Larp Writing and Debriefing
As part of the JSPS-funded research project “Transcultural Learning through Simulated Co-Presence: How to Realize Other Cultures and Life-Worlds,” I developed and now released a WordPress plugin for collaborative larp design and an app for debriefing and experience visualization. Both are open software and available via GitHub.
Collaborative Larp Writing
The WordPress plugin Larpwright Design Tools provides the custom post types “Character,” “Scene,” “Location,” and “Prop.” It incorporates a couple of other free plugins to assist with writing, discussing, and collaborating in the design of characters, plot, and game mechanics.
Feel free to set up your own site using the “Larpwright Design Tools” plugin. The website “Larpwright Online” functions as a demo site. Please check out the examples for Characters, Larp Setup, or the Plot.
Educational and political larps usually incorporate a reflection phase, often called a debriefing. A formal debriefing will incorporate spontaneous, immediate statements about the larp experience and more structured forms of group discussions and assistance with individual sense-making. For a mixed-method visualization and reflection strategy, you can use the Shiny app, “reLarp.”
If you use the demo version on shinyapps.io, please read the respective data and privacy disclaimer.
Please direct questions about the plugin and the app to email@example.com.