One of the things I don’t talk about all to much is that I am involved with helping staff a small LARP that runs in the SE United States by the name of Dust to Dust. This is the second LARP I have helped staff, so even if you know nothing else about me, you know that I am a giant nerd and a masochist. Unfortunately, outside of a few unofficial things here and there, I don’t have a whole lot to show for my game creation efforts. Let’s face it, no matter how much you work on a LARP, anyone in any other facet of the gaming world is probably going to laugh at you and say that it’s not real game design or game writing.
However, one thing definitely comes from writing a LARP the way I participate in writing a LARP…content generation. So what better way to flex my muscles and produce things I can actually show as work in the industry than to reuse stuff I already helped write? To that end, I decided to start with writing a playset for Fiasco using one of the cities in Dust to Dust, the Free City of the Hulder.
Here is the splash blurb:
In six of the seven Principalities of Verdien, religion and politics war for prominence. The more philosophical sum up this conflict as the cost of a soul weighed against the cost of power. In the seventh, the Free City of the Hulder, they only worry about one thing: the cost of doing business.
The Hulder is a thriving city of commerce and intrigue. Humans and Homunculi, stitched-together flesh golems that (mostly) serve the humans, run the city. Everything can be had for a price, as long as you are willing to play ball with the Guilds that run the town, or daring enough to defy them. Loyalty is only worth as much as the silver in your hand, and if you aren’t hustling, then you are falling behind. The Redwood Throne, the Church, is looking for a way to horn in on the action, and the rest of the nation looks on their freedom with jealousy.
You can find the full PDF here:
Hulder Me Close
It’s been a while since I updated, but having surgery on your arm will do that!