|And Then Ninjas Attack! Narative and LARP|
Submitted by: Cameron Betts
Would you rather talk about fighting ninjas, or actually fight ninjas?
If the GMs have real ninjas attack, how does that improve the game? (Also, what about the difficulties of hiring ninjas and retraining them not to kill people awesomely?)
There's something to be said about the line between game fiction that happens in the heads of players and fiction that plays out in the real world in a visceral way. On the other hand, a purely "in world" game limits the scope of what you can do. What are some of the limitations and affordances of playing with that interstitial line that forms the boundary of the magic circle?
Plus, we'll talk about the "lenses" GMs use to create that fictional reality that overlays our own. If we have time. We like to talk.
Panelists: Cameron Betts, Haz Harrower, Adam Nakama