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{{Stub}}A '''Nordic -style larp''' , or [[Nordic Larp]], is a term used to describe a tradition of [[larp ]] game design that emerged in the Nordic countries. The term is influenced contested and there is no one clear cut Definition==This is the definition used by the Nordic Larp tradition websites. It's less of an academic definition and contributes more meant as a statement to gather the ongoing Nordic Larp Discoursescene around it in an inclusive manner.<br><br>
==Defintion==<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>===Short definition=Jaako Stenros 2013 Nordic Larp Talk Definition==
For a [[Nordic Larp Talk]] in [[2013]] researcher and co-author of the book [[Nordic Larp Book|Nordic Larp]], [[Jaakko Stenros]] wrote a defintion with help from [[Markus Montola]] and [[Bjarke Pedersen]].
To perceive Nordic Larp as brand. Jaakko tried to confine it to a 48 word brand statement.
<blockquote>''A tradition that views larp as a valid form of expression, worthy of debate, analysis and continuous experimentation, 
which emerged around the Knutepunkt convention. It typically values thematic coherence, continuous illusion, action and immersion, while keeping the larp co-creative and its production uncommercial. Workshops and debriefs are common."</blockquote>
==Video presentation==
Video presentation about the definition of '''Nordic Larp''' with [[Jaakko Stenros]] from [[Nordic Larp Talks]] [[2013]].
==External Links==
* [ Introduction to Nordic Larp], a [[2010]] [[Nordic Larp Talk]] by [[Johanna Koljonen]].
* [ What does Nordic Larp mean?], a [[2013]] [[Nordic Larp Talk]] by [[Jaakko Stenros]].
* [ The full keynote transcript of Jaakko Stenros Nordic Larp Talk]
* [ Jaakko Stenros Nordic Larp Talk: What does Nordic Larp mean?]
[[Category:Nordic Larp]]

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