The Digra conference has just ended. There was a panel discussion on role-playing games. I talked about the challenges of documenting larps and the current self-understanding of the Nordic larp scene. Some people asked that I’d post the slides somewhere. I’m not if they make any sense by themselves, but here they are.
In the Nordic countries, live action role-playing has developed into a unique and powerful form of expression. Nordic larps range from entertaining flights of fancy to the exploration of the intimate, the collective and the political. This incredible tradition combines influences from theatre and performance art with gamer cultures, in order to push the boundaries of role-playing.