Sometimes You Just Want to Yell Criticism

Criticism, Salt, and Learning to Listen Better

Guest Blog by Lyn Hilton. Featured Photo by Evelien Legein. (A guest post that, frankly, I think she put into words much better than I did. Giving AND receiving criticism is vital for the growth of not only a game, but our community, yet it's something we all tend to do poorly, if we do … Continue reading Criticism, Salt, and Learning to Listen Better

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Not So Happy Holidays: Designing Larp for the Season

(Photo by Andreas Rønningen on Unsplash.) ‘Tis the season, as you all know. If you’re asking what season, well, it’s the time of year that North Americans are surrounded by the inescapable pressure to celebrate capitalism, families, and Christian culture with some doses of minority celebrations thrown in for color (forgive the salty pun.) Even … Continue reading Not So Happy Holidays: Designing Larp for the Season

Influencers in LARP: Roles and Responsibilities

(Photo taken by Bret Lehne at Inside Hamlet. - insidehamlet.com) Influencers and the LARP community have been a topic of heavy controversy as of late. After several companies coming under fire for using ‘Influencers’ that were deemed unhealthy for the community, there has been a large pushback against using them at all. Other companies have … Continue reading Influencers in LARP: Roles and Responsibilities

Speaking Different Tongues: Communication Styles and Gaming

(Photo by Bogomil Mihaylov on Unsplash) This week, I had the pure pleasure of seeing Eddie Izzard live in a 99 seat, intimate theater. His show was fantastic, but also gave me a lot of things to think about (which, I think, is probably a highlight of his comedy.) No, apparently, I cannot just go see a show … Continue reading Speaking Different Tongues: Communication Styles and Gaming