"The library has always been an otherworldly and wondrous space." (A.K. Kuykendall)

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, Otherworldly Consequences will run as an online convention throughout November. More information will be forthcoming as we work out the details.

Who's Who at Consequences O

Graham "Graham" Arnold
GM for: A Dream is Just a Dream

Graham is a scurrilous individual prone to gross exaggeration and flights of fancy. He is too lazy to write his own bio. We do absolutely love him despite this

Ask him sometime about why he’s never been in a hot tub with his lodge mates Nathan and Richard.

Steve Bassett

Alex Brown
GM for: It Could Be You

Malcolm "Calum" Campbell
GM for: Nighthawks: 33

I've been playing and running freeform games since the '90s, mostly with groups of friends, and friends-of-friends, in old historical buildings from the Scottish Highlands to a Palladio Villa in Italy. I like trying new things, both as a player and a game writer. And I like meeting new people too. Just as well, as I've never been to Consequences before, and know almost no-one. So, that'll be me hooked, then.

Simon Clark

Dream "Dream" Cloutman-Green
Dr Dream

The Doctor is in the house. Open recruitment for companions currently being undertaken, cougar bait need not apply.

Jonathan "Jon" Cloutman-Green
Wearer of many hats

Jeff "The Vortex of Chaos" Diewald
GM for: Culture Crash

I have been LARPing since the Dawn of Time, although it is not true my first LARP was printed on papyrus or used the Papyrus font. I love LARPing with my Consequences people, old friends and the friends I've not yet met. I'll be back when we can do this in person again, although I also love the virtual ways we have to play together outside of the conventions.

This year is special because it is the 25th anniversary of my bid submission for Intercon the Thirteenth, the first of the modern Boston Intercons. That bid, the people who supported it and the first conventions, as well as the people who've come in to continue the marvelous tradition — produced something beyond our wildest initial dreams.

This year is particularly special because of Culture Crash. Written as part of Virtual Peaky UK 2021, I got to share in the joy of writing with some very talented UK locals. I love this game and the process we used to write it. I love the collaborative effort involved. I love the looks on the players' faces when they realize just how interestingly strange the cultures are.

My entire LARP story is available as part of the Vortex of Chaos website.

Quinn D
GM for: Mirror Mirror, More Than Friendship, Romantic Entanglement

Rei England
GM for: The Bathhouse, Family Recipes, Hypothetically Speaking

Rei was born in a vast industrial wasteland where the sky glowed burnt orange at night and the odd explosion rocked the nearby houses. Rei is descended on one side from a mysterious orphaned farm boy, which may explain the suspiciously hobbit-like traits, and on the other side from a fierce war veteran matriarch. Rei's early diet consisted almost entirely of books, and later years involved being inducted into a mysterious local group listed in the phone directory only as a satanic cult, where Rei learned to wage war and perform magic while hordes of people insisted on giving Rei expensive pieces of cardboard. Rei finally escaped, and ran away to spend the next few years in an ivory tower to study the workings of imaginary universes, thankfully well populated with books and fellow cult members. Rei now spends weekdays disguised as a mild-mannered insurance risk mathematician, and evenings and weekends learning how to fly, poledancing, climbing silks, studying whichever subject seems fascinating this month, making music, sailing, riding, diving, and occasionally hitting people with things, although sometimes Rei gets confused and turns up at work in silly costumes. Rei uses a time machine to fit in freeform writing into this busy schedule, which is the only explanation for the 5 theatre style LARPs, several combat LARPs, a couple of tabletops, and a number of play-by-e-mail games that Rei has nevertheless managed to churn out. Rei's concentration span is often ooh shiny.

Roger Gammans
GM for: Culture Crash

Apparently I should have a bio.

I've written some games at peaky, and sometimes even run them at consequences.

Charlie Haldén
GM for: Nighthawks: 33

Alex "The Inquisitor" Helm
GM for: Ghosts of Lancel Manor, Nebula's Edge


Also some nice tea and chocolate cake please. :)

Ray "Ray" Hodson
Head Dragon Herder
GM for: The Great St Mary's Staff Meeting

Long time roleplayer, GM, freeformer and writer. I love to weave tales based around history and myth.

Currently working on a big weekend game Lullaby 4, so if I start singing at you seemingly randomly let me know!

Mo Holkar
Just Ordinaire
GM for: After Dark, Pillow Talk

Mo spent twenty years writing freeforms as part of the Epic Experience collective.

Lately he's been writing stuff with other people, including some experimental-style bits and bobs at this Consequences, influenced by Nordic larp and by tabletop storygames. Watch out!

Mo is, thankfully, no longer responsible for maintaining and upgrading the Consequences website and database system.

Andrea Humez
GM for: The Last Time (Not the Last Time)

Andrea (she/her) started LARPing when dinosaurs roamed the earth, with the MIT Assassins' Guild, where she wrote and ran LARPs. She has played with Intercon and associated communities since the late 1990s and has more recently dabbled in international LARPing. Andrea's favorite LARP niche is plot+emotions.

Martin Jones
GM for: A Dream is Just a Dream

A not-so-closet gamer since your early youth, you played your first 'freeform' before the term was even coined, and have since contributed to writing Best of the Wurst, Veterans Day, Lists of Avalon, The Deliverance, Small World, Burning Orchid, BTL, The Apocalypse Agenda and A Dream is Just a Dream. You have also provided minor assistance in several other games.

Having successfully infiltrated a satellite construction facility your plans for subverting the orbital mind control device and using it to 'liberate' the world are one step closer. For reasons currently unclear to you, you have recently taken to referring to yourself in the 2nd person.

Megan Jones
GM for: Awakening

Raised since infancy by feral roleplayers, I actually started playing freeforms about five years ago. Since then, I’ve got sucked into this writing and GM-ing thing, and it seems like fun so far! Having had a lot of fun co-writing “Mean Street”, I’ve decided to give it another go with “Awakening” and “Four Gods and a Funeral”.

Sarah Judd
GM for: Contact, Gleam, Spacetime Convergence

David Kapell
GM for: Club Samsara

Heidi Kaye
GM for: Culture Crash

Generally found on the sofa with a laptop into the wee hours, you are addicted to freeforms and board gaming. Having started on a whim as a last-minute player in Home of the Bold at Convulsion in 1992, your obsession has grown and grown. Beginning by playing freeforms at cons and the occasional game of Settlers of Catan at home, you swiftly moved on to writing, running and playing freeforms at every opportunity and owning a large collection of board games, playing them both in real life and online. As Comfy Chair of Peaky Games, you conduct an annual Spanish Inquisition as to who's working on which freeforms to prepare them for publication, in your mania to spread your passion for freeforming to the whole world.

Your abilities are: existing on little sleep, writing your cats into your games and carrying a big stick.

Your Heart Ability (usable by your True Love) is multi-tasking.

Your goals are: find the six-fingered man who killed your father, the one- armed man who killed your brother's wife and the woman in white who escaped from the asylum. And maybe find some romance on the way....

Abi "AgiBear" Kirby

Hugs are awesome, feel free to ask for a hug at any time.

I'm pretty new to writing/GMing games but I've been playing Freeforms since 2008 or so.

For me, coming to Consequences is like coming home. It's where my family are. It's one of the most welcoming, friendly and loving environments ever and is full of wonderful people.

Heather "Celebgil" Law

Mrs Heather Law, a most peculiar specimen of the nonbinary species. Doused in tea, half pickled in gin, and worryingly obsessed with aspidistras... Also their hats are always most fabulous and foppish! Her wheelchair is known as the Chaos Chair, it may be heretical, please avoid purging it! She/they.

Sue "Queenortart" Lee
Mystery Shopper
GM for: A Dream is Just a Dream, Gone Viral, CRAFT EVENT - Make Christmas Stuff and drink tea together, Ops!

Looking forwards to doing stuff virtually.

Come and join me for some escaping or crafting or dreaming

Albert Lin
GM for: Club Samsara

Alli "Alli" Mawhinney
GM for: Awakening

I've been freeforming for a hmmmm ... few years now and have been writing Freeforms games for the last 8 years mostly through the Peaky weekend! Happy to chat to anyone in and out of game!

Elyssia McCormick

Julia "Jules" Nienaber

Jules loves Larp!

Tym "Tym" Norris
Supreme Overlord Of All things Printed

Tym is a long time gamer and a mad scientist (Engineer actually). He's been known to build tazers and there's a rumour that he has a Tesla Coil in his dining room and a railgun in his garage.

Alan Paull
Boardgame Wrangler

An older gamer, I've been known to play almost every genre of game (quite badly), though in the twenty-teens mainly card games, Boardgames and Wargames. I also design same (quite well?), primarily through Surprised Stare Games Ltd, a game design and publishing company.

Charlie Paull
Boardgame Wrangler

Alan & I bring and run the boardgames library at Consequences. We're happy to teach, play or lend boardgames at any time. We have a wide range from absolute beginner to genuine geek and all stops in between.

I also write, run and play freeforms.

Rich Perry
GM for: Culture Crash, Culture Crash

Richard has been playing freeforms for a very long time. He started as a half- elf and developed into playing bad guys, after being misled by good friend.Now he plays space pilots and white hats, while mixing in a little romance here and there.

He was part of the writing & GM team for Siege of Troy and 2018 saw the debut of Shogun.

If you want to know about Roman gladiators please feel free to ask.

Alison "ARH" Rider Hill
Accommodation Tsaritsa

Alison lost count years ago of the number of games she has played; has co- organised some cons and co-written a few games (including Winning the Peace which is running this year)

She may also have written to you about your accommodation here at Consequences.

Alison doesn't often bite so please say hello if you encounter her particularly if you haven't met her in the flesh before.

Richard Salmon
Chief Lieutenant: Team Villain

Richard has been playing freeforms for rather too many years now.

In 2004 he was part of the writing & GM team for Siege of Troy and has been hindering Consequences since its inception by providing the platform upon which Mo works the magic of the web site.

In a break with what had become a tradition of just helping other people with their games, this year he is running Diamond Geezers himself (OK, it's still someone else's game, but at least I'm being Lead GM this time).

And to keep tradition intact, he's helping with A Grandiose Disaster as well.

Richard "TheHarlequinZingo" Salmon
Chief Lieutenant: Team Villain

Richard has been playing freeforms for rather too many years now.

In 2004 he was part of the writing & GM team for Siege of Troy and 2018 saw the debut of Shogun.

He has been hindering Consequences since its inception by providing the platform upon which Mo and Chris work the magic of the web site.

This year he's taking over the reins from Suey on Critical Path (a game that every true freeformer should experience) - that should keep him busy for the next few years!.

Christi Scarborough

Christi is Not Dead Yet, and is hoping she's on a roll in that respect. She has been to every single Consequences, and is uncertain whether to be proud or ashamed of that fact.

Alison Joy!! Schafer
GM for: Under the Faerie Hill

Massachusetts larper and avid larp writer! I love sugar, people, and running off to Faerie!

Eva Schiffer
GM for: Mirror Mirror, More Than Friendship

Adina Schreiber
Hunter of McGuffins, Collector of Widgets
GM for: Under the Faerie Hill

From the Boston area. Consequences Bid Com member. NEIL board member. NELCO staff. LARP blogger. Live-combat and theater style enthusiast. Costume Diva. Fairy/poison type Pok�mon.

LARP magis, LARP optimum.

Andrew "AJ" Smith
Snarkfinder General

AJ appears under a renewed contract from Rent-A-GM (TM)

Mike "Mike(y)" Snowden
Herr Coctailmeister

I'm the one with beard, glasses and an armful of props, and hopefully a pint. OK, that's half of the con. Replace "prop" with "PA", and I'm more easily identifiable.

I'm an experienced writer and player; My previous games as co-author include "Come Hel or Hiawatha", "Small Town Folks", "Veterans Day", "Carry on at Camp David", "The Dying of the Light", "Dr. Nefarious and the Paradise Project", "The Saga of the Lost" and "Ex Nihilo", offspring from the Peaky writing weekends.

Kimberly Sward
GM for: Club Samsara

Gaylord Tang
GM for: A Second Chance for Wings, [CITATION NEEDED]: A Game of Wikipedian Archaeology

Daniel Taylor
GM for: Hypothetically Speaking

A long-standing gamer and tabletop GM, Daniel recently made a triumphant return to his favourite hobbies: freeform writing and crushing the nations of the world beneath his stylish yet practical black leather boots.

Join his coalition of terror now, and you will be rewarded when the new order rises.

Anonymised User
Mistress of the Arts

More art from across the pond. This year with gothic flair.

Have a great con!

Julie Winnard
GM for: Culture Crash

I've written and run big and small freeforms occasionally for fun, at Peaky, Consequences and before that Furrytales and for our own parties. I blame my husband Adam, who wrote and ran Murder Mysteries for years professionally (my only experience of stage fright is blanking as the murderer in front of paying punters- but still managing to burble out my stuff!). I like writing with 1 or more others as the ideas flow better!

Janet Young
Finance Consigliere

I like writing and playing freeforms and when I grow up I'd like to work with animals and help bring about world peace - please.