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LARP

Syllabification: LARP
Pronunciation: /lärp
 
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Definition of LARP in English:

noun

A type of interactive role-playing game in which the participants portray characters through physical action, often in costume and with props: the genre we have chosen for our LARP is fantasy, also known as swords and sorcery
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

1990s: acronym from live action role playing.

Derivatives

LARPer

1
noun
Example sentences
  • 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!

LARPing

2
noun
Example sentences
  • 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.

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