This blog discusses why it's actually good to play similar characters and how to create around your favorite character traits.
(Featured image by Joanna Kosinska on Unsplash.) The next few weeks are filled with exciting things for me where the larp-o-sphere is concerned. Dammerung launches this weekend and 1878: Welcome to Salvation is the weekend after. While these events are somewhat different in their styles, they share a lot of similarity in being consent-negotiation driven, … Continue reading The Preparation Dance and 1878
(Cover photo by Bret Lehne at Inside Hamlet 2017, Run 2.) This blog is a touch more personal than I usually write, but sometimes the personal can help you reflect on things professionally. I hope people take the lesson from this that I did, and my own reflections help others see their work and ability … Continue reading Permission to Grieve (in Gaming…)
I’ve spent a lot of time on this blog discussing the negative bleed and how players can cope with it (the most prominent blog here); I suggest giving it a read in conjunction with this blog. However, I believe one of the most powerful, wonderful things about LARP is the changes it can create in … Continue reading The Power of Positive Bleed
LARPing can be intimidating. You are in an often crowded room full of people you don’t know. They are loud and dramatic. There is a lot of action happening at once and you’re not certain where to look. Or, worse? Sometimes there is no action happening and you are nervous if you have a deep … Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to LARP
(This is an old post from an old, old blog I used to run. It seemed quite relevant to my work nowadays, so I wanted to repost things here. Written by Ericka Skirpan, 2013) It has always been important to me, as a gamer and a storyteller, to live in the moment. Now, you may … Continue reading Meyerhold Onto That Feeling
In celebration of Pride month, this week’s blog is actually going to be a series of essays from several people I know and trust around the gaming community. These brief essays come because I think it is important to hear these voices, and because the gaming community has often been such a good space to … Continue reading LARPing While Queer…