I played the Janitor at CoW18, and I've frothed about it before Specifically, I said it was; "In charge of recording and collating points awarded in the House Trophy competition; of maintaining 100% accurate IC paperwork; and of maintaining order amongst a community of characters built to rail against authority." This is more how I thought about it going in, and some bits of advice that might be of interest if you ever end up being Janitor.
I've 7 posts in draft I want get out over Christmas. This bit of copy-and-paste is perfect displacement activity... Happily, I had a post in draft called "Roles and responsibilities - the nature of "play" in player and crew characters", and you can read this instead. Peter chose his own byline...
tl;dr - unless you’re pathologically interested in stories of What I Did, and What My Character Was Thinking, I'd avoid. This is just a long stream of me-me-me. After a decade or so of thinking That Kind Of Thing Really Wasn’t For Me, I went to my first larp outside of the UK last year.... Continue Reading →
I had the good fortune to be cast alongside Sebastian Gerstl at Fairweather Manor 5: he had some thoughts on the Expert experience on Facebook I wanted to be able to find again, and he's OK with them posted here, licensed CC BY-SA 4.0 Experts have no Easy mode – The challenges of playing an “Expert”... Continue Reading →
I'm a bit of a fan of the College Of Wizardry as I've previously frothed here. Or rather, I'm a bit of a fan of a particular style of CoW - it's a sandbox larp, and the style of play I like about it is far from the only one. Robin Steen of Dziobak Studios kicked... Continue Reading →
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…
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 →
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 →