So much for keeping this to three parts… Maybe next year it’ll be shorter. Maybe. At least I’m done, and I can use my evenings for other things than typing con reports. Enjoy the grand finale.
Collaborative vs. competitive larping
A good example of taking a KP-style look at an “obvious” topic in [...]
Friday morning is the time I started missing items due a subtle combination of having to finish slides and nocturnal hedonism (for the more hormonal among you, this does include drinking, good conversation, learning about stuff etc, i.e. all the non-official-larp-item-related pleasures that derive from nightly activities at KP. For more, read this page [...]
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Thursday was the day of migration to the official convention site, KP magic proving that dragging a suitcase in cold weather and a 1h30-long bus ride can fly by [...]
Here is my traditional report of the “nodal point” Nordic larp convention, this year held in Haraldvangen, Norway. For general frivolous comments, I guess part 1 of my Solmukohta 2012 report still applies. Maybe more waxed moustaches for men and more orange hair for women than last year? Anyway, on to the goodies.
C’était la fin des années 90 et comme beaucoup de rôlistes j’avais commencé le GN sans le savoir avec les Soirées Enquêtes de SPSR. Ma première fut l’excellente Dieu est mort de G.E. Ranne qui permettait de jouer physiquement les patrons de ses personnages d’INS/MV, au chaud, avec ses potes, sans avoir à [...]
Five days after -and still reeling from- that Swedish Battlestar Galactica larp, it was time to try something completely different. But on a Friday night, after a long work week, three hours of total train rides to and from snow-covered La-Chaux-de-Fonds, having to book a hotel room as game finished after the last [...]
For context, please read the previous post, recapping my experience during the English-language run of the larp The Monitor Celestra, organized by Alternaliv AB and Bardo AB in Sweden, 8-10-March 2013. Photos are copyright (their authors), videos were shot by Thomas Aagaard (his Marine character had a [...]
Warning: this piece is longer and even more «me, myself and I» than my previous larp critiques (click here for demonic, post-apocalyptic and steampunk examples). Photos are copyright (their authors). If you’re in a hurry, scroll down to “in a nutshell”.
For my in-character recap, click here.
After the tough parts, it’s time to celebrate the good stuff that came out of running Technocculte. Player feedback is still flowing in so I’ll summarize once I get it all in, the comments below are, just like the “fails” post, my own assessment of the game.
Players had [...]
Over the past two days I ran five sessions of Technocculte, split over two nights (for more on this <2h, 4-player game, click here). Some things were great, some not-so-great, so I’ll start with the «could have been better» stuff so that I don’t forget it. A lot of it is common sense, [...]
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