Back in the day, I was involved in the design of a fest lrp game called Odyssey. This is what Ian Andrews and Matt Pennington had to say about designing PvP play into that game...
Last year, I was part of a team that ran "Wing And A Prayer". I've been tying to write some words about it for ages. Unedited, here they are.
It seems that every two years or so, I'm unable to resist the need to do something ridiculous in the line of catering, and the last couple of times it's been for lrp events. In 2015, Rupert Redington, Pru Greenwood and I did a 50s themed Christmas for Crooked House, and this year Megan Lloyd... Continue Reading →
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... Continue Reading →
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. Here, then... Continue Reading →
"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.) Last night, we had a meeting covering our progress with crew recruitment, and a little more work on the skeleton of the event. We're looking at the... Continue Reading →
"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... Continue Reading →
But shall we wear these glories for a day? Or shall they last, and we rejoice in them? The Life and Death of Richard the Third (IV.2) Poor form, really... We've had three meetings and not a blog post to record them. I'll get the current state of the game notes from Duncan and stick... Continue Reading →
"I am determined to prove a villain And hate the idle pleasures of these days." The Life and Death of Richard the Third (I.1) Below are some very early thoughts on victory conditions for the different factions and which historical characters we might use - I think this is from Mid-March or thereabouts. Factions and... Continue Reading →
"Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York." The Life and Death of Richard the Third (1.1) I've known Duncan Rowe for years, and early this year something we'd been kicking around for some time crystalised: an educational lrp for his sixth form students, teaching them about the Wars... Continue Reading →