Minos’ speech.

Another scrap of stuff that was on Facebook, and is now somewhere I can find it. This is what I can remember of a speech Minos used to give before big, important fights at Odyssey, and what it meant…

10 questions, my answers

Came across this in a failed Facebook search to find something else. Leaving it here in case anyone asks. 1. Who was your first LARP character? The first one whose name I can actually remember, was Soddit the berserker - who was named when a very bored admin at Peckforten Castle asked me for a... Continue Reading →

A manifesto for better larp feedback

This from Gail Poulton particularly resonates because I've just been part of the delivery team for a larp which had some level of positive public feedback, but which I know had flaws that I'd like to explore. This seems like a damned good way of doing that. Also, I have a terrible weakness for Things Described... Continue Reading →

Collapsible tips and “stab safety”…

I'm not myself a fan of the term "stab safe". Nothing is really safe, but it's usage makes it so. Nothing need be dangerous, if handled correctly. I've had fights that felt perfectly safe using metal weapons, I've seen concussion delivered by a badly used latex/foam thing. But... But some things are safer than others, and... Continue Reading →

Writing the winds of war: guest post by Andy Raff.

Another pearl from Zuckerberg's trough... Formal military "downtime" is one of UK fest lrp Empire's design decisions. It's very lightweight: one button click for those who opt-in. It's heavily impacted by play at events: every battle and skirmish has some degree of impact, as do the decisions of politicians and military leaders. It's all about making... Continue Reading →

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