Gender stereotyping in games is a bad idea. Largely, it’s based on really outdated stereotypes of girls/women and what they do and do not want in a game. I grew up in a fairly typical suburban neighborhood that had a fair number of children. My best friend when I was little was a boy a… Read More Girls will be girls…
I bet you had given up any hope I was going to finish this series hadn’t you? I had my doubts. Life has been crazy busy and the writing muse has been fickle so I’d better get to it before it gets away. In this final episode we’re going to discuss strategies for making an… Read More Unchartered Territory: Role playing in groups/settings that are unfamiliar to you – Part 3 of 3
I guess I should start out by apologizing for it taking me more than 2 months to get back to this. Life has been very busy and then there was writers block… I also feel a bit weird about writing these things when I’m currently on a hiatus from LARPing. I *did* renew my membership… Read More Uncharted Territory: Role playing in settings/groups that are new to you – Part 2 of 3
Last night I was so tired by the time I went to bed that my eyes were burning. So, of course, as soon as I got into the horizontal position my brain popped with: “Hi! I have a great idea for a 3 part series on making characters for and playing in settings that you… Read More Uncharted Territory: Role playing in settings/groups that are new to you – Part 1 of 3
Twelve years ago, when I started playing in a Vampire LARP, it was run by a non-profit fan club. Life was simpler then. One could make a basic character without having to thrash through multiple books AS WELL AS one or more on-line addendum. The focus was on having fun. Oh sure – there were… Read More Remember when LARPing was Fun??
Maybe it’s the old age and treachery thing but I have been surprising/horrifying storytellers since I started gaming 12 years ago. The first thing that stands out in my memory is when I came up with my first character concept on my own. I start with a general idea and then create a history for… Read More Gentler Sex My Ass – the LARP Version
First let me start with the clarifications and disclaimers that the more hysterical reactionary readers will likely ignore anyway but I’m giving it a shot regardless: The following game concepts generally have one thing in common that make them bad: a complete lack of any research or background. I give new players a few months… Read More Character Concepts I’m Tired of Seeing at LARP Games