Win by losing.

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 →

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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 →

Midwinter

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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