Society, Propriety, Dancing
|Designers: Chris Hartford|
|Number of participants: 12|
|Duration: 4 hours|
|The presenter feels that this larp IS suitable for young people aged 16+|
About the larp
It is 181X and the Regency is at it’s height. The sleepy town of Farwoods is preparing for it’s annual ball at town hall and the drama and relationships that have simmered for the last year is coming to a head.
Content Warnings: Romance, ambition and social interaction are key to the game; there will be no fighting (though verbal sparring is expected); There will be dancing, but it is optional.
Chris Hartford: I’m a 50-something larper who has been back playing since 2017. Fond of history and dancing.
|Physical contact||Moderate contact; e.g. hugging, formal partner dancing|
|Romance and intimacy||Demonstrations of affection; e.g. hugging, holding hands|
|Conflict and violence||Themes of conflict, but not enacted by players; e.g. quiet threats and vengeful stares|
|Communication style||Principally speech, but with dancing as an unspoken subtext|
|Movement style||Sitting, walking and dancing|
|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||The fictional space looks very unlike the play space, but players will use their imaginations|
|Play culture||Players are individually trying to achieve goals, such that not all can succeed|