Inspiration for 2017

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


  • Bosnian war and the seige of Sarajevo
  • The Maastricht Treaty is signed, founding the European Union
  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change adopted.
  • Books: Snow Crash, A Fire Upon The Deep
  • Computer games: Dune II, Star Control II
  • Film: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Alien 3, Reservoir Dogs, 1492


  • Restoration of democracy in Spain
  • The Wow! signal is received by the Big Ear radio telescope
  • Books: The Silmarillion, The Sword of Shannara, A Morbid Taste for Bones (Cadfael 1)
  • Film: Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Comics: 2000AD. Judge Dredd.


  • The Summer of Love
  • Books: The White Mountains (Tripods Trilogy)
  • Film: A Fistful of Dollars
  • Television: The Prisoner


  • Tolkien begins writing The Silmarillion
  • Russian Revolution and abdication of the Tsar
  • Books: A Princess of Mars


  • NZ: The height of the west coast gold rush. Hokitika’s Golden Empire.
  • the Fenian Rising and hanging of the manchester martyrs (related: NZ: Addison’s Flat riot)
  • First Canadian election
  • Music: The Blue Danube


  • Books: Northanger Abbey, Persuasion
  • Deaths: Jane Austen


  • Pirates: Blackbeard’s rampage


  • Mary queen of Scot’s abdication (Scottish political thriller!)


  • Martin Luther publishes his 95 theses