I’ve played Death Unto Darkness a couple of times: loved it and hated it, then recently I crewed it and it’s really strong now. Friend of mine lost a character last event, and said some stuff I thought worth remembering.
I’m not myself a fan of the term “stab safe”. Nothing is really safe, but it’s usage makes it so. Nothing need be dangerous, if handled correctly. I’ve had fights that felt perfectly safe using metal weapons, I’ve seen concussion delivered by a badly used latex/foam thing.
Another crew experience….
“It is a Thursday afternoon, sunny, warm. I am not outside soaking it up, instead I’m elbows deep in a suitcase, rummaging through someone’s underwear looking for chocolate and hard drugs.”
Another view from the crew: Dani Mines this time.
“A LRP set in a detention centre sat on the border between England and Wales for those trying to leave England. There were attendees from 12 countries, and 70 participants overall.”
First post I’ve seen from the player perspective.
“So, the Quota… it was a very interesting experience. Type 2 fun indeed.”
Another set of Facebook posts, this time by Charlie Holdway. Starting with this, written during the event, which I absolutely love…
“Crewing Quota. Report so far.
Holy shit some people play hard.
Further info later. May video journal.”
This is a couple of posts by Sarah Cook on her experiences of crewing The Quota which I’ve nailed together.
Helly and Rob came for dinner and we talked about bleak Nordic prison larps. I said “shall we do one?” and Helly said “Actually, I have this idea…”
So said Simon Brind.
The Quota was “a live role-play experience designed to explore some of the pressures and crisis points experienced by refugees and migrants”
Another bit of wisdom from Facebook. I’ve been thinking much more about accessibility at larp recently – on account of being a bit more responsible for it than previous at Wing and a Prayer and All For One. There’s so much I don’t know. Wiser heads were clear on how accessible Wing And A Prayer is: much of the action is entirely accessible sitting down, for example. For All For One, where what started as a straight “The event is not accessible. We’re sorry.” got much more granular about how the event was inaccessible, thanks to some overheard wisdom from Emma Round. As a result we hope more folk might consider it could be for them.