Live role-playing games
January 15, 2007 7:43pm CST
Role playing games, a form of games born on the paper, now are exposed in different ways. You can find paper ones, videogames, board games, playing books, live games. I'm a Vampire the Masquerade Live player. A live role playing game is a sort of experimental theatre: you dress like a character of the game you create, act like it, do what he would do....in simple words, for a bunch of hours, you interpretate another person. There are plenty of live games, fantasy ones, vampires ones, modern ambientation ones, etc... There's one or more "masters" who rule the game and create a story in which you will be inserted. You'll follow the story with your character, and you'll be part of it. I find it amusing. Still, a lot of people find it ridicoulus....they cannot accept people dressed like imagination characters acting like them. I cannot understand. Is it a sin to enjoy using your imagination even if you're not anymore a child? Why when most part of people feels "adult" they believe it's not more time to play? Our mechanical era is killing our imagination, and it's a bad thing. If humen looses imagination, if we will remain without our dreams....what we'll become? Soulless flesh robots? What do you think about it? Did you ever try to play a live role playing game? Would you like to?
• United States
16 Jan 07
I haven't LARPed in a few years, but I used to be really into it. I didn't ever do Masquerade, but I did do a lot of Dungeons and Dragons LARPing. I just ignore the people who laugh about it. I enjoy it and I have fun and that's the important thing. When you get right down to it, everyone's hobbies are weird.
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16 Jan 07
Wow, so really there's someone who playied them in mylot, i didn't hope that so much. About the ignoring people who laughs for it, yes, I ignore them too, but still it make me think about how close-minded is our society. Anyway...we never talked each other but I've read a lot of your posts...and I wanted to ask you...is your nickname inspired to Lovecraft's books? Just a little curiosity^^'
28 May 07
Hi there, this is my first post on myLot! My name is Ronald and i'm Italian. My greatest hobby in my life has become The Role Play, so, i've many things to do about that. First, i understand your question about why many peoples are laughing to you when you're saying them, "Hey, do you know role playing games?"Please Xeedar, you've to loose the idea that who enjoy role playing games can be a Nerd. You're exploding your great fantasy, and nothing else. When you're reading a book, imagine, it's great because you feel like people described in it. When you're playing for example in a Vampire Live (Masquerade) it's better! Because you're a part of a story and you can change that story, unbelievable to me. I've played only Vampire live till now. And on this base, i can say that i like more play at pen and paper role playing games, who said Dungeons and Dragons?;P Have you ever played at D&D or other pen and paper RPG?
19 Jan 08
Hi Ronny, I'm italian too! Anyway, I never said that I think that people who enjoys role-playing is nerd, I would never, 'cause I'm one of these. I just said therre's still people thinking in that way. A lot of. Sure I tried paper RPGs, and a lot more than live ones, but I don't like D&D, which was my first try, sure I respect that game as the father of role-playing in the mean we use now, but I prefer games like Vampire the Masquire, The Call of Cthulu and others.
• United States
24 Oct 07
I think that LARPs are great and can give you a feel for the fantasy more than the mind and can be a lot of fun. Only time I did it was with Masquerade but someone did agree with the rules because of the white residue on their nose and stabbed someone. I haven't really been interested since. Very isolated incident but made me parinoid for a longer time. I still highly recommend it.