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A Late Telegram

So, last time was august. I’ll try to catch up on the last couple of months rpg-news for me.

First of all, I attended A Nice Evening with the family, which was a blast. The Jeepform techniques worked like a charm. Almost playing from a script was excellent. The players were very talented. One of the characters filmed the nights events and when we watched some of it the day after, it could just as easily have been a movie. Brilliant. Oh, and the location. And Sweden. And the gamemasters. And Anna Westerling. Talented, beautiful and full of health. Much love from here.

Secondly, Jonas, my wife and I attended the italian convention ModCon, which was a beast of a convention with almost 4000 guests, mostly playing boardgames, cardgames and the traditional tabletop D&D game. Of cause there was the Flying Circus of italian Donkeys who made the entire stay worthwhile. They are the freeforming aspect of italian roleplaying. Their english is not as bad as they themselves think and their games differ slightly from the standard freeform experience. I think I prefer the smaller scale Ambercon, which is more focused on Freeform gaming.

Thirdly, there was Viking-Con, which is the old old convention in Denmark. The visit was a first real visit. A very conventional thinking convention, although it changed a lot this year. There was a bar selling quality beer, it had a Jeepform game on the programe and Jason Morningstar was the guest of honor. Jason was a lot of fun, but I realised that the american roleplayers do not, I repeat, do not, play the same way as we do in scandinavia. More on this later as I get reports from Tobias Wrigstad who is taking on the entire continent of America!

Also, the news are reporting of an upcoming czech translation of Lady and Otto and an italian version of The Mothers. This is great and Im really honored.

Lastly, and a more personal note, I got married, bought a car, got a new apartment, restarted my master thesis (again) and moving to Zürich in Switzerland (in january). So if anyone know anything of the Swiss rpg, I would be very interested.

Stilhed efter stormen (og en lille prut)

Efter en solid overdose af rollespilsrelaterede events håber jeg nu at kunne vende tilbage til normaliteten. Fastaval er slut, Knutepunkt 06 er overstået og Olle Jonssons bryllup er en done deal.Fastaval var, som det (næsten) altid er, en succes. Det slog mig på et tidspunkt hvor hverdagsagtigt det egentlig virkede; måske var det, fordi det var mit tiende år som fastavalgænger? Måske fordi jeg havde for travlt med at være spilleder? Måske fordi det var de samme mennesker man ser år for år? Måske fordi man næste år kun skal komme til lørdagsdæmonen og banketten?Apropos banketten, så var det jo lidt af en bitter pille at sluge, at Badehotellet kun blev nomineret; men at tabe til titaner, er der ingen skam i. Respekt til Max og co. for at kunne navigere i et særdeles farligt farvand. Nu vil kun tiden vise, hvilket scenarie der trak det længste strå. Jeg har i al fald fået de første fan-mails.Et par uger efter stod der så Knutepunkt på plakaten. Meta-live kongressen. Denne gang i Sverige, delvist arrangeret af Jeepen. Her følger redux udgaven: Thorbiörn der panik-retter i programmet helt ind til lørdag (eller var det søndag?), oplæsninger af svensk porno serveret med røde pølser, uropførsel af Fluggan og Birds on a Wire, Ost, Portvins-workshop, Anna Lisa Ingemansons “Svarta ögon”, The Olle Jonsson Bachelorparty, turning jeep, og en lettere panik-agtig hjemtur. Tak til Thorbiörn, Olle, Joc og Tobias for en helt igennem uforglemmelig weekend.Whats next? Ropecon