My Last Request

Mystery, Deceit, Magic

Designers: Jack Williamson
Number of participants: 5-8
Duration: 4 hours
The presenter feels that this larp IS suitable for young people aged 16+

About the larp

The year is 1900. The noted scholar, aristocrat, and wizard Lord Swan has been murdered. Shortly afterwards, a number of individuals are invited to his northern estate to open his will. But a powerful man like him, with many wonders of magic locked away, no doubt this will not be a simple matter, especially as the assembled individuals are not whom you might expect.

And the individual that has sent the letters does not appear to be human.

My Last Request is a game of mysteries and deception, though like all good murder mysteries it all should be revealed in the end. There is also an element of magic to the events of the story, which the players will discover slowly as they go through the events of the game.

Content Warnings: Loss of bodily autonomy/control in the game, and death and injury in the breifs/backstory

Jack Williamson: I have been involved in larps for the last seven years, and in that time I have run a number of larps through my local university larp system, including a series of one shot larps that have been run repeatadly over several years.


Physical contact Not relevant for this larp; e.g. just standing in a room and talking
Romance and intimacy Not relevant for the larp
Conflict and violence Shouting and other intimidating actions not involving contact
Communication style Lots of speech
Movement style Sitting or lying
Characters Characters are fully predesigned
Narrative control Intensely plotted and designed, but players have freedom as to how to achieve their goals
Transparency There are predesigned secrets the organizers have from the players, and also that the players will have from each other
Representation Scenery and props will be used to make the play space look something like the fictional space
Play culture Players are individually trying to achieve goals, such that not all can succeed
Tone Dramatic

Sunday afternoon, Studio 6