• Posts Tagged ‘word of advice’

    Gaming with toddlers

    by  • June 3, 2015 • Essays • Comments Off on Gaming with toddlers

    As a parent of two babies, I do not get as much “gaming time” that I might like to. In fact, it is difficult to get any time at all. When they are really small they sleep most of the time, but at this age, they are active enough to require my attention, but...

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    Playing high status characters – What can we learn from The Lion King?

    by  • May 11, 2015 • Essays • Comments Off on Playing high status characters – What can we learn from The Lion King?

    In this post I will address two different approaches to playing high status characters. On one hand you can play a high status character who feels secure in their position, who respects and acknowledges others. On the other hand you can play a high status characters who feels that their position is threatened and...

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    Positive Feedback Round

    by  • February 26, 2015 • Essays • Comments Off on Positive Feedback Round

    The positive feedback round is an exercise you can do after larps or gaming sessions. The exercise gives everyone an opportunity to both give and receive positive feedback. The purpose of the exercise is both to improve your gaming skills, build a culture of communication and trust, and learn how to give and receive...

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    Game Design Brunches

    by  • November 20, 2013 • Design & Art • 1 Comment

    A friend of mine, Stras, had this great idea to start getting together and have game design brunches. What’s a game design brunch, you ask? Well, we get together and eat brunch and talk about game design. So far, we’ve had two. It’s such an excellent idea, though, because it gets us together and...

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    The Media is the Method (and the Message)

    by  • August 21, 2013 • Essays • Comments Off on The Media is the Method (and the Message)

    I like my games long duration,  high context, and personally intense. I like to be gut-punched by my interaction with them, explore difficult subjects, experience catharsis and earn my emotional hangovers. I like complex, nuanced and difficult characters, stories and worlds. And here’s the problem with that: in the last number of years, my...

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    What do I need? – First Tabletop Session

    by  • August 16, 2013 • Essays • 1 Comment

    It’s your first tabletop session! You’ve picked a game and you’re ready to get your friends together to play. But, wait – what kind of supplies do you need to play a tabletop game? Here’s a quick guide to the basic tools for tabletop play. Some of it is dependent on the game, so...

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    The best larp advice I ever heard

    by  • May 6, 2013 • Essays • 2 Comments

    A bunch of years ago I was given the best larp advice I have heard so far. Today I’ll pass it on. ”Involve other people. Involve them, involve them, involve them.” – Henrik Thurfjäll That’s it. The best larp advice I have to offer. The advice might not look like much, and I wasn’t very...

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    The GTFO Fallacy

    by  • December 17, 2012 • Essays • 9 Comments

    This is a topic that frustrates me almost every time it comes up. You’re sitting at a game with your friends. You ask yourself why there aren’t enough women/minorities/gnomes at the table. Why it’s so hard to get some of your friends interested in the hobby. See, they like the same geeky media as...

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