Ice Bureaucracy, Racing Spirit

Ice sculpting, Disappointments, Oddities

Designers: Patrick Balint
Number of participants: 8
Duration: 3 hours
The presenter feels that this larp IS NOT suitable for young people aged 16+

About the larp

There is a young woman who sold everything to live her dream and expertise. She is on her way to northern Sweden where there is supposed to be an ice sculpture competition during a winter cultural festival.

At the hotel, the leader of the local community is having lunch. He didn´t get the grant for the festival, so it will not be.

A boy finally took the power to leave his broken home. He is wandering down a cold road in the countryside, his only company is an elephant he is talking to.

In a cabin in the woods, a family has gathered for the yearly hunt. Most of them don’t want to be there at all.

In a car, two people are driving in 190 km/h, there is a ghost in the backseat and very loud rock music on the radio.

Content Warnings: History of a child from a sad upbringing, disappointments, class struggles, couples in a hetro-normative setting, hunting/cruelty to animals, police heroism, car crash, sprits/ghosts, meaninglessness, alcoholism, psychological illness, romance, sad romance, sexual desire, power systems

Patrick Balint: information coming


Physical contact Intense contact; intimate or forceful
Romance and intimacy Between symbolic and actual deptending on the comfort levels of the players
Conflict and violence Shouting and other intimidating actions not involving contact
Communication style Lots of speech
Movement style Mostly walking some faster scenes with a bit of running
Characters Characters are fully predesigned
Narrative control Players have some influence over story, but there is basically a script or structure that they’re within
Transparency There are predesigned secrets that the organizers will have from the players
Representation The fictional space looks very unlike the play space, but players will use their imaginations
Play culture The concept of rivalry or cooperation between players doesn’t really apply
Tone Dramatic

Saturday morning, Studio 6