This post is intended as an accompaniment to my post “Are Blockbuster Larps Viable?”
It’s a brief and doubtlessly incomplete list of the recent history of blockbuster larps, illustrating the trend that more and more folks are starting to run them in the US and elsewhere.
Monitor Celestra, a Battlestar Galactica larp on a retired Swedish destroyer is run three times in Sweden.
Hell on Wheels, a Czech western larp.
College of Wizardry makes its debut at Czocha castle in Poland. This wizarding college will soon take over the world of blockbuster games.
Two runs of Hell on Wheels.
Inside Hamlet is run twice at the actual castle of Elsinore in Denmark, as the first public run of Hamlet in the castle in one hundred years. (There is a Shakespeare castle that runs in the courtyard, but not the castle!) This is a re-run of a canonical Nordic larp originally produced in 2000. The game will run twice more in 2017…
College of Wizardry is now in its sixth run.
Fairweather Manor, a larp loosely inspired by Downton Abbey has two runs
Convention of Thorns, a vampire larp set in the White Wolf world, runs in Poland.
New World Magischola, a US spin-off of College of Wizardry, quickly sells out four runs on Kickstarter along with a yule-themed winter event.
College of Wizardry rides again with at least two more runs.
Event Horizon, a sci-fi larp will run in California.
Fortune & Felicity, a Jane Austen larp, will run in Sweden.
Legends of the Stars, a Star Wars-inpsired larp will run in Massachusetts.
Kickstarters/ticket sales open for:
Road Trip Larp, about a rock band on tour
Battleship, a larp about the Vietnam war on a destroyer in New Jersey
Conscience, a Spanish larp inspired by Westworld
Wave One, a California battleship larp inspired by Monitor Celestra.
Inside Hamlet has two more booked runs scheduled.
Fairweather Manor opens runs for another ticket.