Chamber live-action roleplaying anthologies
The Italian Chamber Orchestra is proud to present its role-playlists. Each is a collection of twelve live-action roleplaying scenarios, written by Italian authors and meant for everyone out there. No matter how many of you there are, or whether you have an hour of free time or four, our role-playlist has a track made just for you. No need for game masters or facilitators: just players.
We like to think of roleplaying as something very simple. As children, we all liked to play pretend: «Wanna play heroes and villains?» is an ancient tradition. «Wanna play musicians?» is the Italian Chamber Orchestra's favourite game. So the community behind Laiv.it started holding jam sessions, and the Crescendo Giocoso series is the result of our improvised games, as well as a way to share them with the world.
Kickstarter for the first Crescendo Giocoso and its digital extra volume Crescendo Giocoso B-Side.2017
Kickstarter for Crescendo Giocoso Ritornello and its digital extra volume Ritornello B-Side.2020
Crescendo Giocoso Ritornello is the first Italian game and the first LARP to be crowned Game of the Year at the Indie Groundbreaker Awards.2021
Both scenario anthologies are available in Italian and English, physically and digitally. And both were produced along with a selection of high-quality prints.
A roleplaying game becomes “live-action” when its story is played while standing up, more like actors on a stage than writers around a table, and “chamber” when it can be played anywhere, even at home with a few friends. The scenarios collected inside Crescendo Giocoso are thus "chamber live-action roleplaying games", or chamber LARP.
Thanks to the B-Side volumes of Crescendo Giocoso, the Orchestra has picked up a few international authors along the way. The International Chamber Orchestra is a way to share stories between different communities and fuel our passion through dialogue.