Dystopian, relationships, conflict

Designer: Ylva Otting
Number of participants: 8–20
Duration: 3 hours
The presenter feels that this larp IS suitable for young people aged 16+

About the larp

The world is becoming ever more crowded and increasing flooding and earth quakes is causing whole housing estates in the Netherlands to be condemned. In a vision of a possible future Netherlands, the government taken drastic measures to help its displaced citizens.

Welcome to the Roommate Service Centre where we work to create the perfect* match between homeowners with spare rooms and our unfortunate displaced citizens.

*Participation is mandatory. All placements last 1 year. If homeowners do not select a roommate one will be selected for them.

You will play a either a newly homeless person trying to find a room that lets you hold together what’s left of their life or a homeowner that wants to minimise the disruption. New roommates will need to learn to get along and cope with the difficulties life throws at them.

Presented by

Ylva Otting: Ylva is a long time player but this is her first larp design. She played mostly fantasy style larps. Around 2011 she got interested in more Nordic style larp. She co-organized 4 nordic style larps since 2015. The last was Zomerkamp, a larp about a WW2 camp in the Netherlands.


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 Shouting and other intimidating actions not involving contact
Communication style Lots of speech
Movement style Walking
Characters Players create their own characters, in a workshop
Narrative control Players have some influence over story, but there is basically a script or structure that they’re within
Transparency Transparent design, but players can create secrets during play and keep them from each other / reveal them when wished
Representation level What you see is what you get: the space and fixtures etc are exactly as they seem
Play culture Players are individually trying to achieve goals, such that not all can succeed
Tone Moderate

Saturday morning, Theatre