Commonly Asked Questions

What is “Sidereal Sanctuaries”?

Sidereal Sanctuaries is a setting that examines social and political issues through the lens of urban fantasy tropes. We are in the process of building out parlor LARP, contact-safe boffer LARP, and table-top mechanics for our setting.

What is a LARP?

LARP, which is short for “Live Action Role-Play” is a form of interactive gaming. It’s “make-believe” for adults.

What is “modern urban fantasy”?

The world of Sidereal Sanctuaries is set in the modern times, using most of our current technology (more on that in the setting details). The fantasy element is that the supernatural stuff also exists. There are vampires, shapeshifters, fairies, mages, and other creatures of myth. Magic is also part of this fictional universe.

What is “contact safe”?

“Contact Safe” is a style of LARPing that allows for combat simulation with minimal actual physical impact.


Who is are the creators?

Sidereal Sanctuaries is the creation of Jessica Karels.

Jessica Karels has over 15 years of experience in developing and supporting gaming communities. She held a number of global administrative positions in One World By Night (Admissions, Marketing, and Head Coordinator) before founding The Hidden Parlor in late 2015. She uses her code-geek skills to make web applications to streamline the administrative side of networked games. There is no truth to the rumor that she’s really a dragon in human form, even though she has a hoard of shiny things and gamer books.

We will be looking for new writers soon!


How can we play?

We don’t have any test games scheduled for 2018 (yet!). Stay tuned to our Facebook page for future announcements.

Our team is currently looking into potential business models for developing localized games and providing content.

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