Nordic larp

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A Nordic larp is a larp that is influenced by the Nordic Larp tradition and contributes to the ongoing Nordic Larp Discourse.


Short definition

For a Nordic Larp Talk in 2013 researcher and co-author of the book Nordic Larp, Jaakko Stenros wrote a defintion with help from Markus Montola and Bjarke Pedersen.

A larp that is influenced by the Nordic Larp tradition or contributes to the ongoing Nordic larp discourse.

For some this might seem to loose. As Jaakko puts it:

This definition may seem disappointing, or even like a cop out. It does not arm you with analytical tools that you could use, disconnected from larp practice, to identify a Nordic Larp. But Nordic Larp is not a set of instructions. It is not even a coherent design philosophy, though that is a fairly common claim online. It is a movement."

Brand statement

To perceive Nordic Larp as brand. Jaakko tried to confine it to a 48 word brand statement.

A tradition that views larp as a valid form of expression, worthy of debate, analysis and continuous experimentation, 
which emerged around the Knutepunkt convention. It typically values thematic coherence, continuous illusion, action and immersion, while keeping the larp co-creative and its production uncommercial. Workshops and debriefs are common."

Video presentation

Video presentation about the definition of Nordic Larp with Jaakko Stenros from Nordic Larp Talks 2013.

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