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What is this LARP I keep writing about?

Live Action Roleplay or LARP, sometimes LRP, is basically for those of us who never grew up and still like to play dress up and let’s pretend. Remember the old Dungeons and Dragons games? Well, we don’t just play them around a table, we dress up and act them out 🙂 Kind of like acting, but you improvise everything and there is no audience, only other actors. It’s a lot of fun, and the types of games are very varied. In IoD I play a Vampire, a Fae, a Werewolf or a Mage. In Empire I will play a craftswoman and teller of tales, in Ornithocracy an Undead Crow which is the dream of a Raven.. I won’t bore you with too many details on how it all works, but will say it is a way of using your imagination to tell wonderful stories in conjunction with the many other people playing the same game, so your story becomes part of an epic tale encompassing all.

Pretty cool, huh?

There are three LARP systems I am involved in

Isles of Darkness (formerly Camarilla UK) runs the World of Darkness games, and I play Vampire the Requiem and Changeling the Lost at the moment. I have also played Werewolf the Forsaken and Make the Awakening, Isles of Darkness runs more games even than that and they are often indoors, usually in pubs or other privately hired function rooms.

Empire is a new LARP from Profound Decisions which I am really excited about. I will be part of the Brass Coast and a Naga. This is a “fest LARP” which means it runs a few times a year (4 are planned for 2012) and this is being held on a special outdoor site near Banbury. I will be there for 4 days at Easter, in a huge 5m bell tent that will also form my group’s base of operations so will be fully decorated

Ornithocracy is a game I have not yet managed to get to due to a broken finger which stopped me driving that far! It is a unique concept where the characters are the dreams of birds. I can’t wait to go to my first game and find out more, the friends I know who go all enjoy it.

So, that’s LARP 🙂 It’s fun, creative, cathartic, quite silly in many ways, and an amazing way to meet new people. I recently started talking to people about Empire and suddenly seem to have made a whole new bunch of friends who are lovely and quirky and all the things I like in people. Which may be the best thing about LARP, the friends I have made through it have, in many cases, been friends for over 15 years now. And one of them is now my partner 🙂

 

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