In our neverending pursuit of the new we often forget about the basic rules of design. We’re like a karate expert who’s about to take his/her black belt test, so he/she stopped practising basic kata and lost against a novice. Unfortunate, isn’t it? Perhaps it’s time we changed it. We thought you might find it useful to listen to some speeches about design, script writing, acting, theatre and film. In our neverending pursuit of the new we often forget about the basic rules of design. We’re like a karate expert who’s about to take his/her black belt test, so he/she stopped practising basic kata and lost against a novice. Unfortunate, isn’t it? Perhaps it’s time we changed it. We thought you might find it useful to listen to some speeches about design, script writing, acting, theatre and film.
Coordinator: Malwina Otto Adrianna Alicja Markowicz (Wioska Fantasy) Larp, theatre and performance Where is larp on the map of the theatre? How do the strategy of role shifting and the acclaimed Fischer-Lichtowska feedback loop function in it? What would Grotowski say about larps? Larp, Theatre and Performance - Marjukka Lampo is wrong. Magdalena Zylik (Stowarzyszenie Praktyków Dramy STOP-KLATKA) Drama (in) larps Fictional situation, getting into a role, engaging the mind, the heart and feelings, improvisation... does it ring a bell? Larps don’t have to be just role-playing games. They can become a space for education, self-reflection and a deeper understanding of the outside world. Because of how it functions (getting into the character), drama, (1) shapes participants’ social and intellectual skills such as: team work, cooperation, effective communication, empathy etc. (2) allows the participants to express themselves: their feelings, thoughts, experiences. This process lets us take a close look at emotions, problems and solutions, expanding our understanding of other people’s attitudes and behaviors. One of the basic functions of drama is showing motives and consequences of specific behaviors, analyzing attitudes and strengthening the awareness of existing relationships. Anna & Michał Rogala Characters in the net of social relations - working it out with the player The character is placed in the net of social relationships. For the purpose of the larp the GM has to communicate to the player or co-create with them at least some of these relationships. This presentation aims to show a few practical ways of conveying the knowledge about who is who in the game to the players, and also co-creating these relationships with the player. We will talk about creating character sheets, individual and group briefing, creating circulars for teams, identifying characters by the identifiers worn by the players, and pre-game workshops. We will also mention concealing characters’ identity and disclosing it during the game, and the mechanics behind recognizing other characters in game without meeting them beforehand. Zofia Urszula Kaleta (Wielosfer) Workshops - a game before the game When next time you put the blame on your players, saying that they ruined your scenario, think twice. Have done absolutely everything you could to prevent it? There are obvious truths out there. Which is the right order of asking questions about mechanics? A quick lesson of remembering names and relationships between characters. Distributing character sheets. Choosing exercises appropriate to the theme of the larp. Teambuilding in practice. Artur Woźniak 1001 mistakes I made while briefing A talk about the most notoriously made mistakes while briefing players before a larp. Which of them are the gravest. How to avoid making them, how to preempt them and minimize their consequences. All of that on the basis of a considerable experience, the speaker claims to possess, of poor briefing. Mikołaj Wicher (Liveform) Scenography, stupid! Every object in the play area which is not your player is scenography. And scenography makes a difference whether you like it or not. Your players will be placed in it. Are you ready to leave its impact to chance? Or will you take matters in your hands? This presentation and discussion address the question of how, with limited finances, to create scenography which will be suitable for specific types of players (GNS triangle). Bartek Zioło (Wielosfer) Table for Mixing LARP* As everyone knows, all the good things in larps were invented by the Scandinavians. Let us have a look then at the concept which is not to be taken literally, but which should change the attitude to creating games in general. Will it stand the test of the Polish larp reality? I hereby present Table for Mixing LARP. (*originally "the Mixing Desk of Larp", which translated into Polish by Google transforms into sth as awkward as this). Adrianna Alicja Markowicz (Wioska Fantasy) Polish Larps BC The early days of Polish larping on the basis of interviews with Sylwia "Kiro" Żabińska and her two friends from the Collaps club Robert ,,Inkognito” Witosławski and „Trzeci”.