Today’s guest post on designing for the power fantasy comes from Polish designer Kamil Bartczak. The power fantasy—the fantasy of having supernatural abilities allowing you to do anything you want, defeat Continue Reading →
This past weekend, I hung out with US designer Emily Care Boss and Danish designer Asbjørn Olsen. Asbjørn and Emily had run his excellent short poetic freeform Exile earlier in the weekend (I was Continue Reading →
Want to make your roleplaying game or larp more resonant? Here’s how the literary concept of inside and outside stories can help.
Finding the premise is essential to designing a tight, narrative larp or freeform game. Come learn why it’s important, and how to do it.
Play style, game design, and supporting writers: my trip to the Danish freeform convention Fastaval.
Some thoughts and dilemmas around being a woman writer. Of games.
The Babycastles’ game summit sparked thoughts on Nietzsche, larp, and games in public spaces. And the Ars Amandi workshop was unexpectedly intense.
Lonely this Valentine’s Day? Or maybe you have a date but don’t know where to bring him? Live near New York City? Come to <3 Do You Love Me <3, Continue Reading →
A talk with Emma Wieslander, creator of Ars Amandi — a Nordic mechanic for representing romance/sex in larp — on the origins of the technique, and why larpers should make love, not war.
Start simple. Be bold. And do your homework. The third installment of the first timers’ guide.