Hi, All. This is an invitation to join a new list for discussing LARP ideas and theories.
Here is my idea; I want to share ideas about LARPing, about what you can do with the medium, about how to write fantastic games that are very powerful experiences. I’m interested in some specific subjects, but the list is going to be open to everyone to discuss quality LARPing.
Some example topics I’d like to cover include;
* Stealing techniques from actors, screenwriters, costumiers, and effects people.
* Scandinavian-style LRP
* Creating player-led games
* Immersion in LRP
* Theories of System design
* LRP as a form of art
* Improvisation in LRP
* LRP as a creative outlet
* Systemless and freeform LRP
* Plot-seeding in large games
* LRP and storytelling
* Running high-quality small games (<50 players)
If you're interested, please give me a shout with your email address and I'll get you on to the list.
22 responses to “LARP ideas and theory.”
Send me an email, dude. Everything I send to you bounces.
Sorry dude, I put really potent anti-spam on my mail account. I’ll mail you.
BTW, I didn’t get a working Ariadne yet, any progress?
Doh. I am most poo. I’ll send ariadne asap.
You could set up an Orkut community for it, and reduce email spam… 🙂
But loads of people are not on Orkut.
Don’t worry. There’ll be no spam. A friend is setting up an email list which’ll be available via the web – so you could sign up, receive no mail, read the archive, and post. Viola! no spam.
By the way, was that a ‘shout’ or not? 😉
Oy Steve you should change your icon now that you have shaved. 🙂
True. I’ll look into it.
Are you ‘Katie’ from pagga, btw?
Cheers (and yes, I’m Katie on Pagga. You’re WillemTalhoffer, aren’t you?)
s’right. I noticed you mentioned a Maz in a post about manchester – is that Maz Wilberforce (thaniel shore in Maelstrom, part of ‘the family’ at CP?
Nope – it’s Maz Worthington (nee Teasdale) who I used to share a house with. Sadly, she doesn’t LRP any more.
I know Alex who’s hosting your list on his server, though 😉
Cool! I met Alex at the first maelstrom – he’s also in The Loom. A man with fine taste in wigs. 😉
Oh! Thinking about it – is the Maz you mentioned the lass who had the gorgeous Dracoscion kit at Maelstrom? If so, I do know her, but not very well – chatted to her a couple of times at SoS and once at UMIST beer festival.
Writing documentation at work. Brain has ceased working…
Indeed so. The pictures at http://www.theloom.co.uk/index.php?action=gallery&dir=%2Fcharaters have one of me (willem), one of alex (danny), and one of maz (thaniel).
What did you get up to at Maelstrom, then?
I was playing Leaves, a newly Awakened Dryad.
I was completely independent – not with any group at all. Spent most of my time with the other dryads, Freeport, Forever’s Trading, Clan Anaguma and whoever happened to be in the bar