Larps that treat social issues often aim to create empathy for real people who live in circumstances different from ours by putting us in their shoes.
Food is an essential part of culture. Taste and smell may be more abstract senses but they have the power to bring strong experiences, no less so in larp.
History can be an amazing source of settings for larp! Here are some ways to make sure you're doing justice to the underprivileged of the past and of today.
Most larp war stories have been provoked by moments of intense experience, of intense emotion. How can we design larps to create these moments?
How can we have our larps be inclusive for disabled participants? Shoshana Kessock explores ableism and solutions for larp designers and communities.
In recent years, we — the Nordic/International progressive role-playing scene, both tabletop and larpI’ve been in on the tabletop/freeform side of things for many years; on the larp side, I got going with a splash with Just a Little Lovin’…
The official book for Knutepunkt 2017 is called Once Upon a Nordic Larp... Twenty Years of Playing Stories and it's out now!
Consent culture in larp communities is a subject of great interest in the current discourse. Larp scholar Sarah Lynne Bowman explores the subject.
Should larp techniques for representing sexual activity be sexy themselves? Might they be more sexy than we sometimes realize? What impact does this have?
Collaboration is in vogue. In Nordic circles and in blockbuster games, non-competitive play is ascendant. Matthew Webb argues for competetive play in larp.