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LARP teen event


My wife & I are organizing a LARP event for teens at our public library. We are basing it on a general sci-fi setting which allows each participant to create character backgrounds, including planet & alien species, and attend in costume. The event is nominally a political meeting which will feature social conflict & interaction but nothing combat oriented.

I'm looking for resources to structure the event & provide guidelines and system mechanics for social interactions. Most of what I've looked into is along the lines of NERO fantasy & vampire LARP which is more combat oriented than what we need. And, of course, this is an event at a public library for teens, so we certainly don't want to promote any violent behavior.

Does anyone out there know of any LARP events already done in this environment or system which might work with this sort of event? Thanks for any feedback.

-Aaron


> We created our own system mechanic using cards, emphasizing diplomacy & steering clear of simulated conflict. At the LARP event today we had 21 teens attend, and everyone seemed to get in on the action. We're making plans for a second event.

That's excellent! Do you think you'd be up for writing a short recap? I think it would be a great inspiration for others who may want to try the same thing. Let me know!


We created our own system mechanic using cards, emphasizing diplomacy & steering clear of simulated conflict. At the LARP event today we had 21 teens attend, and everyone seemed to get in on the action. We're making plans for a second event.


Thanks for the tips; I'm looking into Nexus. Maybe I won't need to re-invent the wheel for this event. I'm limiting system mechanics with the hope of emphasizing pure roleplaying & political negotiations, each PC arriving at the event with concerns for a home planet to be met & with items needed to fulfill the concerns of other PCs with the intention of creating an atmosphere of trading & building alliances.


Hi Aaron,

Hi have read Nexus which gives simple rules, setting and characters for a large LARP, without any combat but with lot of interactions, in a setting very close to the one you choose.


A friend of mine ran a convention LARP called Celestial Decisions, about the various gods and cosmic forces -- Money, Love, Batman, etc -- holding their annual summit to determine influence and such for the next year. I didn't play, but it sounded like a pure negotiation and power-trading set-up.

This is a photo from one year. You can probably reach him through his Flickr page for more info. If not, message me and I can get you in contact.


Aaron,

Since the forums have a tendency to be a little "sleepy," I'm going to give your request a bit of a boost and post it to the main blog. Maybe it will get some more exposure there.

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