A production heavy LARP experience about personal struggle, racism, prejudices and oneself in a dystopian Future where Elves, Orks and Magic are real.
Prelude Run1: 13 - 15 May - Prelude Run2: 20 - 22 May
The event location is the Forum Bergshausen, Alfred-Hitz-Platz 5, Duisburg in Germany. The check-in is from 2 pm till 5 pm. Before the game begins we have mandatory workshops with all participants around 5.30 pm. The game will end Saturday evening with an afterparty. Sunday morning you can travel home.
Food and Accomodation
The game is indoors in a decorated event-location. You sleep offgame in tents and "bunk beds" provided by us, outside the Location. You must bring your own sleeping gear. Cyberpunk food and drinks will be provided. We will try our best to cater to any food allergies and restrictions you might have.
The game is bilingual in English and German, but mainly English.
This means that whatever language you speak, your character speaks it as well - if you can't understand one, you'll need someone to translate ingame.
Amount of Players
For the Prelude, we aim at 60 participants.
First Registration will happen via a questionaire and is open for 7 Days. If there are more participants than players, we'll draw participants at random.
The ticket price is 120€ + Pay What You Want.
Modern Smartphone with W-LAN capability and Greylight App installed / login to HTML5 Website.
Get into the Mood
Listen to our Spotify playlist while you read the homepage and geht into the world of the Greylight district.
Greylight 2142 is a live action game set in a cyberpunk world, where you will experience oppression, greed, ambition and loss. In this world, magic has awakened and is real.
The Prelude follows the story of city block GL-R8, called the Greylight district, a small part of a big megaplex. For the last 15 years, they’ve been administered by the city, a privatized entity who sprung out from the nation some time ago. Now the city is pushing out more and more districts, selling them to the highest bidder. Rumour has it that Greylight is next, and that there are currently talks with Megacorp for exactly that.
A cyberpunk, transhuman fantasy, in which technologies like Cyberware and Conciousness transfer are not fiction any more.
Through genetic experiments and uncareful usage of magic, new races were created - Orks were an accident, causing a global crisis, whereas elves were made to be perfect by the most wealthy individuals.
Magic has awakened in the world, giving those who are gifted unimaginable powers. Regulation of this has become key, making sure these gifts are only used by those who are wealthy enough to afford it.
Androids - mindless humanoid robots - started to become sentient in the awakening, causing questions about their rights and how they should be treated.
Greylight 2142 - The Prelude is a Fantasy Cyberpunk game with many modern larp influences. It is a precursor for the much larger Greylight 2142 happening next year. In The Prelude we are exploring a small part of this world - we will have all the systems and elements that the full game will have, and you'll experience a small bit of the world's history.
This also means that The Prelude is inherently a test - while we try to offer you a full experience, there might still be some glitches and hiccups, and even some changes happening during the game.
“Elves are not born - they are made” -- that is true - and usually there was a huge amount of credits involved. Elves are genetically engineered super-beings, all capable of wielding magic and all projecting an aura of presence and authority. That also makes them the most ruthless and arrogant capitalists in the world.
Playing an elf means you´ll be a figure of authority wherever you go. You’ll look down on everyone else, and always be involved in cutthroat interactions with other elves.
Mass-produced as a cheap workforce, a small percentage of the robots have started to awaken, thinking for themselves and eventually getting at least very basic rights, though still being heavily oppressed
Playing an awakened android will be a very tough and interesting experience - you will be oppressed in a lot of ways, and will have to learn about the world around as well as within you.
The elf who tries to get out of the Greylight dump to move higher up into the Seattle HQ, stopping at nothing to put the spotlight on them.
The one who was a nobody and worked their ass off to be in a leading position within the corp - they look down on anyone not putting in the work required.
The Agent in another corp, who is being blackmailed with the lives of their family to keep working for Megacorp, but everything they do goes completely against their personal principles.
The Megacorp Employee whose consciousness was put into the body of someone working in another corporation -- they have to figure out their new life while being a mole for Megacorp.
The Contract Acquisition Agent who uses corporate assets to run their own shady business on the side.
The largest manufacturer and maintainer of electronics and androids. They are trying to control the spread of the android awakening.
Playing part of them puts you smack in the middle of all the issues regarding androids - maintenance technicians who directly work with them to suppress their development, internal investigators who try to find out if someone got too attached to the subjects, etc.
Suppress Development of others, Modern Slavery, Subversion
Maintenance Technician who is a huge tech buff and who has recently been thinking more and more about how suppressing android awakening might be wrong.
Management role who has been overwritten and replaced by megacorp to serve as a mole within the corporation.
Security Officer who originally applied at Falcon Security but was rejected and now wants to show them what they are missing out on.
Internal Investigator who becomes too drunk on the power they possess and start abusing it.
They are a local, small corporation manufacturing mag-tech equipment and handling the consciousness transfers in the district.
As part of Everlife you will have to make a lot of very hard and complicated decisions - lately, business has not been running well and something needs to be done to secure the corporation's future. Where will you turn?
The Assistant, who thinks the corporation should focus on its roots, where ethics where still something that was considered in the day-to-day business.
The Researcher, who wants to get behind the mysteries of magic, combining it with science and enhancing humankind.
The Transfer Technician who has lost their grasp on humanity and devolves into meaninglessness.
The people living in the Greylight district are the ones most affected by all the struggles. They have no power here - but they have each other.
Playing a citizen will mean that you are part of a community that is a playball of the big players - they don’t have a lot of control over their own life and every bit of control they have has to be earned. They will have a lot of dramatic play with each other - their focus are the personal stories and relationships with the others.
Restaurant owner who knows they will lose their restaurant if they can’t make the next rent.
Teenager who has long dreamt of the freedom the outlaws in the gangs must enjoy, who tries everything to be part of them.
Mage who is keeping their powers a secret from everyone, as they know it will cause troubles for their family.
Depressed store intern who wants something bigger in life and tries to get out of this shithole.
Street / Corporation
A small corporation which offers health services to rich and poor alike. “Humanity” is one of their founding pillars.
Being part of them, you’ll be someone who places their trust into higher ideals than themselves, you’ll be an optimist who thinks they can change the world to better. You might be a First Aid Officer, helping when the need is most dire, fulfilling emergency contracts (Customers who activate emergency distress beacons) and making sure folks get the care they need or a doctor stationed in the HQ, who helps the poor and also the rich and famous.
Nurse who has a drug addiction and has to decide between their addiction and the clients' health.
Doctor who knows how important keeping the paying clients happy is, but frequently has to defend that sentiment.
Nurse who gives out free help in their spare time to people on the street who would not be able to afford it.
The city administration
The city has been privatized 15 years ago - various administrators are in charge of holding up the organization of each district.
Playing an administrator will mean that you are in the thick of the struggle around the district - it will affect you personally the most and many people will look up to you to do something which you are not able to do.
Falcon provides A-Level security in the whole Greylight district. That is - for all areas they are paid to “protect”, or at least “squeeze offenders for their last credits”.
Playing a character in Falcon means you’ll be often out on the streets, patrolling and making sure everyone is safe - well, at least that everyone is punished properly. Falcon always has to strive a balance - push the street too hard and they’ll push back - push it too light and they’ll erupt.
The young prospect who tries to understand the struggle within the Biker gang, and will be forced to take a side to become a full member.
The President who knows that eventually the old way will become the destruction of the gang, but also wants to uphold the core beliefs of the bikers.
The mechanic, who only wants to do their work and will become a puppet of other agents that want to take a look into the inner workings of the gang.
The game draws on many different themes - some of them from classical cyberpunk worlds, others from the unique issues that a sci-fi fantasy world brings.
Every group and character will have their own themes, but the main themes pervading the game are: Racism, Oppression, Consequences
We take safety (physical & emotional) seriously. At the experience, there will be a dedicated offgame room as well as dedicated safety personel. For more information, look up our Code of Conduct.
Greylight 2142 - The Prelude is a modern German LARP. This means that we want to create a rich world with dense and interconnected stories, focussing on the society in the world we play in. The experience mixes player-generated content with pre-written content to help facilitate this.
There are two different styles of characters available:
Pre-written characters have a richly defined background and motivations, including their connections to others. These characters have a strong personal story.
Co-Created characters are defined by you. We will send you a questionnaire to fill out, and then work together with you to bring them into our world. You will have full control over them. In that process we’ll also try to connect you with some other characters.
For more information about how this works, see Casting
The game will use some workshops before it starts to help convey the world, get into character and relay important meta-techniques. These workshops are mandatory for all participants.
Sex & Gender
We want a world where everyone can be badass. There are no clear roles or even rules for different genders and society has progressed to a point where what would be considered a liberal view nowadays is the norm. Therefore, your character's gender will pose no boundaries on how you express yourself in terms of costume. Traditionally, classical Cyberpunk aesthetic is known for a hyper-sexualized aesthetic, especially of women. This is something we clearly do not want to be a theme at Greylight 2142. In our world, everyone can dress any way they want and nobody will interpret any sexual intention into it. Please consider this when putting together your costume - aim for expressing your style and identity, not at appearing hot.
Furthermore - there is no defined beauty standard - everyone has their own style.