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{{Infobox larp run
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|name=Mare Incognitum
 
|image=Mare.png
 
|image=Mare.png
|date=2014-11-28
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|image_alt=Black text on a white background saying Mare Incognitum
|location=HMS Småland, Göteborg
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|date={{start date|2014|11|28}}
|country=Sweden
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|location=HMS Småland, Göteborg, Sweden
|name=Mare Incognitum
 
|english_name=Mare Incognitum
 
|number_of_runs=3
 
|number_of_players_per_run=26
 
|number_of_players_total=78
 
 
|duration=10 hours
 
|duration=10 hours
|homepage_url=http://iäiä.se
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|website={{URL|iäiä.se}}
|homepage_link_text=Mare Incognitum
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|organizers=[[Berättelsefrämjandet]]
|full_credits=Designed by [[Olle Nyman]], [[Sara Pertmann]], [[Sebastian Utbult]] and [[Andreas Sjöberg]].
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|designers={{plainlist|* [[Olle Nyman]]
|budget=~€5800
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* [[Sara Pertmann]]
|participation_fee=€30-90 (depending on income)
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* [[Sebastian Utbult]]
|game_mechanics=Pre-written characters, Skjebner ([[Fate]]), Blank-firing guns, Handouts
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* [[Andreas Sjöberg]]}}
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|budget=~{{currency|5800|EUR}}
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|participation_fee={{Currency|30|EUR}}-{{Currency|90|EUR}} (depending on income)
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|participants={{plainlist|* Run 1: 26
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* Run 2: 26
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* Run 3: 26}}
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|techniques={{plainlist|*[[Game Master|Diegetic Game Mastering]]
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* [[Honor system]]
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* [[Slow take-off]]
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* [[Slow landing]]
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* [[Soundtrack]]
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* [[Pre-written characters]]
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* [[Shadows]]
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* [[Narrative voice-over]]
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* [[Playing to lose]]
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* [[Safewords]]
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* [[Pre-larp workshop]]}}
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|last_larp=[[Terra Incognita]]
 
}}
 
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'''Terra Incognita''' was a lovecraftian mythos horror larp set in the Swedish 1920s. The larp had 15 pre-written characters and was an invite-only larp. A first round of larpers received an invitation snail mail with a code to access the web page, and once you paid for your participation you could invite other players. The larp was set up in two runs, stretching Friday afternoon to Saturday morning, and Saturday afternoon to Sunday morning.
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'''Mare Incognitum''' was a lovecraftian mythos horror larp set in Norway in 1951, and played on board the destroyer '''HMS Småland'''. The larp had 26 pre-written characters from different groups. Three games were run over the course of a weekend, and had participants from Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, the US and the UK. The game was organized by [[Berättelsefrämjandet]], and had some ten NPCs and crew.[[File:Mare_run2.jpg|360px|thumb|Photo by Jonas Aronsson|none]]
 
 
 
==Setting and Themes==
 
==Setting and Themes==
Horror and mystery in a Lovecraft Mythos setting, in 1920s Sweden.
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Horror and mystery in a Lovecraft Mythos setting, in 1951.
  
 
==Summary==
 
==Summary==
An anthropologist from Uppsala University had gone missing near a remote village in Dalarna, Sweden, and a few months later an expedition was set up to travel there, find the missing anthropologist and investigate his findings. When they arrived the village was abandoned, and things quickly started becoming strange.  
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The different groups of players had all boarded the freighter M/S Lyckan to sail to Narvik, in order to get home after spending time in Kirkenes. An anthropological expedition to Kirkenes had brought along a strange statuette found in a burial mound, which slowly corrupted the crew on board. As the ship got stuck in the ice and a severe storm blew in, the passengers found themselves trapped aboard a dark ship as horror crept out of the shadows.
  
==Production crew==
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==Techniques==
 
 
'''Designers and game-masters:''' [[Sebastian Utbult]], [[Olle Nyman]]
 
 
 
'''Food:''' Jonas Sunnegård Karlsson
 
 
 
'''Vegetarian food''': Johan Hector
 
 
 
'''Props''': Anna Sortti, Tobias Johansson
 
 
 
'''Paper props''': Mattias Svendsen, Li Melus, Emma Joëlson
 
 
 
'''Technology''': Jon Rundlöf, Fredrik Enmark
 
 
 
'''Rigging''': Jonas Aronsson, Sofia Alonzo
 
 
 
'''NPC's''': Daniel Krauklis, Michael Hemmingsson, Fredrik Ulvstig, Leo Kaiko Gustafsson
 
 
 
==Statistics==
 
The production had 30 participants split in two larps during one weekend. The larp started at 15:00 in the after noon and ended at ca 08:00 in the morning the next day.
 
  
* '''Game 1 - April 12–13:''' 15 participants
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*[[Game Master|Diegetic Game Mastering]]
* '''Game 2 - April 13–14:''' 15 participants
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*[[Honor system]]
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*[[Slow take-off]]
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*[[Slow landing]]
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*[[Soundtrack]]
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*[[Pre-written characters]]
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*[[Shadows]]
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*[[Narrative voice-over]]
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*[[Playing to lose]]
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*[[Safewords]]
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*[[Pre-larp workshop]]
  
 
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During the game, the diegetic radio room also doubled as a [[Meta room]], in which organizers played out meta scenes over the radio and generally "spooked" the players when they were alone.  
==Techniques==
 
* [[Game Master|Diegetic Game Mastering]]
 
* [[Honor System]]
 
* [[Slow Takeoff]]
 
* [[Slow Landing]]
 
* [[Soundtrack]]
 
* [[Pre-written characters]]
 
* [[Shadows]]
 
* [[Narrative Voice-Over]]
 
 
 
Some of the props for the game also had an attached envelope containing an MP3-player. On the MP3 player was a recorded "dream sequence" or "vision" related to the story or the prop itself, and the player could chose to take the MP3 player and listen to it when they saw fit. After the game ended players also received one of two newspaper articles as a handout, depending on overall performance of the expedition (one basically stating that the expedition survived, the other stating that the expedition was lost).
 
  
 
==Documentation==
 
==Documentation==
===Video Documentation===
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===Photo Documentation===
[[Petter Karlsson]] video documentation.
 
{{#ev:youtube|KMQtwUKs_HI}}
 
  
[[Kalle Lantz]] short video report from the larp (in Swedish).
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*[https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.309156332621109&type=1 Pictures from the second run], taken by [[Nino Hynninen]].
{{#ev:youtube|Zi15IHQdgQM}}
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*[https://www.facebook.com/yonazarith/media_set?set=a.10152576129364506.1073741862.590469505&type=3&uploaded=136 Pictures from before, during and after all three runs], taken by [[Jonas Aronsson]].
  
===Photo Documentation===
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==External links==
* [http://www.flickr.com/photos/johannesaxner/sets/72157633245334112/ Pictures from the second run], taken by [[Johannes Axner]].
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* {{URL|1=iäiä.se}}
  
==External links==
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[[Category:Larps]]
* [http://petterkarlsson.se/2013/10/21/terra-incognita-a-swedish-1920s-lovecraft-larp/ Petter Karlsson's report from Game 2]
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[[Category:Larp runs]]
* http://iäiä.se
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[[Category:Larp runs in Sweden]]
[[Category:2013]]
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[[Category:2014 larp runs]]

Latest revision as of 22:12, 13 January 2019

Mare Incognitum
Black text on a white background saying Mare Incognitum
Organized byBerättelsefrämjandet
Techniques
Websiteiäiä.se
Information
DateNovember 28, 2014 (2014-11-28)
Duration10 hours
LocationHMS Småland, Göteborg, Sweden
Participants
  • Run 1: 26
  • Run 2: 26
  • Run 3: 26
Budget~5,800
Participation fee30-90 (depending on income)
Credits
Designed by
Preceded by
Terra Incognita

Mare Incognitum was a lovecraftian mythos horror larp set in Norway in 1951, and played on board the destroyer HMS Småland. The larp had 26 pre-written characters from different groups. Three games were run over the course of a weekend, and had participants from Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, the US and the UK. The game was organized by Berättelsefrämjandet, and had some ten NPCs and crew.

Photo by Jonas Aronsson

Setting and Themes

Horror and mystery in a Lovecraft Mythos setting, in 1951.

Summary

The different groups of players had all boarded the freighter M/S Lyckan to sail to Narvik, in order to get home after spending time in Kirkenes. An anthropological expedition to Kirkenes had brought along a strange statuette found in a burial mound, which slowly corrupted the crew on board. As the ship got stuck in the ice and a severe storm blew in, the passengers found themselves trapped aboard a dark ship as horror crept out of the shadows.

Techniques

During the game, the diegetic radio room also doubled as a Meta room, in which organizers played out meta scenes over the radio and generally "spooked" the players when they were alone.

Documentation

Photo Documentation

External links