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Gender Repeal Party is a freeform larp about gender euphoria, the rejection of the heteronormative boxes that society places us into, and the power of queer community. It's a game of riotous emotions and powerful support networks. Over the course of an evening at a party thrown for the trans members of the local queer community, everyone will have a chance to tear up their birth certificates and repeal the gender they had been assigned and embrace their actual gender.

Any trans or any non-binary people who wish to play this game may private message me for a free copy.

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Gender Repeal Party.pdf 5 MB
Gender Repeal Party.epub 1 MB

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Gender Repeal Party is a gender euphoria oriented larp about destroying your birth certificate (facsimiles are provided if needed.)

The PDF is 19 pages, with a clean, readable layout.

Mechanically, this larp is played at a space decorated for a party. It has a happy, upbeat tone, but it also specifically involves confronting the ways society's processes might misgender people.

Gender Repeal Party centers trans and nonbinary characters and players, and its core mechanic is that at any time during play, a character can grab the attention of the party and monologue about their feelings on gender.

There isn't a lot of background information provided outside of this, and it sort of feels like the intent is that you play yourself. That's almost as high-bleed as a larp can get, so a lot of safety tools are provided and the game spends a lot of effort on heading off potential issues. Straight and cis characters are deliberately de-centered, and the feeling is that only trans or nonbinary characters should be monologing (although this is me interpreting the text, and may not be the actual intent.) 

This focus on safety also runs through the entire book, and it's treated as less of a state to set up and maintain and more of an active, dynamic process that takes work throughout. A debrief is provided, but it's opt-in only. Rules guidance is given constantly, with a priority towards safety.

Overall, I think this is a really cool concept, and it's also practically a how-to manual for building a larp. All of the essentials of safety and incentivizing intended play are here, and they're all explained really well. I can't speak very well to the gender component, so I'm avoiding doing that, but I do think this is a good read and would recommend picking it up.


Minor Issues:

-Ls and Is are glitched, I think? They all show as a big bold line. I'm not sure if this is intended.

I'm sorry, perhaps this is some kinda typo or brain fart, but on page 12, under the "Trans/Non-binary" header it says "Trans characters and cis non-binary characters are the core of the play experience. I'm not sure what this means. Are you implying non-binary people are cis? I'm just confused.

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Sorry about the confusion! Some non-binary people identify as trans, but not all of them do so. Trans non-binary characters are covered under trans characters, while cis non-binary is separated out to make it clear that they also relevant and they are also valid.

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Ooookay. While I never in my life met a nonbinary person that IDed as cis, I suppose that is fair

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You know, valid. I've never personally met an intersex enby that specifically asked me to call them cis, but I can definitely see why they'd ID that way.