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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

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 […]

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Verbal games

Another dream game – Factions

I seem to dream far more games than I design (or even play) in real life these days. Not sure if this is good or bad? Anyway, this one is a social game for a large group of people (at least 20 or so), so maybe an icebreaker or at a conference or something. First […]

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Tabletop role-playing

Another dream game — Whodunnit

Last night in a dream I was playing an interesting (possibly) RPG. Again it was one of these modern-style restrictive one-off systems, designed solely for whodunnits, for a GM and one or two players. The general idea was that the players (who are detectives along the lines of Poirot etc) advance through various predefined scenes […]

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Card games

Another dream game — aggravated Beat Your Neighbour

Last night I was playing a card game in a dream. I’ve posted about this sort of thing before, so long-term readers will recall that the games usually turn out to be boring in real life, and never get finished. I don’t suppose this one will be any exception, but here goes anyway! The game […]

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Play-by-Web

I dreamed a game again — Fairytale Adventure

I’ve written here before about playing amazing games in dreams, and waking up, describing them eagerly to T, and realizing that actually they aren’t very good at all. The only one that’s actually been turned into a playable game is Nice One Squirrel (which was actually nothing like that in the dream, and even so […]

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Card games

In Your Dreams — Louis Louis

Last night I dreamed that I was playing a boardgame, invented by my unconscious. This is not unusual (for me, anyway) — what normally happens is you wake up excited by having unwittingly designed a new game, run through it in your head, and realize that actually either it’s rubbish or else it’s based on […]