October 2008

A chamber game is a short larp (live roleplaying game) which last for no longer than a few hours and which takes place in a compact area, maybe just one room. Compared to larger larps a chamber game is a type of larp which easily can be produced in different cities by other groups than the original organisers. The idea with this site is to make some chamber games readily available for larp organisers who would like to run such a game. Chamber games as a format is very well situated as a place where we can try new methods and experiment with form and content of what a larp can look like. The experiences we get from doing this can be relevant also to how larger larps can be organized and for developing larp as a form of expression, art and entertainment.

Chamber Games is an initiative by Tor Kjetil Edland, Arvid Falch, Erling Rognli and Even Tømte. The idea for publishing larp scenarios in a blog for others to use came after we made ‘New Voices in Art’, which is one of the games published here. To get in contact with us send an email to torkjetil {at} gmail {dot} com

The games posted in this blog are considered protected by the creative commons attribution-noncommercial 3.0 license. This means that you can freely use this material as long as it is for non-commercial purposes. Please check the link below for more detailed information. Even if the material is freely available we would like to be contacted if you decide to produce your version of any of these larps, as it is nice to know that the material is being used.

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“We enter this world alone. We leave it pretty much the same way. And in-between, a dance we call life. Problem is it takes two to Tango. So we look for signs; something to help us to find our perfect partners. A smile, a wave. But we have to be careful; because while some signs can be misinterpreted, others can be missed completely….Some dances you sit out. Others you change partners. The important thing is… you never stop dancing.” – Chuck Fishman, Early Edition

Tango for Two is a one-evening larp experiment by Even Tømte and Tor Kjetil Edland. Two players will act different parts of one character’s personality. Either you play the conscious self, or the underlying desires of the person. The two of them work in tandem, each one of them being the dominant part in different phases of the game.

Tango for Two is about cooperation and musicality, about compromise and conflict, and about taking and giving away – or losing – control. The larp has been played in Oslo, at the Nordic larp conference Solmukohta 2008 in Finnland and at the Theatre Without Borders Festival.


Tango for Two PDF

Tango para dois – portugese translation of the game

The third performance of Tango for Two took place at the Theatre without borders festival in Stord on the western coast of Norway, the 24th to 26th of November. This time, we used a different scenario than the one found in the PDF booklet: a cutthroat audition for the TV series “Murder on the Catwalk”. Some short impressions from the play can be read (in Norwegian) at