Behind the Scenes of Live Action Role Play
By Lizzie Stark
Larp, as I write in my book Leaving Mundania, is an interactive storytelling medium. Just as books or film can tell a wide range of stories, from stream-of-conscious narratives to adventure, so too can larp. Players assume a character, dress up in costume, and enact a shared narrative. The form has a rich history, which I chronicle in this essay, and here are some of the different types of games and stories in the larp universe.