A live action role-playing game (LARP) is a form of role-playing game where the participants physically act out their characters’ actions. The players pursue goals within a fictional setting represented by the real world while interacting with each other in character. The outcome of player actions may be mediated by game rules or determined by consensus among players. Event arrangers called gamemasters decide the setting and rules to be used and facilitate play.
The first LARPs were run in the late 1970s, inspired by tabletop role-playing games and genre fiction. The activity spread internationally during the 1980s and has diversified into a wide variety of styles. Play may be very game-like or may be more concerned with dramatic or artistic expression. Events can also be designed to achieve educational or political goals. The fictional genres used vary greatly, from realistic modern or historical settings to fantastic or futuristic eras. Production values are sometimes minimal, but can involve elaborate venues and costumes. LARPs range in size from small private events lasting a few hours to large public events with thousands of players lasting for days.
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At This Danish School, LARPing Is the Future of Education http://t.co/otzTGhRggz Anyone in the US doing this??? #edchat #satchat #education
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/willrich45/status/652893892673699840
here’s where i feel most at peace – aspbergers.. helps me focusmakes people feel as if the world is actually a world and not a story..
on suicidal w/in confines of school system .. and needing a space to work things outlarping has taught me social interactions.. still don’t have friends.. but that’s a work in progressit’s a lot easier to be brave in character.. then i’ve practiced it for real life.. in a safe place..
on sharing letter of not being understood.. we’ve all been there..mother: when he came home.. it was awesome… it was the first time he felt accepted… he was so excited.
without me they’re screwedmother: i think it would be really sad if we didn’t have larping.. he’d be really side… deep down inside i think jonathan thinks his character is a good reflection of who he is inside.. a protector/herohumans are social creatures by nature.. w/o attention to people they will quickly wither and die..
Eleanor Saitta (@Dymaxion) tweeted at 4:26 AM – 27 Jul 2018 :
Really useful talk at the RopeCon academic track today, looking at larp-centric evaluation of simulation efficacy in civilian crisis management training. Looking forward to digging in more there. (http://twitter.com/Dymaxion/status/1022790280280502272?s=17)