Enigma

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Enigma

The Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Gaming Club at UCLA

Location
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Genre
any, generally Theater Style
Established
1985
Chapters
1
Credits
Robert Hurt, the All-Father
Website
Enigma


Mission statement

From the organization's Constution: "Enigma exists for members of the UCLA community interested in speculative fiction, future science, and simulation games in all their varied media and forms. Enigma provides a forum for discussion, exploration, and social activities; brings professional writers, scientists, designers, and artists to meet with members; and encourages and assists members in the creative aspects of science fiction, fantasy, and gaming."

History

Founded as an official campus organization at UCLA in 1985, Enigma serves as a big tent for many interests: science fiction, fantasy, horror, gaming, LARP, etc. Initially, Enigma LARPs were known as "live games," as "LARP" had not yet been coined. The group's first LARP, Death of an Archmage, was held in 1988. Since then, Enigma members have designed and run dozens of LARPS, generally one-shots, generally theater style, although counterexamples to both generalities exist. Enigma continues to produce LARPs a few times per year, usually held during regular campus meetings.

Some of the LARPiest Enigmans (and friends) formed Live Game Labs.

Notable LARPs

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