2021 Submissions

Here's a list of the games submitted in 2021. Links are available below for those shared by the designers.

  • 『誰か故郷を思わざる』 by Michita Hashimoto
  • 2999年 布教の旅 (2999: Missionary Journey) by Tamura Mitsunobu (木場)
  • All I Want for Christmas is to Cancel the Office Holiday Party by David Rothfeder
  • Be Witch by J. Michael Arons
  • #BossBabe by Olivia Montoya
  • The Bronze Viper Award Committee by Peter S. Svensson
  • Crypt Kickers by Captain Jim Blood
  • Curimba by Coral Amarelo (Caue Reigota; Tadeu Rodrigues; Vitor Soriano)
  • Dear God, by Halden Ingwersen
  • Deep Fry 7 by Lorenzo Trenti
  • Different from All Other Nights by Anne Ratchat
  • Disciplinary by Countess Dillymore
  • First Sabbat by Kate Hill and Charlotte Dragga
  • the god that lives where the cigarette butts grow by Zoe Bloom
  • The Good Samaritan by Acata Felton
  • GRANDPA by Jason Morningstar and Lizzie Stark
  • Great Unknown by Tracy Cooper
  • The Hench Union LARP by Sam Dunnewold
  • Kurayami Box by Nomachi Inemuri
  • Longevity™ by Laura Wood
  • Melt Me × メロメロ by Naohisa Iwata and Ben Bisogno | 美園勉・直久岩田
  • Mortal Affairs Review Board by Chance J. Feldstein
  • No Sex In The Holodeck by Ron T Blechner
  • One Giant Leap by David Miessler-Kubanek
  • Personal Testimony from the Last Kings of Heaven by J. Walton
  • Pilgrimage to the Center of the Earth by Rebecca Maxfield
  • The Regency Committee on Decorum and Punchbowl Poop Prevention by Tasha Robinson
  • Sobre a arte de bem governar terras e povos by Rafael Carneiro Vasques
  • Speak Through Me by gamesforsquids
  • Stitchcraft by Liz Stong
  • TANKERS - an isolation game by Sarah Cook
  • We Consign Them To The Deep by Hazel Anneke Dixon
  • What To Do About Earth: a Committee LARP by Matt Michaelson
  • Who We Are by John Gotschall
  • You, Meme and the Team by Juliette Sinoir & Romain 'Emrys' Vimal du Monteil

  • 『誰か故郷を思わざる』

    by Michita Hashimoto

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1v_ZyjHcMxTHTnxLW3kf_ujoPkXwmk9rKOTqwGjP6uXA/edit

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp, Larp, Committee Larp, Pervasive Game/Public Play, Streaming/Online Face to Face, book.liblary,reference service

    本の力を使う特別な司書となって、記憶を失った霊が記憶を取り戻す手助けをするゲーム

    Tags: book,library,reference service


    2999年 布教の旅 (2999: Missionary Journey)

    by Tamura Mitsunobu (木場)

    https://lumberyard.hatenablog.com/

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp, Larp, Committee Larp, Tabletop/Pencil & Paper, Streaming/Online Face to Face, Edu-Larp

    A simulated experience of a space missionary visiting a remote planet and proselytizing space monotheism to the inhabitants.

    Tags: Science fiction, encounters with the unknown, religion and faith, anomalous arguments


    All I Want for Christmas is to Cancel the Office Holiday Party

    by David Rothfeder

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp, Larp, Committee Larp, Streaming/Online Face to Face

    Fall is nearly over and the shadow of Christmas will soon be upon you. And with Christmas comes the dreaded office holiday party. Most of your peers love the event. Everyone except you. All of you are absolutely miserable at the party, but for different reasons. The problem is that while the party isn’t mandatory, it is THE gathering of the year and missing tends to have both social and professional consequences.

    Tags: Non-Christian, Holiday Trauma, Substance Recovery


    Be Witch

    by J. Michael Arons

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp, Committee Larp, Streaming/Online Face to Face

    Witches and Wives dish and help each solve the problems of being a woman in 1960s America

    Tags: Magic, Matriarchal, Mischief, Mirrors


    #BossBabe

    by Olivia Montoya

    http://www.oliviamontoya.com/

    http://metaparadox.itch.io/

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

    #BossBabe is a game about multi-level marketing (MLM), and specifically how MLM companies prey on women’s hopes and fears and push them to be horrible to each other and their friends and families. It’s also about how MLM companies often operate like cults. The game is played over Discord, with a combination of video chats and text chats, using Discord’s roles, permissions and different types of channels to simulate video calls, livestreams, social media, and group chats. Each player will be playing a distributor for a multi-level marketing company where most distributors are women. All characters will be connected to "teams" according to the "upline"/"downline" structure of the company. The scenario of the game is that 3 hours remain in the last day of the month. Each character has a primary goal that they need to achieve by the end of the month. Achieving that goal will generally require exploiting characters beneath them, or characters’ families, friends, and strangers. Characters may have noble goals, but the structure of the company and their own desperation may lead them down a path they aren't proud of.

    Tags: multi-level marketing, commercial cults, edu-larp, Discord


    The Bronze Viper Award Committee

    by Peter S. Svensson

    https://peterssvensson.com/gaming/

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp, Larp, Committee Larp, Streaming/Online Face to Face

    You are one of the intelligent, creative, and witty members of the committee judging a prestigious contest for live action roleplaying games - The Bronze Viper Awards. It’s time to hold a video conference and judge this year’s entries. If only you had actually gotten around to reading any of them. No one will notice, right?

    Tags: meta committee comedy drama


    Crypt Kickers

    by Captain Jim Blood

    https://writingduels.com

    Styles of Play: Larp, Committee Larp, Streaming/Online Face to Face, Seasonal Larp, Halloween Larp

    Half a century has passed since the infamous "Monster Mash" took place. Now, the original planner's grandchild wants to host a party with the all the same guests. Gather online for this monstrous committee LARP and decide where to host an unforgettable Halloween bash. The challenge? Everybody must agree on the place, otherwise the party doesn't happen. Dim the lights, cue up the music, and negotiate for a hideous celebration. This is Crypt Kickers.

    Tags: halloween, comedy, persuasion, music


    Curimba

    by Coral Amarelo (Caue Reigota; Tadeu Rodrigues; Vitor Soriano)

    https://www.facebook.com/coraljogos

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp, Larp, Committee Larp, Chat/Message, Streaming/Online Face to Face, Performance (ie song, lipsynch, dance etc.)

    This is a larp in which sacred entities gather to decide who will take forward in an attempt to resolve a crisis that afflicts humanity. An approaching drought? The rising unemployment? A despotic leader who devastates the nation? The ghost of a war that announces itself? Comfort to a person who has lost a loved one? Regardless of the theme, the operation of the larp is similar: a group of entities that are available at the moment meet and discuss who will intervene in the situation. The first problem is to decide who will do it, as entities sometimes flirt with pride or arrogance, and compete for every opportunity to receive the praise of humans.

    Tags: Larp; Umbanda; Religion; Laog


    Dear God,

    by Halden Ingwersen

    https://recreationalcannibalism.itch.io/

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp, Larp, Letter Writing, Arts & Crafts, ritualistic play

    Dear God, is a game about prayers and rituals

    Tags: Aesthetic letter writing rituals


    Deep Fry 7

    by Lorenzo Trenti

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kNAl6otSCN3AFT0HMVtjugl2eJxZ3_Qj/view?usp=sharing

    Styles of Play: Committee Larp

    Siete cuochi interstellari in un mondo in cui la civiltà terrestre ha contribuito all'Ecumene dei popoli e dei pianeti portando in dote alle altre culture il punto più alto della propria evoluzione: la buona cucina!

    Tags: cooking, minorities, ecumenic, conviviality


    Different from All Other Nights

    by Anne Ratchat

    https://mngwa.itch.io/

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp, Larp, Streaming/Online Face to Face, Video/Transmedia, Performance (ie song, lipsynch, dance etc.)

    Children always have a way of making the Passover Seder special for themselves. Your family’s childhood tradition is a little bit special, the annual Passover play, written and performed in one night with no limitation, just a pure expression of creativity. It is always an interpretation, varying each year in seriousness and accuracy, of the story of the ten plagues and the subsequent exodus, ending right as the Jews leave. What was started as a way to keep the kids and their goyim friends entertained by passing on what the kids had learned in Sunday School has become a highlight of the Seder, as no one ever knows what to expect.

    Tags: Passover, Play, Children


    Disciplinary

    by Countess Dillymore

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp, Larp, Committee Larp

    As an employee of Carlton Electronics, you have been selected to serve on a Disciplinary Appeal Committee, reviewing the decision to dismiss Lily Schneider from employment.

    Tags: Lesbian, historical, committee, workplace


    First Sabbat

    by Kate Hill and Charlotte Dragga

    https://borrowed-light.itch.io/

    http://makeascenemn.org/en/scenarios-2020/

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp, Committee Larp, Chat/Message

    It's 1998. Small town life can be stifling, especially when you’re a teenager and don’t really fit in. But you’ve found a community on an online IRC channel, one where people talk about and teach about your faith, Paganism. Well, you’re pretty sure it’s your faith. You only really started teaching yourself a few months ago. Now, you and a group of others are meeting up, secretly, for your first in-person ritual to celebrate Samhain. Can you, using your favorite websites, text chat with your friends to create the ritual, plan it, and make airtight plans for secrecy, all in the hour before your mom needs to use the phone?

    Tags: NeoPaganism, early internet culture,


    the god that lives where the cigarette butts grow

    by Zoe Bloom

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

    You are a bunch of regular kids with astoundingly bad luck, which you blame on the god who lives out back in the woods, a few skips past the crick and on the other side of the crow’s nest. You know. Where the cigarette butts grow.

    Tags: backwoods, small gods, mini-games, betting


    The Good Samaritan

    by Acata Felton

    https://larpingkitty.wordpress.com/

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp, Pervasive Game/Public Play, Streaming/Online Face to Face, Solo Play

    A pervasive game about individual morality. Take an eight (8) day, or 8 week, journey into the world of someone not so unlike yourself. You will use a catholic interpretation of The Beatitudes as a springboard to experience the formation of a personal morality through emergent play.

    Tags: Morality, Catholicism, Journal-LARP


    GRANDPA

    by Jason Morningstar and Lizzie Stark

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/ygwq0nolpcw68gy/grandpa_01.pdf?dl=0

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp, Committee Larp, Streaming/Online Face to Face

    Usually family meetings are pretty relaxed. You all like each other. You aren’t fools. No one is an opinionated, impulsive asshole. Well, Grandpa was an opinionated, impulsive asshole. But he’s dead. He’s also coming to the family meeting.

    Tags: Ghosts, Family, Zoom


    Great Unknown

    by Tracy Cooper

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp, Larp, Committee Larp, Streaming/Online Face to Face

    Today your tiny gray planet was shaken, both literally and figuratively, by the arrival of a figure the likes of whom none on your planet have seen before. The leader of Larsh, the nation of your planet where this stranger has landed and is being held in the main administrative building, has called the leaders of the other nations to a virtual meeting with this newcomer to discuss what to do about this development. As one of these leaders who has seen both beautiful and terrible relationships between your species and others, the fate of your planet may be in your hands.

    Tags: sci-fi, committee LARP, online LARP


    The Hench Union LARP

    by Sam Dunnewold

    https://sdunnewold.itch.io/

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

    Twelve days ago, the henchfolk of renowned supervillain Professor Von Doctor voted to unionize. PVD threatened to fire everyone if they tried, so they stole one of his doomsday devices and demanded a contract negotiation. Today’s the day. Time to bargain.

    Tags: unionization, hench, supervillain


    Kurayami Box

    by Nomachi Inemuri

    https://gem-quart-44c.notion.site/Kurayami-Box-0f9c41cfba0f4ee0be3b8b733b24110b

    Styles of Play: Larp, Solo Play

    プレイヤー自身と自分の中に入り込んだキャラクターをルーチンとウォーキングで5日間グラウンディング(精神的・身体的バランスを取ること)&ダイエット(目標-1kg)する日々の日記をつけていく1人用ジャーナリングLARP。

    Tags: ジャーナリング、ダイエット、LARP、グラウンディングソロプレイ、


    Longevity™

    by Laura Wood

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp, Larp, Committee Larp, Streaming/Online Face to Face

    Longevity™ is set in the near future. An exciting new drug has been developed. It slows the rate of aging so significantly, essentially giving those who receive the injection 100 extra years at their current age, after which it will wear off and they will age at a normal rate. A charity initiative has recently been launched. 50 pairs of ‘deserving ordinary people’ will have the opportunity to take the drug. 20,000 pairs of people have applied.

    Tags: Interview, relationship, pretence


    Melt Me × メロメロ

    by Naohisa Iwata and Ben Bisogno | 美園勉・直久岩田

    https://kyotoben.itch.io/

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp, Committee Larp, Streaming/Online Face to Face, Play with Food

    A Deliciously Queer Ice Cream Larp About Identity and Cumming Together 18+ | 2 to 6 Players | 20 Minutes to 1 Hour During the game we exploring gay identities through sensual encounters with ice cream. We play men, including transmen, getting intimate in a gay bathhouse’s darkroom in Nakazakicho, Osaka. We get intimate with each other through eating ice cream! By the climax of the game we discover how we will finish: Will we lick our cups clean? Will we save some for later? Or, will we smother the creamy goodness all over our faces? アイスクリームを食べつつ、お互いにアイデンティティを見出すゲイのゲーム 18才以上|人数: 2人から6人|所要時間:20分から1時間 発展場の場面で、プレイヤーは自分(のキャラクター)とは何者なのか、を、アイスクリーム × エロチックな出会いの中で見出していく、同性愛を舞台としたゲームです。

    Tags: Ice-Cream, Sensuality, Big Gay Energy


    Mortal Affairs Review Board

    by Chance J. Feldstein

    http://alchemicalgaming.com/games/

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp, Larp, Committee Larp, Chat/Message, Streaming/Online Face to Face, Spirit Invocation (or if you think that description will scare people, you could call it "Ritual Theater")

    Mount Olympus, Summer Solstice, high noon. It’s time for this decade’s meeting of the board in charge of Earthly business. As expected, some gods and goddesses have shown up, and most had more important things to do. Athena is determined to accomplish more than usual with her limited time. Will the other deities help? Will they cause trouble? Probably both. Gods can be self-centered and capricious. Each considers their favorite things the most important in the universe. Herding these cats is a tough job, but Athena enjoys the challenge. Mostly. (Inspired by "Association for the Advancement of Fairy Tale Creatures (AFC)" and "Are You There God? It’s Me, The Quarterly Earnings Report", with profuse thanks; and my own game "Whose Deity Is It Anyway?")

    Tags: committee, gods, paganism, Hellenism


    No Sex In The Holodeck

    by Ron T Blechner

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp, Larp, Committee Larp, Streaming/Online Face to Face, Performance (ie song, lipsynch, dance etc.)

    Welcome to the late 24th century, junior officers! You have the honor of serving SpaceFleet of the Worlds United in Friendship (WUF) aboard a Cosmos-Class starship! Today is a day you’ve been waiting months for. You’ve reserved 90 minutes in one of the ship’s 6 holodecks, where crew members go while off-duty to kick back and relax, entertain themselves in fantasy, all in a private, confidential setting. Today’s also special because you’re planning to run a very special, personal, intimate program. You’ve been working hard and have had little chance to relax and let loose. Unfortunately, when you arrive, you find that all but one of the holodecks is utterly non-functional. Worse, you find you’re not the only one in this situation. Several other junior officers have shown up for the same time slot, and they all seem to have similarly been waiting several months for this. And similarly irritated at this large inconvenience.

    Tags: sci-fi, absurdist, lighthearted, sex-positive


    One Giant Leap

    by David Miessler-Kubanek

    https://aquavertigo.com/

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SgoXsK2Yq1HRhx31dPQNbCA8l74hM1eQ9Ob1cipb64k/edit?usp=sharing

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp, Streaming/Online Face to Face is optional.

    Survivors of a crash landing on the moon must decide what they should do now for the good of tardigrade-kind. (Inspired by real-life events.)

    Tags: cozy space survival


    Personal Testimony from the Last Kings of Heaven

    by J. Walton

    http://jwalton.media

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp, Larp, Committee Larp, Tabletop/Pencil & Paper, Streaming/Online Face to Face

    The last remaining leaders of the Taiping Rebellion have been captured. Now, you must interrogate them and determine how to record & share their stories before they are painfully executed.

    Tags: historical, interrogation, rebellion, treason


    Pilgrimage to the Center of the Earth

    by Rebecca Maxfield

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

    Freeform remote LARP where players play dwarves in a fantasy setting who live on the surface among non-dwarves and are making a pilgrimage to a religious site in the underground dwarven realms. Shared rituals, including ones with physical components, for characters with a diversity of backgrounds/experiences within a minority culture.

    Tags: freeform, religion, community, journey


    The Regency Committee on Decorum and Punchbowl Poop Prevention

    by Tasha Robinson

    https://fluckadrift.itch.io/

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp, Larp, Committee Larp, Tabletop/Pencil & Paper, Streaming/Online Face to Face

    Members of a self-selected social Committee in Regency England must meet to resolve the problems plaguing their party set — including the shocking public impropriety they cannot bring themselves to speak of. A conversational committee game for 4-6 players, with an absurd edge, a ridiculous central problem, and a real attempt to lightly model how social groups avoid difficult topics, especially if they concern privileged classes or embarrassing issues.

    Tags: regency, debate, humor, society


    Sobre a arte de bem governar terras e povos

    by Rafael Carneiro Vasques

    https://www.hybrisrpg.com/

    https://raca.itch.io/

    Styles of Play: Larp, Committee Larp, Tabletop/Pencil & Paper, Chat/Message, Streaming/Online Face to Face

    O larp aborda as escolhas e consequências sociais, econômicas e políticas das ações adotadas por uma país colonial em sua política interna e externa. O foco do jogo são as ações e consequências sobre o que chamamos de

    Tags: Política, Colonização, Controle social.


    Speak Through Me

    by gamesforsquids

    https://gamesforsquids.itch.io/

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp, Larp, Streaming/Online Face to Face, Pedagogical Larp

    Speak Through Me is a two-hour freeform LARP about mediated spirit possession. It explores power imbalances and hierarchies, communication, and the act of (mis/re)interpretation. One player plays The Medium and The Spirit who has possessed them, while the other plays The Mediator who has come to interpret the utterances of The Spirit. The Medium, Spirit, and Mediator must work together to solve the problem and reach a satisfying conclusion for all parties.

    Tags: religion, spirit possession, communication, interpretation


    Stitchcraft

    by Liz Stong

    https://feelings-wave.itch.io/

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp, Larp, Committee Larp, Tabletop/Pencil & Paper, Streaming/Online Face to Face, Video/Transmedia, Arts & Crafts

    You belong to a coven of stitchcrafters: those who can manipulate the warp and weft of reality to bring their fabric-based visions to life! After all, what is a sewing needle but a wand that demands the occasional blood sacrifice?! Stitchcrafters are extremely well-regarded by the magical community. On the other hand, your coven is known for being “avant-garde,” “tacky,” and on more than one occasion, “talentless hacks who lack a cohesive vision.” Still, you’re not going to let the haters get you down. Thanks to a missent invite, your coven has been commissioned to design an outfit for the famously fashionable Ash Winters, the organizer for the Threat Gala. If you want to get everything done on time and make a splash at the ball, you'll have to work together. Here's hoping no egos get in the way....

    Tags: Paper dolls, witchcraft, art


    TANKERS - an isolation game

    by Sarah Cook

    Styles of Play: Larp, Committee Larp, Video/Transmedia, Voice only

    The game is about exploring the emotionally fraught relationships of characters fighting a terrible war in the far future, deep in space.

    Tags: isolation, war, disability, personal horror


    We Consign Them To The Deep

    by Hazel Anneke Dixon

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp, Larp, Committee Larp, Streaming/Online Face to Face, Video/Transmedia

    We Consign Them To The Deep is a freeform larp about mermaids, bound together by the ocean, dooming sailors to the deep. It is for 2-6 players and played over 2-3 hours. The players are mermaids, trapped between two worlds who are gathered to perform a ritual to decide which of several despicable ships they will choose to sink to the depths.

    Tags: mermaids, dark, online larp


    What To Do About Earth: a Committee LARP

    by Matt Michaelson

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1FGlcHPwazvZRMfUdNDnjObKJyRniMJqbrKT2GIfzUhs/edit?usp=sharing ->

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp, Committee Larp, Streaming/Online Face to Face

    Fast, self-contained, remote-playable, freeform LARP with no prep needed -- Earth is about to explode and you're on the Committee to Decide What to Do About Earth, and you've only got a few minutes to argue about everything that entails!

    Tags: sci-fi, humor, open-ended


    Who We Are

    by John Gotschall

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PaXky46qA0GNR87LdP7hQA5OiSZBav22kP9ZVMLcD10/edit?usp=sharing

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp, Chat/Message

    A game in which spirits try to develop personalities sophisticated enough to be incorporated into the universe.

    Tags: Spiritual, Personality, Induction


    You, Meme and the Team

    by Juliette Sinoir & Romain 'Emrys' Vimal du Monteil

    Styles of Play: Freeform larp, Larp, Committee Larp, Chat/Message, Streaming/Online Face to Face, File-sharing

    Sometimes all that gets you through a project is sharing memes netspeak with coworkers. But no-one ever thinks to collate all those memes, music and GIFS. That's what this game is about.

    Tags: Chat, Media, Project Management