Looking for serious summer fun, collaborative future-building, and a sneak-peak into an artist’s process as they create work? Come playtest Solarpunk Futures, a new artist's game created by members of Solarpunk Surf Club! Participants will be introduced to gameplay, playtest a few rounds, and offer feedback to the artists.
Solarpunk Futures is a rules-light role-playing game where players imagine the pathways to a desirable world from the perspective of a utopian future. Players use a deck of cards to adopt Personae (e.g. grower, engineer, newcomer) and work together using Tools (e.g. recycled materials, equipment library, off-grid energy) and Values (e.g. care, responsibility, usufruct) to overcome a set of real-world Challenges (e.g. borders, ableist infrastructure, climate refugee crisis). Through dialogue and collaborative worldbuilding, collective and visionary narratives emerge of a new society, along with plausible scenarios for how to get there.
Wednesdays 1 – 2 pm starting 7 July.
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 18, 25
September 1, 8
After signing up, you will receive an email with the specific address.
All gameplay will take place outside and yes masks will be required. We will stock hand sanitizer and sanitize playing surfaces between rounds.
There are a few steps up to the front porch, but front yard play is also possible for no-step access.
12 players at each game. Participants will be introduced to gameplay, playtest a few rounds, and offer feedback to the artists.
In the case of bad weather, event will be cancelled.