The Gates Are Open
RPG system: LARP
Participants: 3 players
Styles of Play: Freeform larp, Larp, Committee Larp, Tabletop/Pencil & Paper, Letter Writing, Arts & Crafts
A great rabbi once said the gates of prayer are sometimes open, and other times they are closed. But who guards those gates? In this game, you’ll portray someone who serves a god or other mythic figure. Your job, along with your team, is to sort through a series of requests for your master. Only one of today’s petitions might make it to the Big Boss, but which will it be? And what rituals will your team prescribe for each petitioner?
The Gates Are Open is a freeform larp for 3 or more players. You can play it in-person as a silent committee / note-passing / gesture game, or remotely through the mail. It’s loosely based on "Dear God" by Halden Ingwersen, an elegant and poignant game that has lived rent-free in my head ever since I first read it. I hope this game preserves some of the reverence and mystery of the original.
The rules include a recreational version similar to the original game, and a ritual version you might play with your coven, chavurah, or other working group.
Tags: epistolary, silent, committee, mythic
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