Tagged: Ars Amandi

Three Speeches on Nordic and American Larp

Categories: Blog, Features, Larp

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

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Larp Love, Not War: Nordic methods for sexy roleplaying

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Why you should larp love. Thoughts on roleplaying love and romance in larp from a speech I delivered at Babycastles' Valentine's Day 2012 event and Gen Con 2012.

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Engaging with Games at Babycastles Summit

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The Babycastles' game summit sparked thoughts on Nietzsche, larp, and games in public spaces. And the Ars Amandi workshop was unexpectedly intense.

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Leaving Mundania at Gen Con

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Hey there, Gen Connites! This year, I’m attending my first Gen Con, and am looking for suggestions on what awesome stuff I simply cannot miss. Friday is my big day; I’m talking ’bout love in larp, D&D and its larp analogues as the American dream, and on Nordic larp with Industry Guest of Honor Jason […]... Read More

DEXCON 15 Debrief

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DEXCON 15 ruled. I played some awesome new games, learned a lot about GMing, and enjoyed many conversations about Nordic larp.

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A Visit to Intercon L

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A fast rundown of my zippy trip to Intercon L.

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Dreamy Dreamation Recap

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How was Dreamation? Awesome. Just, awesome.

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Meet Death by Awesome

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I’m part of a new group called Death by Awesome, which will run jeepform style games and other Nordic detritus at the Double Exposure convention DREAMATION, which runs in Morristown, NJ at the end of this month. Allow me to introduce the other members: Ashley Zdeb, who works at Eschaton Media and runs the zombie […]... Read More

Intro To Ars Amandi

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A talk with Emma Wieslander, creator of Ars Amandi -- a Nordic mechanic for representing romance/sex in larp -- on the origins of the technique, and why larpers should make love, not war.

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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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