The Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Gaming Club at UCLA
- UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
- any, generally Theater Style
- Robert Hurt, the All-Father
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."
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.
- Death of an Archmage
- Sandman: Season of Mists
- The Gods
- ARRR! PIRATES!
- Castle Falkenstein
- Hogwarts the Live Game
- Space Cadets: Guardians of the High Frontier