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Dance and the Dawn: a new LARP Kickstarter! (And a run in your town?) [Aug. 8th, 2011|12:29 pm]
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So I wrote The Dance and the Dawn, a tabletop game of "dance and romantic tragedy", and it was pretty cool. My friend Warren liked the game and adapted into a live action game: gather with your friends, dress up in costumes, and have fun ballroom dancing while engaging in severe intrigue and romantic shenanigans. Thus far, each run of the game has been pretty epic.

Firstly: he's now running a Kickstarter for the Dance and the Dawn LARP. This project has a ton of potential. (If you arrange to get the PDF, then you'll be able to run a game in your own town!)

On that note: you should totally run a game in your own town! I know of a few folks in Seattle who'd be interested in such a thing, for example, and I'd be happy to link anyone to them.

[User Picture]From: locke61dv
2011-08-17 01:50 am (UTC)
The LARP is set up to run with ~13 people or such, and probably requires a larger space ultimately. I think you could make it work within a house, honestly: you don't need more than a cleared living room to dance (so long as it's not a waltz) and you could always run outside to duel (and concern the neighbors). But perhaps it's not the best fit for a dinner party without some modifications.

(Perhaps the tabletop version could be adapted for a casual/smaller get-together?)

The LARP comes with the doc on how to run it and (necessary) spoilers about the endings and such; a video might be a little awkward since that would reveal those endings and make everyone being video-taped a bit subconscious, IMO.

Anyway, from my experience this is certainly worth doing. You'd be surprised how many friends of yours will suddenly perk up at the excuse to dress up and dance (and, also, play a game).
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[User Picture]From: 8mph_ansible
2011-08-19 03:02 am (UTC)
Yeah, I was meaning more the tabletop than the LARP. Though the latter is possible depending on how they are with that hurdle of actual LARPing, and the fact that most of them are martial artists, some of whom own non-firearm weapons, would make us look back and laugh at the dueling... after we explained ourselves to the police.
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