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TOPIC: Question: potential game at Gen Con 2006, opinions wanted

Question: potential game at Gen Con 2006, opinions wanted 14 years 4 months ago #1

Hi all. To formally introduce myself, my name is...well...look to the left :) I am a member of, founder of, and GM for BYOV. Among other things, we run events at Gen Con. I myself run some of our LARPs. I doubt that people on the TD forums are going to be as leary about LARPs on average as other gamers might, but suffice it to say that our 'live action' games are essentially the ROLE playing without the ROLL playing. If you like playing in character, you like plotting and intrigue and such, then there's a good chance you'll like our LARPs (our tabletops tend to be ROLE-play heavy too).

Anyway, on to my question. I've got an idea for a LARP for next year's Gen Con. I think it's a pretty great idea, and had I had it 3 months ago, I'd be running the game at THIS Gen Con. But, alas, it will have to wait.

The idea is this LARP: A Holiday at Hogwarts.

A role-playing stressed game of intrigue and machinations, set in the world of Harry Potter. My question is: how many people would be interested in this game? I don't plan on including 'adult' themes, but simply for quality's sake, I'd like to draw mostly adults to this game. I'm not sure I could take 12 and 13 year olds were they the majority of the players.

NOTE: This game would be set before the timeline of the books/movies, and would NOT include Harry Potter and his friends as characters. The plots would involve an entirely different set of students, namely the PCs.

So how many other adults are there who dig the Potter books, and how many of you would hypothetically enjoy a game like this? No committments necessary or asked for at this time :)

Thanks. Please poke the poll above, and leave a note below.
Rescuer of Lost Kitties
www.BYOV.com

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Question: potential game at Gen Con 2006, opinions wanted 14 years 4 months ago #2

While I voted for "No, I like the books/movies, but don't like LARPs" option, I did that in lieu of an "No, I like the books/movies, and don't think they are a good setting for an RPG" option. The characters are too specific, and most are children. Part of the joy of them is that they are still learning, and are very innocent and naive in some ways (both about magic/adventure, and the world as a whole). While some gamers may be able to pull it off, many would simply end up playing it as "underpowered" wizards or something. It would not have the same impact, because people know so much about it already.

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Question: potential game at Gen Con 2006, opinions wanted 14 years 4 months ago #3

I'm a LARPer and a huge Potter fan. I'm not entirely sure it would work given how specific the setting is , but best of luck if you decide too!
"Great bards don't die. They just decompose."<br />GenCon Indy 2005 Volunteer DM, 2006 Epilogue

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