I learned a lot in 2004. Enough to give me a larp ego. If you haven't experienced your larp ego...you have, and just don't realise it. I was quite certain that I had all the right ideas, if only I could put them into practice. I had started by thinking about rules, in the preceeding... Continue Reading →
I dunno, maybe it was the end of 2011. It was the end of summer, and I got a phone call from Alex Graham and Mick Collins. They were running an event in a week or two, and wondered if I could have a look at their rules. The larp was called Carum, and I... Continue Reading →
"...In all the time I was walking I only saw one other person." "You saw someone else?" said Sir Walter. "Oh, yes! At least I think it was a person. I saw a shadow moving along a white road that crossed the dark moor. You must understand that I was upon the bridge at the time and... Continue Reading →
Event 3 built on previous Strange LRP events, and on everything else that I have played, crewed, or run. I'm pleased with what we've achieved – crew and players together - and I am indebted to everyone for giving their time, money and/or patience, over the last three years. A chance to write for a... 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 →
It was the last event of the Odyssey system. I'd played King Minos, the MC of the arena since the first event. 7 years, 13 events, 500 or so arena combats witnessed. I'd never taken the floor in anger.
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 →
This is so I can always find it. Remember the other day I said "I thought it’d be OK. I’m glad it was. Thanks to Rachel Thomas and her amazing sheaf of spreadsheets which made it be."