The Lofty Beacons
RPG system: LARP
Participants: 8-16 players
One or more crews of 2-4 players serve on unlit mountaintop warning beacons for several years, dealing with a variety of situations in a post-apocalyptic setting.
Tags: Post-apocalyptic, Mountain, Service, Multiple groups
In a post-apocalyptic future, everyone has been killed by zombies or the death-cults of the waste. A few communities of survivors have holed-up in the mountains. Your crew has been sent to maintain one of the Lofty Beacons: a chain of remote mountaintop signal fires, kept unlit. You will serve for several years, lighting your beacon if enemies march on the mountains or if a neighboring beacon is lit.
Some fans have already begun jokingly calling the game “Waiting for Gondor,” though unlike a Beckett play, there’s some actual things that happen during the game, including a series of challenges facing the crew of sentinels.
This version of the game won the “Crew Pick” Honorable Mention award in the 2015 Golden Cobra design competition.
|Golden Cobra Challenge (2014)|
This game promises such fun and delivers it in such an already polished way
that it was a favorite with the Crew. However, looks like it would truly shine with more than 4
participants. Stands on its own, and will clearly have a place at the table for many groups.