Game Concept

The year is 2012. It's late April in Oslo, Norway. Most people are outside, enjoying the spring. At 16:17 the TV and Radio broadcasts is interrupted by an extra news update. The few who are listening to radio or having their TV on are informed that Copenhagen, the Danish capital, has been hit by what appears to be a nuclear attack. At the end of the news update, there is an unconfirmed report that Paris and Washington DC is hit as well.

The news starts spreading online, and among friends, but most people are still happily unaware of the event when the air alarm sounds at 16:21. Thinking of it as a test, most people ignore it. But some of those who have heard the news take the alarm seriously.

At 16:27, Oslo is hit by a one megatonne nuclear bomb. Sarkofag (Sarcophagus) is about a handfull of people who managed to seek refuge in a bomb shelter room in the basement of their house. Unfortunately, the shelter is not of the kind that can keep them safe until the world outside no longer poses an imminent threat. What they have achieved is only a postponing of their death.

What happen when you realise that today it's the sunset of your own existance, perhaps the existance of mankind? Do you hold on to your most beloved ones? Do you seek comfort in the bible? Do you write poems? Or try to ease the pain with alcohol or drugs?

There is no outside hope in this larp. It is about the atmosphere in the shelter room as the characters gradually realize that their time on earth is up in only hours or minutes.

Sarkofag was run for the first time in 2006 and that the original concept is designed by Kaia Aardal and Jone Aareskjold.


This larp is beginner-friendly and people who have never larped before are very welcome.

Price: There is a participation fee of NOK 100. This includes food during the workshop.

Venue: The venue is at P.A. Munchs hus (Humanistisk fakultet), Blindern.

Starting time: We start the workshop at 16:00, Sunday 29th of April. The workshop, larp and debrief is estimated to take approximately four hours all together.

Signup: Signup in advance is encouraged, but not required.

Preparations: No preparations are required to attend Sarkofag. There will be a workshop before the larp where we generate characters. There will be some simple food served during the workshop. After the game there will be a debrief session. We also encourage the players to join in for a coffee or a drink after the event has ended.

Language: There is no language requirement. The workshop will be run in English if there is at least one non-Norwegian speaker present. The characters will use whatever languages the players are capable of speaking.


Kaia Aardal

Jone Aareskjold


Jone Aareskjold

Martin Nielsen

Ola Læhren

Praktisk Info:

Date: Sunday, 29. April, 16:00
Venue: UPDATE: P.A. Munchs hus (Humanistisk fakultet), Blindern
Price: 100kr