The Meeting Point

Identity, time-travel, relationships

Designer: Laura Wood (UK)
Number of participants: 10–18
Duration: 3 hours
Genre/style: Nordic-influenced, pervasive
The presenter feels that this larp IS suitable for young people aged 16+

PREMIER – this larp’s first appearance at a festival

About the larp

The Meeting Point is a part pervasive and part Nordic-influenced larp. Players will play time travellers who spend the festival searching for others like them who can help them unravel their history and why they have woken up in this time and this body. You will co-create back stories with other players and explore what you’ve created in a larp in the final slot of the festival.

Content Warnings: The game will be co-created. Players will be able to opt out of any upsetting content.

Presented by

Laura Wood (UK): I have written several larps which have run in several countries throughout Europe. I am a co-organiser of On Location. Two games that I have written previously at The Smoke; Here Comes a Candle and Inside.

Parameters

Communication style Lots of speech
Movement style Walking
Tone Dramatic
Characters Players build their characters around a predesigned skeleton or archetype
Narrative control The shape and direction of the story is entirely, or almost entirely, determined by player choice
Transparency Transparent design, but players can create secrets during play and keep them from each other / reveal them when wished
Representation level What you see is what you get: the space and fixtures etc are exactly as they seem
Play culture Players are collaborating to achieve joint aims

Sunday morning, Studio 9

(for the main part of the larp: but it will be running pervasively up till then)