2019 Submissions

Here's a list of the eligible games submitted in 2019. The games and some information about them are available below.

  • 5ECompatibleLarp by Mendel Schmiedekamp
  • All Good Things by Steffie de Vaan
  • Are you there God? It's the Quarterly Earnings Report by Margo Gray
  • Bleeding Heart of the Woods by Sean Chitty and the List Contributors
  • Burial by Ash by Sadia Bies
  • But Still We Must Cherish It by Natalie the Knife
  • Casting by Katarzyna Suppan
  • Catharsis by Laurel Halbany
  • ClusterFubar by Dustin Freeman
  • The Court of Ferns by Alexa Kirchner
  • Cybercracker by Eric Fritz
  • The Decline and Fall of the Family Birthday by Dan O'Hanlon
  • Dwarf Fortress Analog Build by Shawn Roske
  • The Elect by Suzanne Schenewerk
  • Eulogy by Terry Crew
  • Forever and Never by Ron T Blechner
  • Forgetting Your Touch: A Game of Reclaiming Intimate Boundaries by Teresa Maria E. Mison
  • Garden of Pathos by Chance Jason Kallisti
  • Good Morning by Vivien Lasken
  • Happy Birthday From Helen's Commons by Alex Rowland
  • HOMEFRONTING by E.E. COLI
  • How Do Plants FEEL About Music? by Danielle Goudeau
  • I Think We're Alone Now by Jason Slingerland
  • Julia's Lost Treasure by Tim Devine
  • Leaving on a Jet Plane by Shoshana Kessock
  • Medusa's Bad Day by Kitty Stoholski
  • Outscored - a LAOG about social credit scores and beautiful light effects by Gerrit Reininghaus
  • Project: Memory by Tara M. Clapper
  • Questing to Build a New Home by Randy Lubin
  • The Quiet Game by by Laiv.it Costanza Chelidonio, Matteo Davolio, Michele Dore, Maria Guarneri, Simone Paci & Samuele Vitale
  • The Real Ghost Hunters of Sandusky Township by Elizabeth Stong
  • Seapunk 2222 by Sam Hotchkiss
  • Selfie Objective by Joe Sondow
  • Shared Trauma Sleepover by Ennis Rook Bashe
  • Ska-mageddon: Riding the Fourth Wave by Jeff Dieterle
  • Small Monsters by Chad Wolf
  • Spoon River Seance by Jason Cox
  • The Stars Recall Our Passage by Sharang Biswas
  • They Say You Should Talk To Your Plants by Raph D'Amico
  • This Is Fine by Jenny Bacon, Allison Cole, Jess Rowan Marcotte, Squinky
  • Tournament of the Jade Viper by Jack Rosetree
  • The Waiting Room at Mount Surpris by Josh Krehbiel
  • Way Back by Rebecca Slitt
  • Welcome Home, Willow! by Jacqueline Bryk
  • What We Leave Behind by Peter S. Svensson
  • Whispers by Chris Zipeto
  • You Have Dropped a Dollar Bill in the Drive-Thru by Tim Hutchings
  • You've Got This! by Kat Jones

  • 5ECompatibleLarp

    by Mendel Schmiedekamp

    http://www.silvergardengames.com/projects/5ECompatibleLarp.html

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp, Tabletop/Pencil & Paper

    Where you larp playing D&D without words.

    Tags: d20; nonverbal communication


    All Good Things

    by Steffie de Vaan

    https://steffiedevaan.wordpress.com

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp;Larp

    There's a box in the room. Inside the box are all good things. Players need to decide which of them gets the box

    Tags: Connections, Optimistic, Honesty


    Are You There God? It’s the Quarterly Earnings Report

    by Margo Gray

    http://www.margogray.com

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp;Larp;Chat/Message;Streaming/Online Face to Face

    A larp about faith, friendship, and finding meaning for a group of five to eight players and one facilitator conducted through a video conferencing system. You are an angel convening with your coworkers for your quarterly meeting, where you'll be electing the angel who will lead this division for the next thousand years. It could get ugly.

    Tags: humor, online synchronous gaming, the divine


    Bleeding Heart of the Woods

    by Sean Chitty and the List of Contributors

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HCNnOTg11_-sn0o-8nK2JdI2rjrBC1kV5aUkRYa6GH4/edit?usp=sharing

    Styles of Play: Larp

    Bleeding Heart of the Woods is an in character scavenger hunt for props followed by a group storytelling exercise.

    Tags: Scavenging, Campfire, Story Circle


    Burial by Ash

    by Sadia Bies

    https://witchstitches.itch.io/
    https://twitter.com/sadiabies

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp;Larp

    It's the end of the world and you've gathered together to be less alone. Ash falls outside and silence looms as you try to make your last night together count.

    Tags: apocalypse, drama, ash, collaborative


    But Still We Must Cherish It

    by Natalie the Knife

    http://www.rpgnatalie.itch.io

    Styles of Play: Larp

    You are humanity. The plant is the land. You must keep it safe.

    Tags: Environmentalism, Solo, Stewardship, Kinship


    Casting

    by Katarzyna Suppan

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp;Larp;Performance (ie song, lipsynch, dance etc.)

    The New Image Agency is looking for beautiful, exceptional people for their ranks. You, the player, are tasked with showing your best self in front of the judges. The trick is, you differ a bit from what the judges were expecting!

    Tags: casting, modeling, portrayal, identity


    Catharsis

    by Laurel Halbany

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp;Larp

    Human volunteers act as mediums for women of Greek myth to talk through their ancient grievances.

    Tags: freeform, emotional, myth, memory


    ClusterFubar

    by Dustin Freeman

    https://escape-character.com/

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp;Larp;Performance (ie song, lipsynch, dance etc.)

    A roleplay, and investigation, of one of those familiar action scenes, set in a small space, that went horribly wrong.

    Freeform larp;Larp;Performance (ie song, lipsynch, dance etc.)

    Tags: action, genre-savvy, comedy


    The Court of Ferns

    by Alexa Kirchner

    https://akirchner.itch.io/

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp;Larp;Pervasive Game/Public Play;Zero-Player Games;Arts

    An arts and crafts bureaucracy game.

    Tags: bureaucracy, houseplant, roles, crafts

    The Court of Ferns Signs


    Cybercracker

    by Eric Fritz

    Styles of Play: Larp;Chat/Message

    Players take on the role of cyber criminals sitting at their own computer.

    Tags: cyberpunk, digital, computer, security


    The Decline and Fall of the Family Birthday

    by Dan O'Hanlon

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp;Larp

    A freeform LARP about a tight-knit extended family which is slowly falling apart.

    Tags: Family, Petitions, Realism


    Dwarf Fortress Analog Build

    by Shawn Roske

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/16iF4eaXoilOFKoktFjFrNuphBJ0hyfKj/view?usp=sharing

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp;Tabletop/Pencil & Paper;Arts & Crafts

    Build a world where civilizations rose and fell, then embark into it with 7 stalwart dwarfs and establish a place to live. !FUN! will be had. !SCIENCE! will be done. STRIKE THE EARTH!!!!

    Tags: Simultaneous, simulation, collaboration, contruction


    The Elect

    by Suzanne Schenewerk

    https://a-sputnik.itch.io

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp;Larp;Shared meal

    Residents of Heaven meet to process their regrets from Earth and after.

    Tags: tea party, grief, religious trauma, afterlife


    Eulogy

    by Terry Crew

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp;Larp;Performance (ie song, lipsynch, dance etc.)

    Telling interactive stories based off of others inputs.

    Tags: Quick, Rules Light, Interactive, Improv


    Forever and Never

    by Ron T Blechner

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp;Larp

    A Freeform Roleplay Game in 3 Acts about Divorce at the End of the World.

    Tags: Divorce, Death, Flashbacks, Decisions


    Forgetting Your Touch: A Game of Reclaiming Intimate Boundaries

    by Teresa Maria E. Mison

    https://mariabumby.itch.io/

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp;somatic

    The body is playing this game. Let it speak.

    Tags: somatic, bodywork, memory, healing


    Garden of Pathos

    by Chance Jason Kallisti

    www.alchemicalgaming.com/games

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp;Larp;Performance (ie song, lipsynch, dance etc.);Arts & Crafts

    In this game, most of the players portray poisonous or carnivorous plants in Baba Yaga's greenhouse. These giant, magical plants once were human, but were transformed into plants by the witch long ago. The plant players communicate by drawing what matters to them on paper leaves attached to their clothing, and by moving their bodies in whatever ways seem logical for the plant they've chosen. When a new human intruder appears, will the plants help, trap, or eat them?

    Tags: spooky, quiet, mythic, embodied


    Good Morning

    by Vivien Lasken

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp;Larp

    In a future where diseases like anxiety, depression, mania, rage, wonder, and love have all been extinguished, a few people live with a syndrome that triggers emotional neuropathy.

    Tags: Emotional, sci-fi, intimate


    Happy Birthday from Helen's Commons

    by Alex Rowland

    https://itch.io/profile/spookyslag

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp, Larp

    Regulars at a bar experience a military draft year after year.

    Tags: Freeform, storytelling, emotional, war


    HOMEFRONTING

    by E.E. COLI

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp

    F├╝hrer first, Volk second, your bladder last.

    Tags: ghosts, war, children, horror


    How Do Plants FEEL About Music?

    by Danielle Goudeau

    https://daniellesque.itch.io/

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp;Letter Writing

    A collaborative micro-fiction larp where house plants are the players and we tell their story.

    Tags: Writing, music, open-door, casual


    I Think We're Alone Now

    by Jason Slingerland

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-yZjHC9bPmw4Vdp7ahWs97Jn7OwVU7VB

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp

    As the game begins, the players have just stolen an item of critical importance from an evil regime. They are now hiding out while trying to determine how to complete their mission, knowing that some or all of them may die in the process. All of this must be done in complete silence.

    Tags: Sacrifice, Resistance, Silence


    Julia's Lost Treasures

    by Tim Devine

    https://www.diceupgames.com

    p>https://www.rolltoplaynetwork.com

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp;Streaming/Online Face to Face;Arts & Crafts

    Julia's Lost Treasures is a free-form game for 2 to 6 players where you will be piecing together the life of a person who helped shape yours. It can be played in person or online in under 2 hours. The game was inspired, in part, by the life of Julia Sudakis, aka "Auntie".

    Tags: Memories, Runaways, Mourning, Resolution


    Leaving on a Jet Plane

    by Shoshana Kessock

    http://www.shoshanakessock.com

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp;Larp;Pervasive Game/Public Play

    Leaving On A Jet Plane is a freeform larp set in a fascist world. With a repressive government locking down the country and a list of "subversives" about to go live, there is only one plane capable of getting people out. Just who will make the plane ride is anyone's guess. Plays 5-6 players with 1 Facilitator for 2 hours.

    Tags: Fascism, survival, tension, choice


    Medusa's Bad Day

    by Kitty Stoholski

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp;Larp;Arts & Crafts

    After a dreadful day, Medusa needs a night by herself and her Hairsnakes (sock puppets), who are doing their best to comfort her.

    Tags: Touch, Sock Puppets, Tonal Dissonance


    Outscored - a LAOG about social credit scores and beautiful light effects

    by Gerrit Reininghaus

    http://www.alles-ist-zahl.de

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp;Streaming/Online Face to Face;Video/Transmedia

    A Live Action Online Game (LAOG) in which you control the light in the other players' rooms. A group of friends tries to escape their town by going to university. However, they need to have an acceptable social credit score. This score, how 'sound' you are, is live updated through your friends' up- and down-votes. Your current score is visible by the colour your screen is illuminating your face with in the video call.

    Tags: LAOG, Social Score Sucks, Light Control


    Project: Memory

    by Tara M. Clapper

    https://www.geekinitiative.com

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp;Larp;Streaming/Online Face to Face;Blackbox

    In this 2-6 player digital larp, characters discover their ties to each other after previously subjecting themselves to memory wipes. This emotional larp relies heavily on blackbox techniques converted for digital larp use.

    Tags: emotional, freeform, blackbox, digital


    Questing to Build a New Home

    by Randy Lubin

    https://diegeticgames.com

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp

    Play as fantasy heroes going on quests and building a new home for themselves after being teleported to the far side of the world.

    Tags: Fantasy, Lightweight, Quests


    The quiet game

    by Laiv.it Costanza Chelidonio, Matteo Davolio, Michele Dore, Maria Guarneri, Simone Paci & Samuele Vitale

    http://www.laiv.it/en

    Styles of Play: Larp

    The quiet game is a silent scenario, in which every interaction between characters happens through movement and contact. A group of nameless, voiceless children go through daily lives made of ritualised games and gestures, in search of their lost identities. Through the lens of this unusual childhood, players will get the chance to directly confront their base emotions, to know themselves, to see themselves in each other's eyes.

    Tags: childhood, emotion, colours, growth, loss


    The Real Ghost Hunters of Sandusky Township

    by Elizabeth Stong

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp;Larp

    The Real Ghost Hunters of Sandusky Township follows the cast and crew members of a ghost-hunting television show as they investigate a dark haunted house, armed with only a flashlight and any ghost-hunting paraphernalia you brought in with you. Unlike most of their encounters, this place is actually haunted by at least one spirit.

    Tags: Ghosts, reality television, flashlight tag


    Seapunk 2222

    by Sam Hotchkiss

    https://hotchk.itch.io/

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp;Chat/Message;Streaming/Online Face to Face

    Seapunk 2222 is a real-time collaborative online text adventure (RiCOTA?) set in the climate dystopia of the not-so-distant future. Play as a group of salvage divers in the flooded remains of Manhattan trying to get their big score: a public statue worth 0.01 Bitcoin! The game uses limits on communication to convey the disorienting nature of scuba diving.

    Tags: climate, scuba, silence, vaporwave


    Selfie Objective

    by Joe Sondow

    http://www.twitter.com/JoeSondow

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp;Larp;Pervasive Game/Public Play;Photography, Social Media

    A convention LARP. You are a visitor from planet Gleepzop, researching Earth. Your final grade in Earth Studies depends on taking (and optionally tweeting) selfies with a variety of consenting humans in specific circumstances.

    Tags: selfie, convention, collection, alien


    Shared Trauma Sleepover

    by Ennis Rook Bashe

    https://ennisrook.itch.io/

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp;Larp

    Friends who fought a supernatural evil together in their childhoods reunite.

    Tags: memory, relationships, horror


    Ska-mageddon: Riding the Fourth Wave

    by Jeff Dieterle

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp;Larp;Kind of an area control thing

    Ska bands fight over a post-apocalyptic New Jersey landscape, skanking their way to dominance of Central Jersey and the advent of the Fourth Wave of Ska.

    Tags: Post-Apocalyptic, Dancing, Silly


    Small Monsters

    by Chad Wolf

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp;Larp

    Small monsters eat each other to form a giant monster that will be able to survive out in the world.

    Tags: Silly, Monsters, Magic


    Spoon River Séance

    by Jason Cox

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp;Larp

    The Bereaved reach into the spirit world of Spoon River, hoping their dearly departed can grant their heart's desire. But at what price?

    Tags: Poetry, Seance, Spooky


    The Stars Recall Our Passage

    by Sharang Biswas

    https://sharangbiswas.myportfolio.com/

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp;Larp;Live Action Storytelling Game

    Players are both "ihas", scholars who study the history of their people. One is the "tarihas", studying how patterns and movements of the stars can illuminate major historical events. The other is the "prithvihas", studying material remains of their ancestors to construct history. Players will lie down in darkness and use their flashlight to reveal constellations affixed to the walls. They will interpret the patterns of the stars through scholarly literature that they possess and (re)construct the history of their people.

    Tags: Stargazing, Astrology, Archaeology, Intimacy


    They Say You Should Talk To Your Plants

    by Raph D'Amico

    http://www.laughingkaiju.com

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp;Larp

    A larp about dealing with a tough life by talking to your plants, where you play the plants and the talker.

    Tags: houseplants, masks, monologues, greek chorus


    This Is Fine

    by Jenny Bacon, Allison Cole, Jess Rowan Marcotte, Squinky

    Styles of Play: Larp

    You are at a networking event during a Very Important Business Conference. Out in the real world, the literal apocalypse is happening. Meanwhile, you really, really need that job. Fortunately for you, a Very Important Business Dude is about to give a Very Important Business Talk, and rumour has it that his company is hiring! Can you successfully network your way to the top and get that interview you so desperately need to survive? Until the world ends at least...

    Tags: performed politeness, networking event, business dudes


    Tournament of the Jade Viper

    by Jack Rosetree

    https://jackrosetree.wordpress.com

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp;Larp;Pervasive Game/Public Play

    Tournament of the Jade Viper is a modified Rock-Paper-Scissors tournament with LARP, social deduction, and bluffing elements. The winner inherits the crown of the Jade Viper and commands the strongest martial arts force in the known universe.

    Tags: Martial Arts, Tournament, LARP, Rock-Paper-Scissors


    The Waiting Room at Mount Surpris

    by Josh Krehbiel

    https://www.patreon.com/joshkrehbiel

    https://taquelli.itch.io/

    Styles of Play: Larp

    Gods and mortals alike wait for an audience with the god of community, and fill the time with some small talk.

    Tags: comedy, convention, simple


    Way Back

    by Rebecca Slitt

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp;Streaming/Online Face to Face

    An online freeform larp for two players about resistance, history, and human connection. One character is near the breaking point of a crisis of apocalyptic proportions. In researching its historical origins, they somehow manage to communicate with the other character: a person living in the past, near the beginning of the crisis. The person in the Future must use their knowledge to help the person in the Past take action to stop each stage of the growing disaster. Can they work together across history to stop the crisis before it starts?

    Tags: online, two-player, resistance, connection


    Welcome Home, Willow!

    by Jacqueline Bryk

    https://www.rufflejax.itch.io

    https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/13033/Jacqueline-Bryk

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp;Larp;Arts & Crafts

    A new Dryad is moving into the garden, a willow tree. You are all very excited to meet them, but first you must get their home ready for their first night in the garden. A short arts-and-crafts LARP about creating space in your community for new members.

    Tags: creation, community, dryads, conversation


    What We Leave Behind

    by Peter S. Svensson

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp;Larp

    When a natural disaster is set to destroy their home, a family has an hour to choose what non-essential items to take with them. As they choose each object, a flashback to the past involving that item is played out.

    Tags: Short, Home, Family, Drama


    Whispers

    by Chris Zipeto

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp;Chat/Message;Streaming/Online Face to Face;Video/Transmedia

    A freeform horror roleplaying game about a Wendigo whispering outside your door, trying to get you to come out.

    Tags: Horror, Creativity, Darkness


    You Have Dropped a Dollar Bill in the Drive-Thru

    by Tim Hutchings

    https://timhutchings.itch.io

    https://tyov.backerkit.com

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp

    A second of action is stretched out for as long as possible.

    Tags: short, staring, money


    You've Got This!

    by Kat Jones

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp;Arts & Crafts;single player

    You've got this is a game about trying to create art in the stolen moments between other tasks you have to do.

    Tags: art, time crunch, frustration, yogurt








    Posted 21 October 2019
    happy bday earth