This is slightly tweaked version of the original post I put on Facebook on Sunday July 21st 2019, regarding my thoughts on the recent Finnish LARP, Odysseus that ran over July 4-6 2019 in Helsinki. “It’s not enough to survive, one has to be worthy of survival.” Commander Adama, Battlestar Galactica* * I’d already decided […]Read more "Odysseus / A Retrospective"
30 years ago a little-seen and mostly-forgotten tv series premiered on BBC2. It was an attempt at a telling stories within a realistic setting only 40 years in future. This is was “Star Cops”, the brainchild of Chris Boucher (writer of Doctor Who and script editor of Blakes 7 for the entire run). He would […]Read more "A View of the Future"
I’ve been wrestling with a touch writers block just recently in terms of my next couple of LRP events. It doesn’t matter the subject matter but there’s been a couple of plot points that I’ve been trying to rationalise with myself as I know my players would pick up on it. It took a couple […]Read more "Why do we run LRP events?"
Most people pick skills for their LRP characters that they would not normally be able to do in their normal lives, such as being a surgeon, flying a spaceship, wielding mystical energies and so on. But how to simulate these skills within a believable framework? Arguably one of the harder aspects of your system will be how […]Read more "Real World Skills vs Roleplay Skills"
Live Action Role-Play, Live Role-Play, LARP, LRP, whatever you call this hobby it is all ultimately the same thing. People engaging in fantasy worlds to resolve situations, this is what seperates us from those who produce fantastic costumes and then just stand around in them at conventions (not that there’s anything wrong with that). LARPers will […]Read more "Skill Design in your LARP Adventure"
TV is a funny old business, you get engaged with a tv show only to be robbed as it fails to be renewed after a single series, sometimes by design, sometimes deservedly so, other times not. This post is about 5 of my favourite tv series that you probably haven’t even heard of let alone […]Read more "The 5 Best TV Shows you’ve probably never heard of"
So #fourrpgs was a popular topic a while ago and, like most people, it was a great nostalgia trip seeing so many old systems referenced so fondly. Someone just posted their own list and I realised I hadn’t done the same, so here we go. The four tabletop RPG systems that have influenced me the […]Read more "#fourrpgs"