To the Wonder

Key themes: Journey, monsters, togetherness, play, curiosity, childhood

Designer: Martin Nielsen and Karete Jacobsen Meland (NO)

Presented by: Karete Jacobsen Meland and Martin Nielsen (NO)

Number of participants: 5-9

Duration: 4 hours

Genre/style: Nordic(-influenced), probably 🙂 but also playful and exploratory.

Run before at: 1) In Trondheim (April 2017), in cooperation with art students in a gallery (including an exhibition, the day after, in the same space as where the larp was run); 2) At Minsk Larp Festival (April 2017); 3) At Spillerom, a Norwegian larp festival in Marnardal/south of Norway (April 2017); 4) At Blackbox Deichman, Oslo (September 2017); 5) At Grenselandet, a Norwegian chamber larp festival in Oslo (October 2017)

About the larp

If you can find the end of the rainbow, legend has it that you can make a wish. A group of children sets out on a journey to find the rainbow: They all have something in their lives that is troubling them, and they hope finding the end of the rainbow will help them overcome their difficulties – but the road is long and full of danger.

To the Wonder is a larp about internal and external monsters, and a journey to overcome them.

Karete Jacobsen Meland is a larp designer and event organizer from Kolbotn/Oslo. She has played an active role in the chamber larp scene in Norway, in particular in Trondheim. She has designed several chamber larps, including Wilt and To the Wonder, and was one of the founders of the Trondheim Larp Factory. In 2014 she was one of the head organizers of the first national conference on larp in Norway, Spillerom, also in Trondheim.

Karete is behind several articles on larp, and in 2013, she was editor the Knutepunkt books. In 2017, she was one of the head organizers for Knutepunkt in Norway.

Currently, Karete lives in the Oslo area, with a dayjob as a psychologist at Gaustad hospital, as well as a part-time position for the roleplaying company Alibier. At the Larpwriter Summer School, she has combined her professional and larp expertise as a teacher on the subject of post-larp work («debrief»).