I've been trying to evidence this one, to no real success. You'll just have to trust me, unless anything shows up.I'm the one who coined "Rule 7: Don't take the piss."And it's an awful rule. A bit of lrp history Back in 1997, I'd just been made an NPC in the LT's Viper faction, and... Continue Reading →
It's a medium. Like telly, or cinema, or books, or fag packets. What you do with it is up to you.There.Settled.
Just one of those Facebook posts which might be useful one day. Nb: before you start, this advice is geared towards a 'practical' clean with a focus on long-term protection and maintenance of the armour. If you want another specific finish you might take a different approach and I would tweak the advice.Tim Baker, Facebook... Continue Reading →
Somewhat oddly, given it's at least larp-ish, I didn't mention this year's first project here. It was my son Bill's idea - an adventure book called "All For Anvil". designed to teach folk about the Empire game rules and world. To my great joy, and Bill's delight, it got successfully funded on Kickstarter. All For... Continue Reading →
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 →