The Dream of a King and other tales


Illustration: Joel Sammallahti

– The scenarios competing in the Danish roleplaying convention Fastaval are reputed to be among the best in the world, yet they’re rarely played outside Denmark because they’re mostly in Danish, says editor Juhana Pettersson.

Unelma Keltaisesta kuninkaasta ja muita tanskalaisia roolipelejä (The Dream of a King in Yellow and other Danish roleplaying games) is a collection of Fastaval scenarios translated into Finnish. It’s the first time Fastaval scenarios have been published
as a collection in any foreign language.

Web: Book page (In Finnish, English with Google Translate).
Illustration: By Joel Sammallahti, from the cover of the book, based on the game Arken by Alex Uth

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

A peek inside the Roleplaying Factory

A key element in the Danish larp has scene been the association The Roleplaying Factory (Rollespilsfabrikken). Being one of the first organizers of easy access pay ´n play kids larps as well as creating games with higher standards and more adult themes, the Roleplaying factory still continues to play an important part in the thriving Danish larp community.

The video gives you a guided tour inside The Roleplaying Factory located in Copenhagen with Nynne Søs Rasmussen. She explains both about the actual place and the different kinds of games that the Factory makes.

Filmed during A Week in Denmark prior to the role-playing conference Knudepunkt 2011,

Web: The Roleplaying Factory
Music: Seeminglee – Yesteryear Motion (CC)

Video report and article by Petter Karlsson