(Trigger Warning: This blog discusses topics of racism, hate crimes, and sexual violence under a separate cut warning at the end. Do not read if any of that content is triggering for your mental state.) (Featured photo by Bret Lehne of Velvet Noir II. Models: Dann Lynch, Jason Brunett, and Victoria Lai.) Safe spaces don’t exist … Continue reading We Can Tell Dangerous Stories Safely
This post discusses how a player can practice narrative awareness to better their scenes and the scenes around them. It has tips for people who struggle with being socially aware of what to look out for to make a scene better!
(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 by Bogomil Mihaylov on Unsplash) This week, I had the pure pleasure of seeing Eddie Izzard live in a 99 seat, intimate theater. His show was fantastic, but also gave me a lot of things to think about (which, I think, is probably a highlight of his comedy.) No, apparently, I cannot just go see a show … Continue reading Speaking Different Tongues: Communication Styles and Gaming
(Cover Photo by Jacque Blake.) This week will be short, sweet, and possibly my most controversial opinion yet, but it needs to be said. It’s been mulling around in my head for a while and was further defined by Matthew Webb’s article on Nerdball, which you should read if you haven’t already. A huge thanks … Continue reading Playing ONLY to Win is Not LARPing
(Cover Photo: Credit to EPierce Photography.) I’m a perfectionist, this is no secret. Anal retentive, deadline and checklist oriented, I’m sure my story staff is already going half insane with my project managing habits in Dead Legends. This comes as little surprise, as my early creative endeavors were all as a director and actress in … Continue reading Make it Messy: Plot Writing and Perfectionism
(Featured photo by Miguel Espino.) Nearly every event I play these days has some form of consent negotiations built into the system. Whether they are mandatory or a way for players to check in on the emotional safety of other players, the American LARP world at large is waking up to the fact that high … Continue reading Negotiating for Drama: Consent Driven Narrative Roleplay