time on August 7th to August 12th 2017. The 6-day larp will be held near Minneapolis, Minnesota. Registration for the larp is open now through March 21st.