The Larp Factory Book Project was a series of workshops on how to document games and methods used in live role-playing (larp) that eventually resulted in a book with larpscripts from 23 Norwegian larps played in the Larp Factories of Oslo and Trondheim. The project also resulted in this website with videos of all the workshop methods and drama enhancing techniques used in the larps, in addition to the game material needed.

It has been a long process, spanning more than a year in time, involving more than 70 people in doing different smaller and larger tasks to give you this product. If you want to read more about the process, see the posts under News.

About larp and the Larp Factory

Larp is a type of interactive drama where all the participants play predetermined characters and improvise within a story and a framework set by the larpwrights.

Until recently most larps have been played only once and the material has to a limited degree been documented. There is a growing trend in the Nordic countries for more documentation of larps. Part of this trend is to write down manuscripts, so that the larps are rerunnable. These manuscripts contain the characters, the framework, drama enhancing techniques and workshop methods for preparing the players for improvising their story.

The Laivfabrikken collectives in Oslo and Trondheim produced 28 larps between 2009 and 2012. (http://laivfabrikken.no) Of these there is only one that had been worked into a published manuscript. This larp, Screwing the Crew, was written in 2010 and has since been played in Västerås, Malmø, Helsinki (three times), Ramallah and New York without the original larpwrights present. This is an example of how games that have been documented in manuscript form, gets played both in the Nordic countries and internationally. So there is obviously a market, and through this project we want to spread more of the Laivfabrikken games to a larger audience.


In addition to our organizational sponsors listed at right, we'd like to send a bit thank you to all the people who contributed to our IndieGoGo campaign and made this project possible. They are:

Aaron Vanek
Adrian Long
Ajit George
Alexander Boepple
Alexis Carpenter
Amanda Siepiola
Anders Danielsen Nygård
Andreas von Knobloch
Andy Jenkinson
Anne Standiford
Arnold Cassell
boris bernhard
Carlos Sãnchez Garcì­a
Carol Christie
Carolina Dahlberg
Cat Tobin
Cathleen Read
Charles Bo Nielsen
Chris Rudram
Chris Vrem
Christopher Amherst
Claus Raasted
Dan Heath
Daniel Fernandez Rubio
Dirk Springenberg
Elena Simon
Elisa Lamont
Emily Boss
Eva Schiffer
Evan Torner
Florian Hoheneder
Fredrik Palmqvist
Grethe Strand
Heidi Kaye
Helen Jones-Rippey
Holger Marklund
Jackson Tegu
James Stuart
Jason Cox
Jessica Hammer
Jessica Pestlin
Jo Legutko
Joe Beason
Joe Mills
Johannes Axner
John Kim
John Stavropoulos
John Stuart Pate
Jonas Richter
Jonny Garcia
Joonas Iivonen
Jose Fabregat
Julia Becker
Julia Southworth
Jupe Rantalainen
Kåre Murmann Kjær
Karete Jacobsen Meland
Karolina Staël
Karsten Dombrowski
Kristin Firth
Kurt Ellison
Larson Kasper
Lisa Padol
Lucas Millan Tomas
Luiz Falcao
Malcolm harbrow
Marc Majcher
Marinka Copier
Mark Otting
Martina Ryssel
Matthew Brown
Michael Hemmingsson
Michael Petersen
Michele Gelli
Miguel Ángel Talha
Miguel Sicart
Mikael Andersson
Miki Habryn
Mo Holkar
Myriel Balzer
Nat Budin
Nathan Hook
Nina L. Sund
Olle Bjerkås
Peter Munthe-Kaas
Petter Karlsson
Ross Cheung
Samuel Crider
Sara Williamson
Sarah Bowman
Scott Nicholson
Shawn McCarthy
Shoshana Kessock
Simon Brind
Simon Larsson
Stefan Deutsch
Stelio Passaris
Stephane Rigoni
Stephanie Whitehead
Stephen Tihor
Steve Hatherley
Sue Lee
Susanne Vejdemo
Svend Andersen
Tayler Stokes
Theo Clarke
Thom Kiraly
Thomas Russell
Vicki Bloom
Wagner Luiz Schmit
Whitney Beltran

And a few others who chose to stay anonymous