ZOMBIES… The PARP!

The zombies….. are coming…..

The signs were all there – the nasty new flu bug they’ve been talking about on the news, the graveyard vandalism, the sudden increase in missing person reports. As you and your friends step out into the crisp night air, you find yourself in the midst of a hellish nightmare of undead horror. The outbreak is spreading like wildfire and as order breaks down, the city offers little protection. Will you and your companions survive the zombie hordes prowling the streets tonight? Or will your camera capture your last stand?

ZOMBIES…. The PARP!

WHEN: Friday, October 29 at 9:00pm
WHERE: Chicagoland Games: Dice Dojo (5550 N. Broadway, Chicago IL)

What is a Photo Action Role Playing Event? (PARP!)

A Photo Action Role Play game is a group event that creates a narrative through still digital images and their captions taken over a fixed period of time. A specific list of story elements and encounters are provided at the beginning of the event for groups to incorporate into their stories. Most PARPs involve some sort of theme or are styled in a particular genre – like zombie horror films.

Similar examples of this style of narrative, but used in film, are Cloverfield and the Blair Witch Project. PARPs use photos rather than film to play out their story.

The PARP was originally pioneered in the middle of the night at Gen Con by Jank Cast contributers John Kelly, Megan Pedersen and Rob Ryder. The Tower of Hyatt PARP proved to be a very, very silly adventure, but easily one of the better times we had at the convention. We hope that you will join us and that your PARP adventure rewards you with succulent treasures, just as ours did.

To find out more about how PARPs work, visit our Wiki at http://chicagoindiegaming.wikispaces.com/PARP

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