Live-Action RPG & Larp Formats


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Discussion Notes:

Discuss how Larp is a subset of LRPG. NTYE bee dance and similar as examples for LRPG.



Regarding Larp as a distinct activity vs. a subset of RPG/LRPG

It would not be a difficult argument to make that Larp (live-action role-play) is an activity unto itself separate from TRPGs. However, when looking at the Hawkes-Robinson RPG Model, which includes Larps are part of the spectra considerations for what is and is-not an RPG, these are a critical activity that straddle that fuzzy boundary. For non-RPGers there is very little to no difference between RPG formats in general, they all blur together as "RPGs" for tabletop, live-action, electronic, and hybrids. But for Larpers and other RPGers there are definitely distinctive differences, and there are different population accessibility and safety considerations important to take into account with specific larps.