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Although I haven’t been posting much here, I am still larping and making related art. My Instagram has been getting more frequent updates. It’s the best place to see Bicolline stuff, larp stuff, and pictures like the one above.

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Can larps be a business?

The simple answer is “easily”. It’s been done before in other industries. Let’s roll back the clock to the 1980’s and 1990’s; which were interesting times for tabletop gamers, and larpers. There were no game development companies, no streaming services, and for that matter not much internet. There were barely publishing companies that could scrape together enough money to keep printing RPG guidebooks. There was Games Workshop because lets face it Europe has always been ahead of the U.S. on this curve. D&D was a pretty new thing. Adults would scold their children for playing with ‘toys’ (this literally happened to me, I may have some buried resentment).

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Le crime ne paie pas!

The May Campaign at Bicolline was a great time. Due to weird narrative and odd weapon/armor limitations it was virtually free from in game stakes, and therefore pressure. Other members of the Lys didn’t find it overly fun, but I enjoyed it as a one shot experience. Watching people fail to adapt their tactics was interesting. It has me thinking back to some tactics from larps of old and wondering if they might be useful. Anyway, the really fun part of the weekend was connecting with other members of the Lys Noir (as well as the DT Co) and talk about ways to do that some more. An idea arose somewhat like the Gastronomy Tournament (although without the competition part). Cooking for each other using a fire/fire pit. It has me considering getting a Dutch Oven (very modern, I know, but useful nonetheless) and/or a cast iron skillet.