About Good Society
Good Society: The London Season is a larp in the style of a Jane Austen romantic comedy novel.
The larp is set in London in the early 19th Century. King George is on the throne. It doesn’t really matter which one; this isn’t a game about history. This is a game about romance and relationships. 20 young gentry are navigating the London social scene. It is a game of romance, scandal and manners.
The tone of the game is romantic comedy. It does not explore particularly dark or challenging themes and is not historical re-enactment. The story is not a tragedy, and most characters should expect and aim for a broadly happy ending. Misdemeanours have consequences, but they can also be recovered from. Society is quick to judge, but also quick to forget. However, it is also important not to let the game descend into farce. Fortunate and humorous coincidences may occur, but should not become improbable or prone to silliness.
Like the novels of Jane Austen, on the surface Good Society is a game of balls, estates, sly glances and turns about the garden, but underneath it is a game about social ambition, family obligation and breathtaking longing.