Peaky Midwest is a the American child of the UK Peaky LARP writing workshop. Peaky began in 2001 and has a long history of producing great UK-freeform games.

The first Peaky Midwest was held in May 2012 with the help of two members of the UK Peaky, who traveled all the way across the ocean to show us the ropes.

Previous Events

March 2017, Peaky Midwest #5

This was the fifth Peaky Midwest, held just outside Chicago, Illinois. Twenty four writers gathered in Castle Whately and split into five teams to produce five new games.

April 2016, Peaky Midwest #4

This was the fourth Peaky Midwest, held just outside Chicago, Illinois. Twenty one writers gathered in Castle Whately and split into five teams to produce five new games. This year we managed to playtest all five games on Sunday, amidst unseasonably beautiful warm weather.

May 2015, Peaky Midwest #3

This was the third Peaky Midwest, held just outside Chicago, Illinois. Seventeen writers gathered in Castle Whately and split into four teams to produce four awesome new games!

July 2014, Peaky Midwest #2

This was the second event outside the UK, held in Madison Wisconsin. Twenty one writers gathered at a private home and four games were written. We were only able to playtest three of the games due to time constraints and all three were very well recieved. The fourth game was playtested in Chicago a few months later.

May 2012, Peaky Midwest - The first Peaky in the US!

This was the first event outside the UK, held in Madison Wisconsin. Fourteen writers formed 3 groups in Mags house and 3 games were created. It was agreed that this was definitely Peaky Midwest #1 and we look forwards to many more.

For more information on the origins of Peaky and the modern UK events, check out the history of Peaky UK.