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[PUBLIC] The Economics of LARP (or, Are We Willing To Pay What LARP costs?) - The Cover Story
October 2013
 
 
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Sun, Oct. 20th, 2013 11:18 am
[PUBLIC] The Economics of LARP (or, Are We Willing To Pay What LARP costs?)

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Robert Bronzite
Mon, Oct. 21st, 2013 12:36 pm (UTC)

I definitely understand the argument, and I think it is applicable to a wide swath of current-generation LARP writers. That said, even if we ignore the time and effort put in to write the game, I'm quite positive that GM's would welcome recompense for the material costs of game. Our hobby slays fel printers, and many a tree in its wake.

I don't think everybody who writes for Intercon would find contentment in being a full-time LARP writer, but I do believe there are those who would be happy doing so. I also think there are those who would welcome the supplementary income ("supplementary" in this circumstance being all but a euphemism for "mitigating".) Maybe there needs to be some intermediary step, such as having a con that pays for games. Maybe we suddenly see a spike in linked and re-runnable game like Tony Mitton's Linfarn series, spreading development cost thinner over the players.

I have no doubt there will always be people who write and run LARP at their own expense for love and glory. I just think there should be another option.


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