The Price of Inspiration Fairweather Manor: The Latest Iteration of the Blockbuster Formula? Larp Review: Rebels on the mountain

The Price of Inspiration

02
Jun
The Price of Inspiration
“Are you desperate to reignite the spark of your creativity? Are you searching for inspiration for your masterpiece? Are you staring at a blank page for hours when you try to create?   Now, we have the answer – our exclusive creativity retreat with the author Morgan Blake. Together we will engage in a wide range of workshops and exercises with a select group of fellow artists. We will open the doors to your inner creative fire and inspire you to produce your best art. Come with an...

A Thousand Stars and No Home

15
Mar
A Thousand Stars and No Home
“We have been let into the dock. The spacecraft is coupled to the gate, which is dented with obvious traces of meteors and repairs. The crew goes and comes, they greet each other, just outside the airlock some of them are talking to each other, they joke with each other, laughing and ignoring us. Human traffickers. We communicate in bad intergalactic and information is sparse. We know that we are going on a hard journey, and that we have paid a lot of money to people we don’t know,...

Fairweather Manor: The Latest Iteration of the Blockbuster Formula?

22
Dec
Fairweather Manor: The Latest Iteration of the Blockbuster Formula?
Fairweather Manor is a historically-inspired international larp for 140 whose first run took place in Zamek Moszna, Poland, on the 5-8th of November 2015. It was created by the Liveform/Rollespilsfabrikken team already behind the creation of College of Wizardry. As such, the format, creative team, and overall design of the larp connects Fairweather Manor to the previous games considered as following the Blockbuster Formula, while also having its own, unique identity. This article will therefore...

Larp Review: Rebels on the mountain

07
Sep
Larp Review: Rebels on the mountain
I Ribelli della Montagna (“Rebels on the Mountain”) – When Larp teaches us about war Can Playing Games Teach Us About War? Many Larps have handled this question before, but its pertinence certainly comes to mind when considering the efforts that have been put on designing “I Ribelli della Montagna”, an Italian Larp set in the early days of September 1944, as fascist Italy is crumbling from the defeat of Mussolini but fighting still rages on. In addition to being an extremely ambitious...

LARP DAY 2015

17
May
LARP DAY 2015
Today is the international day to celebrate all larpers around the globe! Please feel free to share this event with other players from your area and around the world. More information on the website:...

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5 writing tips I’ve learned…

04
May
5 writing tips I’ve learned…
…from designing female characters in a gender-segregated patriarchal Larp subculture Most roles in historically-inspired Larps tend to be gender-segregated, involving patriarchal societies (which were mostly the norm, at least when European Christian societies – in the broader sense of term – are concerned). This makes the creation of female characters more challenging. I am not talking here of larps actually focused on gender oppression. I am rather addressing social, historical...

Rejection, a clash of personalities

20
Apr
Rejection, a clash of personalities
This article was originally published there: http://www.baltazar.si/blog/knudepunkt-talk-rejection-a-clash-of-personalities Thanks to Blaz for accepting to publish it on Electro-LARP — In February I had the honor to be one of the speakers at this year’s Knudepunkt in Denmark. The talk was a part of the Inspirational session. I decided to speak about an issue known to game-masters: the player’s rejection of the assigned character.This talk’s content is a blend of...

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Larp Review: Skoro Rassvet

30
Mar
Larp Review: Skoro Rassvet
Foreword : this article is a loose translation of an article that was originally written in French with the French-speaking audience it mind. It establishes comparisons with a sub-genre of historically inspired Larps that have been called “romanesque” in our own gaming culture. Romanesque means literally “that would have its place in a novel”, especially something emotional or very dramatic. As Larp goes, frenchstyle Romanesque larps have focused on character-based stories, 360...

Larp Review: Last Will – Second run

02
Feb
Larp Review: Last Will - Second run
Foreword : this article was originally written in French and intented to present the main features of the game to the french-speaking audience, as well as highlighting what were, in my opinion, the incentive behind painful roleplaying. Some aspects of this article should therefore be read keeping this cultural bias in mind. The second run of the international Larp “Last Will” took place in Stockholm from the 2nd to the 4th of January 2015. This Larp displays modern slaves in a gladiator...

Larp census 2014 – How many larpers in the world ?

06
Oct
Larp census 2014 - How many larpers in the world ?
We want to count every larper, including you! It only takes 1 minute to answer the main questions. http://larpcensus.org How many larpers in the world ? That is the question of Aaron Vanek and Ryan Paddy and they decided to answer it with your help. Why a global larp census? Although some countries have rough estimates of their larp population, there has not been a comprehensive global census taken of self-identifying larpers on this scale. We really want to count everyone who larps, has...