"When Dystopia Rising went well, there were moments that felt natural, perfect. My first night was filled with gang warfare and hunts for a cult of radiation-worshipping Social Darwinists, but one of the parts I remember best was sitting next to a busker who played me a song from Hedwig and the Angry Inch, gave a mythologized retelling of the musical, and ended up explaining the origins of a group I believe was called the Church of Daft Punk" -- The Verge on playing in the massively complex post-apocalyptic LARP ( Live Action Role Playing) game, Dystopia Rising.
During the first weekend of October, at a Connecticut campground, a group of women gathered
. As part of a pilot program organized by the federal government, these women, self-arranged into groups of three called "triads," were finalists for an experimental parenting program. Two of the triads would be selected for the right to be artificially inseminated, the resulting child to be raised by all three women as equal co-parents. While no one was certain how the experiment might turn out, every one agreed that something had to be tried since all of the men were dead
. [more inside]
The music of New Mexico's A Hawk and a Hacksaw
brings LARPing the epicness it deserves
Gary Bigham, pro-LARP
er, releases the first known Minecraft LARP
. Spoiler - creepers are jerks.
is a fully-playable ruleset for BLARPing (Business Live-Action Role-Playing).
LARP - what is it?
- a comprehensive guide in comicbook form.
(Live Avatar Role Playing) (SLYT)
from an epic Russian Fallout LARP. English translation via Google.
Lasting 3 days and involving up to three hundred and twenty four participants, the game of Moopsball
debuted in Damon Knight's Orbit 18. Once part of the geek canon (not to mention the favored game of Illuminati University
), Moopsball is slowly being forgotten. Still, there are those who are following in its footsteps. [more inside]
IM IN UR MANGER KILLING UR SAVIOR
. And for those who finish watching that video thinking "A lawful evil Paladin? WTF?", here's a video response
. And, just because it's too good not
to share... honor
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In the grand tradition of Killer
comes Humans Vs. Zombies
, a campus game that's growing in popularity. From its origins at Goucher
, it's spread to a reported two dozen colleges. An interview with the game's moderator is here
, and you can watch the 45-minute documentary from one of the games on Google Video
Goblins in upstate NY!
Brought to you by Adventures in Midland. They have a very indepth, Live Action Roleplaying website. Funny pictures and all that. Go Too much too look at in one sitting... I feel like this has been posted here already, apologies if that's true.