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An Ensemble Cast Mystery: They Who Play With Lightning

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RPG system: LARP


✏️Quinn D
✏️Eva Schiffer


A sci-fi mystery larp scenario for the Ensemble Cast Mystery system

They Who Play With Lightning is an Ensemble Cast Mystery scenario for 5 players (2 investigators and 3 ensemble cast players) and 1 facilitator. A group of friends who went through Starfleet academy together grapple with secrets, intrigue, and the possibility that one of them is a Romulan spy.

This game is designed to be played over subspace (video and text chat). None of the players need to be in the same physical location but they will need access to video and text chat at the same time (ie. you probably need a computer, not just a phone). This game is expected to run about 2 to 3 hours and costuming is very minimal.

They Who Play with Lightning is set in the Star Trek: The Next Generation universe, but does not require any knowledge of the show.

Content Warnings for They Who Play With Lightning: background information about a character’s sexual health (Pon Farr, no consent issues), social misbehavior by someone who has an unrequited romantic attraction to another character, and workplace injury in backstory.


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