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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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Building Larp Communities: Social Engineering for Good

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Everything I know about building larp communities and how to make them functional. My Living Games keynote.

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A Primer on Safety in Roleplaying Games

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Spurred by the post-Dreamation discussion, here's most of the tactics and methods I've heard about for creating psychological safety in roleplaying games.

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A Game Hack By Any Other Name

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Hacking games is part and parcel of the indie gaming scene, and to a lesser extent, many live game communities. But what does "hacking" really mean, and why do it?

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New in Larp: American Freeform and more

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The American Freeform Bundle drops. Is edu-larp going to the White House? The D&D Campaign swapping dice for yoga and more!

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Race in Larp: Some Initial Musings

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I’ve noticed that there’s this one thing that everyone wants to get right in a larp. Organizers and designers want to get it right so much—and the complementary fear of getting it wrong is so strong—that it seems that organizers rarely try to address it at all. I’m talking about the thorny topics of race, […]... Read More

Organizer Fatigue: Larp’s canary in the coal mine

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You've heard the story before: so and so loved larp and organized a trillion events. Until they didn't. The story of organizer fatigue and its possible cures.

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