My Life in LARP: A timeline of LARP for the “Oregon Trail Generation”

Pre 1999: I was a latchkey kid raised on TV, movies and about normal people transported to magic realms (D&D

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Add Your Larp to the Larp List

Here at Larping.org we have updated our larp listing service and would like to help make the process easier for you

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Welcome to the new Larping.org

Hello larpers, organizers and interested parties! On larping.org, we have created a place for larpers to connect

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14 Myths (and Truths) About Larping

Whether you’re a veteran larper or new to the hobby, you’ve likely been exposed to the many myths about larping from other gamers and some films about live action role play. In truth, ‘larp’ encompasses a variety of experiences and styles, so even the truest of stereotypes only apply to a limited amount of larps.

So what are these myths and how do we move past them? Let’s take a lighthearted look at the facts. (more…)

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Transparency in Larp Design: Risks and Rewards

As a larp designer, I struggle with the concept of transparency in game design, or how much I should reveal about the game design process. In business branding in general as well as in larp, there are pros and cons to announcing concepts (and selling larp tickets) before you fully develop the process. The determination about the level of transparency can be a very personal one for the designer (and/or design team) – and one that can affect your larp’s bottom line.

transparency in game designIf you debut a design concept without full documentation, you may come under fire for having unanswered questions, or for having no clear strategy about certain topics – everything from inclusion to rules systems, safety issues, and even the types of characters participants can play.

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