A Live Action Role Playing and streaming performance by Kostis Stafylakis, Theo Triantafyllidis & Alexis Fidetzis, on 16, 17, 18 October 2020.

With: Vasilis Bakalis, Stathis Chalkias, Sotiris Fokeas, Christos Fousekis, Marilia Kaisar, Kosmas Kosmopoulos, Markella Ksilogiannopoulou, Anna Samara, Lia Smaragda, Savvas Tsimouris, Vassilis Vlastaras, Poka-Yio

Between the 16th and the 18th of October 2020, Readiness the LARP, a chamber live action roleplaying game took stage in Athens, Greece.

Readiness the Larp was designed to narrate and foreplay the pending scenarios of an upcoming American Civil War. It sparked the friction between groups roleplaying “the Preppers” (doomsday enthusiasts who marshal for the “end of the world as we know it”), the “Boogaloo Bois” (Civil War accelerationists flexing tactical gear and Hawaian shirts), and the “Golden Horde” (the mythical criminal horde of the unprepared citizens featured in preppers’ jargon and literature). The game also featured a number of neutral figures inspired by popular digital culture: The Oracle, Pudge, Sensei, the Operator and Jeso (a non-binary variation of the messiah). The game consisted of 3 acts meant to unravel in 3 consequent days. Readiness is a serialized simulation of the unfolding political antagonism. It adapts real, often scary and cringey collective identities to a world permeated by fantasy aesthetics.

Watch a trailer for Readiness: Civil War, a 2022 work by Kostis Stafylakis & Theo Triantafyllidis that features filmed footage from Readiness The LARP:

Read a Game Master’s review of Readiness the Larp at OFluxo