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.
(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