Larp: A Garden of Forking Paths

Wordsmith and gothiklezmer

by Susan Weiner, Vito D’Agosta and Nat Budin (Alleged Entertainment)

Each year, Barbara has a garden party for her birthday. She brings her family to enjoy a quiet meal in her beautiful and well-tended garden. This game charts the course of her life and the lives of those around her through the decisions made at these parties.

A Garden of Forking Paths is a LARP told in scenes. This is a game heavily inspired by Jeep format, not a traditional LARP. In each scene, four characters will face certain dilemmas, and make decisions that will affect the course of their lives. At the same time, two other groups of players will be playing the same characters and, possibly, making different decisions. Between scenes, players will be shuffled into different groups. They will generally play the same characters, but those characters may have made different decisions in the prior scene, causing them to start the next scene in a different situation.

10-player maximum