Category Archives: Ghosts like Sushi too

This was the second Birthday LARP, and ran with essentially one ref, me. I had an assistant for a while, who took these photo’s, but then they had to go home, at which point, I was solo running a group of larpers who were running away with my plot and doing ALL the things. It was chaos, but awesome.

The plot ran that there was a party at the end of a college graduation, where lots of reminiscing, goodbyes, and emotions would be shared at a Japanese style party, complete with sushi making. (The sushi making was amazing)
The house however was haunted by a ghost, and when they did a seance for fun, they awoke the spirit, and chaos ensued. Everything from lullabies that took you to another world where you had to hide from the hide and seek playing ghost, or who knows what would happen, to the twinkle twinkle little star tune playing, and a player suddenly disappearing, and coming back having had the experience of dropping from up in the sky into the roof of the building.
There was a lot of attempting to decode what was going on, and a lot of investigating everything, with absolutely no combat calls, and shows that would appear as the ghost walked by, as well as a mysterious book that had some suspicious looking instructions in it. (Including a section I added in the half hour break ><)

Not many pictures were taken, but see below for some excerpts.

(Photo credit to Rosie B)

So pictured to the Left is the crafting of origami to go in the chest, as shown on the Right As head ref, and, well, apart from my brief assistant, only ref, I had to teach everyone how to make origami persimmon. Because ghosts and hauntings come second to hard skills or being able to fold origami.

Left – The platters of home made Sushi that the players made, whilst being haunted. No one cares about ghosts on an empty stomach. (Yes the ghost ref(s) stole some as well. Feed your ref team at all times or be consumed.)

Right – Best assistant/player, making last minute props. This Ouija board was to see much (confused) use in multiple games. Pro tip: Abbreviations are good, as are short answers from the dead. Also players will never understand what you mean. Don’t become a ghost, Ouija boards are hard to talk through.