It is very close to that. In fact, the Larper's Vow of Chastity is pretty much modeled after Dogme 95. (And the larp-related Dogma 99, which you can find a link to at the Turku School site.)Alias said:If you ask me, this reads a bit like the "Dogme" of RPGs, so it's actually very close to a nutter's rant -- or, in that case, a bunch of nutters' rants.
Many of the articles are LARP-related, but the Manifesto itself is relevant to all forms of roleplaying.
Some people would say there is no game part in it, it's just roleplaying or roleplay. At least, that's what I was told by some people in the comments to my column Household Name here a few months back. Depends on the definition of a game, I suppose.It's not without good points but, c'mon, where's the "game" part in that?
The Turku Manifesto was written in 2000, and I put it online mainly for its historical value. See current commentary to this in the Foreword 2003 (and for a longer explanation, Autonomous Identities). There's also the Larp Manifesting article, which details the response the Manifesto got the first time I put it online in 2001.