Top definition
Live Action Role Play. A LARPer is someone pretending to be something they're really not.

In the 70's and 80's LARPs were people dressing up like dungeons and dragons for Renaissance Fair. Since the dawn of YouTube and social media, LARPs are the new psyops. People LARP on YouTube as Truthers, Christians, Social Justice Warriors, and civilians.
govLARP = agents of the government pretending to be civilians. Crisis Actors = LARPers.
LARPwars = two or more LARPers in a social media pseudo-feud.
"I was on my way to Tucson, to get back into the LARP, when I lost my wallet and had to turn back"
"There's no such thing as #PizzaGate, that's just a LARP to hurt one side of politics"
"That channel says they are crowdsourcing the truth but they are just LARPing as journalists"
by LARPist August 06, 2019
Get the mug
Get a LARP mug for your buddy José.
2
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
Get the mug
Get a LaRPS mug for your buddy José.
3
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
Get the mug
Get a LARP mug for your buddy José.
4
Someone who participates in LARPing, or Live Action Role Playing, in which people dress up as things normally children would dress up as for halloween (knights, elves etc) while swinging around foam swords to pretend-fight. Larps typically lack social skills and resort to larping to connect with others of similar IQ level
Guy 1: Hey dude I'm gonna go out for a larp today
Guy 2: Dude you're such a larp go talk to some girls instead oh wait you're a larp so you probably don't know how to do that
by ilovelarp July 10, 2019
Get the mug
Get a larp mug for your buddy José.
5
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
Get the mug
Get a LARP mug for your buddy José.
6
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
Get the mug
Get a LARP mug for your buddy José.