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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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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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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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Interaction Codes – Understanding and Establishing Patterns in Player Improvisation, Eirik Fatland

Basically, this is a straight up work of genius that breaks down how larps actually work, and how you as a designer can work with the quirks of the medium instead of against them. Read it. Appeared in Role, Play, … Continue reading

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The Threefold Model FAQ, John Kim

This is actually a model for tabletop roleplaying and not for larp, but it (and bastard versions of it) has been very influential on the language discussing nordic larp – among other things, the term “gamist” originated here. There is … Continue reading

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