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Game Wrap Magazine #1 soooooooooon

We are SO CLOSE to being able to release the first issue of Game Wrap Magazine, the publication I'm on the editorial board of that is devoted to analytical/semi-scholarly articles on the art and craft of larp. I'm incredibly pleased with this publication; the issue is going to have some really excellent, though-provoking articles in it, one of which is by me! I wrote about how larp designers and writers can support the narrative role of villain PCs in a game, and I think I did a very good job taking all the angles into consideration.

We're also accepting submissions for Issue #2, so if you have an idea for examining some accept of making and playing larps, I encourage you to send us an abstract! You don't need to have the whole article planned out, just know what subject you want to tackle and what perspective you're going to take on it. I sent in my bid for Issue #2 yesterday. I should have copied my abstract to repost here, but basically this time around I want to talk about the tension between narrative arc design and player autonomy. Constructing a sound narrative arc takes management, but in larp that can lead to railroading of players, who usually expect to have some input on how the storyline is shaped, so how do we go about balancing the progress and direction of the story while still allowing all the players to feel like they have some control over the direction of their journeys. I'm a pretty hardcore narrativist, so I really enjoy mulling over issues of building narrative in the larp form given the other needs, features, and challenges of the medium.

I'll keep you posted as to when Issue #1 is out. And in the meantime, you should totally bid us an article for Issue #2!

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About Me

My name is Phoebe. I'm Boston area theater professional and English professor focused in writing, acting, directing, and modeling. I'm known for having lots of interests, lots of opinions about those interests, and a very high estimation of the value thereof. This blog is for talking about whatever's on my mind, from my daily life to my activities to musing on any number of abstract topics. Thanks for taking the time to read.

My productions:

Upcoming Productions:

MRS. HAWKING part 2 and 3

at the Watch City Steampunk Festival 2016

presented by The Chameleon's Dish

Vivat Regina
by Phoebe Roberts

at 2PM


Base Instruments
by Phoebe Roberts

at 6PM

Saturday, May 13th 2017
at 274 Moody Street, Waltham, MA

Other Achievements:

"The Tailor at Loring's End" screenplay
Quarter Finalist in the Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Competition 2013

"Adonis" screenplay
Top Ten Percent in the Bluecat Screenwriting Contest 2015

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