Live Action Roleplaying
Ever imagine yourself as a medieval warrior? Or to envision yourself as a
great and powerful sorceror? Or perhaps just enjoyed tromping through
woods with a blade strapped to your side, at the ready for any encounter?
Or perhaps you just enjoy the art of swordplay, wearing medieval/fantasy
Then perhaps Live-Action Roleplaying is for you! No longer are you just
sitting around a table rolling dice, but actually living the adventure,
feeling the adrenaline course through your veins as you engage an opponent
Two different "schools" of LARPs exist, the Live-Combat, and the Theatre
style. Live-Combat involves player combat utilizing foam or "boffer"
weapons. Many also include a magic system for those wishing to use more
arcane powers. The Theatre style generally use cards, or another method
to simulate player interaction and combat.
Here are some links to some LARP resources:
List A good LARP resource, lists LARP groups worldwide, both
Live-Combat and Theatre. Also has FAQ and other LARP information. Well
worth the trip!
...Unfortunately, that's all I have for the moment on LARPs. I am
currently working on writing my own Live-Combat system, tentatively titled
Greystone. Greystone is a skill-based
several "archetype" classes, with inherent abilities, advantages, and
disadvantages. It's currently in the final development and playtesting
phases. Eventually I hope to make the system accessible on the Net.
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