Ars Rego: A technique for physical magic and control – Maria and Jeppe Bergman Hamming

Magic has been a part of larp from the first fantasy scenarios, but it has always been tied to complicated rule systems and communicated verbally. Jeppe & Maria Bergmann Hamming introduces a new technique developed for the larp Spellbound that gives a physical way of letting magic actually feel magical. And also holds the potential for being used to simulate physical control, domination and even abuse in a safe yet intense way. It can potentially be used in everything from Black Box larps to 360 degree costume larps.

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Jeppe & Maria Bergmann Hamming are Danish larp designers and organizers. They have created scenarios since the end of the 90ies, including everything from big fantasy campaigns, vampire larps to freeform and black box games. They are behind award winning games like Sarabande and Deranged that have been played all over the world. They have also organized events like the Danish roleplaying convention, Vintersol, and have acted as headmasters of the Danish summerschool for larp designers. When they don’t travel the world setting up or playing larps, Maria is a teacher using larp as educational tool with young people and Jeppe is a sociologist working as Head of Analysis for one of Denmark’s largest advertising agencies.

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