A Post on Larp Couture
I sent a request to Caroline E. Willis, the author of Larp Couture, for a post with clerical raiment as the topic. I’ve been considering religious character concepts for Cottington Woods, the dark fairy tale themed boffer LARP. Even though it’s much too early, I couldn’t help dreaming up some costuming ideas. While searching online for inspiration, I came across some images of Eastern Orthodox priestly garments, which I found to be strikingly beautiful. Hence the request.
She posted this today. It’s got some fascinating stuff- particularly a link that breaks down the components of the Orthodox traditional garments- invaluable to someone who wants to use it as a basis for a costume. Love it.
A LARP Inspired by The Lion in Winter
Found this on rpg.net – a one shot theater LARP for 9 people called The Devil’s Brood by Malcolm Harbrow (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). It’s inspired by The Lion in Winter. I saw the 2003 version with Patrick Stewart and Glenn Close, and loved it. And in fact, I recall turning to the person I was watching it with and commenting, “this would make an excellent LARP.”
Shall we see if it has? I’m tempted to run it. But I’m also tempted to play, and once you’ve run it, you can’t play it. Which makes me wonder if there’s someone I can con into running it for me? Anyone in the New England area interesting in GMing or playing? What if I promised after getting to play it, I’d bid it for one of those day or weekends of mini-larps that could always use another LARP or two? (Assuming people enjoyed it!)
A LARP Writing Resource
The Devil’s Brood link lead me to Larpwriter, a free tool designed to aid in collaborative LARP creation. I haven’t yet poked around the website, but it seems like a great concept. If anyone has used it and has any thoughts, I’d love to hear them.
Which reminds me of…
Another LARP Writing Resource