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U raljama zvijeri, Nordic Larp and PEGI-like content description infographics for larp

It's only yesterday when I published the news about Knutebooks. Do you know the only thing that could probably match The Foundation Stone of Nordic Larp? It would be if they chose to release the epic, nicely illustrated and very accessible Nordic Larp book that's been sold-out.

Oh wait. They totally did that today.

In just a few days, the whole idea about Nordic larp has become... much more accessible than it used to be. There's no excuse not to read these two books. It's possible that your outlook on larp will be forever changed. Mine was.

Which is why I'm making a Nordic-style larp of my own. U raljama zvijeri, or In jaws of the beast is a Nordic-style larp I'll run in about 10 days. It's about cults and the methods they use. Plenty of potential triggers there - I wonder how it will go? It's one-shot, one of the very few larps which have all characters pre-written (as self-writing them is considered the standard here) and probably the first one which is fully transparent - with both characters and the plot published beforehand. It will be an interesting experiment. Sign-ups begin tomorrow at noon local time, and you can find more info about it (although all in Croatian) here.

Oh yeah, by the way - do you see those icons on the right side of the page? Those that look like PEGI icons on PC games for content description? They have been designed for larps actually - by Jeremiasz Bremer, and created for Replay Festival (11-13.04.2013, Zielona Góra, Poland). Which is a very very cool idea. I present you the full set:

18+(adult) players only

Full touch (for all players) - all forms of physical contact are permited, including direct violence and sexual-oriented behavior

No pain (for all players) - only the forms of direct phycical contact that dosn't discomfort other players are permited

No touch (for all players) - no forms of direct physical contacts are permited

Player-prepared costumes needed

The game incorporates the topic of bets and gambling

The game incorporates the topic of discrimination or taking advantages over someone

The game incorporates the topic of drugs and addiction

The game incorporates the topic of religion

The game may cointain scenes of sexual intercourse involving the players (using the mechanics provided)

The game may cointain strong and vulgar language

The game may contain scary or disgusting elements

The game may contain scenes of violence involving the players

Yes, these are the graphics I mentioned in my PoRtaL2 review. These seem pretty universally appliccable for any larp and allow you to visually identify both its' content and whether you'd encounter any issues playing it. I'm in love with the idea - I think I'm gonna be using them for my future projects as well :)

P.S. if you're disappointed because you expected this post to contain some fantasy, congrats for reading until its' end! Here's a reward for you - a Drachenfest 2014 trailer (although you should really check the Nordic larp book as there are several truly inspiring fantasy larps there... and Vampire too).


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