The Book

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Template:Book The Book was published in conjunction with the Knutepunkt 2001 conference.


04 Editorial (2001) by Anethe Alfsvåg, Erlend Eidsem Hansen, Ingrid Storrø, Tommy Finsen, Bjørn Rugstad and Helge H. Jensen.

05 Welcome by Benedikte

06 KP Online by Tommy Finsen

07 GiHa-DraMaK 07 by Erlend Eidsem Hansen


12 Knutepunkt; A retrospective vizualisation by Lars Munck

A series of humorous drawings.

16 Developing a Character by Holger Jacobsson

A suggestion to drop writing long background stories and descriptions for roleplaying characters and focus on the personal qualities and experiences that the players would want to explore.

18 Pre-LARP Communication by Cathrine Movold

A short primer on the principles of communicating information to the players before a game and the exciting new opportunities of digital media.

21 Cultural Studies and Role-Playing by Frans Mäyrä

The lack of and trouble of doing academic studies of roleplaying, due to it’s manifold character and grassroots nature.

23 The LRP-phenomenon by Lars Ivar and Owesen Lein-Borge

Summary of an article. Ritual theory as applied to larp. The unique conditions of audience-less performance and the liminal spaces that allow for behavious unaccepted in normal life. The duality of actual experiences in a fictional setting.

26 Norwegian Vampire LARP by Torgrim Husvik

An example of a vampire larp campaign in Norway and how it differs from the original Mind’s Eye Theatre system from the US, illustrating some particularities of norwegian larp.

28 Factors of LARP by Morten Gade

Seven factors that players would want out of larp: Adrenaline, fun, intrigues, personality, education, media, art.

30 Historical Worlds by Henrik Summanen

Ideas and examples of possible cooperation between museums and larpers, the kinds of thing each can gain from the other.

33 Before Full Time by Ingrid Fahlgren

Two examples of larps that had to be stopped before time, due to developments that hurt the play of a large part of the participants.

35 LARP on the Net by Bo Kjellson

How larpers are using chatrooms to continue the life of their characters between play.

36 Experience History by Hilde Bryhn, Cathrine Movold and Margrete Raaum

Example of and advice for using a larp to teach history to primary school students.

40 Politically Consciousness-Expanding Roleplaying by Helge Hiram

Philosophical perspectives on larp as a post-modern media and it’s ability to change political viewpoints.

43 Why LARP Changed the Society Before 2010 by Morten Gunnerud

A scifi-style look at how larp was supposed to save the world in just ten years.

47 Emotions and Authority by Ragnhild Hutchison

How a higher degree of women in the Oslo larp scene has brought emotional depth and a focus on relationship play into the hobby. As well as giving opportunities for women to take on roles of authority and the problems faced due to gendered socialization.

49 LARP = Sex? by Erlend Eidsem Hansen

A  look at how larp is like sex in many ways, ex. the use of body language and the intensity between two people.

51 Hidden Plays in Public Places by Jonas Nelson

A thorough dissection of the dangers and moral implications of pervasive larping, using numerous examples.

54 Building Dramatics by Susanne Gräslund

A text on creating better dramatic structures for games, focusing on the individual player perspective. Goes through three-level models of design, dramatic webs, fateplay and assorted narrative techniques.

58 Two-Faced Dogme-Auteur Truth by Johanna Koljonen

A comparison of the state of larp with contemporary media, specifically film and larp theory with political thinkers, to examine theorists who do not connect with reality of larp.

61 About the Feminist Movement by Staffan Ericsson

An ironic counterstatement.

62 Warning - Selfdestruction has Started by Thomas Davidsson

A warning that if we keep suppressing the dissenting voices, larp itself will die.


A series of statements on how larp ought to be and how to go about making it so.

66 Introduction

67 Rules of the Post Bjorneborgian School by J. Tuomas Harviainen and Lihaa Kuvitelmille

68 The Manifest Sunday by Emil B. (Boss), Martin B. (?), Gabriel W. (Widing), and Tobias W. (Wrigstad)

69 Brosme 9,9 kg by Egil Moe

70 Dogma ‘99 (by a host of larp designers)


A look at the state of larp in various countries.

74 Larping in Sveden by Anna Westerling

76 Larping in Denmark by Mikkel Sander

77 Rovantemi by Matti Nuorto

78 Larping in Norway ed. Ingrid Storrø

80 In the Nordic Castle of Murmansk by Hanne Grasmo

82 Larps and Stripes by Mike Pohjola


External links

Scanned copy of The Book