Last weekend was an online conference in support of the publication of the 2021 Knutepunkt book. Of course normally the book coincides with KP itself, and in recent years people have talked about its contents at the conference itself, or perhaps at the Nordic Larp talks that precede it. But this year, as Knutepunkt isn’t […]
Sound Explorers was an online larp run by Nina Runa Essendrop as part of the weekend of activity that replaced the original dates of Knutepunkt 2021. It takes place entirely via audio — and was initially designed as an experience for blind people. This run happened via Zoom. And as well as not seeing anything, […]
Today I ran a playtest of a new idea for an online larp, called Alex the Great.
Different people will have different expectations about what Story there will be in their larp experience, and how much, and where it will come from — and this is one of those things where a mismatch of expectation versus actuality can lead to misery.
Spoiler warning – this talks about how Alice is Missing works and is played out, and as it is a mystery game, you might not want to read on if you’d prefer to be surprised by developments. Intro and apology Ok so first thing is to say that I don’t actually own a set of […]
[Note from Mo: this is a guest post, written by the very wonderful Rei England.] The risk of CoViD-19 and the resulting lockdown may have put a temporary halt to the style of LARP we are most familiar with, but that doesn’t mean LARPing must stop. Our wonderfully creative community is already experimenting and finding […]
This is not a manifesto. But it contains some considerations that I think are important. Designers of a larp set in a historical period have double responsibilities: to the real people of the period, and to the present day. It’s impossible to experience a historical larp, or to design one, other than through our present-day […]
So this is actually some notes from a few years ago, but I thought it might be good to capture them here, rather than in the Facebook post where they first appeared. I was thinking about ways of ending a larp: and this is an initial attempt to categorize possible endings. Here I’m talking about […]
So a few weeks ago, I was part of a team that ran the classic larp Just a Little Lovin’, for the eighth time overall and the first time in the UK. It seems like the participants mostly had pretty good experiences, and everything pretty much worked as it was supposed to. Behind the scenes, […]
On Location is a standalone weekend larp that has run twice, in the UK: in December 2017, and January 2019. The website is here: https://onlocationlarp.wordpress.com/ The initial designers were Karolina Soltys and Mo Holkar. Before reading much further, you might want to look at an example of what the character briefings are like: https://onlocationlarp.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/the-femme-fatale.pdf On […]