One is given two different possibilities of repetition concerning literature. There are two different varieties possible for both of these events unique or reoccurring.
The reoccurrence of the sunrise is often used as context for an attack by a group of npcs. The potential of natural phenomena is much bigger. The condition for the use of them is their recognition, the insight of their rep- In German larps, complete game breaks used for solving game mechanics — very popular in 15 some other countries — are rare. Weather phenomena, like rain, strong wind from a certain direction, tide and so on can be used as well. Involvement of the actual weather in the events is a strong narrative tool, as weather is foreseeable due to meteorological forecasts.
Another agent would be to repeat scenes one to one. A strong motiva- tion concerning the logic of the story would be un-avertable. Otherwise the players would assume the game masters to repeat these events deliberately because one did not get it the first time. The event is for ex- ample once recounted by an npc, then there is a diary containing the same story, or the event could even really reoccur apparitions or obsessive actions instilled by a curse or demonic possession.
Mode Mode describes the possibility to influence the obliquity and perspective of the narrative: in which ways may events be transported and from which point of view? In literature, these tools are mainly used to explicitly show the narrator or to hide him. There is no such narrator in larp. The player fills in his place, as well as the scenery constructed by the game masters. For example, visions created to push players right onto certain information or new, never before seen npcs in the role of loquacious informants mostly impersonated by game masters in a role.
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Distance We are following Genette and thus spread the category of distance into two ex- tremes, the narrative mode including distance and the dramaturgical mode with- out distance. In terms of larp, one can tell of events which happened far away uti- lizing the narrative mode. Usually such information is frowned upon, as in larp one usually strives to not disturb the suspension of disbelief illusion through non-game-related sights comments, items and so on.
The dramatic mode, the spoken speech, is enacted immedi- ately and is in addition to physical action run, fight, cast spells the main activity at an event. Utilizing the possibility of spreading information via detour opens a wide variety of ways for the game masters, npcs and the use of props alike.
Focus con- cerns the narrative mode as well as for the dramatic mode. One can both narrate and reproduce already narrated stories from a different perspective.
Martinez and Scheffel differentiate between three types of focus, here presented by using examples from the introduced event. Zero focus: the narrator has more knowledge than the character, mean- ing that the player is giving more away than the npc or character could know. This could accidentally happen if an npc plays more than one role.
Internal focus: the player has more knowledge, but does only tell as much as his character could. This is mostly the case with game masters impersonating an npc. External focus: the player tells less than his character knows. This could be motivated by several factors. For example, an opponent could belong to a faction which is usually mistrusted.
Voice is de- fined by place, moment, position and subject and addressee of the telling. This allows many combinations. One can use voice to narrate via a wide range of dif- ferent time-in texts17 which uses plenty of different voices. Another impressive method is to impersonate an npc who seemingly talks gibberish, but who is in fact using a distorted method of communication, as seen on Advocati Dei in the person of the artist Erik Zankowski. Intertex- tual reference is a reference towards a known piece of work, usually receipted with a hint of a smile.
It is a powerful entertainment tool for the creation of a plot. Moment of narration Looking at the chronological space between acting players and the occur- ring incident, one may use three different moments: past, present or future. The past is told by captain Pelko, recounting the story of her lost love. Pre- sent events occur in the form of direct speech or as a side note, for example in person of the Mechanicus who commented on his handiwork while calibrat- ing his mechanical attendant.
Events to come are often presented as prophe- cies or visions. Another scene was the moment when Zankowski turned mad after witnessing the reawakening of the former vampire lord of Castle Gravek.
Place of narration Another means of narration are nested narratives. One can tell a story, which itself is narrated by another story. Nested narrations are very effective for spreading confusion and disorder: from the simple case of an npc, recounting wise words of a late priest, which confuse the pcs according their veracity, up to a bizarre apparition, underlin- ing its otherworldly origin by a nested narration. Position of the narrator This category is essential for written work and presses the question whether the narrator plays a role in his story homodiegetic narrator or not heterodiegetic narrator.
During an event, a narrator is always involved, because he is embodied by a player and physically present during the whole event. At Castle Gravek, the players were supposed to discern that there was a vampire banished within the castle, that the ban will break during the event and that the vampire will rise from the dead.
To achieve this goal, several npcs with different information were sent. His education and power assured that the information given by him was authentic and first- hand. His companion, the eccentric painter Erik Zankowski, did not seem to be a trustworthy person, concerning his soft spot for morbid paintings. Through his artistic clairvoyance, he was intuitively aware of the rise of the undead. He expressed his vague knowledge through paintings and confused conversation, which the players had to interpret.
Information originated with them was either nonexistent or well hidden in the thicket of their mystic tales. Olef, the old shepherd, came with knowledge of these past events and there- fore a special role in the games structure. In this persona he could push the players in the right direction, whenever they got stuck, if the players believed and involved him Batroff et al. The undead Daciana may be seen as an extreme. She had been the loved one of the man who banned the castle lord.
Therefore she was a tremendous help for the players, concerning on one hand information and on the other her power in fighting the enemy. She was immediately involved with the sto- ry and hence her version of it was most trustworthy — if the players believed her, as she was a vampire like their main enemy.
Judging this constellation of characters, one can see how information may be spread to different addresses. Obtaining information from varying sources de- mands different actions on the part of the players, depending on their opponent. The ruler of the castle is the first person to trust, but lacking in information. The undead Daciana bears all important information, but appears not until the end of the event.
To make the acquisition of pieces of information which are by means of linguistic expression a narration within the narration not too easy, there is a further obstacle: she is a vampire, just like the main villain and on the first look appears to be an enemy as well.
This example shows that information wound up as narrative may be distributed to varying characters, involved or not. The possibilities of combination are manifold. Subject and addressee of the telling The npc talking to a player at an event is considered an intradiegetic teller. An extradiegetical situation takes place when somebody narrates something to some- body else, someone who is not present at the event. One can draw fully from the spectrum of possibilities provided by the medium of documents, letters and other written down texts to explore the possibilities of intradiegetic and extradiegetic instances.
Concluding remark What benefits do thought-out narrations have for larp? It facilitates a con- sciousness for various narrative styles and provides plot-writers with tools to add more variety and suspense to larp plots. New paths open, when one is not overusing overly familiar situations: the distribution of information becomes more intriguing, variable, interesting and innovative, so all participants can benefit from it.
As an additional distinctive feature, the plot book was printed, bound and distributed among the npcs.
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Due to its numerous plots and the atmosphere of suspense, Advo- cati Dei will be kept in mind as a memorable event for both German players and npcs alike. In this article, it was our task to show you the possibilities you have when utilizing the potential provided by well-narrated plot lines. We hope you have been inspired to put some effort into creating your larp plot, so that it will be remembered as a unique and outstanding experience.
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