two chicks write some larps
this one's a head trip
Stars Over Atlantis, by Lily Benderskaya and Tory Root
Forbidden love! Eternal friendships! War and intrigue, magic and betrayal! Stars Over Atlantis, the new fantasy novel by bestselling paranormal young adult writer Rhiannon Sinclair, has it all! Follow the saga of Princess Thera through the forgotten reaches of human history. Coming this winter from Tor Books.
Rhiannon Sinclair will be doing an early promotional reading of her new novel at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 1st, at the Crook and Flail in Providence, RI. 18+ only. Space will be limited. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
kellicious: OMG the reading's local!
omgpwniezzz: so I'm coming down to see you and Rhiannon and it's the longest I've ever traveled alone but it's totally going to be worth it! Providence here I come!
kellicious: finally get to meet you! squeeeeeeeeeee!
kellicious: wait whut? the place the reading's at, it's some sort of weird sex club.
kellicious: we're both legal so we can probably go, but I dunno, might be weird.
omgpwniezzz: weird like old people?
kellicious: weird like whips and chains?
omgpwniezzz: don't care still going!!!
kellicious: guess we gotta email that demian guy?
omgpwniezzz: anyway so, like, Princess Thera! gonna be awesome!
kellicious: also, deja-vu. dunno why, feel like I've heard that somewhere before.
omgpwniezzz: don' get all weird on me, <3!
Stars Over Atlantis is a game about remembering things that you'd rather forget and magic invading real-world spaces. About tragedy and sacrifice and death; about guilt and karma and forgiveness; about love and sex and gender. This game contains pervasive themes of alternate sexualities, including bisexuality, polyamory, and BDSM, as well as gender questioning and transitioning, and is recommended for mature players.
"Every kinkster'd like to be
In my place instead of me
Cause I'm the king of bondage, baby
I'm the king of bondage town."
- Demian, a la Max Raabe
We can't disclose what altered state of consciousness we were in when we came up with the bizarre idea for this game, because we don't remember. But it was so awesome that we decided to share the mindscrew with our players. We dislike the idea of gag rules, but have considered implementing one for this game, due to some Fatal Spoilers. So the first rule of Stars is that you do not talk about Stars.
March 4, 2011, at Intercon K in Waltham, MA.
April 10, 2011, at Brandeis Festival of the LARPs in Waltham, MA. There are photos of this game!
July 23, 2012, at Dia de los Sobres in Fitchburg, MA.
February 28, 2015, at Intercon O in Chelmsford, MA.
Stars Over Atlantis is a game for sixteen players (6 M, 7 F, 3 N) which runs for four or more hours, in one middling-large room, under the direction of at least three GMs. Average character sheet length is about twenty-five hundred words, and there's significant in-game reading.
The game is benched pending one more round of edits for continuity and, we hope, fixing one character (who we might just rearrange to cut if we can't fix.) After that, we're probably going to call it done. The game has runtime GM information, but no casting or stuffing instructions.