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6 Common Mistakes in Live Role-playing Design
http://www.gwid.se/2010/6-common-mistakes-in-live-role-playing-design/

The Arbitrary Nature of Small LARP Economics
http://larp.guide/2015/12/the-arbitrary-nature-of-small-larp-game-economics/

Do LARP gives a very detailed rundown of a variety of LARPs, their techniques and whether the techniques worked or not.
http://rollespilsakademiet.dk/kpbooks/do_larp_web.pdf

LARPcast has so many podcasts available for download.
http://larpcast.podbean.com/2011/03/

A series of LARP design and discussion topics, namely focusing on the Nordic tradition (but not entirely). The prices listed are only for printed copies. You can read the .pdfs for free.
http://www.rollespilsakademiet.com/udgivelser
Edited by Shannon Lopez, Sep 23 2016, 01:10 AM.
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Juhana Pettersson from Talk LARP: http://www.rollespilsakademiet.dk/pdf/books/book_talk_larp.pdf

"A participatory piece such as a larp must be understandable and approachable. It must be communicated to the players in such a way that they feel engaged and at ease with the material. The participant must be seduced by the game. To make that happen, the vision has to be something every participant can relate to.

The problem with the description “art larp” is that it doesn’t really offer the participants any information about how to play the game.

Compare this with the traditional larp genres. Most people, even non-larpers, know how to act in a historical drama or a fantasy game. They know the conventions of cyberpunk and Cthulhu horror.

I’ve found that players are willing to accept bizarre and experimental creative strategies in genre larps. You can do all kinds of weird stuff in Vampire games because the players are comfortable with the basic tenets of the game. Every game needs something that makes the participants feel comfortable, creatively speaking.

The easiest and most common way to do this is to include familiar genre elements. I call this element the Necessary Zombie. While the zombie might not really bring anything new to the game, it makes it approachable and easy to understand. Exploiting genre is one strategy for helping people come to grips with bizarre game design, but it is not the only kind of Necessary Zombie out there."
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Pattern Language for LARPs
http://www.larppatterns.org/

Wishlists for GMs in exchange for some kind of XP points
http://neromass.com/wishlist.html

LARP Puzzle Pages
https://scottyloveslarp.com/2015/07/02/using-puzzles-in-larp-game-design/
https://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?372805-Looking-for-a-guide-to-LARP-trapmaking
https://www.reddit.com/r/LARP/comments/24h4xj/lets_talk_about_traps/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7CazXJRaGQ
https://larptrapsandprops.wordpress.com/
https://alliancelarp.com/forum/threads/traps-dammit-i-want-more.12774/
http://www.larpkit.com/snap-trap/
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An amazing 1920s investigative horror rule book set in Egypt made using the Accelerant rules: https://shadowsofamun.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/shadows-of-amun-rulebook-v1-31.pdf Obviously you can't run it whole-sale without permission but it is great for inspiration.
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Some cool theatre style mechanics that are quick and easy to use:

Card-based spell casting: http://www.hillbillycountry.com/bulletsbelles/?p=127
Binderclips against boredom: http://www.hillbillycountry.com/bulletsbelles/?p=345
Card-based inventions: http://www.hillbillycountry.com/bulletsbelles/?p=115
Courting Task Mechanics: http://www.hillbillycountry.com/bulletsbelles/?p=299

Beyond the Wall (Game of Thrones) inspired LARP rule set: http://media.wix.com/ugd/41399f_1229b0ac9df748e3980f8c5b50f492f2.pdf
Edited by Shannon Lopez, Nov 24 2016, 04:35 AM.
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