Inspiration for 2016

Because larps go much easier if you write them a year in advance, here’s some historical inspiration from Wikipedia for next year:


  • Splintering of the USSR
  • Collapse of Yugoslavia
  • Books: Outlander (yes, Mary-Sue in the C18th)
  • Computer games: Civ!
  • Film: T2, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Addams Family


  • US Bicentennial
  • death of Agatha Christie (murder-larp mashup!)
  • Books: The Dark Side of the Sun
  • Science: the Face on Mars photo
  • TV: Open All Hours


  • TV: Star Trek, Mission: Impossible
  • Books: The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
  • Theatre: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, A Man For All Seasons
  • Deaths: C. S. Forester (Hornblower), Cordwainer Smith


  • Worthy but difficult topics: The Easter Rising
  • WWI: The Somme (A million dead)
  • NZ: Formation of Labour Party; sedition trials
  • Books: The Metamorphosis


  • Books: Sherlock Holmes
  • Books: The Picture of Dorian Gray


  • Reconstruction after US Civil War
  • Books: Crime and Punishment
  • Births: Beatrix Potter (Peter Rabbit larp!), H G Wells, Sun Yat Sen


  • Gothic: Byron / Wollstonecraft / Shelley / Polidori’s party on Lake Geneva.
  • The Raft of the Medusa
  • Births: Charlotte Brontë
  • Poetry: Kubla Khan (who is the person from Porlock?)


  • Ancien Regime: execution of Jean-François Lefebvre de la Barre
  • Deaths: James Francis Edward Stuart (“The Old Pretender” - more bloody Jacobites!)


  • Jacobites!
  • Blackbeard begins his career as a pirate


  • Annus mirabilis!
  • The Great Fire of London
  • Calculus. The spectrum. Gravity. Hooke. The Royal Society.


  • Galileo’s defence
  • Cardinal Richelieu appointed French Secretary of State (beginning of his reign)
  • Books: Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz (the supposed foundations of the Rosicrcians Fnord)
  • Deaths: William Shakespeare


  • Books: Utopia (Moore again!)


  • End of the Second Baron’s War
  • marco Polo and family reach the court of Ghengis Khan

Steph was making noises about a Singin’ in the Rain larp. Through some mysterious alchemy that would mean I would be reading up on German Expressionism eg. The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari. (The things that research makes us do…)