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Charlotte Moss
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I'll be photographing Forsaken LRP in March - will you be there?

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Charlotte Moss commented on a post on Blogger.
Hey!

I run LARP.GUIDE and I just wanted to drop a line here to thank you for responding to our post.

The figures quoted in the article are all taken from Callum's experience of running a post-apocalyptic game this October (The World Went Dark), and it represents his own real-world experience with planning and putting together a game - and the frustration he feels when people tell him that his ticket prices should be lower.

I've never been afraid of saying that LARP.GUIDE has a team of writers who feel strongly about events that have incredible visual immersion. I'm an artist myself and so this hugely influences the way that I approach LARP. There are games for everyone out there. Yes, you can go and play for a fiver on your local common wearing a whole load of generic kit and that's a perfectly acceptable thing to do. But labelling what other people do as 'snobby' when in reality it's just not your game is... well... it's just a bit unkind really.

I don't believe that Callum ever suggested that LARP had to be expensive, just that if an event was expensive then perhaps it's worth considering why before you have a whinge to the organiser (or your mates, or your blog).

Hopefully when The World Went Dark runs next month we'll be able to produce a follow-up article so that people can see the incredible game-world that the crew and players are building. Hopefully it'll become clear why different price points exist in LARP. And hopefully we'll be able to write about why some games are expensive (and why they should be expensive), but why it's ok to enjoy cheaper games too. But if cheaper games are your thing, then whinging that the immersion, the costume, the site, the toilets, etc, aren't up to scratch is something that you can't really do. Well you can, but it makes you look a bit silly.

There's games out there for everyone - I'm running a parlour LARP in my lounge soon with no costume and no set dressing. But understanding why you get different things for different amounts of money is essential before complaining that things cost too much.

Anyway, I can't wait to read more of your blog - I'm about to dive in and have a read. :-)

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Charlotte Moss commented on a post on Blogger.
And you can find a list of Leah's posts here: http://larp.guide/author/leahtardivel/
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