Tagged: Aaron Vanek

New in Larp: June 25, 2013

Categories: Blog, Features, Larp
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The larp world in the US and beyond is exploding with awesome art-larpy goodness. Here's a massive list of all the new cons, larps, and thought pieces you've just got to check out.

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Mad About the Boy in Wyrd Con Book

Categories: Blog, Clips, Larp

The Wyrd Con Book, edited by Sarah Lynne Bowman and Aaron Vanek is out. The book is an anthology of essays about gaming and larp put out by California’s Wyrd Con convention. It’s available for free download here. I’ve got an essay on Mad About the Boy, the Nordic larp I helped run this October […]... Read More

Wyrd Con 2012: Larp Meets Transmedia

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At Wyrd Con, I learned about transmedia, alternate reality games, and hobnobbed with the west coast's finest larpers and game designers.

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Olympic Quidditch

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In a sure sign that all of the world will larp at least once before the apocalypse, I recently learned that muggle quidditch may be played alongside more quote-unquote ‘normal’ sports at the 2012 summer Olympics in London. How do I know this? Last weekend I went to Salem, MA to gawk at Goths with […]... Read More

Leaving the Larp Closet

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Come out of the larp closet in three easy steps: explain it to non-gamers using analogy, own it and forget about the haters, documentation doesn't hurt. Advice from seasoned gamers.

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Fastavaling

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The first stop on my crazy Nordic tour was Fastaval, a convention devoted to board-gaming, larps, and freeform games. What are freeform games, you ask? No one knows for sure. They are sort of like tabletop games, except you sometimes get up and act out scenes rather than simply narrating them. And on the whole, […]... Read More

Why They Larp

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Why They Larp

Why on earth do people larp? Lots of reasons. Hear them from the giant, animatronic horses' mouths.

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Larp Likes and Dislikes

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Larp Likes and Dislikes

The experts risk potential hate mail by describing which types of games they find unappealing.

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One-Shot Larps v. Campaigns

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One-Shot Larps v. Campaigns

Do you prefer one-shot or campaign larps? The experts weigh in on what they like and why.

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When to Retire Your Character

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You've got to know when to hold 'em and know when to fold 'em. Tips from experts on how to know when it's time to retire your character.

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