#Feminism

Everyone’s talking about it. Your girl friends have tried it, and so has your mom. Not to mention stud-muffin Ryan Gosling, glamazon Beyonce, and even noted Danish man Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (aka Jaime Lannister).

Now, at long last, you’ll have the chance to experience feminism for yourself. Whether you’re not quite sure what all the fuss is about, or are experienced at making gender arguments on the Internet, come play with us in #Feminism.

We’ve collected 33 nano-games written by feminists from ten countries. They range from very silly to super-serious. We’ve got scenarios about how funny the word “vulva” is, about selfies and sex tapes and bad rom-com plots. We’ve also got games about school shootings, reproductive rights, grey zone sexual encounters, and what it’s like to be an aging rock musician or stripper. Whether you secretly aspire to be a commando, manicurist, or president, or just want to practice your flirting skills, you’ll be able to nab a little taste of feminism here.

Together, your group will select and play two to four nano-games, each of which will last between 5 and 60 minutes. Replay value is high, because there are so many scenarios to choose from.

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FACTS

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Language: All directions are in English.
  • Number of players: 3-5 players, including a group leader
  • Tags: humor, satire, gritty realism, physical play, irony, dreamlike mythos, and everything in between
  • Player type: You’re willing to try new things, come to quick consensus with your co-players, and can jump in and out of different roles easily. You’re also comfortable saying “yes” or “no” to games depending on whether they fit your mood and boundaries.
  • Game master type: You’re carefree and don’t want to do a lot of prep. You like choosing games, helping groups reach consensus quickly, and reading aloud. Some of our scenarios call for a facilitator role, but most don’t, so you can expect to join in as a player. Your main job will be to skim the collection and have some games in mind for your group. Most of the games can be played with less than five minutes of facilitator prep.

About the editors:

Misha Bushyager (US), Anna Westerling (Sweden), and Lizzie Stark (US) edited this collection. Misha is a game designer, former Jeopardy! contestant, and award-winning baker. Anna Westerling organizes the Stockholm Scenario Festival, and designs larp and freeform games. This is her seventh Fastaval. Lizzie Stark has written two nonfiction books and several games, and is the reigning sarcasm champion of her household.

About the authors:

Our scenario authors include Otto winners, Diana Jones Award Winners, Game Chef winners, international organizers, larp writers, old Forge members, freeform enthusiasts, and up-and-coming designers. They are:

  • Muriel Algayres (France)
  • Frederik Berg (Sweden)
  • Tora de Boer (Denmark)
  • Emily Care Boss (US)
  • Sarah Bowman (US)
  • Baptiste Cazes (France)
  • Rowan Cota (US)
  • Karin Edman (Sweden)
  • Julia Ellingboe (US)
  • Rebecka Eriksson (Sweden)
  • Ann Eriksen(Denmark)
  • Katrin Førde (Norway)
  • Kajsa Greger (Sweden)
  • Laura Guedes (France)
  • Elsa Helin (Sweden)
  • Kat Jones (US)
  • Kaisa Kangas (Finland)
  • Dominika Kovacova (UK)
  • Frida Karlsson Lindgren (Sweden)
  • Kira Magrann (US)
  • Jason Morningstar (US)
  • Elin Nilsen (Norway)
  • Siri Sandquist (Sweden)
  • Laura Simpson (US)
  • Agata Świstak(Poland)
  • Leïla Teteau-Surel (France)
  • Livia von Sucro (Brazil)
  • Lizzie Stark (US)
  • Sofia Stenler (Sweden)
  • Cathriona Tobin (Ireland)
  • Evan Torner (US)
  • Moyra Turkington (Canada)
  • Susanne Vejdemo (Sweden)
  • Anna Westerling (Sweden)
  • Tobias Wrigstad (Sweden)