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 →
Chris Whitehead asked for a template plot document the other day, and I thought to myself: “I must have one of those somewhere?” Before I quite knew it, I was adding notes to the raw list, and now it’s more a “how-to” than just a template. I realised after starting that, I’d touched on the... Continue Reading →
I've been meaning to translate my favoured start for any set of larp rules into English from the original German for ages, and here's my best shot: "Roleplay, respond to the roleplay of others, and respect any response to your own."
MVEX is a tasklarp. Your character does tasks, tasks have consequences, they deal with them. In MVEX, gigantic monsters are destroying the cities of the world, and the players' task is to stop them. No, you can't stop all of them. Yes, every character has a deeper connection to some cities than most, hence conflict... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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...