Kill moratorium

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A kill moratorium is a pacing mechanic which operates by prohibiting character death before an arbitrary point in a larp. For example, a rule that characters can not die before the final hour of a three-hour game.[1] They are often used in theatre-style larps which permit character death to ensure that players have a meaningful opportunity to play and that plotlines have a chance to be introduced.


  1. Kamm, Matthew. "A Time to (Not) Kill. An Examination of the Institution of “Kill Moratoriums,” Their Use, and Alternatives in the Craft of LARP". In Game Wrap, vol 1, 2016.