If you’ve ever had a love for fantasy, science fiction or another similar genre, you may have heard of live action role play (LARPing). In this blog post, we’ll explore what LARPing is and how you can get involved.
What is live action role play?
LARP is a live RPG in which players physically act out their characters’ actions. The players take the roles of fictional characters and follow a set of rules while interacting with each other in a fictional setting. To some, this may sound very similar to what you do when you play Dungeons & Dragons, but there are distinct differences between LARPing and traditional tabletop games like D&D.
Larping is most commonly related to medieval fantasy games, like those where players take on the roles of knights or elves battling dragons and evil sorcerers. However, larps can also be based on any theme.
Who creates the storylines?
It’s the storyteller’s job to create a storyline for their game. The storyteller may be the game master, or they may be one of many players who take on that role. As you can see, there are many different ways to do this.
What kinds of characters are there?
First of all, you don’t have to be a warrior. You can be a wizard or healer, or you can even play as a creature from the game world (like an orc or dragon) or someone from history. The possibilities are endless!
Are there real-world skills involved with LARPing?
If you are new to LARPing, it can be hard to image what type of skills you would need in order to play but also how the skills you gain when you play can be applied in the real world. However, there are many real-world applications for the social and creative skills that LARPing can teach.
An example of this is that LARPing teaches you how to interact with people who are different from you. It exposes you to different cultures and allows you to meet people from all walks of life, which helps build your confidence as an individual.
Another interesting this is that the self-confidence gained through LARPing has been shown by several studies since 2000 to be related with higher levels of satisfaction in daily life outside of roleplaying games. This means that if you want more confidence in regular interactions with friends, family members or coworkers, then joining a local fantasy world may be just what the doctor ordered!
Live action role play is a great way to bring your imagination to life. You can get involved by creating your own character or joining an already established group. Either way, you’ll be able to have fun while meeting new people with common interests. Whether your idea of fantasy involves demons and orcs or dragons and wizards, there’s definitely something out there that will appeal to you! So what are you waiting for? Find the right LARPing event today so that tomorrow you can be part of this exciting world today