Category Archives: writing

NELCO 2018: Co-Creating Characters

The first topic of discussion I participated in at NELCO 2018 was Creating, Customizing, and Integrating Co-Created Characters. The intention was to focus on character creation for live action campaigns. This is a topic I was particularly interested in and … Continue reading

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NELCO 2016 Part IV: Healers

In effort to get a start on one of my New Years resolutions, I’m going back to a topic that came up at NELCO 2016 which I continue to often find myself thinking about. It was a topic I proposed: … Continue reading

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Riddle Me This

Current topic on my mind: riddles, puzzles, and other related mental challenges in LARPs. It’s a topic I’m fond of — given a newspaper, I often turn first to the crossword puzzle, the Sudoku, the Cryptoquote, the ken-ken square. (Not … Continue reading

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Though Shalt Not Kill

I’ve played in many theater LARPs that allow for player death have had some sort of rule that prevents death too early on the game. This is commonly referred to as a “kill moratorium”. The reasons for a moratorium on … Continue reading

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NELCO 2013 Post Event Report – Religion in LARP

My last panel at NELCO 2013 was titled Religion in LARP. I can’t recall if I suggested this particular topic for a NELCO panel, but I did end up as one of the two panelists. I was actually extremely hesitant … Continue reading

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NELCO 2013 Post Event Report – Saturday Evening

Many of NELCO’s attendees had dinner in the hotel’s little restaurant, the Bar and Grill. We pushed several tables together to include as many people as possible. I liked the tight-knit community feel. The first panel I went to after … Continue reading

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NELCO 2013 Post Event Report — Saturday Afternoon Panels

Friday night at NELCO, I slept rather poorly. Getting to bed rather late was my own fault. I was enjoying just hanging out in our little con suite (the Radisson’s Executive Board Room) after the last panels had ended too … Continue reading

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