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We Aren’t Puppies, We’re Werewolves

In Community, Playing, Storytelling on July 3, 2013 at 4:21 pm

IMG_3335When relations between Players and Storytellers begin to breakdown and become unfriendly, how can the cycle be broken?

There’s a saying that a few LARPers I know always recite, “We pay five bucks to pretend to be nine foot tall fuzzy werewolves at a warehouse every other Friday night. The least we could do is do it like adults.”

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The Unpermissibles

In Plot, Storytelling on June 16, 2013 at 3:41 pm

IMG_3339Rape. Child Abuse. Pregnancy. Abortion. Miscarriage.

These are the Unpermissibles. Some would argue they make good story. I would argue Storytellers do not always know everything going on in their players’ lives, and these things are far too sensitive to just push into play without an OOC discussion first.

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