Simon Brind

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Simon Brind
NationalityUnited Kingdom

Simon Brind is a writer, game designer, and PhD student. He is researching ‘Combat Narratology: Strategies for the resolution of narrative crisis in participatory fiction’ at the Digital Cultures Research Centre, (UWE), Bristol; primarily he is interested in the tension between the larp writer's vision and what the players make of it. He has been a larper since 1985 and a larpwright since 1986. He is a founding member of Avalon Larp Studio.

Editor of Once Upon a Nordic Larp... Twenty Years of Playing Stories (2017) together with Martine Svanevik, Linn Carin Andreassen, Elin Nilsen, and Grethe Sofie Bulterud Strand.


Larpwright (designer/co-designer/writer)

  • Tale of the North Wind (character writer) (2019)
  • Avalon (2018)
  • Where Androids Die (character writer) (2018)
  • The Quota (2018)
  • The Quota - Border Crossing (2017)
  • "Freakshow" (2017)
  • Odyssey (2010-2016)
  • Cheerleaders of Satan in Bondage (2002)
  • Bel’s Faire (2002)
  • Into the Woods (2001)
  • The Washing of Three Tides (2001)
  • Dreams and Shadows (1999-2002)
  • A Winter’s Tale (1999)
  • Zombie: The Gibbering (1994)
  • Deci Underground Campaign (1991-1992)
  • The Dream Game (1989-1992))
  • System two (1986)


Articles on Larp

  • Playing Safe? - article in Re-shuffling the deck - The Knutpunkt 2018 printed companion (2018)
  • College of Wizardry - part 1 - a review of College of Wizardry 3 in Larp.Guide (2015)