I was really pleased with the catering I helped out with at Strange LRP, and my goodness there was some lovely play going on beyond the kitchen door. Jamie Hall was one of the writers, and when he wanted some space to put his story of later events; well, here's episode 1 of 5. A... Continue Reading →
I've been meaning to translate my favoured start for any set of larp rules into English from the original German for ages, and here's my best shot: "Roleplay, respond to the roleplay of others, and respect any response to your own."
MVEX is a tasklarp. Your character does tasks, tasks have consequences, they deal with them. In MVEX, gigantic monsters are destroying the cities of the world, and the players' task is to stop them. No, you can't stop all of them. Yes, every character has a deeper connection to some cities than most, hence conflict... Continue Reading →
Even by my low standards this month, this is a lazy, lazy post. It's simply three axes to contrast a "UK lrp" with a "Nordic larp".It's not developed any more than that. It doesn't even define the 6 axis-end points, really. It only kinda recognises that UK and Nordic folk are quite happily running larps... Continue Reading →
It was the last event of the Odyssey system. I'd played King Minos, the MC of the arena since the first event. 7 years, 13 events, 500 or so arena combats witnessed. I'd never taken the floor in anger.
When folk say "My, your costume is ace!" I usually say two things. One "Ah, yes, I cheat - my wife is a costume designer and she tells me what to wear. And a Wardrobe Mistress, so she can point me at where to hire things I can't buy..."One of the things she says is... Continue Reading →
This is so I can always find it. Remember the other day I said "I thought it’d be OK. I’m glad it was. Thanks to Rachel Thomas and her amazing sheaf of spreadsheets which made it be."
Kelly Jane Poole and Charlie Holdway had this back and forth on confrontational characters the other day. There were some other folk saying good stuff too, but this I can see as filmed as a head to head somewhere. Or something. Anyway. Here it is. Confrontational characters... This is inspired by a conversation I've seen... Continue Reading →
I am really proud of All For One. As the site says, "All For One is a larp inspired by The Three Musketeers, D’Artagnan’s Daughter, Cyrano De Bergerac, and The Princess Bride, produced in glorious Cinedrama."As I've said elsewhere, All For One doesn't really fit into any of the usual UK LRP pigeonholes - although on my lazy "UK vs. Nordic"... Continue Reading →