The Frontline

Death, War, Responsibility

Designers: Kevin Blank
Number of participants: 10-13
Duration: 4 hours
The presenter feels that this larp IS NOT suitable for young people aged 16+

About the larp

In “The Frontline” the players take control of a company of soldiers on the frontlines of an unnamed war (inspired by WW1/WW2). Every day brings a new attack, new decisions to take on where the squads should attack. The characters will face tragic losses as well as a transformation through the pointlessness and horror of war.

Content Warnings: Losing loved ones, War Atrocities

Presented by

Kevin Blank: I’m a Game Designer (for digital and analog games) based in Berlin. I’ve started modern larping 4 years ago and shortly thereafter discovered Mini Larps (as they are called in Germany) and started writing my own.


Physical contact Moderate contact; e.g. hugging, formal partner dancing
Romance and intimacy Demonstrations of affection; e.g. hugging, holding hands
Conflict and violence Shouting and other intimidating actions not involving contact
Communication style Lots of speech
Movement style Walking
Characters Players build their characters around a predesigned skeleton or archetype
Narrative control The shape of the story is quite free, but the GM has some steering possibilities
Transparency There are predesigned secrets that the organizers will have from the players
Representation level The fictional space looks very unlike the play space, but players will use their imaginations
Play culture Players are in rival factions, teams, etc, which are in some sort of competition for success
Tone Intense

Saturday afternoon, Studio 2