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When you first sold your body into their service, the Company wiped your brain of all personality and memories. Then over and over they imprinted you with new minds, sent you out on dubious missions and wiped your brain again.

Now that your term of service is over, you are being given the option to become who you originally were and to be released back into the world. But what sort of situation were you in before that led you here? Were you just down on your luck, or were you a hardened criminal? And when you find out who you were, will you want to return to your old life?

Did I Fall Asleep? is a freeform larp about identity, exploitation and the unknown. It requires 6-12 players plus a GM and plays in about two hours.

Updated 8 days ago
Published 24 days ago
StatusReleased
CategoryPhysical game
Release date Dec 21, 2017
Rating
(2)
AuthorDave Leaman
GenreRole Playing
Tagslarp, live-action
Average sessionA few hours

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In order to download this larp you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $3 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Did I Fall Asleep v1.1.pdf 1 MB

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Oh, oof. Love this. 

First of all, absolutely wild number of players in comparison to other RPGs (how many friends do you have??!!) but understandable considering the format of the game. Will probably benefit from me waiting until the pandemic is over to have an actual room in where to have this, because otherwise voice chat is going to be Crowded(tm) 

Also my fucking favourite part of this is the casting choice, hello? You get a character depending on your answers to basic philosophical questions? Sign me up! It sells the atmosphere of the game perfectly right from the beginning. Personally I'm a Scorpio, I think. Relatedly, a question: four characters are "required" by the game, but what if they have to be removed due to triggering topics? I think I know my players' limits relatively well and can assign them accordingly, but it's still something to consider.

Also also, I really like all of the characters! Would have loved a bit more about them but I understand the need to leave it open for the benefit of the players. Libra and Taurus are absolutely genius. Virgo has to be my favourite (what in the hell is even going on with them), but I really like 2805 as well.

Anyway, thank you so much for the game! <3 

Thank you so much! I’m glad you like my game.

Once upon a time I had enough local larper friends to run games this size easily. but most of the runs I’ve facilitated have been at conventions. I’ve been thinking of creating an online setup where there are multiple chat rooms, so people can talk in smaller groups. If I come up with something viable I’ll definitely add it to the game page so folks who have the game have access to it.

I cannot take credit for the Cartesian casting method, but I do claim credit for having made up that name just now. I think I first saw it in Factory Reset, by Ash Kreider, which was the inspiration for Did I Fall Asleep. And the fun thing is that your exact casting location varies depending on who else you’re playing with and on whether you’re answering the questions on behalf of yourself or on behalf of the character you want to play.

The interaction between required characters and topic exclusions is tricky. Without going into spoilers here I’ll say that there’s one pair of characters who could hypothetically be swapped for others. It would require some work on my part to write up some new questionnaires, but that’s a really good idea for a future version. Thank you for suggesting it! The other two required characters are fairly directly important to illustrating the nature of The Company, and their sensitive topics are ones that cannot be avoided while playing this game. I’ve started making notes for the next version of the game to expand on that.

I’m glad you’ve enjoyed reading the game, and when you get a chance to run it I would love to hear how it went. Thanks again!