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 [...]
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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 [...]
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, [...]
As Arte is playing Tournée tonight, the movie of the larp (explanations here) was released on Arte’s website today. It’s in French, but you get to see how the game looked like.
Explanations etc. are in part 1.
LARP various electronic devices
Kreyl Laurelindo et Vladimir Iachounski presented custom-designed electronic special effects made for Russian games, from fantasy to scifi. We rarely see Russian larp things in France beyond battle videos, so getting a glimpse at the technology side of things was fun. There were [...]
Once a year, larpers gather in Paris to talk about their hobby, share tips and schmooze at the GNiales. Originally directed at a French-speaking audience of larp organizers and «players who want to become organizers», since last year the event has gotten much more international, with a full track of items [...]
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