Larping is a recreational activity, and larps are positive life events. However, larps can be more demanding than the player expects, and thus create stress.
This piece tries to provide a practical tool for overcoming machismo, internalized norms, and other patterns that can lead to physical injury to the player’s body.
The black/white ribbon metatechnique, as used at Libertines (2020), to signal if you want play in your sleeping area or not.
The transition from larp to everyday life can be messy sometimes. Some thoughts on aftercare in a larp context: how to do it and why.
We cannot discuss exploring outside of our comfort zones in larp without taking into account imbalances of social capital, influence, and power.
Larp counseling is the practice of dedicating a staff member to overseeing participant well-being at a live-action role-play (larp) event.
Safety & Calibration techniques are important design tools that help diverse players access your larp and create stories together. This article offers three Safety & Calibration Tools that have been in use since June 2016 and are now used internationally…
A number of high profile articles and discussions about safety in Nordic larp seem to imply that safety has become the primary concern for larp design. This article interrogates that implication by a series of interviews with larp designers, and…
This article advocates for the inclusion in certain larps of the unique role of a counselor, who is part of the safety team.
This article will define a Safety Team and its role, examine what makes for a good Safety Team, and offer advice for maintaining one for your community.