The First Baptist Church’s Ladies Prayer Group Meeting, September 23rd, 1998
RPG system: LARP
Participants: 4 players
Styles of Play: Freeform larp, Larp, Committee Larp, Chat/Message
A young, unmarried woman in your community, Carla Brambles, went missing a few weeks ago. This past Sunday, at church, she reappeared, naked, in a brilliant flash of light in front of the pulpit. You are members of a ladies’ prayer group at the First Baptist Church in town. You have some opinions about The Incident. Your goal is to convince everyone that your opinions are the right ones, because they definitely are.
A Committee LARP for 4+ players about religion, small politics, and, of course, the inevitability of human connection and upheaval. Optimized for in person play with a second scenario included for online play.
Tags: Religion, Feelings, Relationships
Winner, Game That Made Us Laugh the Most
Merrilee Bufkin's complex and hilarious (and semi-autobiographical) look at the wild interpersonal dynamics among Southern Baptist women of a certain age, is a lovely example of recontextualizing and building on an earlier game (in this case, Tasha Robinson's The Regency Committee on Decorum and Punchbowl Poop Prevention). Something deeply weird has happened in the community and it's up to the ladies prayer group to sort it out, amid religious rivalry, grim rhetorical combat and, no doubt, plenty of bless-your-hearts. You'll laugh, you'll fake cry, you'll flip the snack table. Funny for sure, but also heart-felt and smart.
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