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Tales of the Future Volume 2: Contact

RPG system: LARP
Participants: 5 players


✏️Jenny Diewald
✏️Jordan Diewald

Intercon U (2023), Crowne Plaza, Warwick, Rhode Island, United States

OrganizerJenny Diewald


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 2 consists of Tales about Contact. They are Tales of the moment and implications of First Contact, the challenges of Second Contact, and the painful truths of Last Contacts. These Tales look at the differences between us, and the unexpected similarities we may share.

- *What's For Desert* - *I Know It When I See It* - *Entanglements* - *Battle for the Planet of the Apiaries* - *May the Fours Be With You* - *Crossing the Line* - *I Spit My Last Breath At Thee* - *Wake Up Call*

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).

Played at

Intercon U (2022)
Intercon U (2023)

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