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.
I've 7 posts in draft I want get out over Christmas. This bit of copy-and-paste is perfect displacement activity... Happily, I had a post in draft called "Roles and responsibilities - the nature of "play" in player and crew characters", and you can read this instead. Peter chose his own byline...
tl;dr - unless you’re pathologically interested in stories of What I Did, and What My Character Was Thinking, I'd avoid. This is just a long stream of me-me-me. After a decade or so of thinking That Kind Of Thing Really Wasn’t For Me, I went to my first larp outside of the UK last year.... Continue Reading →
I had the good fortune to be cast alongside Sebastian Gerstl at Fairweather Manor 5: he had some thoughts on the Expert experience on Facebook I wanted to be able to find again, and he's OK with them posted here, licensed CC BY-SA 4.0 Experts have no Easy mode – The challenges of playing an “Expert”... Continue Reading →
I'm a bit of a fan of the College Of Wizardry as I've previously frothed here. Or rather, I'm a bit of a fan of a particular style of CoW - it's a sandbox larp, and the style of play I like about it is far from the only one. Robin Steen of Dziobak Studios kicked... Continue Reading →
Another scrap of stuff that was on Facebook, and is now somewhere I can find it. This is what I can remember of a speech Minos used to give before big, important fights at Odyssey, and what it meant... "The people of the Middle Sea are watching" (So make it look good.) "The Drowned Dead... Continue Reading →
Came across this in a failed Facebook search to find something else. Leaving it here in case anyone asks. 1. Who was your first LARP character? The first one whose name I can actually remember, was Soddit the berserker - who was named when a very bored admin at Peckforten Castle asked me for a... Continue Reading →
This from Gail Poulton particularly resonates because I've just been part of the delivery team for a larp which had some level of positive public feedback, but which I know had flaws that I'd like to explore. This seems like a damned good way of doing that. Also, I have a terrible weakness for Things Described... Continue Reading →