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  • Date: 23-06-2011
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  • Author: spring

LARP is a very popular word in our daily life and it is not strange to everyone but what it date from? Maybe we cannot know about it. This article will share something about it.

LARPs can be one-off events or a series of events in the same setting and events can vary in size from a handful of players to several thousand. Live action role-playing game (LARP) is a form of role-playing game where the participants physically act out their characters' actions. The players pursue goals within a fictional setting represented by the real world, while interacting with each other in character.Participants physically portray characters in a fictional setting, improvising their characters' speech and movements somewhat like actors in improvisational theatre.If it is necessary they need to dress up themselves by cosplay wigs. The first LARPs were run in the late 1970s, inspired by tabletop role-playing games and genre fiction. The activity spread internationally during the 1980s, and has diversified into a wide variety of styles. Play may be very game-like, or may be more concerned with dramatic or artistic expression. Events can also be designed to achieve educational or political goals. The fictional genres used vary greatly, from realistic modern or historical settings to fantastic or futuristic eras. Production values are sometimes minimal, but can involve elaborate venues. They even use the ghost Halloween Costumes as their Props.

The earliest recorded LARP group is Dagorhir, which was founded in 1977 in Washington, D.C., USA and focuses on fantasy battles. Soon after the release of the movie Logan's Run in 1976, rudimentary live role-playing games based on the movie were run at US science fiction conventions. In 1981 the International Fantasy Gaming Society (IFGS) started, with rules influenced by Dungeons & Dragons. IFGS was named after a fictional group in the 1981 novel Dream Park, which described futuristic LARPs. Wholesale Treasure Trap, formed in 1982 at Peckforton Castle, was the first recorded LARP game in the UK and influenced the fantasy LARPs that followed there. In 1993 White Wolf released Mind's Eye Theatre which is still played internationally and is probably the most commercially successful published LARP. Some cosplay costumes even choose the image as the creative prop.

 

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