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Larp

ChatGPT larp idea

An idea for using ChatGPT to generate materials at short notice for a chamber larp.

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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.

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Larp

‘International’ larp, nationality, and language

(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 […]

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Larp

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.

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Larp

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 […]

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Verbal games

A game where you want other people to say your secret word

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 […]

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Larp

The Quota

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 […]

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General

Alongame

Alongame is a quite novel kind of idea in games, I think. The website describes it as a “world-building legacy game, for a community of remote players who will create several generations of an original world together.” But as well as being that as an overall game experience, it was made up of a mosaic […]

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Larp

Still Waters

I’m not sure how many larps have been written that were designed to be played by people in a hot tub. Probably not a huge number — if you know of any, let me know! My interest in them came about when the venue that’s used by Consequences, the UK’s chamber larp festival, introduced hot […]

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Larp

Larp dreams

This morning I woke from a dream in which I was at a weekend larp, with an Edwardian setting (first decade of 20th-century UK), at a country house of some sort. My character was wandering in the woods, chatting with some others, when they came across a small summerhouse. Laid out inside it were a […]