What is this contest about?

The Golden Cobra Challenge is a friendly contest open to anyone interested in writing and playing freeform larp. See our FAQ and read more about the challenge.

Golden Cobra Challenge 2020

Announcement: Awards were at 1:00pm EST, 1 November 2020, online at Metatopia 2020.

Find the games submitted in 2020 here and at the archives.

Find games receiving awards and honorable mention in 2020 here and at the archives.

Find games receiving awards and honorable mention in 2019 here and at the archives.

Wishing the best to all who may take part. Welcome to the Golden Cobra Circle of power and good luck with your game!


What is a golden cobra?

Only the baddest-ass snake in the jungle, which is something you should always aspire to be. Rules will be announced on Friday, 28 August 2020. All submissions are due by Sunday, 4 October 2020 at 11:59PM PS. Winners and Honorable mentions will be announced on 1 November 2020 at 1:00pm EST, during the online Metatopia 2020.

This year’s Golden Cobra asked ONLY for games suitable for playing in pandemic conditions! (online, epistolary, solo, etc). No (solely) multiplayer in-person games will be accepted regardless of distance or barriers involved.

In 2020, Golden Cobras was awarded in seven categories (plus honorable mentions):