(Cross-posted from my LARP Advice page, mostly because I’m a bit desperate for something fresh to post, here.)
Why I LARP
This essay was prompted by the fact that, after a long absence, I’m contemplating a return to live-action role-playing and – somehow – I find myself simultaneously keen and wary. I’m hoping if I can better articulate why I do it, I can better understand what I want out of any upcoming encounters.
If it isn’t obvious from the outset, this is just one player’s opinion. I don’t look to speak for the entire LARPing community – although I’m bound to share a few observations as I bash this out. Continue reading