Definition of LARP in English:


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Pronunciation: /lɑːp


  • A type of role-playing game in which participants physically act out scenarios, typically using costumes and props: vampire LARPs play out in scores of cities around the US and as far away as Brazil and New Zealand
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    • As someone who came up out of role-play gaming I think Live Action Role Playing Games (LARPs) are good, though I don't play them.
    • During and after the movie, Amethyst showed great interest in learning about role playing games, specifically LARPS.
    • Events include role playing games, table-top war gaming, board gaming, card gaming, computer gaming, LARPS, stand-up comedy shows and anime screenings.



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  • We had spent enough time together that our styles of combat and roleplay (we're LARPers) were slowly blending.
  • If anyone out there ever wondered what Live Action Role-Playing was like, this video of a different group of LARPers will answer all your questions.
  • As a committed LARPer in my university days I think I resent your tone!


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  • Various groups were independently trying out different ways of role-playing in the late 70s and early 80s, all of which, it could be said, came together as the hobby we call LARPing today.
  • It strikes me as a good game for LARPing, which I don't usually enjoy.
  • The gaming format now known as LARPing (Live Action Role-Playing) got its start in the early 1980s, and I was there.


1990s: from the initial letters of live-action role-playing..

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