LARP: A Serpent of Ash

Facilitator: 
Courtney Parnell

A LARP by J. Tuomas Harviainen and Eric Johnson.

For a few years in the early 21st century, "The Liberated" was an active religious sect in the Boston area. It's leader was Timothy Barke, who claimed that God spoke directly to him. Members lived in a communal house, donated their income to the sect, and lived by a strict code of conduct so that they could receive Timothy's sermons. In 2002 Timothy passed away, and soon after The Liberated collapsed. Members went back into the real world and tried to lead normal lives; communication between them all but ceased. Now, five years later, several of them have gathered together for a few hours to discuss how The Liberated affected their lives.

A Serpent of Ash is a larp about the dark side of religion: What happens when former cult members meet again? What has been left unsaid? A discourse-oriented game for 6-12 players that has been run at major conventions in Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Italy and the United Kingdom.

Contains heavily religious themes

System Knowledge: 
Not Needed
Number of Players: 
6-12
Genre: 
Modern
Genre Knowledge: 
Not Needed
Role-playing Knowledge: 
Preferred
Style: 
Nordic
Age / Maturity: 
Mature
Classification: 
M
Scored: 
N