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Knutebooks, documentation and some more fun

Several updates, folks. First of all, the books from this year's Knutpunkt are (more or less) out! They're probably the most important works on larp theory published every year (btw, the hashtag for this year is #knutpunkt2014). There are two books available:
  • The Foundation Stone of Nordic Larp is an anthology. The download is not working at the time of writing, it should be re-enabled soon - the version that worked when it was originally uploaded had an article missing, so be sure to redownload it once it's up again - but from the bugged version I read this book is awesome if you're trying to understand Nordic Larp, especially for those new to the subject. Keep an eye on the above link, as it should get re-enabled soon. (Edit: it's enabled!)
  • The Cutting Edge of Nordic Larp is full of, well, cutting edge larp articles. The thing you expect from Knutebooks. And it's available at the moment of writing :)
Previously reviewed The Elder Scrolls Chronicles 1 is also getting author's review. Check it out here (it also links to the survey for players, and more). In addition, many other documents have been released which could help you give an insight in how this larp was designed:
  • Faction quests have been released (half of them are in Croatian, half of them in English) and available here.
  • Personal quest map is now available here.
  • Story epilogue is available here.
More TESC photo albums (like this one) have been released, but for the full list of photos check out the Facebook group. Also, Skirts'n'Wolves has an Elder Scrolls Chronicles-themed article about post-larp depression. Read it here.

For everyone interested in fantasy larp or history in general - University of Wisconsin Green Bay has managed to reconstruct a cloth armor called linothorax. Check it out here. Regarding other interesting stuff available on the Internet, Lizzie Stark has some good advice regarding building larp communities and race in larp.

Also, some of you might already know about it but last summer a larp-themed novel called LARP: The Battle for Verona came out. It appears that the Kindle edition of it is now free - though I have to admit, I'm not sure if it used to be before. To get it, click here.

A question for all the readers of this blog: if, in theory, a new larp was to emerge in your local scene, what would you like to see the most? What things are currently missing? Think about it, and then provide an answer - in comments or in the forums.

Last but not the least, here's a 9th episode of LARPs: The Series.


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