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The Three Way Model

The Three-Way Model: Revision of the Threefold Model

by Petter Bøckman

In ed. Gade, Thorup and Sander: As Larp Grows Up

Brief Summary

Bøckman revisits the three-fold model for tabletop role-play, originally developed by the rec.games.frp.advocacy group, and re-formulates it for larp. The article uses the terms 'dramatist, gamist, and immersionist' as roughly describing three styles of larping, at the same time acknowledging that few only play in one consistent style. The author also mentions (but not go deep into) the fact that the setting and plot of a particular larp also can be classified in the same manner.

In the commentary, the editors point out that the terminology predates the article, and wonders how the theory can be brought forward towards connecting larp writing and playing.

Subsequent Debate

TBD