Category: DEfined

What is a Larp?

As noted on our LARP calendar, I have chosen to narrowly define LARP for the purposes of this blog. There is a large and growing umbrella of Live Action Role-Paying games from Vampire the Masquerade and other “hotel” events – I don’t really care about all of that, because when you open the scope too wide you end up arguing with some Finnish asshole about latex weapons for far longer than is good for your health or their economy.

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Who Am I?

Primarily I am someone who is just so damn tired of trolls. I could just delete my Facebook account and call it a day, but unfortunately Facebook and its resultant groups are the way many people organize and form communities, and at its core LARP is all about community and memes.

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Thou Shalt Not! – Describe Your Search

A quick little list piece I’ll be updating from time to time to supposedly dispense wisdom. What’s really going on here is that there are a number of game mechanics that barely work and have been (essentially) expunged by years of prior experience and knowledge but which still, for some reason, begin to creep back in every now and then.

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Larp Injuries

So what are the most serious injuries you have ever seen in your 15 years of LARPing? Generally, people wrenching their knees, ankles or backs before the start of game. Another chap made a leaping, diving attack and landed wrong on his arm, breaking it (or was it a wrist?). Oh, someone wearing shorts tore through a mass of brambles and cut up his legs pretty good.

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