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First Sabbat

RPG system: LARP


✏️Charlotte Dragga
✏️Kate Hill




Styles of Play: Freeform larp, Committee Larp, Chat/Message

It's 1998. Small town life can be stifling, especially when you’re a teenager and don’t really fit in. But you’ve found a community on an online IRC channel, one where people talk about and teach about your faith, Paganism. Well, you’re pretty sure it’s your faith. You only really started teaching yourself a few months ago. Now, you and a group of others are meeting up, secretly, for your first in-person ritual to celebrate Samhain. Can you, using your favorite websites, text chat with your friends to create the ritual, plan it, and make airtight plans for secrecy, all in the hour before your mom needs to use the phone?

Tags: NeoPaganism, early internet culture,

Played at

Golden Cobra Challenge (2021)


Golden Cobra Challenge (2021)

Winner, Best Representation of Minority Religious Experience
Small-town pagans in the late 1990s converge in the chatrooms to attempt the celebration of Samhain. The game captures the utter duress that small-town white Christian American life places on those who seek alternate systems of religion and meaning. First Sabbat uses Discord to perfect, coherent effect, doubling down on its content without inhibiting player freedom or game structure.


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