I just made this on the homeward commute, so it’s got less than an hour in worktime in it, but I think it might be fun. Don’t need specific help or advice, but any and all insights are always welcome.
King David is Dying
King David is dying and before his death, surrounded by his court, his heroes want to show him how he taught them to be a hero.
A game for three or more players about giving and receiving second chances and the change this brings, both for the recipient as the giver.
Each hero starts the story by telling the king who they were before the king inspired them. Each of the heroes were people that were unwanted during the reign of king Saul, but David gave them a second chance.
Were you a bandit, a robber, a vagabond, a baggar, a foreigner, a refugee, someone speaking out against corruption, a widow, an orphan ... ?
Tell the king how this situation was bad.
Then the king remembers. King, tell us about your first meeting with this not-yet-hero. What convinced you that they desrved a second chance.
The court is surprised. They tell how they would never have thought this to be the case and why.
The hero replies and adds how this change happened. What did the king do or say that made you change your ways.
The king affirms the hero and tells about the first time that he saw this change of heart.
The court remembers and tells how this action led to a change (for better, not worse) for the kingdom.
The king compliments the hero and tells him why he is glad that they are part of the kingdom and how it would not be the same without them.
ºTo not have the king’s role be the same all the time, maybe everytime a hero has gone through their story, they take the role of the king and the person who played the king becomes part of the court.
ºWould be fun to larp/play out, with chairs in a circle with in the middle of the circle the king laying on his deathbed (like, two chairs so they canput their feet up, or on a couple of cushions and blankets on the floor) wearing a crown or something. Once a hero in court decides to start remembering , they stand up in front of their chair and the story starts, the rest of the choir remains seated. Or there could be a chair next to the king’s deathbed in the circle, with a cape or something, which the hero has to go to, don and sit down, perhaps holding the hand of the king etc. Could just be in a circle too, where the person who has the word stands or steps forward or something.
º Doesn’t have to be about David, could be about any significant person who gave others a second chance, like Robin Hood or something. Might even be revolutionary themed by going for a Che Guevarra type of figure or something, but I don’t know enouh about him to be certain.