Tagged: Larp

Race in Larp Checklist: What to think about

Categories: Blog, Features, Larp
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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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Race in Larp: Some Initial Musings

Categories: Blog, Features, Larp

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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How to Plan a Basic Pre-Larp Workshop

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Ever wanted to add a pre-larp workshop to your game, but didn't know how? Here's my quick and dirty, er...detailed and possibly helpful guide.

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New in Larp: June 25, 2013

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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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Trampled By the Herd: Mimes and Larp Safety

Categories: Blog, Clips, Larp

This year’s Knutebooks — the books of larp theory put out each year by the pan-Nordic convention Knutebook — are out and available for free download here. Edited by Karete Jacobsen Meland & Katrine Øverlie Svela, this year’s trio of tomes focuses on short articles written for the layman. My piece on larp safety and the […]... Read More

How To Win Arguments On the Internet

Categories: Blog, Features, Larp

Some thoughts on tone and how to win Internet arguments, inspired by the debates around gender and inclusion after Knutepunkt 2013.

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American Jerkform: There’s No Negotiating with Bees

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American Jerkform, a new school of bee-filled gaming is back, with a brand new set of completely unplayable games.

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Top 5 Blog Posts of 2012

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A year of Twilight snark, Nordic larp, and Jerkform. Here are my top 5 posts of 2012.

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Mad About the Boy in Wyrd Con Book

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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