I played the Janitor at CoW18, and I've frothed about it before Specifically, I said it was; "In charge of recording and collating points awarded in the House Trophy competition; of maintaining 100% accurate IC paperwork; and of maintaining order amongst a community of characters built to rail against authority." This is more how I thought about it going in, and some bits of advice that might be of interest if you ever end up being Janitor.
(Another me-me-me post. Just character scratchings. Nothing of substance here. Move along.)
College of Wizardry is a lrp set in a college of magic based in a castle. It's got professors, and lessons, a magical team game, house points and a house cup.It has nothing to do with any Well-known Work of Wizarding Fiction...
Sing like no one is listening.Love like you’ve never been hurt.Dance like nobody’s watching,and live like it’s heaven on earth. I wrote this post about Odyssey a few years back (Edit: the Wayback Machine says it existed in March 2013). I've since found it's been done at least once elsewhere. Still, it was on the... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 learned a lot in 2004. Enough to give me a larp ego. If you haven't experienced your larp ego...you have, and just don't realise it. I was quite certain that I had all the right ideas, if only I could put them into practice. I had started by thinking about rules, in the preceeding... Continue Reading →
I dunno, maybe it was the end of 2011. It was the end of summer, and I got a phone call from Alex Graham and Mick Collins. They were running an event in a week or two, and wondered if I could have a look at their rules. The larp was called Carum, and I... Continue Reading →
"...In all the time I was walking I only saw one other person." "You saw someone else?" said Sir Walter. "Oh, yes! At least I think it was a person. I saw a shadow moving along a white road that crossed the dark moor. You must understand that I was upon the bridge at the time and... Continue Reading →
Event 3 built on previous Strange LRP events, and on everything else that I have played, crewed, or run. I'm pleased with what we've achieved – crew and players together - and I am indebted to everyone for giving their time, money and/or patience, over the last three years. A chance to write for a... Continue Reading →