This is so I can always find it. Remember the other day I said "I thought it’d be OK. I’m glad it was. Thanks to Rachel Thomas and her amazing sheaf of spreadsheets which made it be."
I am really proud of All For One. Six years ago Rich Smith started a Facebook group called "H runs a musketeers game." 30 months ago, Bill Thomas signed up to do prop. build on game. (I'd cruelly deceived him by saying it was the Dogtanian version.) 2 years ago Ian and Rachel Thomas said... Continue Reading →
I was going to get round to writing a design post for All For One.Now Ian Thomas has, and I don't need to. It's ace, and it's here. I've since written something that covers the same journey, but brings learning from All For One and Wing And A Prayer together.It's over here.
We got a lot of useful feedback after the event, some of which I'm using to comment on my own Design post and a Learning post elsewhere.This is really just the froth. I say "just", it's lovely to hear people praise something you've spent best part of 5 years working on on and off, so...... Continue Reading →
Cinedrama is pulp film-style as larp practise. It comes straight out of the Crooked House playbook; notably Dick Britton and the Voice of the Seraph in 2005. As an attitude to play, it sits somewhere between a UK "LARP is just for fun" instinct I don't entirely subscribe to, the "Win by losing" playstyle I... Continue Reading →
I can't recall the first time I used cryptography in a larp, but it was a good 20 years ago. Some players like the puzzle solving, some don't, no-one likes struggling with something that for plot reasons is actually impossible. Tricksy.Experience suggests the simplest cipher - the Caesar - is easily breakable in a field... Continue Reading →