|Author(s):||Katherine Jones, Evan Torner|
|Game EMail:||evan DOT torner AT gmail DOT com|
|Male Characters:||Min: 0 / Max: 0|
|Female Characters:||Min: 0 / Max: 0|
|Neutral Characters:||Min: 15 / Max: 30|
|Total Characters:||Min: 15 / Max: 30|
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A group of roadies and fans find themselves in Metal World, which is under attack by hostile forces. Transported to a land where music has magical power, they find themselves locked in a musical battle between Baby Metal, Glam Rock, Heavy Metal, Emo, Grunge, and *shudder* Doom Metal.
WHO WILL BECOME THE OVERLORDS OF ROCK?
Heavily inspired by Brütal Legend and Metalocalypse, Slayer Cake will rock. your. world. Players take on the roles of musicians and roadies who must rehearse and perform a variety of rock songs. By "perform," we mean of course lipsync and air guitar. They will show up in their best rock garb to out-style and out-rock their opponents, but they may also find their opponents more sympathetic than they'd think. Characters go on a Hero's Journey to different mystical sites of Metal World in preparation for several climactic gigs. Then they attempt to use their well-honed magical powers to improve their performance. Simple, intuitive mechanics based on musical chairs let the players focus on those two things of importance: music and attitude.
Players who enjoy karaoke or Rock Band will likely enjoy Slayer Cake, as lip-syncing and overwrought mock music performance will take up a significant portion of the larp. This game is intensive in a physical way. Although competition among the players is embedded in the scenario, playing together in different bands requires a surprising level of cooperation as well. The larp is built on horde larp elements and character non-fidelity, such that players will probably not play the same character throughout the game. Light in- game touching may be involved.
Heavy metal sometimes deals with death and Satanic themes, which will likely also be part of the game. Anything that would be found the video game Brütal Legend would be game for the larp, but nothing beyond it. Players under 18 require permission from a guardian.
Boss, Emily Care
Emily is a game designer and conservationist from western Massachusetts. She's written and collaborated on running many games for Intercon including The Dare, Darkness Visible, Diamonds and Coal, What To Do About Tam Lin?, City of Fire and Coin, Freeform and Jeepform Larp Samplers and Under my Skin. Find her work at blackgreengames.com.
Larper. Professor. Wears a hat. Intercon attendee since 2011.