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The Pact

11
Jun
The Pact
Original post: http://www.electro-gn.com/56-lepacte Translation: David Brosselin Part One: About the scenario Article 1: We solemnly refuse to use some script writing methods for the only reason that “it’s always cool, it works every time.” If it works every time, it has already been too often, then it’s time for a renewal. Article 2: We will have respect for the difficult job of midwives and other hospital staff, and will avoid exchanges of babies at birth. Especially when...

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...

Larp Review: Crisis

27
May
Larp Review: Crisis
Original post : http://www.electro-gn.com/471-critique-crisis Translation : David Brosselin I had the opportunity to play the “Crisis” LARP held on 5 & 6 November at St. Paterne Racan (37) by the association Dreamcatcher, traditionally more skilled in scripted Airsoft than LARP. In this context, Dreamcatcher was widely supported by the always debonair Stéphane Chapuis, who took over writing the game. This note is less a criticism about a given LARP than a more general...

The beginning and the end of a LARP

20
May
The beginning and the end of a LARP
Original post : http://www.electro-gn.com/309-ledebutetlafindunjeu Translation : Karine Coquelin and Bruno Cailloux The way to start differs from one game to another. It may be either brutal or flexible. A brutal start will confront the players with an initial situation and will give a precise start signal. This situation may not be the same for everyone, but each of the players will be in a given spot, with a given situation to deal with. Time is like frozen before the bell rings. It’s...

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...

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 :...

The interactive mixing desk of larp

29
Apr
The interactive mixing desk of larp
The mixing desk of larp is a great tool. As said on the Nordic larp wiki, it’s a framework for organizing your thoughts about larp design. We think it’s more than that. When we heard about it last year, we presented it to the french larpers and offered them a tool to play with it.   We had two purposes. The first one was that each organizer who wanted to speak about his/her larp to come, could fill the mixing desk to complete the speech and give to the players a good idea of...

Larp Review: House M.D.

22
Apr
Larp Review: House M.D.
Translation : Leïla Teteau-Surel Season 1 With role-playing games you can be whoever you want. Or at least that’s what you’ve been told. But there is one evident truth : you will never be credible playing a barbarian if you only weigh 35 kilos. In particular, for certain professions eg a doctor’s role, it will be difficult to simply pretend. A doctor has an operation room, assistants around, a scanner. At least he needs a paperboard, don’t you think? But above all a...

Larp Review: Jedi Knight 2.4

15
Apr
Larp Review: Jedi Knight 2.4
Original post : http://www.electro-gn.com/474-critiquejediknight2-4 Translation : David Brosselin and Bruno Cailloux   The association Wargs wrote and organized three Larps in the Star Wars universe. The Jedi Knight series, 1, 2 and 3, who will soon have a younger sibling since episode 4 is in preparation. Before you sink into confusion, please note that these Larps are not consecutive. As a matter of fact, they have no common characters, the position in the Star Wars timeline is different...

Welcome to electro-larp!

06
Apr
Welcome to electro-larp!
Welcome to the international version of the french blog : www.electro-gn.com We will publish on electro-larp theoretical articles and criticisms about larps, for the world larp community. Please subscribe to our newsletter to be informed of new articles on this...

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