A template plot document, and some other thoughts

Chris Whitehead asked for a template plot document the other day, and I thought to myself: “I must have one of those somewhere?” Before I quite knew it, I was adding notes to the raw list, and now it’s more a “how-to” than just a template. I realised after starting that, I’d touched on the... Continue Reading →

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William Monkey larp

Last year, I was part of a team that ran "Wing And A Prayer". I've been tying to write some words about it for ages. Unedited, here they are.

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Rule 7: a confession.

I've been trying to evidence this one, to no real success. You'll just have to trust me, unless anything shows up.I'm the one who coined "Rule 7: Don't take the piss."And it's an awful rule. A bit of lrp history Back in 1997, I'd just been made an NPC in the LT's Viper faction, and... Continue Reading →

Food at LARP

I've been meaning to write a post on food at larp for some time. By food at larp, I mean not the mass catering element. There's others that know so much more of that than I do. I mean stitching feeding into the body of a larp, so that it's as much a part of... Continue Reading →

Is LARP art?

It's a medium. Like telly, or cinema, or books, or fag packets. What you do with it is up to you.There.Settled.

Armour cleaning 101: guest post by Tim Baker

Just one of those Facebook posts which might be useful one day. Nb: before you start, this advice is geared towards a 'practical' clean with a focus on long-term protection and maintenance of the armour. If you want another specific finish you might take a different approach and I would tweak the advice.Tim Baker, Facebook... Continue Reading →

All For Anvil

Somewhat oddly, given it's at least larp-ish, I didn't mention this year's first project here. It was my son Bill's idea - an adventure book called "All For Anvil". designed to teach folk about the Empire game rules and world. To my great joy, and Bill's delight, it got successfully funded on Kickstarter. All For... Continue Reading →


Just back from Midwinter larp, a genuinely gorgeous bit of genius.Get this for a pitch. You're an elf in Santa's toy workshop. You're working shifts to get the toys made on time. Deadline - well, there's one. 24th or bust. The pressure is on. Then, there's official toy-making process. Designed off-game to be as dysfunctional... Continue Reading →

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