Category: LARPs

What is LARP?

I was recently at the very first Twin Tiers Comic Con and was asked to help out with a panel about LARP, Live Action Roleplay. I hang out with some of the Storytellers from Hellmira, a Vampire LARP here in Elmira/Binghamton, NY. I hope you enjoy our panel!     Have you ever tried...

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Pretty Pictures: GenCon LARP Review

Elder Entertainment, known for its homebrew Cthulhu LARPs with spooky plot and easy-to-learn rules system, has developed its own con cult following. They’ve developed popular LARPs including (but certainly not limited to) The Victim’s Ball I-III, Bedlam Carcosa, We Who Are About to Die, and—the...

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Tips for Writing and Running LARPs

The Cuckoo’s Nest Wiki offers a bevy of tips for LARP GMs, including an introductory PDF and advice for both linear and freeform LARPs. (The LARP management thread on TT’s GMing Q&A Forum also has some good advice.)

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Getting Inspired by LARPs

Every year at GenCon, I try to make it a point to play in at least one LARP (Live Action Role-Playing game). The main reason, of course, is that LARPs can be a lot of fun — and since they’re production-intensive, I don’t tend to get too many chances to play them. LARPing is also...

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It Came From The Stew Pot

Hey you. Yeah, you. Do you know about Gnomecast 21? Why isn’t it in the archives? What are they hiding? If you value your safety… don’t go searching for Gnomecast 21…

Gnomecast 21 poster with a beared gnome and the words "I survived Gnomecast #21

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