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Larp Review: Ash wedding

21
Mar
Larp Review: Ash wedding
Original post: http://www.electro-gn.com/461-critique-lesnocesdecendre — The LARP « Les Noces de Cendre » (Ash wedding) takes place in 1945 in Argentina with its troubled politic events. Two sessions have been organized by the association Rôle, in april and may 2012[1]. Véronique Gresset, who signed here her first game, worked during three years to achieve this result. The writing was long; the fictionalized character sheets let us see complex characters mixed up in many plots; the...
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Interview of the Freeplay League

19
Nov
Interview of the Freeplay League
Translation: Antoine Valenza Original article: http://www.electro-gn.com/319-interviewdelaliguedefreeplay We published last week a message of the Freeplay League, this is the interview which was published in France one week after that. — The Freeplay League left no one indifferent with their last week shocking release, and lots of mails and comments on the web account for it. The Electro-GN Team, after they’ve been relaying their message, decided to know more, and our brave-hearted...
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The frenchstyle romanesque larp

17
Sep
The frenchstyle romanesque larp
This article was written after a very long discussion with Baptiste Cazes and Pascal Meunier about this genre and its definition. Many thanks to them. When I speak about french larps to international larpers, it’s difficult to put words on something really specific of my country. I could speak about the castles we can rent to have amazing scenery, but it’s not really something about the larp itself (and there are amazing places in other countries). There are many kinds of larps in France....
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Larp Review: Just a Little Lovin’

10
Sep
Larp Review: Just a Little Lovin'
Just a Little Lovin’ is a game designed by two Norwegians, Hanne Grasmo and Tor Kjetil Edland. It was played three times since 2011, and I had the chance to play the third run in Denmark this year. We were about 70 people there, during 5 days. The larp is described on its website (http://just-a-little-lovin.blogspot.fr/) as a larp about friendship, desire and the fear of death. The game takes place in America during the early 80’s, among the gay/lesbian/trans/drag community in New York...
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Larp Review: Bus Stop

03
Sep
Larp Review: Bus Stop
Bus Stop is a small game about the encounter of people who are going to become friends. It is a feel good game for 3 to 5 players, and it lasts less than two hours with the workshops. You can play it in a small room, or even in the street. This larp is really easy to organize and play. The different scenes are simple, the characters are just sketched and you don’t have to expect a complex story. This game is focused on simple relationships in a small group of friends, and the pleasure to...
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House MD: The textbook case

03
Jun
House MD: The textbook case
We spoke already about the “House M.D. Larp” and its medical system: http://www.electro-larp.com/57-larp-review-house-m-d At the last Knutepunkt, we organized a workshop to explain the game mechanics and test it on a simple case. You can now download the rules and the textbook case to do it yourself. We hope you will enjoy the system and use it in your own games. DOWNLOAD THE TEXTBOOK...
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Freestyle games

13
May
Freestyle games
Original post : http://www.electro-gn.com/310-lesjeuxfreestyle Translation : Leïla Teteau-Surel We can think of dozens of ways to categorize larps : by the length, the number of players, the theme, the scenario-building, and so on. The kind of larp I’m gonna focus on is based on bringing more involvment from the players in the creative part of the story. In a lot of games (we could take the risk to say : in more and more games 1), larp designers have a tendency to do their best to...
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Larp Review: Bloodywood Studio

06
May
Larp Review: Bloodywood Studio
Original post : http://www.electro-gn.com/477-critique-studiobloodywood Translation : David Brosselin and Bruno Cailloux Le 5ème Éléphant (the Fifth Elephant) likes to vary the pleasures. Renowned for its games in the oppressive atmosphere as Rijker prison, or Angst, a historical game taking place during the Thirty Years War, the Chambéry association is not averse lighter topics, according his multiple games in the world of comics Lanfeust of Troy, or even their last production entitled :...
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