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sophmelc



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:54 pm    Post subject: One Month to GO!!!!! Reply with quote

So in honour of the fact that I seem to be the KapCon Advent Calendar I just thought I'd mention that this time in a month all the GMs will be staying up all night to put the last touches on their games. People will be running around like crazy getting their Larp costume set and all others will be looking forward to the Pre-con drinks and wondering where to get their Saturday morning cup of coffee!!

I for one can't wait!!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PS - this also means that if you've been thinking about GMing but haven't added your name to the list go do it now
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Note that it is also possible to take a more "The Dude abides" kind of approach to things.

This is not to say that one is not excited about Kapcon, merely that this excitement need not present itself as panic/insomnia.

One of the reasons I like the games on demand format is that I may approach preparation by going over the games I am bringing - probably reading one per evening, going over parts that I need to focus on, or might have problems with, or want to emphasize, but without pressure.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MikeSands wrote:
One of the reasons I like the games on demand format is that I may approach preparation by going over the games I am bringing - probably reading one per evening, going over parts that I need to focus on, or might have problems with, or want to emphasize, but without pressure.


As a matter of comparison, games on demand sounds like a lot more pressure to me on and around Kapcon time, especially given the number of games you guys have listed.

I personally find it much more relaxing to have my scenario written and playtested in advance of Kapcon.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Luke wrote:
As a matter of comparison, games on demand sounds like a lot more pressure to me on and around Kapcon time, especially given the number of games you guys have listed.


Well, it would be if I didn't know most of them so well that I don't need to playtest them. Games I will be bringing: 8. Games that need a playtest: 2.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MikeSands wrote:
Luke wrote:
As a matter of comparison, games on demand sounds like a lot more pressure to me on and around Kapcon time, especially given the number of games you guys have listed.


Well, it would be if I didn't know most of them so well that I don't need to playtest them. Games I will be bringing: 8. Games that need a playtest: 2.


Likewise. Games on Demand is pretty low stress for me. Games bring brought: about 8 or 9. Games that require stuff done for them in advance: 2, and that's just sketching out some characters.

The Dudes of Games on Demand do indeed abide.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Should I have heard from the LARP team about a character by now? I submitted my details on the website but nothing heard since.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry about that Liam, we have been in the midst of nailing down the characters and plots which meant the review of questionnaires was not completed as promptly as it should have been.

You should have received an email earlier this evening with character suggestions.

Thank you for following this up. We want people to be enthusiastic about MAFIA 2071, and the team is putting a lot of effort into making the game as good as possible. Currently we are aiming to have a final draft of characters ready before the new year.


If there are any more people with questions or wanting more information on the LARP please let us know, either on the message boards or by e-mailing kapconlarp09@gmail.com
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Malcolm wrote:
Likewise. Games on Demand is pretty low stress for me. Games bring brought: about 8 or 9. Games that require stuff done for them in advance: 2, and that's just sketching out some characters.

The Dudes of Games on Demand do indeed abide.


Strangely enough for me, as mentioned above, if I were doing Games on Demand my stress levels would be higher.

I guess its different strokes for different folks Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Luke wrote:
Strangely enough for me, as mentioned above, if I were doing Games on Demand my stress levels would be higher.

I guess its different strokes for different folks Smile


Shall I lend you Graham Walmsley's book Play Unsafe, about applying theatrical improvisation to games? It has a bunch of useful techniques that can be summarized as "relax and don't prepare much in advance, and it will be fine." In any case, the advice is handy for play all-round, regardless of whether you subsequently become a no-prep hippy GM like me.[/i]
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MikeSands wrote:
Shall I lend you Graham Walmsley's book Play Unsafe, about applying theatrical improvisation to games? It has a bunch of useful techniques that can be summarized as "relax and don't prepare much in advance, and it will be fine." In any case, the advice is handy for play all-round, regardless of whether you subsequently become a no-prep hippy GM like me.


That's cool. People prepare in different ways and I think the choice of what you run at Kapcon reflects those preferences. I am comfortable with what is the best way for me to prepare for Kapcon and the resulting games that I run Smile

Plus it isn't really about the improvisation. Its more about how I deal with the responsibility of being a GM in a Con environment. This reflects my preferences about the role of the GM in a Con environment Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like I said, good advice for play (in any role) anyhow, if you'd like to borrow it.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd be interested in flicking through it. Perhaps you could bring it to Games on Demand? We could have it out on the table for people to browse.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good idea, I'll bring it along for that. And you're welcome to borrow after, Steve.
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