Knutepunkt 2009 Book Available Online

Lates Knutepunkt book, Larp, the Universe and Everything: An anthology on the theory and practice of live role-playing (larp), is now published online. The book chapters are available at


  • Introduction (Matthijs Holter, Eirik Fatland, Even Tømte)
  • A bilingual history of Latvian larp (Agnese “Axa” Dzervite)
  • 33 ways to have fun at a Latvian larp (Agnese “Axa” Dzervite)
  • Towards a larp-acting culture: A manifesto (Morgan Jarl)
  • Elements of Harry Potter: Deconstructing an edu-larp (Malik Hyltoft & Jakob T. Holm)
  • Ten comparisons between UK LRP and French GN (Tadeusz Cantwell)
  • Larp in Kamensky forest (Anita Myhre Andersen & Erik Aarebrot)
  • Role-playing games and education in Brazil: how we do it (Wagner Luiz Schmit, João Batista Martins & Thales Ferreira)
  • Notes on designing repeatable larps (J. Tuomas Harviainen)
  • Tabletop RPG meets performing arts: Bringing pen & paper role-playing to the stage (Florian Berger)
  • Pix or didn’t happen (Juhana Pettersson)
  • Britta Bergersen: The in-game photographer (Interviewed by Eirik Fatland)
  • Creating a character: A summary of a process with exercises and advice (Morgan Jarl)
  • Face and figuration in RPG play (William J. White)
  • The Vademecum of the Karstic Style (Andrea Castellani)
  • Philosophies and strategies of pervasive larp design (Markus Montola, Jaakko Stenros & Annika Waern)
  • Excavating AmerikA (Eirik Fatland)
  • Fun for everybody? (Katri Lassila)

Published by lankoski

Petri Lankoski, D.Arts, is a Associate Professor in Game Studies at the school of Communication, Media and IT at the Södertörn University, Sweden. His research focuses on game design, game characters, role-playing, and playing experience. Petri has been concentrating on single-player video games but researched also (multi-player) pnp and live-action role-playing games. This blog focuses on his research on games and related things.

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