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Claus Raasted

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Denmark

Claus Raasted (born June 19, 1979), sometimes known as the "king of Danish kid's larp," serves as the editor-in-chief of Denmark's roleplaying magazine ROLLE|SPIL and has created, run, and organized numerous larps. He was the news editor of Playground Magazine, has been the Chairman of Rollespilsfabrikken (The Roleplaying Factory) in Copenhagen since 2005, and runs a company (Rollespilsakademiet) that provides larps to schools, libraries, companies, labor unions, churches and everything in between. Rollespilsakademiet was founded in 2006, and has been co-owned by Claus Raasted and Anders Berner since 2008.

Claus has been a contributor of talks to the Knutpunkt conference since 2002.

In 2012 he gave one of the Nordic Larp Talks, titled "Larpification," about how organizers should simply use the word "larp" rather than other vaguer terms such as "interactive theater", "indrama" or other such terms.

In March 2013, he started hosting a podcast called The Roleplaying Academy podcast, that deals with a broad spectrum of larp-related issues.

He is perhaps best known internationally for being one of the main organisers of the College of Wizardry series of larps.


Personal life

Claus is originally from Roskilde, Denmark, but spent three years in Seattle, USA from 1984 - 1987 during his childhood. After returning to Denmark, his parents gave him the Red Box (Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set) in 1987. Larpwise he started out at Gastars Weekend VI in January 1993, and has been active as a player since then and as an organizer since 1995.

In 2004 - 2005 Claus was part of the reality TV football team "FC Zulu" (int. FC Nerds), where he served as team captain for two years.

In 2009 he married Marie Louise Flindt Herløvsen, and added "Herløvsen" to his name, though he still goes by 'Claus Raasted'.

Since 2006 the couple have been public advocates for open relationships, and have appeared in national media in both Denmark and Norway to talk about open relationships.

There's a 2010 documentary about Claus and Marie's relationship called "Det er så yndigt at følges ad" (It's so lovely to travel together), produced by Swedish filmmaker Maria Bäck.

Larp Books/Magazines

Articles on larp

Organizer: Conventions

  • Knudepunkt 2015 (2015)
  • Forum 2014 (2014)
  • Fastaval 2014 (2014)
  • Prolarp 2013 (2013)
  • Forum 2013 (2013)
  • Fastaval 2013 (2013)
  • Forum 2012 (2012)
  • Fastaval 2012 (2012)
  • Knudepunkt 2011 (2011)
  • European Larp Convention (2009)
  • Forum 2008 (2008)
  • Knudepunkt 2007 (2007)
  • Knudepunkt 2003 (2003)
  • Forum 2 (2001)

Organizer: International larps

  • Fairweather Manor 1 (2015)
  • College of Wizardry 6 (2015)
  • College of Wizardry 5 (2015)
  • College of Wizardry 4 (2015)
  • College of Wizardry 3 (2015)
  • College of Wizardry 2 (2015)
  • Showtime - fame is power (2015)
  • College of Wizardry 1 (2014)
  • Panopticorp (2013)
  • What are you worth?: Discovery Channel Edition (2013)
  • A day in Rude Skov (2011)
  • City of Cities (2010)
  • Vaterland (2009)
  • It's better to die for the Emperor (2008)
  • Motherland (2008)

Organizer: Danish one-shot larps

  • Trylleslottet (2015) IN PRODUCTION
  • Single? (2014)
  • Fabrik #847 (2014)
  • Yo-ho-ho (2014)
  • Rollespilsugen på Bornholm (2012 - )
  • Deja Vu (2012)
  • Krigslive VIII (2012)
  • Elementernes Kamp I - III (2010 - 2012)
  • Gudfader (2009)
  • Østfrontens Helte I - V (2008 - 2010)
  • 2091: Ikke alle ørne kan flyve (2008)
  • Dengang i Warhammer (2008)
  • "VII: Utugt" (2008)
  • "VII: Vrede" (2008)
  • "VII: Griskhed" (2008)
  • "VII: Hovmod" (2008)
  • Rollespilsfabrikkens lejre (2007 -
  • Hjerte rimer på Smerte I - IV (2007 - 2011)
  • Der findes intet alternativ til sejr (2007)
  • Krigslive III (2007)
  • Piratlive I - II (2006 - 2007)
  • Troldmandens Prøve: Et dungeon crawl (2006)
  • Tilbage til Djævleøen (2005)
  • Gastars Weekend XI: Rub, stub og to rygende troldmænd (2003)
  • Pherano i Flammer (2000)
  • Legendernes Tid I - VII (1999 - 2004)
  • Belejringen af Tentagel (1998)

Organizer: Danish larp campaigns

  • Fata Morgana campaign (2008)
  • Roskill! campaign (2006 - 2008)
  • En sang om blod og tårer (2006)
  • Amager Fælled campaign (2005 - 2006)
  • Rude Skov campaign (2004 - 2013)
  • FALROS (2003)
  • Nordlenets Saga campaign (2002 - 2003)
  • Pheranos Gader I - III (1999)
  • Den Pelosianske Strid I - IV (1998 - 1999)
  • DEFCON42! - DEFCCON33! (1995 - 1998)

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