A fancy name for playing pretend.
Pretend:
Kid 1: let's play that I'm a wizard and you're a magic goblin
Kid 2: Ok, pretend I have a wand too! *wooosh!*~
-long, complex game ensues-

LARP:
Adult 1: Hey man, let's LARP! I am the Alchemy Wizard
Adult 2: Ok! We'll be in the realm of Wizardania. I'm the Gnome of Royal Order. I have a fire wand~
-long, complex game ensues-
by ichigodesuka September 27, 2009
Live Action Role Play

a type of game where a group of people wear costumes representing a character they create to participate in an agreed fantasy world. Uses foam sticks as swords, foam balls as magic and other props to create the games world.
www.nerolarp.com
www.nwlarp.com
www.larp.com
are examples of a LARP


by Tailanna September 18, 2003
Legacies Role Play System

LaRPS is a roleplaying system in use for monitoring and advancing a players statistics throughtout their roleplaying session. Its prime use is in Second Life, OpenSim and other virtual worlds where avatars use storytelling as part of interactive scenes, which may include combat, in a virtual community environment.
Examples of the use of LaRPS are found in virtual worlds such as Second Life and OpenSim architectures where an MMORPG experience is required.
by LaRPSer June 19, 2011
Live Action Role Play (n)
Verb form: To LARP, LARPing, LARPed, etc.

LARPs are a category of game in which players create characters and, acting as those characters, interact with other players and Storytellers/Game Masters to complete some sort of challenge, quest, or adventure. LARPing traditionally has its roots in so-called "table top" games like Dungeons and Dragons or White Wolf's Vampire the Masquerade, however in table top games, the game mechanics are controlled by dice. In LARPing, game mechanics are usually controlled by rock-paper-scissors.

Although some forms of LARPs do include foam weapons (known as "Boffer weapons") and medieval/fantasy costuming, others take place in the real world with current clothes and can be played in public spaces so long as players have an identifying object such as a red button or other signifier to tell other players who is involved in the game. These games generally do not include actual weapons of any sort, foam or otherwise, and players wishing to use a weapon against another character must describe what they are doing and then play rock-paper-scissors to determine if they are successful.

Vampire the Masquerade is one of the more successful LARPs out there, having several groups throughout the United States. Large numbers of LARPers are therefore often walked past by unsuspecting passerby who think they've just seen a bunch of loitering goths. Although they are not wrong, they have also witnessed LARPing.


I was LARPing last night and my Toreador character became Primogen of her Clan. Then I was attacked by a Nosferatu and lost Rock-Paper-Scissors, so now I'm waiting for the Storyteller to tell me if I've been unstaked yet.
by GrammarLady April 03, 2009
Stands for: Live Action Role Playing. Most people who LARP are batshit insane, not to mention hambeasts as well. Many LARPers have a very weak grasp of reality, as the game usually carries over into their real "lives." There are LARPers who do it because they find it a fun pastime, which is okay. Then there are those who let it take over their lives, going so far as to have "in game" sex (often a form of infidelity.) They believe that all actions "in game" are forgiven, and those they may hurt have no right to be mad. Also refer to non-LARPers (normal people) as "plebians," suggesting that they possess greater intellectual capabilities than non-LARPers. This is usually not the case. LARPers are usually harmless to normal people, as they are easily beaten up. They may also put a "hex" on you, which shows just how deluded they are.
Man, I ain't gonna touch that girl. She's a buttertroll and a LARPer to boot.
by diabloknk February 24, 2005
An abbreviation for Live Action Role Playing
We're gunna have an awesome time L.A.R.P.ing out that battle scene!
by IcyDawn April 28, 2006
the closest internet addicts get to reality
"i got off that dating site to do LARP at the park with my roommates."
by bifftannon October 11, 2012

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