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This is the fifth of a series of articles about the economics of LARP (live action role-playing) and the failure of market forces within the hobby. This series is derived from a lecture which I gave at Camelot UK LARP conference held in November 2019.

  • The first blog of this series, about LARP and the Failure of Market Forces, can be found here.
  • The second in the series, about What LARP Should Cost, can be found here.
  • The third in this blog series, discussing What do Other Similar Pastimes Charge? can be found here.
  • The fourth entitled What are we charging? can be found here.

In the last article of this series, I found out what LARP organisers charged for tickets and spent their budget on. To compare, I was interested to discover what players pay and would consider paying for events. I created an online questionnaire and circulated it as widely though the live roleplaying community as I could. As with the questionnaire to organisers, this cannot be said to be a completely representative survey. …


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A late night plot meeting at All for One

This is the fourth of a series of articles about the economics of LARP (live action role-playing) and the failure of market forces within the hobby. This series is derived from a keynote lecture which I gave at Camelot UK LARP conference held in November 2019.

  • The first blog of this series, about LARP and the Failure of Market Forces, can be found here.
  • The second in the series, about What LARP Should Cost, can be found here.
  • The third in this blog series, discussing What do Other Similar Pastimes Charge? can be found here.

I have written in previous blog posts about how we at Crooked House organise LARP events, but I wanted to find out what other event runners were doing. …


Other interactive experiences and how they compare to LARP

This is the third of a series of articles about the economics of LARP and the failure of market forces when applied to the hobby. This series is derived from one of the keynote lectures which I gave at Camelot UK LARP conference held in November 2019.

  • The first blog of this series, about LARP and the Failure of Market Forces, can be found here.
  • The second in the series, about What LARP Should Cost, can be found here.
  • The fourth post discussing What are we Charging? can be found here.

“Interactive immersive narrative events” are current buzz-words in the entertainment industry. …

About

Rachel Thomas

Vet, likes all things animal. Roleplayer, LARP & Crooked House LRP. Plays and organises interactive narrative fiction. Travels as Vetvoyages.

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