Here are some resources, fairly new and older, on writing scenarios and short “scripts” in the freeform tradition. Could be of interest to Fastaval writers, Golden Cobra participants and others with an interest in the format.
These are links I’ve gathered over the past two years, with generous help from friends in Scandinavia and further abroad.
If you have some good tips I’ve omitted, please let us know in comments. Best of luck with your games!
Lizzie Stark’s Pocket Guide to American Freeform (PDF or booklet for purchase)
Larps from the Factory: «writing a larp script» (mostly geared towards short-larps, but a lot of it seems relevant)
Play With Intent: Matthijs Holter og Emily Care Boss’ toolkit of freeformtechniques.
Fiction – a flexible freeform framework can be used as a stand-alone tool for improvising games in this format, or as an add-on to Play With Intent.
Some games in English
Several finished scripts in English are available for free from the Stockholm Scenario Festival archives.
Also see Breaking the Ice, Shooting the Moon, Under my Skin and Remodel from Black and Green Games.
Some design thoughts and insights into the Nordic freeform tradition in this interview with Stockholm Scenario Festival organizer Anna Westerling.
Tobias Wrigstad – at skriva jeepform
De fleste av vinnerscenariene kan lastes ned gratis fra http://alexandria.dk
Se også scenariemedansvarlig Troels’ kloke ord på bloggen Plan B.
Mange av tipsene over er samlet på Fastavals egen ressursside for skribenter.