The Belarusian Larpwriter Challenge

Grenselandet Kortlaivfestival 2011


The competition invited Belarusian game authors to contribute short, re-playable larps discussing human rights and society. The best games will be played at the international larp festival Grenselandet 2011 in Oslo 28-29 October. Hosted by Laivfabrikken and Fantasiforbundet.

The winner will be announced after the jury has played the games at a larp festival in Minsk later this year.

Web: Grenselandet 2011 & Larpwriter Challenge

Article by Ole Peder Giæver

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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

The Game that can last a Thousand Years

Thousand-Year Game Design

You can win 1000 USD in “The Thousand-Year Game Design Challenge”; The game can be of any theme or genre you desire, but there is one restriction: You’re creating a “new classic,” like Chess, Tag or card games. Entries must be submitted before midnight July 31st, 2011, and the winner will be announced and awarded January 1, 2012.

Web: Daniel Solis: The Thousand-Year Game Design Challenge

Article by Ole Peder Giæver