Game Design: LARP Design: The basics

Amber Eagar has written an article on her LARP web site, Mortalis Games, and she details out some of the basics to LARP game design in her column “LARP Design: The basics” and she makes the following points:

  • Designing the rules for a LARP is different that designing rules for a table-top game.
  • Don’t plagiarize, but borrow ideas from other games and tweak them to fit your system.
  • Feedback is important.
  • Playtest, playtest, playtest and BLIND playtest.
  • Don’t be afraid to rewrite or redesign parts.

Hopefully this will be the first of several articles on LARP design from Amber.

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3 Responses

  1. One small clarification: My last name is spelled Eagar. 🙂 Thanks for posting the article.

  2. Oops, I’ll fix that. Sorry.

  3. Thanks. 😀

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