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Str, Con, Dex, Int, Wis, Cha… (Episode 1 of 7)

Indulge me for a moment with an assertion that the difference between larp and tabletop roleplay is physicality. Continue reading “Str, Con, Dex, Int, Wis, Cha… (Episode 1 of 7)”

Equality and diversity in LRP, guest post by Andy Raff.

Andy doesn’t have a blog, and this kind of thing isn’t always backed up by such a lot of actual experience. Here it is.

So. Equality and diversity in LRP – practical basic steps. This is not going to be short, and it will include random swearing because I can’t help myself and I write how I talk.

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A taxonomy of UK larp, guest post by Jessie Cattes.

Another Facebook memorialisation, this time just a pair of comments. Someone posed the first question, and while I was gearing up to answer – Jessie not only actually did so, but answered another linked question – and this’ll do nicely as something to point folk to if I ever have to.
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Odyssey “retrospective”

In my professional life, we try and have a meeting after every chunk of every project to work out what happened, so next time we can improve what we can improve, and revel in what went well. There’s been a flattering number of paeans of praise for Odyssey – not all of them written by me – and I wanted to put down some thoughts on what I think I’d try different “next time” as well.   Continue reading “Odyssey “retrospective””

Odyssey stories: a guest post by many hands

A while back I collected some stories about Odyssey, in a format I thought I’d find useful for thinking about the kinds of stories people tell about their characters. I promised at the time I’d redact the personal information, and publish in the Public Domain.

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Odyssey soundscapes, guest post by Jessie Cattes.

Jessie was one of the story team behind Odyssey. This on Odyssey’s use of sound is another rescue job from Facebook’s walled garden.

“I’m putting up here some of the soundscapes I recorded that got used as backing in the Odyssey God audiences, and a little bit of writing about each one.
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The Game Of Roses 6: Start the examination

“Now civil wounds are stopp’d, peace lives again:
That she may long live here, God say amen!”

The Life and Death of Richard the Third (V.5)

I’ve just knocked out some thoughts here to have somewhere to put them. There’s a lot of good, a bit of mixed and a bit of not so good.

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The Game of Roses 4: Levers

“But the multiplying brood of the ungodly shall not thrive, nor take deep rooting from bastard slips, nor lay any fast foundation.”

Wisdom 4: 3-5 (King James version.)

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The Game of Roses 1: early blogging

“I’ll drown you in the malmsey-butt within.”

The Life and Death of Richard the Third (I.3)

I promised myself I’d blog the process of developing the game; a promise that didn’t last as long as it might have done.

However, I do have some drafts – these are verbatim from earlier this year, and mainly for me to be honest, but if you do read’em, please forgive errors and inaccuracies. Notably the dates – I never recorded them.

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