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Larp documentation – part 2

10
Dec
Larp documentation - part 2
Original article:  http://www.electro-gn.com/242-quellestracespourlejeuderolegrandeurnaturepartie2 Translation: Leïla Teteau-Surel — First part of the article. — When we talk about testimonies left by larps, photography comes to mind straight away. Indeed with all the documents composing a scenario, the character sheets and so on (we’ll call it larpscript to make it easy), critiques (either public and developed reactions or emotional comments), larp movies or teasers,...

Larp documentation – part 1

26
Nov
Larp documentation - part 1
Translation: Leïla Teteau-Surel Original article: http://www.electro-gn.com/243-quellestracespourlejeuderolegrandeurnaturepartie1  – – – What testimonies for larps?  After reading a book about perfomances archives it occurs to me that the question of the testimonies left by a larp was seldomly mentionned. I find it interesting and decided to open a reflection on that matter. This not a thorough research. For example, I haven’t been looking in the nordic larp...

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...

Take the power back with Freeplay

12
Nov
Take the power back with Freeplay
Translation: Antoine Valenza Original post: http://www.electro-gn.com/58-reprenezlecontroleaveclefreeplay A few years ago, some french larpers created the Freeplay League and posted this message on a french blog, which aroused an important controversy. An interview of the Freeplay League was published the week after that. You will see it soon on electro-larp. — This is a message from the Freeplay League – we’re taking control of this blog! “What about showing up at this...

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Review – Mad About The Boy – Part 3 and the end

05
Nov
Review - Mad About The Boy - Part 3 and the end
Original post: http://www.electro-gn.com/6194-critique-mad-about-the-boy-partie-3-et-fin Translation: Leïla Teteau-Surel – – – Mad about the boy is a game of Grandeur Nature Nordic role in which a disaster has struck the men of the land surface. Women survived and a pilot program will allow some of them to carry a child, through the government that controls sperm banks. Find the previous parts of this article here. Part 1 Part 2 In this final section, we will focus on the use...

Review – Mad About The Boy – Part 2

29
Oct
Review -  Mad About The Boy - Part 2
Original post: http://www.electro-gn.com/6192-critique-mad-about-the-boy-partie-2 Translation: Leïla Teteau-Surel — Mad about the boy is a Nordic larp in which a disaster wiped the men off the Earth. Women survived and a pilot program will allow some of them to get the permission to carry a child through the government that controls sperm banks. Find the first part of this article here. We will talk in the second part about game design, workshops, and the issue of transparency in larp....

Review – Mad About The Boy – Part 1

22
Oct
Review - Mad About The Boy - Part 1
Original post: http://www.electro-gn.com/6189-critique-mad-about-the-boy-partie-1 Translation: Leïla Teteau-Surel — Between the 24th to the 30th of June 2013 two sessions of the larp Mad About The Boy were organized in Sweden. A game in which all (except THE boy) the characters are women but which is sometimes run with some men (mixed run). A review of my poor attempt to turn into a woman and of the design of this incredible Nordic Larp. This article is divided into 3 parts. This first...

Tree LARP, part 3/3

15
Oct
Tree LARP, part 3/3
Original post: http://www.electro-gn.com/298-legnpararborescence-troisiemepartie Translation: Vincent Choupaut – After reading the two first parts of this article, you now know everything about the game model I called Tree LARP. I can’t finish this article without examining the advantages and the drawbacks of this model. Strengths 1/ A better effort management: The model breaks the continuity of play (where the only break is the night). From now on, we can catch our breath at regular...

An interview of Peter Munthe-Kaas

08
Oct
An interview of Peter Munthe-Kaas
Last year at the GNiales, the french larp convention in Paris, we were pleased to welcome some international guests. Peter Munthe-Kass was here to speak about the pre-larp workshops and was interviewed for a french webradio: Radio-GN. The interview is now available on Electro-LARP. You can listen it here (sorry for the sound which is not really good): Download the...

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Tree LARP, part 2/3

01
Oct
Tree LARP, part 2/3
Original post: http://www.electro-gn.com/299-legnpararborescence-deuxiemepartie Translation: Vincent Choupaut — I presented in the first part of this article a larp model which is a succession of scenes on a choice tree, like a “choose your own adventure” book. We will now study some specificities of that kind of game. For that purpose, I suggest taking as an example a game about the investigation of a detective, like in a thriller. Synchronization of players It is a very concrete...