This is a trailer for Roleplayers, a very slick-looking documentary about LARPing from the Czech Republic.
Last month, an event called Bitva o Fort went down. That’s Battle of the Fort in English, and it saw hordes of Lord of the Rings fans converge on the village of Radíkov in the Czech Republic to recreate an epic battle between the forces of men, elves and some very well-dressed orcs.
There is a school in Denmark that teaches through Live-Action Role-Play. Or, LARPing. Amazing.
So there I was, hanging out on the internet and minding my own business, when this music video dropped in my lap. It was created by a metal band called "Alternate Reality." It's for a song called "The King That Never Was" and it involves Arthurian legend, swordplay, and some serious costumery.
Any video game deserves an equally epic live-action counterpart. That's why Gary Bigham, pro-LARPer, turned to Minecraft.
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?
James Marsden, the managing director of developer FuturLab, explains how a budding Flash developer managed to catch the eye and funding of Sony Computer Entertainment. Apparently the key lies in impressing the hell out of everyone, and LARPing.
Last month, at a remote disused air-defense base outside of Leningrad, upwards of 300 Russian Fallout fans recreated post-apocalyptic California in a live-action role-playing game based on Fallout 2.