Mental health, dissociation

Designer: Melina Cunelius (FI)
Number of participants: 8
Duration: 3 hours
Genre/style: Nordic, freeform
The presenter feels that this larp IS suitable for young people aged 16+

About the larp

Larp about hearing voices. Normal people with normal lives are interrupted by sudden appearence of voices, but try to live out their lives. Half play Characters, the others their Voices, and in the end, they try to live along, but things don’t always work out.

Content Warnings: Mental health problems, hearing voices.

Presented by

Melina Cunelius (FI): A disabled larp writer, making larps about mental illnesses and disability, drawing inspiration from my own experiences with serious mental illnesses and trauma. She has also worked on inclusivity instructions for larp and has talked about mental health and larp.


Communication style Lots of speech
Movement style Walking
Tone Intense
Characters Players build their characters around a predesigned skeleton or archetype
Narrative control Players have some influence over story, but there is basically a script or structure that they’re within
Transparency Fully transparent – players will, or at least can, know absolutely everything in advance
Representation level The fictional space is pretty similar to the play space
Play culture Players are individually trying to achieve goals, such that not all can succeed

Sunday morning, Studio 4