The other inevitable post-Hydra thread

froth
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#21

Dammit Russ! I don’t have time to write larps ATM, and I suddenly have a sketch for a realist, card-driven minilarp (or maybe Descended from the Queen tabletop?) about the assessment crew on a colony ship getting their exploration reports in orbit, and talking about their hopes and dreams, before making a decision on whether to wake everybody else up.


#22

DO IT OR I WILL BE FORCED TO


#23

If it was your plan, I should leave you to do it - I’m Not Allowed to write for a month at least.


#24

I’ve been chewing this over a little bit, and there’s a third option: using a WINTERHORN-style setup, where at the end of each act the characters assign actions (research priorities), from which they get some answers which help create and drive a narrative. But that would make it much more investigative, rather than being about hopes and dreams and the future people hope to build.


#25

And, in an example of how design takes you in unexpected directions, the path of least resistance for this one is looking like a Descended From the Queen tabletop story game. If I want to pull it back to a larp, I’m going to have to think harder.


#26

Meanwhile, at Consequences (UK larp con) this year:

https://www.ishtari.co.uk/consequences/Schedule.php?action=25&EventId=214

It’s specifically about angst, so not one where everything goes well then. also, its a Peaky game, so it may be published in a couple of years.


#27

I’d love to run the Untitled (Now Titled?) Space LARP in Christchurch at some point if you publish it (or want another run before you publish it)


#28

Ooo that’s amazing I would love that :smile:
Currently going over all the game documents making sure they make sense then I can potentially send them to you? :smiley:


#29

Yeah, definitely!
I can message you my email address of you’d like?


#30

Yeah sounds great! Mostly finished tidying it all up. Had my computer crash once or twice but its fixed now haha