Life, Liberty, And the Pursuit of Level-Ups
So I was perusing States of Play, the book of essays published for Solmukohta 2012, the Nordic Larp convention going on in Helsinki right now, and I came across Lizzie Stark’s essay on larp as metaphor for American identity. In the essay, Lizzie considers the question of why American live action roleplaying culture works the way it does. In Nordic larp, rules systems are all about...
Molyjam2012: 5 Reasons Why It Mattered
I don’t think I understood what I was signing up for. When programmer Anna Kipnis idly wondered whether there had ever been a game jam based on the tweets of parody twitter account @petermolydeux the explosion of interest convinced her and games journalist Patrick Klepek to make it happen. And then, rather excited by the energy of it all, I said I’d organize a parallel jam in New...