Roleplay (that of the live-action kind) is playing pretend under a scenario or theme. We all played pretend as kids, many of us use roleplay to aid in training from Military to Medical. Almost every major field uses some kinda roleplay because we as humans learn faster and retain more when we are physically and mentally engaged in something. LarpCraft Myths & Legends roleplay is themed to a more story or fantasy setting but our medieval armors are almost entirely from historical periods. We've gone through great lengths to do things this way, it teaches people things. You learn so much when you build a character through LarpCraft games. Some fail to see that you're also learning about yourself and how you as a person can respond to these scenarios of make believe. What can really blow your mind is people pretend with their characters enough to envision and re-open the creative processes of their mind. They then take what they've learned and apply it to real world living. People gain social skills, confidence, poise... they learn crafts such as leatherworking, blacksmithing, writing and more. Once you're excited about a game or character, most people go deeper to learn more about history in order to better play their characters or do their crafts. All the efforts taken to play pretend end up benefiting most people because they now know more about real life skills they wouldn't have otherwise been exposed to. This is a fascinating hobby, past time, recreation or profession. Larp changes people's lives for the better, so I'd encourage you to try it out and go to games. Feel free to add to this. How has Larp or roleplay changed your life?