Athena’s Chosen

Empowerment — Lust — Faith
By: Susanne Vejdemo and Anna-Karin Linder (swe)
Duration: 4 hours
Number of players: 6-18

 

The novices are locked in the holiest of holy in Athena’s temple. This final night you will be tested and tempted by the gods themselves. Will you have the faith to turn your back forever on family, love and desire to become an Exalted Virgin Priestess and finally have true power in the world of men? Or will you listen to the sweet temptations of wild Dionysos, the god of ritual madness and fertility, and leave with his free but shunned cultists. Maybe you will reject the gods and return to your beloved but intensely patriarchal Ancient Arcadian Greece outside the temple walls. Your virginity, your soul, the patronymic name that your father branded into your very skin – you might lose them all tonight.

This larp uses physical space to direct players rather than time-bound act structures – as you walk into the different gods’ areas, their essence will influence your character.

All characters identify as female, players of all genders (or none) are equally welcome.

Themes are: Power, lust, love, faith, choice, drama, greek demi-goddesses & empowerment.

Bio:
Susanne Vejdemo is a larp designer currently living in New York. Her larps often focus on drama, history and feminism, and she has given workshops on how museums can integrate larps. Anna-Karin Linder is a larp designer who specializes in short, small novella larps and narrative design. She lives in Sweden and studies game design.