(Featured photo by Bret Lehne of Velvet Noir I, workshops.) This was originally written as a private chat between game designers on my Patreon. However, after several requests, it felt important to put it public. This post is more personal than many on this blog, but no less true. Most of you who read this … Continue reading Making Mistakes…
Processing negative feedback can always be challenging for players or organizers, but we can take feedback in and defend our games without putting other games actively down.
(Featured Photo by Shelby Carosella. Models: Ericka Skirpan, Jamie Buonocore, and Michelle Stagnitta.) Women in gaming are exhausted. Even with all the progress we’ve made, it sucks to be a woman in larp right now. From the gamer-girlfriend stereotype, to being criticized at EVERY TURN (women are NOT allowed to make mistakes), women are walking … Continue reading It Sucks to be a Woman in Gaming…
(Featured Photo by zelle duda on Unsplash.) Romance roleplay is one of the most prevalent kinds of plotline I see across all larping genres. Love it or hate it, chances are you’ve had to interact with it in some form -- both in and out of character. Many of us absolutely love the highs of emotion … Continue reading Romancing the Roleplayer: Communication is Key
(Featured Photo by Katherine Chartier.) I see burnout coming in the distance. It’s an old familiar friend. One I’ve done the dance with at least 3 times before in my gaming career. It’s that temptation of knowing my life would be infinitely easier if I just ceased designing or staffing games all together, that I … Continue reading Gamers Cause Burnout, Not Game Creation
(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
(Photo taken by Bret Lehne at Inside Hamlet. - insidehamlet.com) Influencers and the LARP community have been a topic of heavy controversy as of late. After several companies coming under fire for using ‘Influencers’ that were deemed unhealthy for the community, there has been a large pushback against using them at all. Other companies have … Continue reading Influencers in LARP: Roles and Responsibilities