This floated past on Facebook the very day I'd been That Guy. Twice. (I'd essentially said "That's the game. You can choose not to play." about a bit of game which isn't terribly inclusive. And I'd assumed a game's players weren't mostly male without counting.) So. This bears repeating at me, and here it is... Continue Reading →
I was at a larp called Daemon recently - more here. These are just the "scientific" papers I variously plagiarised, invented, and gratefully received from others. There here so I can find them later, or if anyone who ends up playing the larp could find any use for them. I guess this a Pullman fanfic.... Continue Reading →
(Or “The Poetical Effusions of Harley Widdicombe, of the Oxfordshire Widdicombes.) (Or “Balls, and what I did there.”)
Twice in one day something I want to have to refer back to has appeared on Facebook. This is good advice from Aquarion of Carcosa Dreams about what to do if you just aren't getting the fun you were expecting out of a larp event. I'd only add that as a game runner, if you... Continue Reading →
I've not had anything new worth saying for ages, and there's a lot of good stuff being said on Facebook and I stash some of it here so I can find it later. This is a lovely piece of advice from Monica G. on the Empire game, and how Imperial Title holders think. There's more... Continue Reading →
I don't have much to say about larp right now. I've not played for a while, and I've written about the bit of writing I did for "Meet at the Midwinter Feast" already. What I can do, though, is amplify the voices of others when I come across something - usually on Facebook - that... Continue Reading →
Kat Quatermass spotted that Søren Lyng Ebbehøj was looking for speakers who'd thought about designing for competence at Knutepunkt this year. The Wing and a Prayer team certainly had. I couldn't be there in person, but wrote a script and made a quick recording of it. Søren was kind enough to accept it... This was... Continue Reading →
Never, ever, time tax your players, says Andy Raff, and good advice it is.
Tim Baker writes "This article came about because of the worries expressed by a friend about learning to fight, due to accessibility issues, then wondering both what advice I could offer and how I could adjust my own teaching. For anyone who does not want to read the whole thing for my conclusions, the short version is: communication is powerful and respect each other."
Nick Bradbeer was on the team for both runs of Allied Games' "Wing and a Prayer", and if he didn't coin the term "tasklarp" he was there or thereabouts when it was first used. (I'm pretty sure it was pre-dated by Lauren Owen using the phrase "joblarp", for what it's worth.) This is a Facebook... Continue Reading →