I spent this past weekend in Los Angeles at IndieCade 2016, a festival for independent games. IndieCade is many things—a hub for independent digital developers, a Sundance-style festival of indie games Continue Reading →
I’m pleased and proud to present this collection of three freely downloadable larps by Finnish designer and doctor of larp, J. Tuomas Harviainen. Harviainen’s larps are the drug of choice Continue Reading →
My short ebook, Pocket Guide to American Freeform, which explains how to play, run, and write American freeform, launches at online retailers.
Hacking games is part and parcel of the indie gaming scene, and to a lesser extent, many live game communities. But what does “hacking” really mean, and why do it?
The American Freeform Bundle drops. Is edu-larp going to the White House? The D&D Campaign swapping dice for yoga and more!
An effort at defining the new genre of American Freeform.
Some thoughts on how to build community among women gamers.
The Wyrd Con Book, edited by Sarah Lynne Bowman and Aaron Vanek is out. The book is an anthology of essays about gaming and larp put out by California’s Wyrd Continue Reading →
What’s new in larp? As usual, the world’s gaming enthusiasts have been busy podcasting, theorizing, and filming themselves for your pleasure. Here’s what I’ve been enjoying: Paul Graham Raven has the Continue Reading →
The newest in larp, from doctoral dissertations on BDSM to deconstructions of the “gamer wife” trope to a sweet sweet smackdown of the dude who posted that inane thing about booth babes on CNN.