13atavola

This is larp that requires minimal preparation from both the organisers and the players. This game put’s the focus firmly on improvisation as the core of larping. The setting is a family dinner with 13 guests around the table. The organisers only need to do three things:
1. Present the players with the name of their character.
2. Present the players with a family tree, showing the relation between characters.
3. Make enough food for the thirteen players.

Character backgrounds, personal relations and everything else are improvised from scrath. The organisers should convey to the players before the larp starts that for this method to work it is important that everyone strives to build upon each other’s play and try to avoid “blocking” play initiatives made by other players. Played like that this larp can create very interesting stories and play experiences.

Created by: Kristin Hammerås and Solveig Malvik

Family chart from the original Norwegian “13 til bords”

“13 atavola” – Italian version by Andrea Castellani
(updated version)