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 →
“Meta-techniques” gets thrown around gaming discussions often. I have a sneaking suspicion that most people put meta-techniques in the category of “I know it when I see it.” As an Continue Reading →
As the art form gets older, larp is increasingly moving from an oral tradition to a written one. That has consequences.
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.
Spurred by the post-Dreamation discussion, here’s most of the tactics and methods I’ve heard about for creating psychological safety in roleplaying games.
An effort at defining the new genre of American Freeform.
This year’s Knutebooks — the books of larp theory put out each year by the pan-Nordic convention Knutebook — are out and available for free download here. Edited by Karete Jacobsen Continue Reading →
Over the last year, I gave three speeches on Nordic and American larp. Here are the notes.
How American larp both reflects and is influenced by American values. Notes for my talk, given at Solmukohta 2012, Gen Con 2012, and Wyrd Con.