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Larp’s Oral Tradition Is Dying

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As the art form gets older, larp is increasingly moving from an oral tradition to a written one. That has consequences. Read More

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Game Design: The Inside/Outside Story

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Want to make your roleplaying game or larp more resonant? Here's how the literary concept of inside and outside stories can help. Read More

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Game Design: Finding the Premise

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Finding the premise is essential to designing a tight, narrative larp or freeform game. Come learn why it's important, and how to do it. Read More

How to Diversify Your Game, Larp, or Con

How to Diversify Your Game, Larp, or Con

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I get the question, "How do I get more diverse people to show up to my event?" a lot. Here's my answer on how to foster inclusivity in gaming. Read More

Three Ways to Organize a One-Shot Larp

Three Ways to Organize a One-Shot Larp

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Ever wanted to write and organize your own one-shot larp? Here are some different ways to structure the design team. Read More

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Jeepform for Noobs

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They're not larps, they come from coldest Nordica, and they'll make you bleed. Jeepform games, explained for rookie roleplayers.

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Nordic Larp for Noobs

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In light of the upcoming all-women run of the Nordic larp Mad About the Boy (October 5-8, Orange, CT, register here), here’s a primer on Nordic larp and its ilk for Americans new to the style of play. What is Nordic larp? It’s a style of larp created by gamers from the countries of Denmark, […]... Read More

What Is Larp?

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For all the writing I’ve done about larp, I haven’t made much effort to define it in this space. Larp, or LARP, is an acronym for “live action role play”; it’s a type of game that tells a story, which is acted out in real time by players who improvise all their lines. Asking, “what […]... Read More

Pandora’s DNA Bibliography

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The full bibliography for Lizzie Stark's book Pandora's DNA: Tracing the Breast Cancer Genes Through History, Science, and One Family Tree.

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A Guide to Tipping for Nordicans in the US

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The Nordicans wanted to know about this weird tipping thing we do in the US. Here's my explanation.

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An American’s Guide to Surviving in Nordica

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Some things I wish I'd known about Nordica before I went.

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5 Cute Things Nordicans Say (In English)

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Nordicans speak great English. And some of their sayings are pretty darn cute.

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How to Become a Better Larper

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How to Become a Better Larper

Ever larped? Ever sucked? Try again. Larp again. Larp better.

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Everything I learned at Knutpunkt 2014

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Everything I learned at Knutpunkt 2014

Knutpunkt gets culturally appropriated, sweet new terminology, the supperreal state and all the hot new larps you can't go to this year.

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A Few Cool Things I Saw at Knutpunkt 2014

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A few cool social things I saw at Knutpunkt 2014.

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Pocket Guide to American Freeform Launches

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My short ebook, Pocket Guide to American Freeform, which explains how to play, run, and write American freeform, launches at online retailers.

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Knutepunkt for Noobs

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Some stuff to consider if you're a first time visitor to Knutepunkt, which is Knutpunkt this year, since it's in Sweden.

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Race in Larp Checklist: What to think about

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If you want to make your larp less racist, here are a few things to consider, design-wise.

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