The Road Not Taken

Author(s):Michael Young
Game EMail:laura47 AT mit DOT edu
Laura "Laura47" Boylan    laura47 AT mit DOT edu
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Male Players:Min: 0 / Max: 0
Female Players:Min: 0 / Max: 0
Neutral Players:Min: 6 / Max: 12
Total Players: Min: 6 / Max: 12

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Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth.

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same.

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

When you are lost in the yellow woods of your life, which road will you travel?

The Road Not Taken is a serious event about choices and consequences, dealing with emotions and psychodrama, using the Ten Bad LARPs format. It was written and first run by the fabulous Mike Young. It is recommended for mature players.

The Road Not Taken won Best Small Game (6-12 Players) at the 2008 LARPA Small Games Competition.

Boylan, Laura

Laura47 has written many games and many character sheets in her time but very few mechanics. She got her start LARPing the better part of a decade ago with the MIT Assassins' Guild, and is quite happy to be bringing along a number of friends from the Guild this year. "Masquerade" is probably the most light- hearted of all her games so far, and she hopes it will bring many smiles to the faces of those playing it. At the time of this writing, Laura isn't even sure exactly how many games she will be running, but she is sure it will be a blast. Feel free to come up to Laura and start chatting, as Laura loves meeting new people way more than she loves talking in the third person.