Tagged: Solmukohta 2012

Player Safety in Nordic Games

Categories: Blog, Features, Larp

Notes I took during the player safety panel at Solmukohta 2012.

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Symptoms of Knutedepression

Categories: Blog, Larp

Solmukohta, the weirdly-named Finnish edition of the Knutepunkt convention ended more than a week ago, but the symptoms of Nordic withdrawal linger. Do you suffer from this dread disease? Symptoms may include: using the prefix “knute-” for everything, regardless of¬†appropriateness greater-than-normal addiction to social media new Facebook/forum friends excessive honesty logorrhea that may include long […]... Read More

The Solmukohta Culture Report

Categories: Blog, Features, Larp

I’ve written about the programming that I enjoyed at Solmukohta, but I’ve got more observations scrambling to escape my noggin. Here they are, in no particular order: Travel Fatigue Foreign travel depresses my natural level of pep. There’s something about the unfamiliarity of small events — the rude-sounding “toilet” instead of the “restroom,” the luncheon […]... Read More

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

Write a Rulebook Already

Categories: Larp

A copy of the rant I delivered at 2012 Solmukohta. Profanity included.

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Excuse the Silence: My Body is Broken

Categories: Blog, Larp
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In my book, I wrote of last year’s trip to Denmark that it blew my mind. Well, this year’s trip, a two-week tour-de-force to the Fastaval and Solmukohta roleplaying conventions in Denmark and Finland broke my body. A vicious attack by a flat patch of street left me hobbled with a sprained ankle that compromised […]... Read More