Author Archives: Teresa

About Teresa

I live in Västerås, Sweden where I work as a game designer and educator at LajvVerkstaden, a company that makes educational larps.

Knutepunkt and Nordic Live Role-Playing: A crash course, Eirik Fatland

This article explaining nordic larp culture is certainly dated here and there (the list of Knutepunkt traditions is best ignored) – but it has a lot of good information that I haven’t seen anywhere else. If you’re from somewhere else … Continue reading

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Leaving Mundania, Lizzie Stark

A non-fiction book that’s mainly about larp in the US, but that contains a few chapters on Nordic Knutpunkt style larp as well. Read more about the book here. Published in 2012. Note: I write “Nordic Knutpunkt style larp” for … Continue reading

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Freaks and Geeks S01E18: Discos and Dragons

“A television show about two unique groups of teenagers dealing with life in high school during the 80’s.” (from imdb) In one of the last episodes of this too-soon canceled series, charismatic burn-out Daniel ends up playing Dungeons and Dragons … Continue reading

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Natthimmel, Sofia Nordin

A YA novel by Swedish writer (and larper) Sofia Nordin about a young girl who discovers larp. It was shortlisted for the prestigious August Prize, but unfortunately hasn’t been translated into any other language as far as I know. Published … Continue reading

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The Mixing Desk of Larp

A model for analysis of larp created by Norwegian organisation Fantasiforbundet, to be used at The Larpwriter Summer School in 2012. I was one of the teachers at the summer school, and used the mixing desk model there (and later … Continue reading

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Role Models

I can’t really speak to whether this Hollywood comedy gets the portrayal of American fantasy larp right, but it absolutely nails the geek pride aspect of larping. Bonus points for the existence of at least one female geek with agency … Continue reading

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High Resolution Larping: Enabling Subtlety at Totem and Beyond, Andie Nordgren

This article details the game mechanics in the larp Totem that was played in Denmark the summer of 2007 and discusses the possibilities of creating a larping language of smaller gestures. Among other things, it explains Ars Ordo, the less well … Continue reading

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