How gay is this larp?

The answer to this flippant question is: pretty gay but not exclusively so…

When AIDS came to the Western world in the 80s, the gay community was hit more severely than most other sectors of society. This larp reflects that in the story we want to tell. More than half of the characters will be male and most (but not all) of the male characters will be gay or bisexual. As there are fewer female characters in the game than male, we expect that we very well might run out of female characters while there are still male characters available. For story reasons we will not adjust the ratio of male and female characters even if this happens. It also means that if you as a male larper have no interest in playing a gay or bisexual character this might not be the game for you.

We expect that the setting of the game will make it natural for physical intimacy between many of the characters. So it is important that you feel comfortable with defining to your co-players what level of physical contact you feel fine with during the game and that you have the confidence to adjust this during the game if necessary. Any actual sex scenes between characters will be simulated through dramatic game mechanics (“metatechniques”), which we will workshop before the game starts.

Our goal is to let players of every gender to play any character they want, but there are fewer female characters than male characters in this game. We will strongly favour female players for female characters in the casting, but also want to give anyone a chance to play a female character.

We are not expecting full visual realism from you if you play another gender, but we expect (and appreciate!) you to put some effort into the appearance of the character.