The Story of Tonight

a Nordic Larp about fascism, occupation and the cost of resistance

Fall 2021

What is this?

Given our current political climate and the general feeling of despair, we think it’s important to somehow remember that direct action is possible.

But it’s also important for us to remember that doing the right thing bears a price.

With an offset in lived and experienced Danish history we will create an alternative reality, where you, the player, will live life under foreign occupation.

The Story of Tonight means to explore this.

Themes

Occupation

The game takes place in an undefined European city. The city is occupied by a hostile force.

Citizens are routinely arrested for questioning, subjected to extrajudicial removals and more.

Resistance

Much like the those occupied in WWII players will have the opportunity to form resistance groups.

The final act of the game will be heavily influenced by the type and level of resistance the players organise.

Relationships

In our experience, what often shapes the most dramatic storylines are those dependent on relationships.

The Story of Tonight is ultimately nestled in the relationships (or absence of same) of its characters.

Tell me more!

The Story of Tonight will tell the story of Any Street in a European city during a hostile foreign occupation. The players will portray the citizens and the life under occupation.

The game is split into three acts, each taking place one year apart, on the same evening. The players will live through the occupation of their city and live through the changes that follow.

While The Story of Tonight is not an action oriented game, it is a consequence aware game, and the choices players make will have very real impact on how the story unfolds.

Practicalities

When?
We're aiming for a Fall 2021 run date, but given the pandemic it is difficult to set anything in stone.
Where?
In the greater Copenhagen area. Copenhagen is easily accessible by rail and air, and offers are wide range of accommodations.
Language?
Depending on travel restrictions we're considering both English/International, and Danish-only runs.
How many spots?
We expect to accommodate about 60-80 players.

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The Team

Thomas Mertz
Thomas Mertz
Director and Project Lead
Liv Milo Hernø-Toftild
Liv Milo Hernø-Toftild
Workshop and Cultural History
Liv Lykke Schubert
Liv Lykke Schubert
Safety and Player Care
You?
You?
We're gonna need all the help we can get.

Thank You

In no particular order

  • Bjarke Pedersen
  • Anne Serup Grove
  • Oliver Nøglebæk
  • Mel Cricket
  • Robin Steen