Would you like to spend a weekend in the world of Harry Potter?
College of Wizardry: The Magic of Participation in Harry Potter Larps documents the beginning of the popular larp series, where participants live and study for three days in the Czocha College of Witchcraft and Wizardry. What is it like to study at a magic school? How is spellcasting best taught today? How is it possible to design, simulate, and enact an enchanted world that feel reals through co-creation and trust?
In The Magic of Participation, two dozen player accounts and a cornucopia of images open up the experiences from the first three runs of the larp. Special sections are devoted to addressing player experience, analysis of larp design, and the practice of teaching magic. The book is edited by larp scholars Jaakko Stenros and Markus Montola.
Magic of Participation is published as a free pdf from Pohjoismaisen roolipelaamisen seura. A printed version will be available soon.