LGL’s ongoing science fiction spaceship simulation larp continues to present the saga of the Earth Republic and its Star Navy.
Starship Valkyrie events run most weekends through the summer, and there will be a special introductory game presented at Wyrd Con 4 (about which more later).
To learn the latest Valkyrie news, please go to the Starship Valkyrie (http://www NULL.starshipvalkyrie NULL.com/) website.
The Seekers Unlimited Kickstarter Campaign is now live!
You have a chance to help transform education with larp!
American education is at a crossroads. Which path we take from here is up to you. While legislators have mandated standardized tests, student ability has weakened. While schools have eliminated arts and music and anything that can’t be filled in with a #2 pencil, student ability has weakened. Seekers Unlimited is here to offer a new direction: educational live action role-playing.
Edu-larp engages students on many different levels to achieve mastery of a subject. While not a replacement for standard pedagogy, edu-larp increases the involvement of students in a subject and creates a personal connection that fosters interest and achievement.
Seekers Unlimited (http://seekersunlimited NULL.com/) is an educational nonprofit with friendly ties to Live Game Labs. Please take a look at, and spread the word about, the
Seekers Unlimited Kickstarter Campaign (http://www NULL.kickstarter NULL.com/projects/160286787/creating-educational-live-action-role-playing-game).
Some of the Kickstarter rewards offered include live game scenarios written by LGL members Aaron Vanek and Mike Tice.
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Right now there is a link up for you to download a free Seekers Unlimited edu-larp set in Ancient Mesopotamia!
Wyrd Con 4
Live Game Labs will again have a strong presence at Wyrd Con 4 (http://wyrdcon NULL.com/).
Registration is now live, so be sure to sign up for the events you want before the games fill up. At Wyrd Con 4, LGL will be presenting:
Itras By (http://itrasby.com/) is a published surreal RPG that lies at the crossroads of larp and table-top RPG. Itras By is a game turned into living fiction, where all participants are co-creators.
Learning by LARP
A panel discussion on LARP in education led by LGL member Aaron Vanek, who is also Executive Director of Seekers Unlimited, a non-profit corporation that produces edu-larps. Aaron will discuss the current status of larp in education and present demonstrations of edu-larps from Seekers Unlimited that have been run in Southern California.
Call of Cthulhu meets Reservoir Dogs: the larp. Dockside Dogs is a one-shot scenario for the Call of Cthulhu RPG. Players take on the roles of well-dressed criminals that just pulled off a robbery and are waiting for the Big Boss. This is a published scenario written by Paul Fricker, who also wrote “Gatsby & the Great Race” [presented by LGL (in LARP-ed up form) at a previous Wyrd Con].
A Cocktail of LARP & Tabletop RPG
A panel discussion on the intersection of live action role playing and table top role playing games and their influence on each other. The panel will tie into the Friday run of the game Itras By, though the events are independent.
In Exodus 22:18, the players portray some of the inhabitants of a European town, some time during the height of the witch trials in the 15th century. The townsfolk must identify and arrest the witches responsible for the death of the local priest.
This live game scenario was one of three finalists in the 2013 Larpwriter Challenge.
Starship Valkyrie: Battle Stations
An introductory event for Christian Brown’s long-running series of science fiction larps. The ERS Takshaka engages in a major fleet action, resulting in ship damage, and casualties. A fast and furious introduction to Starship Valkyrie!
On the horizon…
The Dreamlands (http://onlineeffects NULL.com/LE/the-dreamlands/)
A weekend camper fantasy larp
based on the fantastical tales of HP Lovecraft
held on private land near the Mojave Desert
Yes, it’s months away, but now’s the time to get involved!