Live action roleplaying (a term often shortened into LARP or LRP) is a form of roleplaying where the participants do not merely verbally describe their actions, but actually carry them out (or pretend to do so). Live action games can be compared to improvisational theatre, where each of the participants is free to act on themselves, guided by their interpretation of the character they are playing. Although costuming and elaborate props are not a necessity, they are often employed to create an authentic atmosphere. Several different forms of live gaming have developed independently of each other, and the games can range from quite physical 'live combat' experiences to elaborate 'free form' plots, where the games consist of discussions, plotting and emotional immersion.
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Advice for LARPers
Information on how to organize and run LARP troupes and suggestions on costuming and creating a character within a LARP.
A collection of links to established Live Action Roleplaying games around the world.
Directory of player organizations.
Resources and information including a glossary and event listings.
Legion of Dreams Live Roleplay
Group running multi-genre games including fantasy, 1920s, vampire and sci-fi themes. Contains game information, pictures, forums, and event history.
Starting a Live Role-Playing Game
Article by Alan De Smet giving advice form his personal experience of begin involved with live role-playing.
Member list for "LRPring", a webring for all genres and locations of LARPs.
List of interlinking sites making up the "UK Live Action Roleplaying Webring".
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