This is both a review and thoughts on the 2nd run of the “Mission Together” LARP in Aviles, Spain, held from August 11-14 2022. All photos are by the author unless otherwise specified. Introduction It all feels like such a long time ago now. Three years ago I was coming off the high from the […]Read more "Mission Together / A Retrospective"
Please note that the below article is based on a combination of talking to people, my own memories (I joined the hobby back in 1992) and reading back issues of the ‘Firefight’ fanzine. If you think I’ve got anything factually wrong then please get in touch. I had written the majority of this post prior […]Read more "Lazer-Tag LARP : A Brief History about the Sport of the Future"
From the beginnings when it adapted an 80’s toy, Laser-Tag LARP has always used technology as a fundamental part of the overall game experience. Other technology has been used as part of games from PSION II’s to today’s microcontroller controlled devices. “The Goodman Protocol” was a LARP that ran recently and features both RFID and […]Read more "Tech in Laser-Tag LARP"
Warning: The following is probably only relavant if you are a fellow LARPer.. With the dawn of a new decade I’ve seen a few friends post about their last decade in both life and LARP, I posted my one about life a while ago on Facebook around New Year but my LARP one is a […]Read more "My decade in LARP, 2010 – 2019"
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"
In my experience there are two kinds of LARPers, those who are there for the journey and those who are there for the destination. Let me elaborate; LARPers who are there for the journey are there for the experience and to enjoy the story that their characters are on. LARPers who are their for the […]Read more "LARP: Is it all about the Journey or the Destination?"