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.
A framework for how to design, organize, and play intentionally for transformative impacts throughout the role-play experience and beyond.
We cannot discuss exploring outside of our comfort zones in larp without taking into account imbalances of social capital, influence, and power.
As well as safety from unpleasant or triggering experiences, larp needs safety to lean in, to be brave, and to get the play we crave. We need brave spaces.
Choosing to depict rape scenes can have a strong impact. This article discusses the evolution of representations of rape in French and international larps.
A larp safety manifesto penned at Knudepunkt 2019.
Larp counseling is the practice of dedicating a staff member to overseeing participant well-being at a live-action role-play (larp) event.
A current trend in larping focuses on extensive safety and consent techniques protecting the participants from harm. Yet people participate in, enjoy, and are profoundly transformed by risky experiences. There are potentially immense personal benefits within a designed experience that…
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…