Tagged: american larp

Three Speeches on Nordic and American Larp

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Over the last year, I gave three speeches on Nordic and American larp. Here are the notes.

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Don’t Touch or I’ll Sue: American larp as national metaphor

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Don’t Touch or I’ll Sue: American larp as national metaphor

How American larp both reflects and is influenced by American values. Notes for my talk, given at Solmukohta 2012, Gen Con 2012, and Wyrd Con.

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American Jerkform: A Manifesto

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There's a new school of highly conceptual gaming in town, and it wants to make you cry. Meet American Jerkform.

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My Gen Con Pilgrimage

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Gen Con is big. Really, really big. Bigger than any other convention I’ve been to. And although I walked around the convention center and at least four hotels over my three-day stay, Gen Con is so tremendously huge that I know I missed many sections of the convention. More than 45,000 people were there. It […]... Read More

Link Love: Larp Conventions

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Shout out to some of the world’s larp conventions. This list would be way longer if I included all the general gaming conventions that offer larp as part of the fun; I tried to keep it to just the larp cons here. Conventions for talking about larp, meeting larpers, and occasionally larping: Mittelpunkt — The […]... Read More

Women Should Organize More Larp

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Women of the larp scene: run more games! Men of the larp scene: encourage women to run more games!

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Link Love: Larp Magazines

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A thrilling compendium of larp magazines the world over. By which I mean live European magazines, and dead American ones.

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I Caught a Fish THIS BIG: Realism, Tall Tales & American Larp

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Does the historical inaccuracy of boffer larps reflect America's truncated past? Plus, I finally find a way to use the words "simulacrum" and "hyperreality."  Come for the theory, stay for the shameless jargon-usage!

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Ars Amandi: The Post-Coital Review

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Lessons learned from a stateside Ars Amandi workshop. Six brave gamers tried out this Nordic mechanic for simulating romance and sex in larp, and raised a number of interesting questions about the technique.

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Don’t Touch Me: Physical contact and litigiousness in American and Nordic larp

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Scandinavians get handsy at larps, while Americans don't touch each other (for the most part). I say a cultural tendency toward lawsuits should take part of the blame.

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