Fans Bring Warhammer To Life On A Battlefield

In the wilds of the Czech Republic, a massive group of Warhammer fans have gathered, dressed up and gone to war. Not on the tabletop. On a "real" battlefield. » 4/09/14 11:27pm 4/09/14 11:27pm

Role-Playing Not As A Warrior, But As A...Guy In A Suit Doing Cocaine

When you think of LARP, or Live-Action Roly-Playing, you probably think of people in armour running around a field hitting each other with foam swords. But not everyone LARPS that way. Some people take the basic concept and run very far away with it, to the point where they're basically LARPing as...Mad Men. » 10/18/13 2:00am 10/18/13 2:00am

Meet Sarah. She's A World Beater. At Jousting.

Proving there really is a sport out there for everyone, Australian school teacher Sarah Hay is the best woman - and one of the best humans - in the world at...jousting. » 9/26/13 12:00am 9/26/13 12:00am

Mad Europeans Re-Enact Lord Of The Rings Battles In Full Armor

These images were taken at the "Battle For Middle Earth". While it shares a name, I can assure you this is at least 100x cooler than EA's middling Lord of the Rings strategy series. » 7/22/13 11:00pm 7/22/13 11:00pm

Skyrim Is For Kids. This Is Real-Life Role-Playing.

Avegost is a live-action role-playing (LARP) event held in Georgia. If you think you know LARP, and think it's just people using foam swords and screaming "LIGHTNING BOLT", you ain't seen nothing yet. » 7/02/13 11:30pm 7/02/13 11:30pm

Oh My God They've Recreated Battlestar Galactica In Real Life

Typically "larp"—which stands for "live action role playing" game—is one of those words that can outright kill the mood. (No offense, larpers!) But this? This sounds a-ma-zing. » 6/03/13 9:30pm 6/03/13 9:30pm

The "World Championships" Of Medieval Combat Are This Week

This week, the worlds of role-playing, live-action role-playing, cosplay and military re-enactment will collide in France at the first ever Battle of the Nations, a "world championship" for medieval combat. » 5/08/13 11:40pm 5/08/13 11:40pm

Lady Wants To Role-Play Star Trek, Posts Crazy Craigslist Ad

Wanting to engage in the most literal type of role-playing there is, a woman has posted an ad on Craigslist seeking "2 or 3 women for Star Trek roleplaying". The fact it has to end with the line "Nothing weird is going to happen" hints that, yeah, maybe some weird stuff is going to happen. At least by your everyday… » 1/22/13 1:30am 1/22/13 1:30am

It's Awesome When Real People Go Into the Woods and Pretend to be…

LARPing, or Live-Action Role-Playing, is when people take what normally goes down on a tabletop or video game and start doing it in the real world. It's been around forever, lightning bolts and all. » 7/02/12 1:00am 7/02/12 1:00am

The World of Darkness MMO Flirts With Permanent Death

In the World of Darkness series of pen-and-paper role-playing games, when your character dies there's no coming back. According to a panel run by the developers at last weekend's Grand Masquerade, permadeath will carry over to the massively multiplayer online role-playing game as well. » 9/20/11 5:40pm 9/20/11 5:40pm

Toronto Police Include LARPing Gear In G-20 Weapons Display

Justifying the harsh handling of protesters at the G-20 summit this weekend, Toronto police invited journalists to a viewing of dangerous confiscated weapons, including foam swords, sock-headed arrows, and a suit of scale mail. Did someone call forth a flame bolt? » 6/30/10 12:20pm 6/30/10 12:20pm

When Role-Playing Gets Real

LARP stands for Live Action Role Playing. It's when someone literally plays the role of a fictional character while gaming. Still confused? Here's a handy guide to the practice, which depending on the player can be either awesome or creepy. » 5/31/10 6:00pm 5/31/10 6:00pm

Game Nation: A Massively Multiplayer Offline Role-Playing Game

Game Nation is gearing up to make your live-action role-playing dreams come true, now scouting locations for the world's first "Experiential Video Game Theme Park and Resort." Sounds like some expensive LARPing to me! » 5/25/10 11:20am 5/25/10 11:20am