First they came

Guilt — Egoism — Opposition — Complicity
By: Alessandro Giovannucci & Andrea Giovannucci (it)
Duration: 2 hours
Number of players: 3


Berlin, 1939. As suspicion and whistle-blowing become chillingly common and the Third Reich reaches the height of its power in a delirium of blood and steel, the SS comb the streets of working-class neighbourhoods, looking for the last remnants of those deemed undesirable by the regime. During the coldest winter in human history, three people cower at the barking of bloodhounds and the shrill sound of whistles spurring them on, as they huddle together in a building in the squalid outskirts of the city. They know they must hide lest this be their end. Will they manage to survive? Will they redeem their sins? At what cost?

The scenario tells the story of three people, deemed undesirable by the Nazi regime for different reasons. Since they live in the same building, though each on their own, they know each other by sight, but they ignored each other’s status as runaways – until they find each other together, cowering in the attic during an SS raid. The game is set during the raid, the entire scenario lives in an intimate dimension, centered on whispers, memories of the pain and hopes of survival. We will play in an entirely dark room, so voices and sounds will be very important for the experience.

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Alessandro Giovannucci is an academic lecturer and larp designer, one of the founders of Chaos League and co-author of Southern Way – New Italian Larp manifesto. He’s author of national and international larp (Black Friday, New Atlantis, Freakshow) and Larp festivals (PLAY Larp).

Andrea Giovannucci is an historian, writer and larp designer. He founded Chaos League and co-write the Southern Way – New Italian Larp manifesto. He worked on national and international larp and teaches acting and writing through chamber larp and tabletop RPG.