The Meaning of Allyship, Velvet Noir

Our Lives Were the Crimes They Couldn't Ignore: An Open Letter on the Intent of Velvet Noir, and the Meaning of Allyship (While this letter went up on our business page, it felt important to put it in the permanent archive and, as the lead designer of Velvet Noir, to keep it here as a … Continue reading The Meaning of Allyship, Velvet Noir

Taking Spotlight Responsibly

For most of their lives, responsible and generous larpers have been told don’t be too much in the spotlight. Share the stage. Play to lift others. It’s not about you, it’s about EVERYONE. We spend so much time coaching generous play, it’s given most of us a complex around those times that we do enter the spotlight. However, every story needs a hero. Most good tales have main characters and supporting roles. Just because you are taking the spotlight in a story, doesn’t mean you can’t be a supporting role to someone else’s. Even more so, in a good larp, there are so many stories going on that there is room for MANY people to be in the spotlight at any given point in time. It’s important that we stop chastising ourselves for taking up attention while in scenes in at a larp. Spotlight play, done respectfully, can help enhance everyone’s game and not just your own.