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21st Century Fake News - Freeform LARP Phantasmal Freeform Co-Op

Mar 23rd 2019

Organiser / Campaign

Phantasmal Freeform Co-Op




Much to the surprise of The Party and The Opposition, a new President with no political experience has been elected. He’s a celebrity who campaigned on populist ideas - nominally as a member of The Party, although his policies aren’t always well aligned, or even consistent. But through The President, The Party is in power, and they’d like to stay that way.

The setting is an exploration of contemporary populist politics - it will draw on news stories both from North America and Europe, blending them into one fictional narrative.

The characters are The President’s spin team, working hard to make the government acceptable to the people by putting a favourable take on a succession of news stories.

During the course of the game, the players will work down a stack of cards containing news events which they must come up with a way as spinning as fake news, or into a positive narrative for The President. Different characters will have stronger loyalties to The President, The Party, or The People - and different influences over the media. Their powers of invention will be more and more called upon, and their cognitive dissonance ever stronger. An overall storyline will develop and build to a climax.


21 Cadzow Place
United Kingdom

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