Even by my low standards this month, this is a lazy, lazy post. It's simply three axes to contrast a "UK lrp" with a "Nordic larp".It's not developed any more than that. It doesn't even define the 6 axis-end points, really. It only kinda recognises that UK and Nordic folk are quite happily running larps... Continue Reading →
When folk say "My, your costume is ace!" I usually say two things. One "Ah, yes, I cheat - my wife is a costume designer and she tells me what to wear. And a Wardrobe Mistress, so she can point me at where to hire things I can't buy..."One of the things she says is... Continue Reading →
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."
Kelly Jane Poole and Charlie Holdway had this back and forth on confrontational characters the other day. There were some other folk saying good stuff too, but this I can see as filmed as a head to head somewhere. Or something. Anyway. Here it is. Confrontational characters... This is inspired by a conversation I've seen... Continue Reading →
I am really proud of All For One. As the site says, "All For One is a larp inspired by The Three Musketeers, D’Artagnan’s Daughter, Cyrano De Bergerac, and The Princess Bride, produced in glorious Cinedrama."As I've said elsewhere, All For One doesn't really fit into any of the usual UK LRP pigeonholes - although on my lazy "UK vs. Nordic"... 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.
You know the drill: saw something on Facebook, thought it was gold, asked permission, posted here. This is from Helly Bean of The Quota fame, now with Carcosa Dreams - who run Alba, Tenement 67, Forsaken, and Sisyphus.They've got some general advice as to what to do during an event if you're "feeling not engaged... Continue Reading →
I say, "guest post", but really it just floated past sunning itself, and myself and Andy Raff and myself fought it out to see who'd get to re-publish...
tl;dr - unless you’re pathologically interested in stories of What I Did, and What My Character Was Thinking, I'd avoid. This is just a long stream of me-me-me. After a decade or so of thinking That Kind Of Thing Really Wasn’t For Me, I went to my first larp outside of the UK last year.... Continue Reading →