Interactive Drama

Hypnotic Roleplaying Webinar Audio Recording

On 23 September 2012, Brian David Phillips conducted an online guided meditation on HYPNOROLEPLAY: eXperiential Hypnosis and LARP/RPG Play via online webinar chat. The HYPNOROLEPLAY online webinar is an introduction to concepts related to hypnotically enhancing character identification and the experience of roleplaying games, live and table top. Of particular interest is the use of…

Reality Rendering RPG Hypnosis

Reality Rendering David Brager This piece was originally written and posted to his Srypnosis site by David Brager many years ago. It is reproduced here by permission. His roleplay related pieces were formerly archived on my old related site and since that site is now defunct, I have moved them here for obvious reasons. I…

Hypnotic Roleplaying with Hypno-RPG Adventuring

Hypno-Adventuring:Role Playing Games in Trance David Brager This piece was originally written and posted to his Srypnosis site by David Brager many years ago. It is reproduced here by permission. His roleplay related pieces were formerly archived on my old related site and since that site is now defunct, I have moved them here for…

SLEEP NO MORE = Interactive Drama LARP + Shakespeare + Absinthe + Orgy Masks with or without Gossip Girls

The folks at Punchdrunk (http://www.punchdrunk.org.uk/) have created an intriguing thrillride of an interactive drama production in Sleep No More (http://sleepnomorenyc.com/) which the very good folks at io9 have called LARP plus Shakespeare plus Absinthe plus Orgy Masks with a very strong reccommendation for folks to give it a go. Their full review can be found…

Beertown Interactive Theatre Experience

The folks at the Dog and Pony theatre troupe in Washington, DC, have created a fresh interactive theatre experience in their new production of Beertown that sounds like it is a real blast. See the review at http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/dog-and-pony-dcs-beertown-a-fun-place-to-visit/2011/11/14/gIQA5T2FMN_story.html for an intriguing look at this piece of interactive theatre. All the best, Brian

Captain Robert of Abney Park talks Steampunk and RPGs at the League of STEAM

Captain Robert (Robert Brown) of the steampunk band Abney Park (http://www.abneypark.com) visits the League of STEAM podcast to discuss the crossover of stampunk music with roleplaying games. The tabletop RPG, AIRSHIP PIRATES, was recently released and is based upon the music of Abney Park (I have my autographed copy in front of me, ooooh luvely…

One Word at a Time Improvisational Language Structure with Roddy McDowall and Carol Burnett

As many readers here know, I teach Communication as well as Acting at the university. One of the innovations I use in my English as a Foreign Language courses is a set of interactive games known as Improvisational Language Structures (ILS) which are a series of activities I have adapted from theatre games and improvisational…

Community Makes D&D Cool

Yet another special episode of Community kicks more than a whole lot of butt. Seriously, fun episode. Makes me want to get out the dice and play D&D again . . . perhaps we will too. See discussion of the episode at io9 at http://io9.com/#!5752137/how-community-exposed-the-world-to-the-imaginative-wonderland-of-dungeons–dragons. Seriously, really gets me goin’ on starting up some D&D…

DARK KAMELOT Live Action Roleplaying Game for New Year’s Day

DARK KAMELOT An Afternoon of Interactive Drama http://www.interactivedramas.info/tdarkkamelot1.htm directed by Brian David Phillips and Lorraine Phillips 1 January 2011, 3:00pm http://www.interactivedramas.info/tdarkkamelot1.htm followed immediately by Pot-Luck Dinner/Game Party 6:30pm-ish to whenever folks leave join us for costume roleplay fun in a Dark World of Arthurian Alternate History Weirdness An afternoon of improvisational interactive drama roleplaying games!…

The Big Bad Thyng

I just added more players to the cast list of THE BIG BAD THYNG for this weekend . . . there’s still some time to join us for this interactive drama live action roleplaying game costume party pot luck thingie . . . but please contact me soon. See http://www.interactivedramas.info/tbadthyng.htm for complete details. – Brian

THE BIG BAD THYNG 實境RPG (角色扮演遊戲真人版)

Please email director@interactivedramas.info with your character request for this upcoming THE BIG BAD THYNG Halloween-themed interactive drama session. You are more likely to get what your request if you sign up and confirm earlier rather than later. Chinese correspondence goes to lorraine@briandavidphillips.com (since it’s Halloween, we’re loosening things up so the session is open to…

Journal of Interactive Drama seeking Submissions

JOURNAL OF INTERACTIVE DRAMA A Multi-Discipline Peer-Reviewed Journal of Scenario-Based Theatre-Style Interactive Drama Freeform Live Action Roleplaying Games Call for Papers The Journal of Interactive Drama is an online peer-reviewed journal on scenario-based interactive drama freeform live action roleplaying games which provides a forum for serious discussion of live roleplaying game theory, design, and practice. Two…

Paradise Lost photos Up . . .that was fun so let’s do it again!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the performance of PARADISE LOST our first official reboot scenario for the Taiwan Interactive Theatre Society after an overlong hiatus. Glad to hear you all enjoyed it. Congratulations to Michael Cheng for winning the Best Roleplayer Award and Beatrice Wang for snagging Best Costume! We had a blast…

Critical Strategies of LARP and Interactive Drama

Jaakko Stenros and Markus Montol present their paper on “Critical Strategies of LARP“ to the Nordic LARP Talks (http://nordiclarptalks.org): About the Presenters: Markus Montola (M.Soc.Sc.) has worked as a researcher both at University of Tampere and at Nokia Research Center, with role-playing and pervasive games as main research interests. Currently he is a doctoral candidate…

Introduction to Nordic Interactive Drama

Johanna Klojonen presents an Introduction to Nordic LARPs as her presentation at the Nordic LARP Talks conference.  See http://nordiclarptalks.org for more.  Honestly, I think the entire conference concept is absolutely inspiring . . . methinks it may even be something worth pursuing here – perhaps as an activity adjunct with the Journal of Interactive Drama at…

Interactive Drama? LARPing?

As you know . . . well, as regular readers know . . . I recently updated the Interactive Dramas webpages at http://www.interactivedramas.info and have posted a few announcements for upcoming events with the Taiwan troupe. So . . . what is this interactive drama stuff? Essentially, interactive drama is theatre-style live roleplaying games with an emphasis…