What is LARP?

LARP is an extremely varied and exciting hobby that people enjoy all over the world. LARP stands for “Live Action Role-Play” and it is, in basic terms, a game of make believe. Participants play characters in a story and get to steer how that story plays out based on their decisions and actions.

If you have taken part in paintball or airsoft, murder mystery evenings or virtual reality, you might have already experienced some of the elements that make up LARP.

Confused? Well, let’s see if we can break it down a little with this beginners guide to LARP...

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