Access and Aspirations: clashing philosophies for larp and life: guest post by Jessie Cattes

Another bit of wisdom from Facebook. I’ve been thinking much more about accessibility at larp recently – on account of being a bit more responsible for it than previous at Wing and a Prayer  and All For One. There’s so much I don’t know. Wiser heads were clear on how accessible Wing And A Prayer is: much of the action is entirely accessible sitting down, for example. For All For One, where what started as a straight “The event is not accessible. We’re sorry.” got much more granular about how the event was inaccessible, thanks to some overheard wisdom from Emma Round. As a result we hope more folk might consider it could be for them. 

Anyway. More wisdom below. 
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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 uptime drama out of an off-stage campaign, and how it’s impacted and affected by actions at the events.

Here, PD employee Andy Raff explains how it’s delivered to players, in a set of wiki pages called the Winds Of War. (Example here….)

That said – this is the one to read.  That’s the food for roleplay good downtime gives you.

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