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...

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 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...

PoRtaL2 – How it was

13
Mar
PoRtaL2 - How it was
Original post: http://www.crolarper.com/2014/03/portal2-how-it-was.html — I spent the last weekend in Budapest, on the second PoRtaL convention. If you’ve been following this blog [Note of electro-larp: http://www.crolarper.com] or our local scene, you might remember that I was one of the organizers of the first PoRtaL convention last year, together with Ana Rajner and Božo Špoljarić. It was the first such event in region, and we decided it would be awesome if it became a...

Interview with the Larp Girl: Kaza Marie Ayersman, Avegost larp

06
Mar
Interview with the Larp Girl: Kaza Marie Ayersman, Avegost larp
Original post: http://www.crolarper.com/2012/11/interview-with-larp-girl-kaza-marie.html — There are many people who love larp, but only some decide to take an extra step to actively promote it where they can. Kaza Marie didn’t just take an extra step, she took a giant leap as she’s active on Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and Youtube – she literally has tens of submissions every day. She quickly became recognized online under the Larp Girl pseudonym. But...

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The world of larps

03
Mar
The world of larps
After a long winter break, Electro-LARP is back. We published last week an article about larp in the EU, sign of our wish to be more international than ever. We created a page for every country, with informations about larps in these countries. You can see all these pages here: http://www.electro-larp.com/countries We don’t claim to be exhaustive, so if you don’t see your country, or if a page seems to be false or incomplete, please contact us, we will be pleased to correct. For this...

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Larps in EU

25
Feb
Larps in EU
Original post: http://www.crolarper.com/2013/07/larps-in-eu.html — Today Croatia has acceeded into the European Union as its 28th state. EU has loads of diverse and different larp scenes and cultures in them. Some of them are local, some are national, some encompass all speakers of a certain language, some are regional, and some are world-famous. Here’s a short window into a couple of EU larps and larp scenes, carefully selected and profiled by the criteria of “those I...

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....

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...