Tales of the Future Volume 1: Life, the Universe, and Everything
RPG system: LARP
Participants: 5 players
Wilmark Dynasty LARP-a-Thon (2020)
Notorious Consequences (2020), Online, United Kingdom
Virtual Space Bubble (2020), United States
Extracon (2021), United States
Summer Larpin' (2021), United States
Time Bubble (2022), United States
Intercon U (2023), Crowne Plaza, Warwick, Rhode Island, United States
This is about a Future of wonder and discovery, from the time of the First Sentience in the Galaxy, to a time where the hills and valleys of hyperspace are filled with ships from thousands of sentient races. These sentiences are biological, of fluids and sinew, adapting to some surprising ecological niches. They are mechanical, with positronic robotic minds driving robotic bodies of all shapes and functionalities. They are also virtual, living software existing in one of the vast computational constructs of quantum entanglements and semiconductors.
And yet, they are all people, with hopes, ambitions, desires, quirks and foibles. For all of the freedom a post-scarcity economy brings, problems remain. Communication between two groups of people with vastly different mindsets is always difficult, even under the best circumstances. Important decisions must be made, with incomplete information, and with no time to mull over the options. Accidents happen. Mistakes are made. And evil still exists.
These are Tales of some of those challenging moments. These Tales use classic science fiction themes and settings to pose interesting and difficult questions about the Future. Each Tale is a separate, small, independent, focused LARP.
Volume 1 consists of Tales about the times of the lives of people and civilizations in the Deep Dark. These are Tales about birth, the vigor of a growing and expanding culture, the grand times, the waning times, and their eventual transformation or disappearance. These Tales also touch on the legacies we leave behind. The Tales:
- *First for Knowledge* - *Dividing By Zero* - *Nobody's Home* - *Life Sentence* - *Mayflies* - *The Unkindest Cut* - *Mourning Has Broken* - *Let Me Leave You With a Thought*
Each Tale is a character-driven, low-mechanic, little-to-no combat five player LARP, independent of the others in the sequence.
More details can be found on the website for the [Tales of the Future volumes](http://www.vortexofchaos.net/tales_of_the_future/index.html).
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