Understanding Live Action Role Playing (LARP)
From the introduction:
Larp stands for Live Action Role Playing, so although it appears as an acronym, it’s a noun in Nordic countries. I don’t think the full phrase is quite clear or accurate. Does this mean that sitting down at a table and rolling dice while playing Dungeons & Dragons is "dead action role playing"?
This essay attempts to explain the art of live action role playing, or larp. It is written with the layman in mind.
- Defining larp as an art form
- Strengths and weaknesses of the form
- Variations to the form (like the Larp Mixing Desk)
- Larp content, styles, and genres