Last weekend was the 16th (or thereabouts) iteration of Consequences, a UK chamber larp festival that I’ve been to every time it’s run. The last one in-person was pre-pandemic (there were online versions inbetween), so this was a nice opportunity to see friends after a long gap. There were around 150 people in attendance, I […]
I wrote this online larp towards the end of 2021, as the various lockdowns were starting to wind down. It had some playtesting (thank you, everyone!), and it got run at the online version of that year’s Consequences chamber larp festival, but I’m not sure if it has been at any other time (by me, […]
So after my earlier post about using ChatGPT to create an instantly playable larp, I did actually get around to trying the idea out. This was the prompt that I used: “Suggest a larp setting and story, for a group of four characters, to occupy about three hours of play. The themes should centre around […]
There’s a new chamber larp up on my website – The Last Cigarette. “A group of people meet each day, in their workplace’s designated smoking area. They are not close, but they have this one thing in common: so they chat. What will happen when together they decide to try and give up – to […]
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 […]
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 […]
An idea for using ChatGPT to generate materials at short notice for a chamber larp.
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 […]