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I'm kind of getting ahead of myself, as I have a TON to do before then and now, but as it usually does, Festival has put me in mind of what larp I'd like to bring out for folks in future. And since I will be graduating soon, my vow (not well kept to begin with-- see Break a Leg...) to not write any new larps while I'm in grad school shall soon be lifted. And being me, I can't help but start planning that now. I have decided that my next game shall be a Breaking Light Productions solo project, and shall bring to being my idea for a game set in a fictionalized version of Ancient Rome, Imperium.

This game will not include any real people, but many original characters inspired to varying degrees by recognizable historical figures. It will be high-politics and high-intrigue, but also an intense "family drama" rather after the style of I, Claudius, Robert Graves's fictional autobiography of the emperor Claudius, and a contend for my all-time favorite book. I would also love to have some sort of war game, or other way to represent military campaigns, as conquest is such a vital part of the cultural milieu, though I'm not sure how to embody that yet. I'm shooting for about twenty characters, half male and half female, doing my best to balance representing Roman cultural roles while not allowing that to curtail anybody's agency. That's about all I can say about it now, without going into spoilers specifics. :-)

I would love to debut it at next year's Festival, but since Intercon is a month beforehand, and it seems like a missed opportunity to not just have it at both. So I think that's my plan. I already bid Break a Leg for Intercon N, but that's certainly a Sunday game, and I don't think it would be too much of a hardship to run both. I may also rerun Break a Leg at Festival, as it's an easy ten more slots for Sunday. We'll see how things fall out on the schedule.

But I hope that sounds exciting to you larpers! I look forward to when I can begin work in earnest.

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londo
Apr. 19th, 2013 03:17 am (UTC)
Let me know if you would like to borrow my real, actual, older-than-Jesus silver denarius.
laurion
Apr. 21st, 2013 02:49 am (UTC)
If you'd like a cowriter or creative input, I'd love to help a game like this come to fruition.
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About Me

My name is Phoebe. I'm Boston area theater professional and English professor focused in writing, acting, directing, and modeling. I'm known for having lots of interests, lots of opinions about those interests, and a very high estimation of the value thereof. This blog is for talking about whatever's on my mind, from my daily life to my activities to musing on any number of abstract topics. Thanks for taking the time to read.

My productions:

Upcoming Productions:



MRS. HAWKING part 2 and 3


at the Watch City Steampunk Festival 2016

presented by The Chameleon's Dish

Vivat Regina
by Phoebe Roberts

at 2PM

and

Base Instruments
by Phoebe Roberts

at 6PM

Saturday, May 13th 2017
at 274 Moody Street, Waltham, MA

Other Achievements:

"The Tailor at Loring's End" screenplay
Quarter Finalist in the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Competition 2013

"Adonis" screenplay
Top Ten Percent in the Bluecat Screenwriting Contest 2015

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