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Larp

UK Larp Awards

I find it kind of a pity that the people running the UK Larp Awards event evidently either don’t know about the sort of larp (uk-freeform-style) that we’re doing, or don’t care about it, or don’t consider it to be ‘larp’. Steve Hatherley has recently suggested that early examples of our games were described as […]

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Larp

Freeform, UK style

(Caveat: this is not an attempt to define anything, or to declare anything, or any kind of artistic or political statement… just a set of observations which will hopefully be helpful.) Freeform in general Here in the UK there is a type of game called ‘freeform’. Well, this is inaccurate already: there are probably all […]

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Card games

Economics of microgames

I took Shape Up! to the Playtest meeting again last weekend, and got lots of very positive feedback (some on BGG…) This is the point where for a 'normal' game (like Fishy Business) I would be thinking about trying to get it published.  However being a microgame, I'm not sure that is really practical. I […]

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Larp

Larp and freeform

(Warning: this will probably not be of interest if you’re not a gamer. In fact even if you are, it still might easily not be 🙂

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Puzzles

Project Management for One

Read an interesting post by igor_nav the other day, describing his newly-devised methodlogy for tackling one-person development projects — specifically, dealing with the problem of not being able to finish things, by breaking down the tasks remaining. Take a look at his explanation! The problem he describes doesn’t really apply to me, because I have […]