Between Limbo and the Veil
RPG system: Blackbox Larp Nordic-style
Participants: 6-8 players
“Me” lies in a coma after an accident. No memories remain of the accident, only shattered fragments of his personality. What remains are only his raw emotions trying, as a team, to make sense of the reason why they are struck between limbo and the other side, and to learn to work better together. They will need, in the end, to answer together the most fundamental questions of all: whether to keep on living, or just give up?
Between limbo and the veil is an experiential design where participants will play different fundamental emotions of “Me” while he lies in the coma, but will also take turn playing “Me” as his conscience is confronted by all these diverse emotions. All the while they will wander the mental space of “Me’s” conscience – symbolized by a black box space – to try and make sense of his past history, and decide whether it is worth fighting to keep on living, or if Me should just be allowed to die.
Between limbo and the veil is meant to be a surrealistic experience questioning the human condition, the expression of inner emotions, and the creation of identity and personality. The tone will be generally serious and straightforward, with a little whimsical tone as the emotions, as characters, struggle to learn to cope with the situation and work with each other.
Inspired by the concept album “the Human equation” by Ayreon, and the movie Inside Out if it were transplanted in a more adult setting.
Content Warnings: Domestic violence, bullying.
Muriel Algayres (FR): Muriel Algayres is a larp designer from France, focusing on historically-inspired romanesque narratives and edu-larps. She is also a larp theorist and researcher, focusing on gender representation, safety and proper use in education. She has recently written and produced Harem Son Saat in France and the Czech Republic, and was a character writer for Sparks of History larps Suffragette! and Fairweather Manor.
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