Love, lust, dance
|Designers: Nicolai Strøm Steffensen and Rasmus Teilmann|
|Number of participants: 8–20|
|Duration: 4 hours|
|The presenter feels that this larp IS suitable for young people aged 16+|
About the larp
“He wants you.”
“She wants me.”
The thought strikes like lightning.
The dance, the body, closeness.
Hands that follow in motion.
The others are gone for a moment.
All the unspoken that is only shown here, in the dance.
Roxanne is a larp about desire and love, where the unspoken is in focus. The understated, power over another, and negotiation. Roxanne is set in a noir-inspired burlesque setting, where man, woman, and lust always has a price.
Content Warnings: The game requires physical movement.
Nicolai Strøm Steffensen: has designed Blackbox games for more than ten years and has recently also dived into creating Fastaval freeform games as well.
Rasmus Teilmann: has played, talked and designed Blackbox games for more than 10 years, and has done work on how to use lights, sound and other tech in Larps. Long time Knudepunkt goer, and larp lover.
|Physical contact||Moving in contact; e.g. rolling around on the floor together, contact improv, very close dancing|
|Romance and intimacy||Symbolic kissing or sex; e.g. stage kisses, abstractly representing sex|
|Conflict and violence||Pushing, grabbing, latex weapons or other safe physically forceful actions|
|Communication style||Minimal speech|
|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 level||Scenery and props will be used to make the play space look something like the fictional space|
|Play culture||The whole concept of rivalry or cooperation between players doesn’t really apply|