Title: Nordic Larp
Editors: Jaakko Stenros & Markus Montola
Writers: Jaakko Stenros, Markus Montola and 29 others
Publisher: Fëa Livia
Cover: Hardcover
Language: English
Published: 2010
Number of pages: 320
Edition: 1st edition
Height: 275 mm
ISBN: 978-91-633-7856-0

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About the book
Steampunk starships. Animatronic dragons. Cancer patients.

In the Nordic countries, live-action role-playing has developed into a unique and powerful form of expression. Nordic larps range from entertaining flights of fancy to the exploration of the intimate, the collective and the political. This incredible tradition combines influences from theatre and performance art with gamer cultures, in order to push the boundaries of role-playing.

Nordic Larp presents a critical cross section of this vibrant culture through 30 outstanding larps, combining stories told by designers, players and researchers with over 250 photographs of play and preparations. In addition the book contains two essays that explain the history and rhetorics of Nordic larp, and contextualizes it in relation to theatre, art and games.

The editors Jaakko Stenros and Markus Montola are life-long role-players, as well as game researchers at the University of Tampere. They are authors ofPervasive Games: Theory and Design (2009) as well as the editors of Playground Worlds (2008) and Beyond Role and Play (2004).

The book is published by Fëa and produced by Anna Westerling and Anders Hultman.

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