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Knutepunkt 2017

This year’s annual nordic larp conference was Knutepunkt 2017, in Norway, just on the edge of Oslo. It was my fourth time of attending, which means that I’ve now completed the cycle around the four host countries – which is probably some sort of level-up. The venue was a comfortable hotel, the food was all […]

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Stockholm Scenario Festival 2016

I went for the second time to Stockholm Scenario Festival, early in November – you can read here about my first visit, last year. This time I was part of a quite decent-sized UK-based contingent, and I think overall the attenders might have been a bit more internationally mixed than last year. In stages I […]

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Judicious Consequences

Last weekend was the tenth annual run of Consequences, the UK chamber larp convention. When it started it focused very strongly on the style known here as freeform, but in recent years it’s broadened out considerably, and you can find a real mix of styles and approaches. It’s a very friendly, mingly kind of convention, […]

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Guest post about Fastaval, on Plan B Rollespil

I forgot to say, this was a couple of months ago now, I wrote a guest post on the excellent Plan B Rollespil blog – about my experience playing and GMing scenarios at Fastaval that didn’t win prizes (because people tend mostly to talk about the ones that do win). Check it out!

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Grenselandet

Back at the end of October I was at Grenselandet, the international chamber larp festival held in Oslo. Unlike Stockholm Scenario Festival which I wrote about recently, Grenselandet is just for proven games, not new material – they all have to have run properly at least once – and each takes place only once and […]

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Stockholm Scenario Festival

In November I attended Stockholm Scenario Festival, a three-day gathering of about 130 people for short chamber larps and freeforms. Back in the spring the organizers had done a call for new games to run at the festival, and I submitted my Women on the Verge… They liked it, with certain tweaks which meant that […]

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Real Men – playtest

“What’s a man now, what’s a man mean? Is he rough or is he rugged, Is he cultural and clean? Now it’s all change, it’s got to change more, Cause we think it’s getting better But nobody’s really sure…” ‘Real Men’, Joe Jackson The other day Kevin Burns and I got to run the first […]

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Knudepunkt 2015

Just back from Knudepunkt 2015, this year’s version of the annual Nordic larp conference. It was great! – a fantastic time of interesting thoughts and lovely people (and vice versa). I wrote last year about my experience of the 2014 KP, and a few weeks ago here about encouraging people to go along, so I […]

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Consequences

The UK’s national chamber larp convention took place at the end of November as usual – this was the 8th edition. 150 people, 28 different larps, over three days. The standard slot is four hours, and the games ranged from 4 to 32 players – a mix of the traditional UK-style, some American, Nordic and other […]

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Dragonmeet

Not just about meeting dragons! Dragonmeet has new owners and a new venue – is it still relevant, interesting, fun? Dragonmeet is London’s one-day games convention, and it’s been going since forever. I first went in 1983 or so, when it was run by Games Workshop, but before they’d become evil. More recently it was […]