The Koenig Dead

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The Koenig Dead

Science fiction
4 hours
Number of participants
8 to 14
Tony Mitton

The Koenig Dead is a 14-player theatre-style science fiction larp by Tony Mitton, based loosely on Firefly and The Tempest. The game has been frequently run in the USA, UK and New Zealand, and is a regular at Intercon and Consequences.[1]

The game is a sequel to The Linfarn Run and forms part of a series informally known as the "Kestrel saga". Other games in the series include The Omega Delivery, The Kouros Intercept, The Constanta Blockade and The Markov Solution.


Hidden away near the Rim, his base a wrecked starship which became a tomb, Professor Simon Prosper is one of the Federation's most wanted men. He bides amongst his strange companions, continuing his research as best he can; but all the while he broods on everything he has lost.

Now, however, his beloved daughter has returned to him aboard a small free trader with secrets - and troubles - of its own. A crewmember is gravely injured. Another struggles to understand what she has become. And two of Kestrel's passengers are here to lay the dead to rest at last.

But the dead are restless...

The Koenig Dead is a dark, fairly hard science fiction game loosely inspired by a recent Joss Whedon TV show. It is a semi-sequel to The Linfarn Run (with some of the same characters), but no prior knowledge of that game is expected or required.


  1. The Koenig Dead. Larp Resume. Retrieved 8 September 2016. Note that the Larp Resume database is incomplete and will not list all ruins of a game.

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