Intro to Live-Action Roleplay

Friday, November 2, 2018
6:30pm - 9:30pm

Have you always wanted to write and and facilitate your own LARPs?

Does the idea of composing live-action roleplay scenarios interest you? Do you want to learn more about composing games that are both emotionally harrowing and have great safety mechanics? Want to learn more about writing and running your own LARP? New to game-making, the DMG community, or want to find some teammates? Or have you always been suspicious of LARP and are finally ready to learn more about this deeply immersive form of play? This workshop is for you!

Get familiar the different kinds of LARP, how LARPs are created, and the challenges of LARP writing, and have the chance to meet some new colleagues and co-conspirators.

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This is part of a series of LARP-related events this fall at DMG, which also includes:

About this workshop

Nicole Winchester, Natalie Zina Walschots and Dymphna Coy will discuss their experiences with LARP as both creators and players. They will provide examples of some of the different forms of LARP, from small in-house indie games to rustic boffer campaigns in the woods to elaborate ‘blockbuster’ adventures, and how the unique creative opportunities and challenges of each.

After the lecture portion of the workshop, including a short discussion and Q&A, participants will have the opportunity to work together in groups to create a simple LARP themselves! Participants can use a laptop or a pen and paper to write, whatever is most comfortable.

Who This Workshop Is For

  • Writers interested in interactive experiences
  • Game makers interested in interactive experiences
  • Aspiring games writers
  • Writers interested in new formats
  • Anyone who is interested!

What to Bring

Participants should bring a laptop, tablet, or notebook (something to compose with). You don’t need a laptop, but we can provide one for use during the workshop. Just let us know when you arrive.


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