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.
In 2010, before going to Knudepunkt, before going to Solmukohta, before starting this blog, and even before reading Leaving Mundania, I talked to the French audience of Les GNiales about my experience larping in the USA (mostly Vampire) and Switzerland (all kinds).
Two years later, here [...]
One thing I’ve never understood is why, for many English-speakers, the combination of French and song somewhat evokes carefree 1960s and 1970s musicals. I love Flight of the Conchords and the following clip is hilarious but why do we still have to pay for things like Les demoiselles de Rochefort well into the [...]
This is the English original version of my article on the French tabletop rpg scene, published in Finnish rpg magazine Roolipelaaja a few years ago. It is a bit dated, but still useful for scholars and if you speak Finnish or want to see the pictures, scans can be downloaded here. [...]
Lizzie Stark blew my mind. I used to say that Nordic Larp was the best book about larp and Organiser une murder party en 6 étapes the best pdf (how to organize a small one-shot larp). I just finished reading Leaving Mundania and now I need to add [...]
Marc “Bomber” Lauper is one of those gifted Swiss larpers who not only create really cool stuff, but don’t mind sharing it during local larp conventions (yay GN’Idée!). He even went the extra mile and translated his tutorials for doing easy and cheap wounds/fresh zombie makeup so that *you* get to try them [...]
The 1-page pdf can be downloaded here, it also contains links to the organizer’s websites, some of which, [...]
Few things are cooler than having a gamer girlfriend, but having a gamer girlfriend and gamer in-laws is one of them. After several tabletop roleplaying games with her as GM for the postmodern Unknown Armies and as fellow player for the transhumanist Eclipse Phase, I finally volunteered to GM an [...]
This is the final struggle!
The Practical Stuff
I’ve already mentioned that Solmukohta isn’t the best convention for practical, hands-on stuff, but here are the most down to earth program items I attended.
The overview of the larp Cost of Living (Russia, 2011) by Alexey Fedoseev, feat. Slava and Diana. [...]
OK, we’re nearly there. You’re probably just as tired reading this as I am writing this, but I need to get all those impressions down in writing. We all need closure, right?
America, fuck yeah!
I was very happily surprised to see a whole bunch of americans at Solmukohta. Not only because it’s nice [...]
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