Friday, August 25, 2006

A really good text on the Nordic Scene

I just stumbled on (ok, I got it from Sven) this really good text about the Nordic Scene and Knutpunkt. It is a bit more elaborate and include more hard numbers than my previous article on the subject, but my text still got some important info not found in this one.

If you want to know about the roleplaying stuff I do these days, you have to turn to Sven.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Promethean



The previews for White Wolfs next World of Darkness game Promethean: The Created is well underway. Initially I was a bit sceptical about it, as I thought WW would keep to close to their established format, even if the game is a limited series of five books. Sure they will stick to the 5x5 splat format but the social splats are very different due to prometheans not havning a proper society. There also seems to be a lot of other differences in the basic concept that makes it uniqe enough for a new game. Most importantly, the more I hear about the details of the game the more I look forward to trying it out. The concept of someone who is not human at all but wants to be is something I have often wanted to play in various rpg:s but for never gotten around to do. Yes, Data is one of my favourite fictional characters.

If you want to know more about Promethean the following links should do the trick. Starting from above will make the most sense if you are completely new to the game.

Podcast with main book developer Bill Bridges
Interview with developer Matt McFarland
Podcast with developer Matt McFarland
Marcon demo game report
Kublacon demo game report
Promethean homepage with all the daily previews

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Victory for Lordi!


Congratulations to the Finnish monster rockers Lordi for winning the Eurovision Song Contest. They may not represent the best of the genre, but the melodic metal of their entry Hard Rock Hallelujah kind of grows on you. Most importantly it is a large departure from the type of music normally in the top spots of the contest. As the winner is decided by phone voting all over Europe this may be an indication that metal is rising in poularity. Or just that all metalheads voted ten times each...

Friday, May 19, 2006

Role, Play, Art

The Knutpunk 2006 book is now available online as a PDF.

Role, Play, Art—Collected Experiences of Role-Playing

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Knutpunkt is over

Knutpunkt 2006 is over and it was a blast! Thank you everyone who showed up.

Due to being one of the organisers I didn't have time to attend as may seminars as I wanted, but making travel arrangements also made me meet and talk to people I might not have encounterd otherwise. All in all I think it was a good choice to be part of the crew for my first Knutpunkt.

I will post some more reflections and a picture or two later. We have also made a forum, Post Mortem, for talk about the event.

(I hope I still got some readers left after making no posts in over a month...)

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Cat!

Yesterday I and my girfriend finally brougt home the cat we have had reserved for over a month now. It's a beautiful Somali girl (Somali is an Abyssinian with longer fur). Just look at the silly smile on my face!



She do not have a proper name yet, feel free to make suggestions.

Read this!

This article over at the Kallista Press blog got an excellent explanation of something that I have touched on myself.

Read it!

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Finally!

Gamers have wondered for nearly 20 years why there is no Warhammer 40.000 roleplaying game. In 2007 the wait will finally be over.

The reactions over at RPGnet is unsurprisingly very positive.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Knutpunkt 2006 in Stockholm

Knutpunkt 2006 is open for registration!
The convention is limited to 179 participants and we will enforce a strict first come-first serve policy, so hurry and register at:
http://kp2006.jeepen.org/

Who is coming to Knutpunkt?
Look at the registration rooster at: http://kp2006.jeepen.org/

When is Knutpunkt?
Friday 29 april - Monday 1 may on Barnens ö outside Stockholm. It costs 500 SEK and you get entry to all the seminars, the locale, a proper bed, the big party and Sweden (priceless).

What is Knutpunkt?
Knutpunkt (Eng. Junction/Nodal point) is a yearly Nordic convention on the craft and theory of role-playing. The goal of Knutpunkt is to provide a meeting place for people interested in enhancing and analysing role-playing. This we do by seminars, discussions and experimental larping. Knutpunkt in 2006 is the tenth annual conference. It continues to be a big influence on as well as a big source of inspiration for Nordic larp.

When can I meet the organisers?
Thursday 9th of mars 19:00 we will be at the bar “Wirströms” on Stora Nygatan 13 in the old town, Stockholm. Come, talk to us and hang out with a lot of nice larpers!

Where can I register?
http://kp2006.jeepen.org/

Where can I find out more?
http://jeepen.org/knutpunkt/

What if I want to organise something?
Send a description of your arrangement to: programme@jeepen.org

Sunday, February 26, 2006

No love for the d12

Why is the d12 used less often than other dice?