(Featured photo by The New York Public Library on Unsplash.) As someone who is considered a community leader within larping circles, there’s been pressure to make a statement or take clear action against the current COVID-19 crisis that our country is facing. Communities all around the world are cancelling public gatherings because social distancing is … Continue reading We Have a Responsibility to Do Better
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 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
Over the last several years as the LARPing world has grown in North America, we’ve begun to recognize the need for safety tools and community management in a manner many other spaces have been doing for ages. While not every LARP has an official community manager or safety officer, there is almost always someone doing … Continue reading A Community Manager’s Pledge