Tagged: Live-action role-playing games

Solmukohta Ahoy

Categories: Blog, Features, Larp

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

Categories: Blog, Features, Larp
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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

One-Shot Larps v. Campaigns

Categories: Blog, Features, Larp
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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Larp TV: Nordic Larp Talks

Categories: Blog, Larp
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Check out the Nordic Larp Talks, which relate deep thinking about the hobby in truly compelling fashion.

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How To Develop Your Character In Game

Categories: Blog, Features, Larp
How To Develop Your Character In Game

So, you've created a character and rolled up to your local larp: what then? Experts from the U.S. and beyond talk about how to create a satisfying character arc.

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Link Love: Larp Magazines

Categories: Blog, Features, Larp
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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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How To Create A Fun Larp Character

Categories: Blog, Features, Larp
How To Create A Fun Larp Character

The experts guide you through the sticky wicket of character creation in this first-timers guide.

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In Defense of “Larp”

Categories: Blog, Features, Larp

"Larp" sounds weird and gets a bum rap from pop culture. But you should use it anyway. Viva la "larp"!

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Advice For First-Time Larp Scholars

Categories: Blog, Features, Larp
Advice For First-Time Larp Scholars

If you're writing about larp, Finnish game researchers are your new best friend. Oh, and you do know other people have written about roleplay, right? A first-timers' guide.

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