Rules to Live By (RTLB) is a set of generic rules for live action roleplaying games (LARPs).
This larp’s emphasis is heavily on discourse. So if you’re looking for action, it may not be for you.
A Serpent of Ash was originally created as a part of the Test Project on Larp Theories and Methods, and first run in Finland, at Ropecon 2006. It was designed to test the Process Model of Role-playing (Makela et al., 2005).
The larp will last for a maximum of two hours, but if it... (read more)
Welcome to the bustling metropolis of Las Sillas, California, home of the Las Sillas Saturday Market. Las Sillas prides itself on fresh, organic produce so you can live healthy and environmentally friendly.
Elsewhere, companies such as Greenetics International have taken over the market for produce, and you can scarcely find a truly organic item in any supermarket. But such a thing would never... (read more)
A 2-3 hour LARP for 5 players and 1 GM
It is 4392 on the Modern Calendar, in the country of Emera, and the Blue Phoenix corporation has turned its vision to space. It’s been almost sixty years since the Tursans put six people on the largest of the three moons in the sky, and no one’s been back, not even to orbit, since then. The charismatic... (read more)
The year is 1999. The Sharing is a service organization that has been growing in popularity for the past couple of years, especially in Santa Barbara. The Sharing has planned a wilderness retreat for a number of hospitalized teens who otherwise have limited opportunities for outdoor recreation. Whether you are a full member of The Sharing, or this is your first experience with The Sharing, it's sure to be a... (read more)
The basic idea is simple: The game takes place in the area where it is played, and to go outside the door means you die. If you're in a convention center, the rest of the building is full of zombies ready to eat your flesh. If you're at a cabin, the windows are boarded (draw the curtains in front of them), and the hordes are waiting right outside. As time goes on, the mood inside the... (read more)
Winner of the LARPA 2010 Small Games Contest.
A Hellmouth has opened in Mount Laurel, New Jersey and sixteen well known characters have come from across space and time to close it. Snape/Harry. Kirk/Spock. Angel/Xander. Mary Sue/Everyone. A very silly and brain breaking game This game deals with adult situations.
It should not be read by or run for minors.
One special note: this game includes acts which... (read more)
This game was written in negative five minutes, from 1:15 AM to 1:10 AM during a game called The Dimension Next Door (by Overage Gifted Children). It was inspired by three characters in the game, Sauron and the two Snugglebunnies. You see, after Sauron was defeated in the game, he was sent to rehabilitate on the planet of the Snugglebunnies. This game explores that... (read more)
A light science fiction game, a semi-serious parody of Star Trek, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Bab 5, Dune, and numerous other classic SF shows or movies. This is a sort of old school game where a serious plot is mated with funny, slightly over the top characters.
There are plots in this game, but they don't really matter. They aren't meant to be resolved,... (read more)
Strangers on a Bus is an example of a micro game: a game that involves minimal time in writing, set-up, and play. It is designed to introduce new players to some of the most basic concepts of live gaming, through the hoary cliche of switched briefcases. In a sense, it is live action in its most stripped down form, being to a real game what a roller skate is to a Rolls-Royce.
A Microgame for 5 players... (read more)