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When nightfall comes, philosophy arises in the back of your skull. I'll be ST'ing the LARP-chronicle in Sandviken come autumn, and I don't really know what the hell I'm doing - what is a LARP and how do you do it?

When pondering upon this, I realise that LARP'ing has mutated immensely since I first entered the Elysium hall. My views on the WoD is subjective at best, and how it should be portrayed is far from an objective truth. And to realise that every player has an unique and totally subjective view on what a LARP is and how to LARP, makes for a horrifying situation - can a LARP ever be truly satisfying for all included? Must we force a style of play and call it "our vision"? Or can we harvest the ideas and views of our fellow players and make an intricate web of meta-game mechanics, suiting all styles of play?

Great, now I can't sleep..

The dice hath rolleth!

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Torpor 2011-05-12

Let the dead rest until they are needed again. It is no use to deny it any longer. I have to put Vampires Suck on indefinite hold for now. There’s a number of reasons why, and I’ll try to sum them up fairly quickly.

One thing is the internet as a medium in itself. You’ve seen me contemplate in earlier commentaries how the need for proper updates and a fair amount of content each update makes longer storylines challenging. After my first creative breakdown, I started the Chronicles of coffee and cigarettes, adjusting focus from the setting to those who (ab)use it. These were short gags presented as strips. But I don’t want to make strips. Or gags for that matter. At least not now.

VS evolved into something I find much more interesting creating – a story. Some of you, who play any edition of WoD, realise this as well. It’s not about how shitty or badass your character is in a game mechanic balance perspective. It is the drama that inevitably will surface because everything you touch will turn to shit. Life’s still a fucking joke, but everyone doesn’t get it, and others don’t find it particularly funny.

Continuing on what has been done is troublesome. I could start making proper ‘zines altogether out of VS, but there’s simply too much backstory only available online. And then there’s my conscious decision to direct VS to those already familiar with the Masquerade-setting. A proper shift in medium would require a full re-boot, and probably to drop the universe by White Wolf altogether.

But I assure you that the vampires have not returned into the shadows forever. They are always present, and the great resource material for classical Victorian horror can be applied within a multitude of settings. But VS as it is and has been, will not be for quite a while. I am deeply indebted to you all for giving me these 4 years.

Thank you so much,
I love you.

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Shakespeare2011-02-17 02:53:06

Laugh. My. Fucking. Arse. Off.

Aj schäll mäjk ju än åffär ju käänt räfjus

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