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.
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by Tailanna September 18, 2003
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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 6, 2019
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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
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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 3, 2009
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Live Action Role Playing.
As everyone said, it is mostly used by attention whores. However, it can be used, and often in some parts areas, to shitpost and shill.
nice LARP, cringeoid
by somerandoCigarGuy September 8, 2018
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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
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Short for Live Action Role Playing. Originally used to describe cosplayers who role-play as their character in a real life setting, the term can also be used to describe someone who takes on a fictional identity online. It’s roleplaying, but rather than roleplaying as a character in a fictional setting with other characters, you are roleplaying as a character in a real setting with real humans who assume you are also a real human, hence role-playing in real-time or “live action ”. The term originated on imageboards but has now become commonplace among communities with a high concentration of attention seeking children such as Discord and Instagram. Many larpers will catfish and some may even use voice changers in Discord Vc to more accurately portray their character. The vast majority of larpers take on ridiculous identities for the sake of trolling and angering the masses, while some others do it to garner attention and clout
omg why does that bitch keep pinging everyone and talking about how she hates Jews and likes to fuck her dad

that’s definitely a larper, ignore them. those pictures aren’t even her, it’s probably a guy irl
by meiivi December 11, 2019
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