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LARP stuff [Jan. 4th, 2011|11:26 am]
Kate Nineteen
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So I bid a game, "Kidnapped!", for Festival of the LARPs, only to discover that the LARP community around here has roughly no interest in create-your-own-character games. So I have withdrawn that game bid and am instead going to run a Scandinavian game, "New Voices in Art" instead. So if you were unsure what to play in the Saturday morning slot of Festival you may want to check that out.

I still think that the premise of Kidnapped! could make for a good LARP, but I clearly need to write character sheets. I don't have time now, but that may be a summer project. If anyone is interested in working with me on that, please let me know; I'd love to have a co-writer or two!

Other games I'm thinking of playing are as follows, though I probably will have to leave some time free for work during the weekend.
Friday night: Timelines, since I love time travel stories
Saturday afternoon: Concordance Station.
Saturday night: Resonance. I had a similar idea for a LARP once, and so I'm really interested in seeing how this plays out. Also, I've enjoyed other games by the authors.
Sunday afternoon: Costumed Henchmen. People at SLAW seemed to enjoy this.
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[User Picture]From: taranhero
2011-01-04 08:45 pm (UTC)
Come to think of it, the amount of one-shots I've seen where you don't have pre-generated characters (LARP or tabletop) is extremely low. I imagine this is because if a game has a specific tale that it is trying to play out within a small amount of time, it also wants the right characters for that game. Not to say that you can't run a one-shot LARP with player-written characters, I think it's just safer to have pre-written ones.

Campaign LARPs, on the other hand, are much more friendly towards player-written characters, but that's partly because the GMs/staff have much more time to work with the backstories they're given, to make sure those players will have a good time in the game.
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