Chimera 2015 - Call for Flagships! (New or Reruns!)


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Due to its success last year, Chimera will once again be hosting a triumvirate flagship: THREE big games will be running concurrently. Therefore, Chimera needs three great larps for between 40 and 60 people, with the aim of having about 130-140 player spaces available across three games.

If You Are Thinking of Writing A New Game
For a team thinking of writing a new game, please keep the following things in mind:

  • Your game will need to accommodate between 30-60 people.
  • The writing team will probably need to consist of at least 3-4 people.
  • The writing team will also have partial responsibility towards the setting dressing of the event. The writing team will need to provide a set dressing brief that is within the reasonable budget provided by the convention.
  • The writing team will need to work closely with the Chimera organisational team, more so than the GMs for the other games, as the Big Larps are an important part of the convention.
  • The game needs to be mainstream in tone. While Chimera is R16 in general, the content needs to be suitable for as wide a variety of people as possible.
  • You will need to have excellent, prompt and friendly communication with players regarding their queries.
  • You will need to remember that quality needs to be high because this is one of the larps that we market the convention on and this is the larp that people could be trying for the first time.

Expressions of interest/bids can be sent to chimera@nzlarps.org. The more information you can include on who your writing team is, the description of the game, ideas for set dressing on a limited budget and if you have a set dressing team arranged. Basically, I'm looking for a head writer and team that have demonstrated that they have put a lot of thought into how to make their great idea a reality and have an understanding of the volume of work involved. It is time Chimera moved away from inducing nervous breakdowns in its flagship writers!

I absolutely reserve the right to decline your submission if I do not feel your team or your concept is going to be strong enough.

If You Are Thinking Of A Rerun

If you'd like to rerun a flagship-sized larp that you have already run, or a flagship-sized larp that someone else has written but you have permission to run, that's awesome too. Email me and let's discuss it!

  • It is better if your game has not yet run in Auckland, and has not run in the last year or two, to ensure that there are sufficient numbers of people who have not played it.
  • Your game will need to accommodate between 30-60 people.
  • The GM team will probably need to consist of at least 2-3 people.
  • The GM team will also have partial responsibility towards the setting dressing of the event. You will need to provide a set dressing brief that is within the reasonable budget provided by the convention.
  • Your team will need to work closely with the Chimera organisational team, more so than the GMs for the other games, as the Big Larps are an important part of the convention.
  • The game needs to be mainstream in tone. While Chimera is R16 in general, the content needs to be suitable for as wide a variety of people as possible.
  • You will need to have excellent, prompt and friendly communication with players regarding their queries.
  • You will need to remember that quality needs to be high because this is one of the larps that we market the convention on and this is the larp that people could be trying for the first time.

I'm looking forward to hearing from you guys about your game ideas!