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My own private Iron GM

I've been tossing an idea around in my mind and wondering whether to go with it or not. I've begun preparations in earnest for going to Intercon, and there's been some working out dates for Festival lately, and that's got me thinking about larp. I've not been able to devote much attention to larping lately, and I really miss it. I haven't written anything new in a while, but I'm nervous about committing myself to a long project when there are so many other things I need to be writing.

It got me thinking about when I participated in Iron GM on a team with Nat, Vik, and Andrew, wherein we produced our odd little gem of a game called Agent Bobo of the Resistance. It was a great experience, for many reasons. This team was great to work with. We made a game like nothing else any of us has ever done before. And it enabled some new work made in a very short period of time, so I could help write a new game without occupying myself too much. It makes me think that it's worth doing again, at least in some form.

I don't think I want to participate in the official one this year. I don't have a team, and I'm more interested in doing something solo right now. The only real trouble with it for me is that I have a really hard time with the all-night aspect of it. I felt bad during the Agent Bobo process that I ended up sleeping more than anyone else just because I COULDN'T keep myself awake.

That's why I'm toying with the idea of challenging myself to Iron GM conditions. Pick a day when I can just stay at home and write a two-hour twelve-player game in a twenty-four hour period. I could choose the start and end hour that worked for me (as in, around my personal sleep schedule) rather than just be stuck with 6PM to 6PM, and I wouldn't have to feel bad if I needed to sleep. I might even have somebody else choose three secret ingredients for me, and act as my challenge-master. They would hold me to my strictures and monitor my progress.

Something to think about. It could be fun.


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Jan. 9th, 2014 08:38 pm (UTC)
Sounds fantastic.
Jan. 10th, 2014 06:28 am (UTC)
When would you want to do this? If the point is to make a solo Iron GM project, maybe I'd want to try this at the same time as you.
Jan. 11th, 2014 02:24 am (UTC)
I thought I'd pick some weekend, hadn't decided which one. It's be really cool to have other people doing it in parallel, so any time that would be convenient for you?
Jan. 11th, 2014 02:53 am (UTC)
I'd prefer after Intercon to avoid conflicting with writing Planetfall (and presumably you'd also prefer to avoid conflicting with writing Privy Council), but other than that I'm fairly flexible. There's one weekend in late March, on the 22nd, when I'm grading midterms, so I can't, but otherwise, I should be fine.
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