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Playing Nasty Characters

In this article, I will address some things to keep in mind when playing certain types of characters: villains, cruel bastards, heartless manipulators, unsympathetic types, mighty evil overlords or schoolyard bullies. For simplicity’s sake, I will just call them nasty characters. You might want to play such characters for various reasons, because the story needs an evil emperor as well as heroic rebels, or because you want to explore the psychology behind cruel actions. Or perhaps just because it’s a fun acting challenge.

Two character fighting over altar with animal skull

All the feels! – how to max out your emotions while larping

When I larp I want to feel. A lot of emotions. Intense emotions. No matter if those emotions are infatuation or fear, I love feeling my heart racing in my chest. This post presents techniques on how to create and intensify emotions. It will give you some tips on how to use your breathing and …

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Players at the horror larp Dom Som Överlever (2017). Photo by Per Wetterstrand .

Self Care Comes First: A Larp and Convention Policy

In this post I will outline the effects of stressing the importance of self care at larps and gaming events. The post will discuss both the effects on the safety and comfort of the players, as well as how it affects the overall event in other aspects. The post is aimed at larp and convention organizers …

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Högstatusroller – Vad kan vi lära av Lejonkungen?

I det här inlägget vill jag vill lyfta två olika sätt att spela högstatusroller. Å ena sidan kan man spela en högstatusroll som känner sig trygg i sin position och respekterar och bekräftar andra. Å andra sidan kan spela en högstatusroll som upplever sin position som hotad och trycker ner andra.  För att tydligöra skillnaden …

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Playing high status characters – What can we learn from The Lion King?

In this post I will address two different approaches to playing high status characters. On one hand you can play a high status character who feels secure in their position, who respects and acknowledges others. On the other hand you can play a high status characters who feels that their position is threatened and deals …

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