Nordic Larp (book)

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Nordic Larp
Published2010 (Fëa Livia)
ISBN<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css" />978-91-633-7856-0 (ISBND <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css" />978-91-633-7857-7)

Nordic Larp published in 2010, edited by Jaakko Stenros and Markus Montola, is a book documenting several Nordic style larps. It is available for free download via The University of Tampere.


In the Nordic countries, live action role-playing has developed into a unique and powerful form of expression. Nordic larps range from entertaining flights of fancy to the exploration of the intimate, the collective and the political. This incredible tradition combines influences from theatre and performance art with gamer cultures, in order to push the boundaries of role-playing.

Nordic Larp presents a critical cross section of this vibrant culture through 30 outstanding larps, combining stories told by designers, players and researchers with over 250 photographs of play and preparations. In addition the book contains two essays that explain the history and rhetorics of Nordic larp, and contextualizes it in relation to theatre, art and games.

Featured Games

Video presentation

Documenting the Nordic Larp Scene - Jaakko Stenros is interviewed by Johanna Koljonen about the book during Nordic Larp Talks 2011.


  • Nordic Larp 2010 (PDF) The site translates into English from the upper right hand corner.

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