Brothers, sisters and gender-resisters:
IFOL Brandenburg 2021 is coming!
The IFOL (It’s full of Larps) is an open, participatory event in which we play games together. Every participant should contribute something to the event.
You can prepare and bring a game – your own, or other – but there will also be other ways to support the event, like cooking food or bringing other game materials.
The event follows the iFoL manifesto (http://ifol.magency.de/…/2015/04/ifol-the-manifesto.pdf)
Mini Larps are short experiences for a (usually) small amount of players – no costumes or special knowledge is required to participate – it doesn’t matter whether you are a Larp veteran or have only recently learned of its existence.
To sign up for the event, head over to our SIGN UP form. You can read on to find some more information about the event.
Wind und Weite guesthouse (https://g.page/WindUndWeiteSeminarhaus). It’s ~1h by car north of Berlin.
If you come by train, we will arrange someone to pick you up from the station.
The location features a sauna, rooms for 2-6 people, many hangout spaces with various levels of coziness, a big communal kitchen where we’ll cook together, and a lot of large spaces for play.
IFOL Brandenburg 2021 is a 2G+ event. That means that in order to participate you have to be vaccinated or recovered (If you cannot get vaccinated for any reason, please reach out and we’ll figure it out) Taking a COVID test is also mandatory. Please take one before coming, but for those who can’t we will provide self-tests at the location.
The guesthouse normally fits up to 90 people, but we expect max. 45 participants.
The standard ticket for the event is 140EUR.
If you wish, you can also buy a sponsor ticket, which is 200EUR.
If such prices are too much for you, you can sign up for a subsidized ticket, which is 80 EUR. Their amount will depend on the amount of sponsor tickets sold.
No matter what kind of ticket you have, the price includes SLEEPING, EATING and DRINKING (only non-alcoholic drinks included)
We understand that COVID situation is still unpredictable.
That’s why you may also cancel your tickets for:
Full refund: until November 10th.
70% refund: November 29th.
50% refund: afterwards.
We have an option to hang out at the location from Thursday 2.12 evening.
If you want to join us, the extra night will cost 50-60 EUR. This option will only be available if enough people are interested.
If you don’t have an idea for a larp to run, here is an extensive list of sources:
https://scenariofestival.se/archive/If you need any help, we also have a Mentor ship program where other participants can support you.
How do I sign up?
Just head over to our SIGN UP form and fill out the information. You’ll receive payment information afterwards.
I have no experience with larping or Mini Larps – can i still come?
Of course, you are very welcome to! Mini Larps are a great way to get a taste for larping. We also offer a Mentorship Program (you can sing up for it when registering) where you get a mentor that can help you with all your questions and support you in helping make the IFOL better.
I do not speak german – can I join?
Yes! While most attendees at previous ifols have been German, we would love to play with international people. Many game materials we use are written in English and we encourage game masters to make every game playable in English. In short: We love you, come join, it will be great!
What is a Mini LARP?
MiniLARPS are role playing scenarios without an audience, where all actions are acted out. Typically, this type of scenario needs neither requisites nor costumes and takes between two and four hours to play. There’s a ton of different concepts, genres and scenarios, which are also known as psychological dramas, chamber games, freeform or oder jeep-Form. They are used in seminars and coaching sessions, in education or are played just for fun. [Source: minilarp.de]
I need special materials for my game – can you get them?
We will have simple seminar materials on site. If you need printouts or specific props for your game, you have to bring them yourself. Please contact us if you have a transport problem – we might be able to help you.
Brandenburg? How the f*** do I get there?
- By car: The adress for the „Seminarhaus WIND und WEITE“ is Ahlimbswalder Weg 5, 16247 Friedrichswalde, Deutschland. It is a dirt road up there, so for those coming with tuned up sports cars it may present an issue. There is more than enough parking space at the venue.
- By Bus & Train: The closest Railway station is „Friedrichswalde“ – from there you can either hike up to the venue (around 20-30 minutes walk) or ask us to drive you up. There will be some participants with cars willing to come pick you up.
What do I need to bring?
- Your personal luggage
- Bed linen (for pillows and blankets)
- A towel (for showering – if you want to use the Sauna, bring one for the Sauna too)
- All you need for the game you want to offer
You do not need a costume, no buffer weapons, and no NERF ammunition. Of course, you can bring it with you – but it would be more important to wear comfortable, durable clothing and some accessories. One to five stupid hats, for example, never hurt. But are really optional. If you have an other great or weird stuff you want to bring (e.g. board games, musical instruments or juggling balls), please bring them! There’s always space at the ifoL to do things for your own (or other people’s) amusement.
Who are you?
This years Ifol is organised by Mike and Kevin. It is organized under the Gamestorm Berlin e.V umbrella.