Larp Symposium

Larp Symposium 2011

A larp conference designed to improve cooperation between Italian larpers and to promote the exchange of ideas between larpers from Italy, Europe and the world. In Trieste 30. September – 2. October 2011.

The Larp Symposium in Trieste Collegalli, between Florence and Pisa, Tuscany, will feature a program line in English, to encourage international participation. Picture from A Week in Venice 2010.

Web: Larp Symposium
Photo: Jasmine El Hadj

Article by Ole Peder Giæver

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Danish KZ – Kapo

Kapo - Larp

– Kapo is a dystopian near future larp working with the potential consequences of the contemporary politics of fear which we experience both in our everyday life in Denmark and on a global level from the so called “War on Terror”, says organizer Peter Munthe-Kaas. 

Participants will play dissidents who are imprisoned as they are deemed a potential threat to society.

The game is “very much” open to English speakers. October 2011.

Web: Kapo.nu

Article by Ole Peder Giæver

Here be Dragons

Drachenfest 2011

Between 2-7000 players will gather near the German city of Diemelstadt and slug it out in the huge fantasy larp Drachenfest. More than 100 referees, experienced role-players, professional event specialists and support staff will attend the event. 26 – 31. July 2011.

Web: Drachenfest

Article by Ole Peder Giæver

Totalism for beginners

Projekt System

The Czech larp Project System aims to provide the players with a “weekend in a totalitarian state”:

During almost thirty hours of the game you will experience, along with other players, the story of people living in a state without freedom.

The game weekend in English is scheduled for 23 – 25. September 2011, and takes place by the village Zubří close to Nové Město na Moravě, Czech Republic.

Web: Projekt System
Photo: Court of Moravia

Article by Ole Peder Giæver

The Ronnies

Ron Edwards  Photo: Michele Gelli

The Ronnies
RPG Guru Ron Edwards has been running a series of indie game creation challenges over at the Forge. The games must be written in 24 hours.

– Then I judge who receives a Ronny and provide detailed feedback for every entry. A Ronny consists of $50 and willingness to assist and discuss the game as much as you want, says Edwards.
The entries are available at the 24-Hour RPG website 1km1kt.net.
Many previous entries have become published games.

– [The topics of this year’s games] are daring, fascinating, and occasionally shocking. People are using their experiences with innovative mechanics to break new ground into innovative subjects. At least one game has prompted horrified outcries of protest, says Edwards.

Web: The Ronnies – forum thread & 24-Hour RPG website
Photo: Ron Edwards at InterNosCon 2010 by Michele Gelli

Article by Ole Peder Giæver