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

Documentation for Halloween Survival Guide

Costumed adults cowering in fear behind a half-open door

Documentation for Halloween Survival Guide by Jay Treat
Organized by TLS and Rosalie Davis

31 October 2018
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Six players and a bunch of sugar-craving little monsters

Photography by l.p.lade and Jon Cole

Documentation for Old Friends: Behind the scenes

Sometimes it’s just a lucky coincidence when your r-map resembles a pentagram

Documentation for Old Friends, part 3 of 3: Scenography

Lighting and scenography by l.p.lade

Very special thanks to Tayler and Greg Stokes for assistance with facilities and logistics

Soundtrack: “1 Ghosts I,” “36 Ghosts IV” by Nine Inch Nails

Photography by l.p.lade

20 October 2018, Saint Paul, Minnesota, five players

Original announcement

Documentation part one: Photos
Documentation part two: Video

Salon du Larp House: Paratopia

PARATOPIA

Fellow Twin Cities larp players, makers, and thinkers,

Please join us for Paratopia: a local larp design nano-festival for those who can’t make it to Metatopia in New Jersey, with 100% less New Jersey!

Many of you beautiful and brilliant people are spilling over with larp ideas, which has resulted in a number of larps in development. At Paratopia you can get the playtesting and feedback you need to bring your project one step closer to completion. And for those of you who aren’t yet developing a larp, let’s talk about that.

The inaugural event in our new series focusing on design and playtesting!

What

Paratopia, a day-long larp development micro-conference

Organized by TLS

When

Saturday, 3 November 2018 from 9am to 6pm

Where

A North Minneapolis nonprofit located near Broadway and Emerson. Players will be given details after they are registered.

Parking on site. Metro Transit lines 5, 14, 30, and 32 stop nearby.

Registration

We are requesting a pay-what-you-want goodwill donation ($10 suggested) to support the work of the nonprofit in appreciation for the use of their space, as well as covering food costs. No one will be turned away if they are unable to make a donation.

If you are interested in participating, fill out our Paratopia registration form before 11:59 pm on Tuesday, October 30th. There is no upper limit for participants, but there is coordination that needs to happen with people who would like to run playtests at the event. Please register ASAP so we can plan accordingly!
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Larp House Presents: Halloween Survival Guide

Updated: registration link

Pumpking with relief carved angry face

One night every year, the children of the world shed their innocent guises and reveal their true selves: These monsters roam neighborhoods, searching for helpless adults to feed their endless hunger.

Mercifully, we have found that a common household chemical—sugar, of all things—numbs their murderous ravening. You can avoid a grisly fate through preparation and common sense, but you’ll need to keep your wits to do it.

What

Halloween Survival Guide, a lighthearted party larp for one or more hopeful survivors of Halloween.

Designed by Jay Treat
Organized by TLS

When

Wednesday, 31 October 2018 from 6:30 pm to 12:00 am

Where

The larp will be held at a private residence in St. Paul. Full details will be emailed to participants.

Registration

Participation in this event is free of charge, although a potluck offering is encouraged. (See below)

If you are interested in playing, fill out our Halloween Survival Guide sign-up form before 11:59 pm on Thursday, October 25th. There is no upper limit for players, but there is a limit to how many people we can host. In the unlikely event that more than 15 people sign up for the larp we will let participants know what to expect on Sunday, October 28th. Please register so we can plan accordingly!
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Larp House Presents: Old Friends

Spooky abandoned room

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.

What

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

When

Saturday, 20 October 2018, 7:00 pm to midnight

Where

A private residence in St. Paul. Details will be provided to participants.

Registration

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.

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The Line video documentation

A Combine Citizenship & Immigration Services (COMCIS) agent interviews a refugee at the Immigration and Customs Processing Facility at Camp Marol, planet Sirai.

From Larp House Presents: The Line, July 2018, Minneapolis

More documentation

Documentation for The Line

Documentation for The Line, a live-action science fiction scenario about refugee crisis, designed by Jason Morningstar.

Organized by Wayne Flenniken and TLS.

Photography by l.p.lade.

Twelve players, Minneapolis, Minnesota in July 2018

Video documentation

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!