It was the last event of the Odyssey system. I'd played King Minos, the MC of the arena since the first event. 7 years, 13 events, 500 or so arena combats witnessed. I'd never taken the floor in anger.
Follows an article written for larpgeist magazine in 2011... I can't find it on the Internet anywhere, so here it goes. Publish. It's a bit dated, but then it was 8 years ago.
Some more thinking about Odyssey from the files of the Wayback Machine, this time from Ian Andrews and myself. Apparently, we thought it was a game back then.
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...
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 →
Ladies and Gentlemen of Odyssey Year Four: Wear sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for events, sunscreen would be it. If you don't wear sunscreen, the First Aiders will glare at you whilst they give you aftersun, whereas the rest of my advice has no more basis more reliable than my meandering... Continue Reading →
My favourites from Odyssey One and Two, I think. Over here on Flickr...
Hi, I'm Harry and it's been six months since I last helped make stories. Stories about victory Stories about defeat Stories about loss Stories about journeys Even a few stories with an Epic Win at the end. Or in the middle. Or, on at least one occasion, at the beginning. 600 or so of them,... Continue Reading →