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Question for the LARPers:

Is physical fitness and health often a concern when planning or designing a LARP?  Or is there a general understanding of conditions that should be expected?
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It's generally understood that one may have to be physical during the larp and that precautions should be taken to prevent problems arising from said activity. That being said it's advantageous to have a Marshall, ref, first aid person etc on standby to help alleviate any potential accidents
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With the Savage Worlds/Rifts Kickstarter going, what Rifts hacks would you do?

For example:
Dragons in the Megaverse - PCs are dragons travelling around, finding forces of insurrection among their subjects, and dispensing MDC.
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The hardest part about playing a dragon is muscle memory. It's difficult to stretch your fingers and reach those higher horns. Not to mention the lung power required.
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Congrats and best of luck to the finalists!
 
The Finalists for the #200WordRPG Challenge have been selected and can be read below! Early May the winners will be announced, and the PDF will be made available for sale. The PDF will feature: Pay What You Want Pricing The final winners ALL the entries…
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Have you ever wished Questlandia was a bit more French and black?

Well, it sounds like a really cool game.  We chatted about it on the podcast, and they've got some really cool mechanics added to the existing system.  Totally worth a look.
 
The Noirlandia Kickstarter just launched! This very minute! Will you be the first backer?

I'm so proud to be working alongside +Evan Rowland and +Brian Van Slyke on this project. Evan has made a fantastic game here, and it's so cool to see the Questlandia system evolving.
Noirlandia is a tabletop RPG about a tangled murder mystery in a bizarre, corrupt city of your own design.
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Okay, my 200 Word RPG for this year.  In the traditional (for me) fashion, it was all done in one go with little planning or editing.

Included below for the curious, easily skippable for those who are taking part and want to keep clear of other ideas.






Team Me
By Larry Spiel

This is a game of teamwork and selfishness.  The players are employees of FriendlyCorp.  Today is both team building day and downsizing day.  Employees work together to overcome challenges, then all but one will be fired.

Make a nametag for your employee.  Go around the table to introduce yourself.

My name is ____
My hobby is ____
My favourite _____ is _____

The game is played in rounds.  Each round has two parts: team building, and elimination.

Team Building
Play a game as a group.  Some examples are listed, but more can be found online:
Minefield (guide a blindfolded player through a room of obstacles (papers, water bottles, etc)
Plane Crash (list 12 items needed on a deserted island, rank in importance)
Spider Web (place to strings/tape across a door - get all players through without touching the tape)
All Aboard! (Fit the group in a small area.  Decrease the area size)

Elimination
Randomly select an employee.
That employee is eliminated unless another employee vouches for them.  Explain why they matter.
There is no cost to vouching for another player.

Play continues until only one employee remains.

Be the Friendliest FriendlyCorp employee to win!
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Oh right, hashtags are a thing.   #200WordRPG
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For those who have played The Beast, what were your thoughts on it?

If you haven't, but plan to, you might want to skip. Open discussion of anything in the game is permitted.






Personally, I was a bit underwhelmed, although it sounds like others have really enjoyed it. If love to hear some thoughts by other players. 
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It appears I'll be running an occasional ongoing game of Dungeon World.  I've done quite a number of one-shots, often teaching the system as I do so.

I was hoping some of you helpful people might direct me toward anything I should know that will make this easier?  I've been running by the book since it first arrived, and my typical one-shots were always improvised.  What's changed?  What wisdom has been learned?

And yes +Jason Cordova, I'll be mining Discern Realities for advice/ideas.
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Thanks everyone who has (and who still may) offered suggestions.  I've got some time now to go over things and figure out the best way of incorporating your advice.
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If you like minotaurs and free stuff... I'm looking at you, +Mike G​.
 
It's the last day to enter if you're interested.
#claytalk  
I got asked for my thoughts on Rafflecopter, so I'm using it to do a giveaway.
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I do like Minotaurs!
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For your convenience.
 
The RPG Design Panelcast is now up on Google Play under the link below. Please feel free to share it widely. 
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Is anyone interested in taking part in a beta test of +Ben Dutter's game Perseverant?  I'm quite content to run the game.  I'm thinking of running it over hangouts.  The description:

"PERSEVERANT is a collaborative storytelling game that
focuses on a group of survivors traveling through an
inhospitable wilderness. We need two to five people to
play, and each game takes around three hours."

If a few people are interested in giving it a shot, we'll figure out a date and time, and work from there.
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If it helps, feel free to keep me on a shortlist if you want to wait until other folks' time clears up.
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For those who enjoy cyberpunk, what's your preferred 'street name' and why?
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The Irish pulp horror expert who goes by Crypt O'Keepr.  He also loves ciphers.  And puns.
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We chatted with +Ben Dutter about this project.  Very cool concept, and right on target for those that like things a bit weird.
A tabletop RPG about callous survivors scavenging the abyssal guts of the world-eating Beast that consumed their home.
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RPG player, typically of the story/indie game preference.  Currently a host on The Tabletop Superhighway, and RPG podcast, and formerly ran a YouTube channel called Emergent Play.

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