From the most savage fantasy worlds and postnuclear wastelands, through film adaptations, to oneiric landscapes and alternative worlds... We want to listen to the stories of the best and the most interesting larps of the 2013 (try to be objective: praise the virtues but discuss failures as well).
Coordinator: Zofia Urszula Kaleta Zofia Urszula Kaleta (Wielosfer) & Krzysztof Maj (Kawaleria Berg/ZKF Ad Astra) Ostatni Rejs Larp Ostatni Rejs is a simulation game in which the participants play a submarine crew. For the purpose of the game software which simulates the most important functions of a submarine was designed. Several computers were connected to give the players the impression of operating a real submarine. They could control the course and depth of the boat, they could use the sonar, the engine room, launch torpedoes and decoys. The players had to take care of the submarine and deal not only with enemy units but with personal challenges as well - everything to prevent a global crisis. The GM team was awarded Złota Maska for the quality of the game, the props, their resourcefulness and creativity. It's time we told you about our work, our inspirations and ideas, and the problems we dealt with. We'll also give you a glimpse of our plans for the future. Piotr Milewski (STG Funreal) & Katrzyna Górska (Wielosfer) Górska's method, Kula's method This year's Złota Maska for the best scenario went to the larp Metoda Profesora Kamihary- a child that outgrew our expectations and frightened us a bit. How did this Polish version of "playing to lose" look like? Why breaking a player costs 3,70 PLN net, and how to ignore the rules of Good Larp Practice to come back not only with the shield but also with the mask. This and a few more interesting facts. Kamil Bartczak (AR Argos) Chicken stock Long story short: we won the Larpy Najwyższych Lotów competition with our game about a funeral reception of a garage owner from Namysłów. The larp was called Stypa (funeral reception) but it was remembered as Chicken Stock because of the soup the was consumed during the larp. The idea for this larp was at first taken as a joke by many of our friends. In the process of writing we had moments of doubt wondering what the hell we were thinking when we entered the competition with such an idea. In the end, the larp worked out well, and why it happened is the thing we want to share. Remigiusz Maciupa (Wioska Fantasy) Wioska Fantasy - two steps backwards, three steps forward Wioska Fantasy Project is three years old now. During this time it evolved from a larp scenography to a way of life. We'll tell you why it happened and what inspires people to work on this project. Ernest Warych OldTown 2013: a report from a post-apo outdoor larp OldTown 2013 post-apo convention took place on 22-27 July 2013. Its two part were: the first was a typical convention with talks, competitions etc., and the second was a 48hour larp. Let us invite you to our presentation where you'll learn about the convention and the world of the larp. We will tell you what happened in 2013 and how life looks like in the outback in our larp. Mikołaj Wicher (Liveform) New Age 2013: documentary In September 2013 in Kokotek near Lubliniec, Dominik Dembiński run another one of his larps in the dieselpunk world, New Age. This movie is a summary of the project. You'll have a chance to see footage unpublished so far and listen to organizers' comments. Watch as they take a look back at this year-long project and discuss the birth and growth of the ideal they strove for, and the difficulties they encountered in the process. Camera: Nadina Wiórkiewicz, Maciej Nitka. Directed by: Nadina Wiórkiewicz. Language: Polish Subtitles: English Braids, Dorota, Słowik & Małgorzata (BDSM Grimuar) Nightmare on Grim Lullabies of The Hedge Street Come with us on a Journey into the dreams of the Past. Into the Grim Heart of the Hedge, where the Gargantuan-Luminous-Undisputable-Truth about this year's Main Game at Hardkon larp festival will appear... Unless it chooses not to… : P Bartek Zioło (Wielosfer) The Game The Game was a special larp at Hardkon 2013. A group of people fought for their lives in the woods, where they were located by a Smartphone application designed specifically for the purpose of this game. Their fates, available weapons and food were in the hands of the other participants who played in a bit more luxurious part of the diegesis. This presentation is in fact a premiere of a documentary about The Game. There will be time for questions of course.