Self-perception, old friends, old grudges
|Designer: Annika Waern & Celia Pearce (Sweden)|
|Number of participants: 18-50|
|Duration: 2 hours|
|The presenter feels that this larp IS suitable for young people aged 16+|
About the larp
It has been twenty-five years since the class of -XX graduated from High School. While there have been attempts at reunions before, this time it will happen!
Most of you haven’t seen each other in twenty-five years… what has life done to you and your memories of high school, and what old loves and grudges will resurface when you meet?
Return to Innocence is a larp scenario about how we perceive ourselves and how others perceive us.
Content Warnings: Bullying, Drugs, Promiscuity
Annika Waern: Annika is a larp scholar and designer from Sweden. Her research has been focussed on pervasive larp, and more recently, the use of larp as a tool for sensitising professional design teams. Her design experience includes experiments with new larp formats such as Cabaret, a larp musical and Angel Falls, a larp played out entirely in Second Life.
|Physical contact||Light contact; touching hands or forearms|
|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|
|Characters||There are thin pre-designed characters, relations are workshopped|
|Narrative control||The shape and direction of the story is entirely, or almost entirely, determined by player choice|
|Transparency||There are predesigned secrets that players will have from each other|
|Representation||The fictional space is pretty similar to the play space|
|Play culture||Players have somewhat conflicting goals, can decide to play to lose and it is also possible for all to succeed.|