Interesting dream the other night, of a larp set in a colony on Mars. Some colonists are criminals who’ve been sent there as punishment, some are there for the opportunity to own land, some wanted to escape the repressive Earth government, some are keeping an eye on the prisoners, some are secretly informers to the […]
Stockholm Scenario Festival 2022
So this was a couple of weeks ago. The first time in a few years that I’d been able to attend this cosy and friendly larp festival, thanks to covid and also to in some years clashing with the dates of Consequences. (And I have actually written about it a couple of times on here, […]
Grenselandet is Oslo’s international larp festival, and last weekend I attended for the first time in a few years. (It was suspended and/or online during the pandemic, and then the first real-life one back was when it wasn’t really possible for outsiders to travel to Norway.) I’ve now been to four or five of these […]
ChatGPT larp idea
An idea for using ChatGPT to generate materials at short notice for a chamber larp.
Writers’ colony larp idea
A larp idea that came to me last night… set in a writers’ colony in an authoritarian regime that starts as idealistic but becomes increasingly repressive. Writers are given free housing and food in the colony, but their work will only be published if it’s approved by the state. Some are secretly informers.
(This might not make much sense outside of the context of Allegiance, which I really need to write something here about. But anyway I wanted to capture these thoughts, originally shared on Facebook.) One of the interesting (I think) things about Allegiance, the larp in Norway that I’ve recently been involved with, was brought out […]
Burn Out and Fade Away
Organizers put in lots of time and emotion and sometimes money to make larps and larp events happen. Let’s talk a little about how organizers can become burnt out – and how to avoid it.
Two more dreamed larps
Two larp ideas that came to me in dreams, a few nights ago. Dreams have often been fertile sources for ideas, although often they turn out to be a bit useless. We shall see! The first one So one of these was inspired, I think, by Damon Knight’s short story ‘Four in One‘, which I […]
So I dreamed another game last night — not a larp, more of a cooperative parlour game kind of thing. The way it works is — you go around the circle of players, each person in turn says a noun and performs some corresponding physical action, and together they make up a story. So for […]
The Quota was a larp that ran in the UK in May 2018. (Yes, I’m now more than three years behind with this blog…) From Avalon Larp Studios and in association with Broken Dreams Larp, The Quota was set in a near future in which the UK has broken up, and England has gone further […]