Inspiration for 2021

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Because larps go much easier if you write them a year in advance, here’s some historical inspiration from Wikipedia for next year. If you like to live dangerously and write for the year ahead, 2020’s list is here.

Set in 2021

  • Children of Men
  • Johnny Mnemonic

1996

  • Books: A Game of Thrones, “Animorphs” series
  • TV: Dark Skies, Millenium, Neverwhere
  • Film: Doctor Who, Fargo
  • RPGs: Deadlands, Fading Suns, Feng Shui, VtDA
  • Computer games: Pokémon Red

1971

  • Salyut-1, the first space station
  • the Stanford prison experiment
  • Deaths: August Derleth
  • Books: Mr Tickle (the first “Mr Men”), The Lorax,

1946

  • first meeting of the UN; last meeting of the League of Nations
  • Project Diana starts the space age
  • ENIAC
  • first nuclear tests at Bikini
  • Tupperware goes on sale
  • Births: David Lynch, Alan Rickman, Phillip Pullman
  • Film: The Big Sleep, It’s a Wonderful Life
  • Books: Titus Groan, First Term at Malory Towers

1921

  • Anglo-Irish Treaty
  • Books: The Black Moth (first by Georgette Heyer)

1896

  • Klondike gold rush
  • Books: The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Well at the World’s End
  • Births: F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Deaths: William Morris

1871

  • first excavations at Troy
  • The Paris Commune
  • Great Chicago Fire
  • Books: Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, Middlemarch
  • Deaths: Charles Babbage

1771

  • Births: Walter Scott

1521

  • Fall of Tenochtitlan
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How did I miss this one? Divine Comedy larp, anyone? Or just C14th Florence, with whites vs blacks (who are just Guelfs and Ghibbelines with new names)?