Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

The Evolution of a Game

The process of LARP writing is a fascinating mix of fear and exhilaration. Yesterday, I have a mass of semi-related characters, and I'm nervous about the whole mess. Today, after six hours of brainstorming and design, I have a game. Still need a few more plots, but every character has two so far and most are up to four.

Finishing casting helped a lot (the letters will be going out shortly). That finally commits me to which characters are going to be in the game, and that presented me with a neatly-organized matrix of characters vs. plots. (Thanks again to those who helped me figure out how to get the nested queries working.) And that, in turn, made it nice and clear which characters needed more beef, so I could focus on drawing the right lines in the web to fill those holes.

Which brings us up to the next step: writing the damned thing. There's a lot to write -- 27 characters in about six weeks. But that's reasonably straightforward, once the plot web is done...
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