Larps where you create something

The Game Kitchen

Building
Building, drawing, creating – making physical objects of some sort during larp is bags of fun, and also provides a powerful channel of expression. We looked at designing larps during which something gets made – the making might be the whole point of the thing, or incidental, or non-real; it might be individual, team, or shared/passed around… there’s lots of great possibilities!

Pre-discussion

We brainstormed interesting ways of creating things during a larp. Some of the ideas expressed were:

  • Vévé-like invocatory drawings
  • Automatic writing
  • Blindfolded drawing
  • A photoshot
  • Self-documenting larp (where capturing images is part of the diegesis)
  • Cave/prison drawing on walls
  • Drawing while confined inside a cardboard box
  • Psychogeographic drawings (cf The Quiet Year, Vast and Starlit)
  • Australian aboriginal dot paintings that embed story into landscape and vice versa
  • Composing music (cf Deranged)
  • Improvised drumming, humming/singing together
  • Improvised semi-random speaking in the ear (cf Washing Machine)
  • Inchoate flow of…

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About Jack

BRIEF BIO: Jack Gunter is a writer of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and songs. He is the co-owner of Open Door Communications, a copywriter, an inventor, and a former broker and private investigator. He is a naturalist and an amateur scientist and cryptologist. He likes to compose music and to design and play games and puzzles of all types. He homeschooled his children. He lives in the Upstate of South Carolina with his beautiful wife, talented two daughters, his old friend and Great Dane Sam, and his three Viking Cats.

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