Week of Stories
The Week of Stories is a period of time, usually 7 days, following the end of a larp. During the Week of Stories, there is a moratorium on public analysis, critique or criticism of the larp - players are instead encouraged to narrate and reflect on what actually happened at the larp.
The purpose is threefold:
- To give space for nonjudgemental reflection on what players have experienced, a part of Aftercare
- To give some breathing-space for organizers, who are often too exhausted to deal with criticism in the immediate aftermath of a larp.
- To focus on sharing and documenting what actually took place at the larp, for later analysis and nostalgia.
Organizers may ask their players to respect a Week of Stories, or players may initiate one at their own initiative.