Goat. LARP.
May 25, 2019 2:45 PM   Subscribe

The Jibe-iT goat farm in Redding, CT, USA, is hosting what may be the world's first GOAT LARP this June. Not a Live Action Role Playing game (LARP) where you play a goat, but a LARP for the goats: "Goat Larp is a 1 day live action roleplaying event at a goat farm in southern Connecticut. Attend in-costume as any character you want and help run live adventures for the goats."
posted by rmd1023 (20 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
 
Previously this was known as Confuse-A-Goat and was held on random days throughout the year based on the whims of individual locals. Now it's an organized event, on a single day, obviously striving to drive all the goats insane at the same time, possibly with a goal of world domination.
posted by hippybear at 2:49 PM on May 25 [6 favorites]


This is amazing! The optional rules are worth a read.
posted by meinvt at 2:58 PM on May 25 [4 favorites]


GOAT LARP!

I wish it were closer. We need worldwide GOAT LARP.
posted by Rev. Syung Myung Me at 3:37 PM on May 25 [5 favorites]


Mandatory worldwide GOAT LARP. Everything stops for one day for everyone on the planet to confuse goats. I support this as a UN initiative.
posted by hippybear at 3:40 PM on May 25 [10 favorites]


What character would goats most like to see played versus what character goats would believe me as...
posted by The Underpants Monster at 4:28 PM on May 25


Given that a long-standing event in the international gay rodeo circuit is goat dressing (in which a pair of underpants needs to be successfully put on a goat by a team of two)... I am entirely not sure which they would prefer to see you play versus which they would like to see you play.
posted by hippybear at 4:31 PM on May 25 [5 favorites]


Oh ok, not Gronk rapping about Brady.
posted by sammyo at 4:31 PM on May 25


Greatest of all time LARP? Goat LARP as in Goat Simulator?

Wait, what, actual goats? Ok, sure, fine! Why not! Let's go confuse some goats. Goats are wacky.
posted by loquacious at 5:24 PM on May 25 [3 favorites]




Came for the goat LARP, stayed for the pantsing of goats. We truly are living in strange times.
Party on, little Sauron and Frodo. Don't get too close to the bonfire.
posted by TrishaU at 7:31 PM on May 25 [1 favorite]


I love the idea of this: In the evening, we'll have a bonfire where you can sacrifice old larp stuff.

I expect it to be accompanied by stentorian declaration/description of the things being burned.
posted by rmd1023 at 7:48 PM on May 25


[tw] Spiders
posted by CitoyenK at 7:52 PM on May 25 [2 favorites]


Frodo??!?
Not hardly. Every goat wants to LARP as Satan. Mostly they like dressing up (and chewing on) the costumes, staying in character comes naturally.
posted by BlueHorse at 7:57 PM on May 25 [3 favorites]


In a later post the author says it didn't work great when playtested, but here's a goat character class for old style D&D.
posted by Caduceus at 9:58 PM on May 25 [3 favorites]


(in which a pair of underpants needs to be successfully put on a goat by a team of two)

When we were little, we put a pair of Dad's old shorts on the dog, backwards so his tail could come out the fly. He was a really good sport about it
posted by The Underpants Monster at 10:48 PM on May 25 [8 favorites]


When we were little, we put a pair of Dad's old shorts on the dog, backwards so his tail could come out the fly. He was a really good sport about it
posted by The Underpants Monster


Why am I not surprised?
posted by cynical pinnacle at 5:55 AM on May 26 [3 favorites]


I really hope these are all female goats. Male goats are much less fun to play with.
posted by doctornemo at 8:07 AM on May 26 [1 favorite]


Every goat wants to LARP as Satan

Indeed. One night one of our goats got loose. It was a very cold and dark night (Vermont in January). I was in my office, the window of which looked out into the woods. That meant all it showed that night was darkness, since no human creations were visible in that direction (very remote location).

Suddenly the goat's face appeared. White, shiny in my office's lights, completely surrounded by darkness, and grinning at me.

In that moment I understood the medieval iconography of Satan as a goat.
posted by doctornemo at 8:11 AM on May 26 [9 favorites]


RMD1023! AHA! I HAVE DISCOVERED JOHNNY WALLFLOWER'S SOCKPUPPET ACCOUNT AT LAST!
posted by duffell at 10:50 AM on May 31


*blink*
posted by rmd1023 at 3:51 PM on June 4


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