The Club of What If #8:
THIS MIRACLE –
A freeform game about religion
By Stark & Nick Fortugno
GMs: The Club of What If
How do religions emerge over time, and what do they mean to the faithful? This Miracle explores religion and its place within human society with storytelling, roleplaying, and arts and crafts.
During the first part of This Miracle, players work in small groups to build a set of religious myths, ceremonies, and artifacts* that are swapped from group to group to simulate how religions emerge over time. During the second part, participants enact the new religion as characters undertaking a religious pilgrimage. During the pilgrimage, they will try to work out their personal dilemmas through interacting with the divine.
has been designer, writer, and project manager on dozens of games, co-founder of the Come Out & Play street games festival, and teaches gamedesign and interactive narrative at Parsons The New School of Design.
is a journalist and nonfiction writer who has written several books about the world of larp, served as co-editor of the collection of Norwegian larp scripts, “Larps from the Factory” and designed several live games. She blogs about larp at LeavingMundania.com.
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