Tagged: Fastaval

The Curse: A Freeform Game About BRCA

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Free download of my freeform roleplaying game about hereditary breast cancer and the BRCA mutations.

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In Praise of Awesome Nordic Ladies

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In praise of the wonderful women endemic to so much of Nordica.

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Fastaval 2013

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Play style, game design, and supporting writers: my trip to the Danish freeform convention Fastaval.

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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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New in Larp: September 10, 2012

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The newest in larp, from doctoral dissertations on BDSM to deconstructions of the "gamer wife" trope to a sweet sweet smackdown of the dude who posted that inane thing about booth babes on CNN.

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How to Debrief a Freeform Game

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It's wise to give your players snacks, and let them talk about their feelings after a freeform game. Some thoughts from experienced freeform GMs on what a debrief should do and how to do it.

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How to Cast a Freeform Game

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Casting a freeform game isn't easy. All a game master can rely on is her acute social observation and her secret bag of Jedi mind tricks. Why the aggressive dude should play the femme fatale, and other tips from experienced GMs.

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How to Cut a Freeform Game

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Cutting freeform games isn't easy. In this first post from my new series on freeform, experienced GMs give advice on cutting short, cutting to enhance mood, and more.

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Solmukohta Ahoy

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After my stop in Denmark for Fastaval, I headed to Helsinki to participate in Solmukohta, the Finnish installation of the Knutepunkt conference that rotates its way around the Nordic capitals, changing its name according to the local languages. The event features larps, workshops, run-downs of completed or upcoming games, and tons of talks on larp […]... Read More

Five Things US Conventions Could Steal From Fastaval

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Yesterday,  I riffed on Fastaval, an awesome Danish roleplay convention I attended as part of my two-week Nordic roleplay junket. Today, I want to talk about a few favorite elements of the convention that US convention designers might import into their own conventions: The Dirtbusters. So far as I know, the Dirtbusters were created — maybe […]... Read More