What is a Fastaval scenario?

Role-playing is a core activity at Fastaval and the congress has a unique tradition of writing and designing role-playing games. A roleplaying experience at Fastaval is often called a scenario. A scenario is characterized by the fact that it is a written, self-contained role-playing experience for 2+ participants, usually lasting between 2-6 hours.

A scenario has at least five runs, often more, divided over two blocks of time, and GMs can be both volunteer participants, or recruited by the author or the organizers. So people you have never met might run your game.

Scenarios are not limited to any particular genre, system, or themes. Many games have similar styles as Nordic LARP, although Fastaval is mostly a table-top or chamber LARP convention. There is definitely also room for system role-playing and dice rolls at Fastaval, but as a writer you should prepare for the fact that people should preferably be able to participate in your scenario, without preparation or knowledge of a particular system, setting or genre.

Although most Fastaval scenarios are tabletop, we would very much like to also have LARP on the program. A Fastaval LARP can be minimalistic in its use of costumes and props, but if you have some wild ideas you can talk to us about what might be possible. Props and other equipment are most probably something you should bring yourself.

Role-playing at Fastaval has a huge diversity both in design and content and Fastaval is a good place to make role-playing games if you want to experiment a bit with role-playing as a medium, but we also really want classic system role-playing games. The scenarios can be grave, imaginative, or action-adventure comedies and there is room for everything from Call of Cthulhu, investigation, love stories, surrealism and historical drama.


Scroll down to read more about synopses and how to become a scenario writer

How to become a scenariowriter

If you want to write a scenario for next year's Fastaval, you must submit it before 31. August 2024 by sending a synopsis to scenarieansvarlige@fastaval.dk.

A synopsis is a short text of 1-2 pages that outlines the story, structure, and features of the scenario. The synopsis is the place where you explain what kind of experience the players will have and why it will be engaging to play. It is from the synopsis that we select which scenarios to include in next year’s Fastaval programme.


Workshops and sparring

Throughout the summer and autumn, the scenario coordinators will facilitate a series of workshops, some online others physically, about different parts of the scenario writing process. These events are both for new and experienced writers.

For the authors that are accepted to be part of this years Fastaval, there will be the option to get a sparring partner that can help and give feedback throughout the scenario writing process.

Read more about these workshops as well as dates further down.



The synopses should be sent to the scenario organizers Ann Kristine Eriksen and Nynne Søs Rasmussen at: scenarieansvarlige@fastaval.dk latest Saturday, August 31, 2024 at 23:59.

We will send back answers in the first half of September. Shortly after, we will present the field on Fastaval.dk.

The finalised scenarios must be submitted to the scenario organizers in the first half of February (the exact deadline will come later). 

The scenario coordinators 2024

Nynne Søs Rasmussen
Ann Kristine Eriksen

Nynne has been coming to Fastaval since 2010. She has written two scenarios; one very sweet and one very cruel - both about horses. In addition, she has been a scenario judge three times and head judge twice. Before she fell in love with Fastaval, she was an incarnate liver, playing everything from Nordic Larp to Krigslive. She has both made children's role-playing games with Rollespilsfabrikken and been one of the main organizers of the conferences Forum and Knudepunkt. Nynne also has a penchant for things like Vampire the Masqurade and Warhammer and is no stranger to rolling dice.

Ann first came to Fastaval in 2011 and wrote her first script in 2014. Since then, she has written six scenarios plus a little blackbox. On the practical side, she has done both website and communication for Fastaval for many years, served on the Otto jury, been part of the TV team Pingvinstuen (yes, I sing the Toast song) and was part of the tragic main organizing group that cancelled Fastaval in 2020. Besides Fastaval, Ann enjoys a good live role-playing game every now and then (preferably something with big dresses) and she has been a part of Rollespilsfabrikken once upon a time.

You can always get in touch with us at scenarieansvarlige@fastaval.dk