(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
Today we discuss how game runners need to feel comfortable using their safety mechanics just as much as players.
As most of you know, I was hired as the Head Writer for Dead Legends LARP earlier this summer. We’re going into our third season and, while head writer means that I’m handling a lot of plot work, it also means that I’m doing most of our story staff management and training. Therefore, I put … Continue reading Storyteller Guidelines and Recommendations
For as long as I have been LARPing, there have been game actions, downtimes, text roleplay, chat rooms, and other forms of ‘LARP’ which don’t actually take place at the LARP. Some might say they are the glue that holds strong campaign storylines together. For one-shot games, many people take this pre-game downtime to build … Continue reading The Downside of Between Game Plot and Roleplay
I promised a more formal post about the use of Discord (or, really, any online, very well organized chat room system) to organize your staff after this weekend, so here it is. A big thanks to Ryan Hart and Jason Knox for providing the setting where we really tried to push this platform to the … Continue reading Discord & Staff Organization