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Who is Douglas Larke?
Who is Douglas Larke?

My good friend Douglas Larke is the epitome of the storytelling game master. Whether he’s running Vampire: the Masquerade or Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition or Golden Sky Stories, his games focus on the fiction and the characters that live within it. His Canadian sense of hospitality and generosity makes new players feel welcome, while those of us in Malaysia who’ve known him for nearly two decades always remember him…

Dec 2016 | KotakCon 2016 at Publika
Dec 2016 | KotakCon 2016 at Publika

What: KotakCon 2016 When: Monday-Tuesday 26-27 December 2016 Where: Publika Shopping Gallery Who: All Aboard Community Gaming Centre   Hurrah for KotakCon 2016! Just after Christmas, All Aboard Game Cafe came together with local gaming groups, artists, game creators and vendors to put on the biggest tabletop convention of the year. KotakCon 2016 ran for two days – including the public holiday after Christmas – and featured some of the…

Maelstrom LARP Combat
Maelstrom LARP Combat

What’s it like to be in the thick of LARP combat? Last month, I had a chance to find out at the Maelstrom II: Refuge event.   The Rules Behind Maelstrom In the Maelstrom LARP system, based on the Dutch Vortex LARP rules, a single strike from a foam weapon inflicts 1 hit point of damage. Most characters can survive 3 hits, but leveling up and wearing armor can increase that total….

Maelstrom LARP: Doom Comes to Refuge
Maelstrom LARP: Doom Comes to Refuge

Maelstrom II: Refuge, the latest in a series of ongoing fantasy live-action roleplaying (LARP) events, kicked off on 26 November. I was glad to be on hand as one of the non-player characters (NPCs) participating in the game. Gamers from the local LARP scene suited up in costume and joined in the epic tale of survival and adventure.   Into Maelstrom II: Refuge The Sungai Chongkak Park and Resort, Hulu Langat…

Behind the Scenes: Maelstrom LARP
Behind the Scenes: Maelstrom LARP

Maelstrom II, Malaysia’s first and foremost boffer LARP event, is just around the corner (26-27 November 2016). As a member of the Maelstrom NPC (non-player character) crew, I joined the pre-game briefing today.   Behind the Scenes Behind the scenes of every successful LARP, there are long and in-depth planning sessions. Here, where we work out how to connect game events with the players’ various missions and goals. Under the direction…

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