Chimeric, Polychromatic, Enlightenment
|Designers: Jamie Harper|
|Number of participants: 9|
|Duration: 3 hours|
|The presenter feels that this larp IS suitable for young people aged 16+|
About the larp
The Cat Path will be a calm and reflective experience.
The larp invites up to nine players to navigate nine different versions of the same life story. The setting is drawn from contemporary (human) environments. The narrative framework is based on anthropological accounts of the nine core stories that commonly recur throughout human culture, but there isn’t a set story.
The play experience should be relaxed, focusing on co-creative imagination but not too much full-on immersion in dramatic action.
Content Warnings: Near-death experiences and discussion of death will be part of the larp for all players.
Jamie Harper is a theatre director, acting teacher, performance researcher and larp designer!
|Physical contact||Not relevant for this larp; e.g. just standing in a room and talking|
|Romance and intimacy||Romantic themes but no player contact; e.g. discussion of romance, illicit glances|
|Conflict and violence||Themes of conflict, but not enacted by players; e.g. quiet threats and vengeful stares|
|Communication style||Lots of speech|
|Movement style||Mostly sitting around talking, but there is some physical activity in arranging the space|
|Characters||Players create their own characters, in a workshop|
|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||The concept of rivalry or cooperation between players doesn’t really apply|