Have I Been Good?
A downloadable larp
It is a fearful thing, to love what death can touch.
— excerpt from the Mourner’s Kaddish, as attributed to Rabbi Chaim Stern
It is morning and your dog wants to talk to you. You know of a spell that will enable them to speak to you through your words; it will take all day, and you will labor through many tasks with them in order to enact it, but let the labor be a joy and they will be able to tell you everything that is in their heart.
This LARP is an epistolary game for two players, one of whom is a dog. Within the construct of this game dogs think of humans as ageless, near-immortal, untouched by sickness or death except in rare confluences of time. You know this is not true; but it does not matter. You will spend play time looking at the world and yourself through the eyes of your dog as you spend a day together exploring, playing, and enjoying each other’s company. The game will conclude with you writing a letter from their perspective, wherever they are in their life in relation to yours, to you, and then watching your dog as they dream after they’ve fallen asleep at the end of the day. Play time lasts one waking day, and the morning after.
In order to download this larp you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:
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