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<blockquote>Nordic -style larp is traditionally different from larp in other parts of the world – here are a few examples of aims and ideals that are typical for this unique gaming scene:<br> <br> '''[[Immersion]]'''. Nordic larpers want to feel like they are “really there”. This includes creating a truly convincing illusion of physically being in a medieval village/on a space ship/WWII bunker, playing a character that is very close to your own physical appearance, as well as focusing on getting under the character’s skin to “feel their feelings”. Dreaming in character at night is seen by some nordic larpers as a sign of an appropriate level of immersion. <br> <br> '''Collaboration'''. Nordic- style larp is about creating an exciting and emotionally affecting story together, not measuring your strength. There is no winning, and many players intentionally let their characters fail in their objectives to create more interesting stories.<br> <br> '''Artistic vision'''. Many Nordic games are intended as more than entertainment – they make artistic or even political statements. The goal in these games is to affect the players long term, to perhaps change the way they see themselves or how they act in society.</ blockquote> * [http://nordiclarptalks.org/post/576668918/introduction-to-nordic-larp Introduction to Nordic Larp], 2010 [[Nordic Larp Talk]] by [[Johanna Koljonen]]. * [http://nordiclarptalks.org/post/48230787098/what-does-nordic-larp-mean-jaakko-stenros What does Nordic Larp mean?], 2013 [[Nordic Larp Talk]] by [[Jaakko Stenros]]. * [http://jaakkostenros.wordpress.com/2013/04/18/keynote-script-what-does-nordic-larp-mean/ Full keynote transcript of the 2013 Nordic Larp Talk by Jaakko Stenros]
Updated nordiclarp.org definition.
The term was widely popularized by the 2010 book [[Nordic Larp (book)|Nordic Larp]], edited by [[Jaakko Stenros]] and [[Markus Montola]].
This is the definition used by the [[Nordiclarp.org]] websites. It's less of an academic definition and more meant as a statement to gather the scene around it in an inclusive manner.
==Jaakko Stenros 2013 Nordic Larp Talk Definition==