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.
I love mashups, even (or especially) when they err on the side of camp. So when I learned that a salvaged copy of the 1929 silent movie Cagliostro was released on DVD with two soundtracks, one classical and one abstract (instrumental) hip-hop, I nearly wet my post-geek pants. As you […]
Years ago, friends were raving about this new book series from George R.R. Martin that seemed to be the next best thing in fantasy since Lord of the Rings. I read very little fantasy because so much of it is shitty remixing of classics, and have better things to discover than yet another Tolkien […]
A funny thing about joining a larp scene is hearing about past larps from “the good old days” and wondering how they were really like.
I had seen photos from some of the five previous demon-themed games and was a bit envious, but none had been run […]
Finally, an English-language review of the larp I created all those steampunk props for! L’Exposition Extraordinaire d’Aven was organized by the Société des Transports vers un Imaginaire Mécanique (translations are pretty transparent). S.T.I.M. (francophones use a “ee” sound for both “steam” and “stim”) gathered about seventy players in Moutier, Swiss Jura […]
Conquest of Mythodea (CoM) is the largest larp event in the world, with roughly 7000 participants. I attended it in 2010 and 2011, but this year I decided not to and organized a larp for 4 people instead.
Why I originally went
Curiosity: what could a larp with several thousand characters look […]
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