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 Z├╝rich in Switzerland (in january). So if anyone know anything of the Swiss rpg, I would be very interested.


A Nice Evening With the Family [Larp]

Just got the game materials today for the swedish/international larp A Nice Evening With the Family. Oh, man. This is soo cool. A Litterary Compendium (consisting of the various plays except one), a text describing the game itself and a nicely written invitation to Helges 60th birthday (the setting from the dogma movie “The Celebration”[dk:Festen] by Thomas Vinterberg).

I’m attending the international session starting 23 aug. One thing really struck me while reading: These guys are really serious and are really trying hard to help us, the players, to get into character, to explore our characters narrative potential as well as experimenting with advanced playing techniques most common in (Jeep-esqe) freeform games.Of course I’m playing one of the bad guys. Luckily not as bad as Francescos (ita) who REALLY drew the longest straw, badguy-wise.So, who will I be seeing there? I’m taking names.