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Larp? Wha? What Am I Getting Myself Into Here?

Discussion in 'New Character Help Guides & Questions' started by Artenen Aeolus, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. Artenen Aeolus

    Artenen Aeolus Paladin | Captain of the Magna Navis Lore Master LarpCraft Host '17 Donor Human Race Myths & Legends Mythical | Legendary | Epic Member 2017 Waivers Blogger Elder Host Vault House of the Iron Ring Lifetime Award Mapped

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    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?
     
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  2. Rachel Skymoon

    Rachel Skymoon Elemental Warrior Cleric Order of the Ranger Past Contributor Myths & Legends 2017 Waivers Blogger '17 Old Waiver

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    Well, for me, Larp in it's simplest form, is an escape. A REAL Immersive, where there is no line between fantasy and reality. Fantasy IS reality here. Everytime I come here, I feel encouraged to just be my character, and I don't have to worry that someone's gonna be the proverbial "killjoy" as it were.
     
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  3. Frey Toron

    Frey Toron Ranger Past Contributor Myths & Legends 2017 Legendary Membership 2017 Waivers '17 Old Waiver

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    I would say that LARP also encourages physical fitness. You get to be outside, you can choose to run around, swing weapons, and do it all with friends. You can have practices weekly, build up muscle and stamina. It's tons of fun.
     
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  4. Shaden Chaser

    Shaden Chaser LarpCraft Host '17 Donor Top Contributor Myths & Legends Mythical | Legendary | Epic Member 2017 Waivers Elder '17 Old Waiver

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    As I see it, LARP is multiple hobbies all wrapped into one.
    • Dressing up/Cosplay
    • Acting/Storytelling
    • Combat
      • Sword Fighting
      • Martial Arts
      • Strategic Warfare
      • War machine operations
      • Archery/Marksmanship
    • Camping
    • Traveling
      • Road tripping
      • Intercontinental Flying
    • Crafting
      • Leather
      • Metal
      • Clay
      • Wood
      • Foam
      • Glass
      • Drawing/Painting
      • Sewing/Stitching
      • Weaving
    • Hiking
    • Cooking
    • Marketing
    • Writing
    And this just the tip of the iceberg.
     
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  5. King Murdoch McArthur

    King Murdoch McArthur LarpCraft of Milwaukee Host, chevalier paladin Natus Gryphe Lore Master LarpCraft Host Transferred Character Myths & Legends 2017 Waivers Elder Lifetime Award

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    i like fighting i like armor and i want to play with my kids, not make them watch from the stands. Plus it's safe violence and no one actually gets hurt, i get to be compteative and use things i've learned professionally and from my other hobbies and escape the real world. Plus i got to make my little girl a princess...not many dads get to do that.
     
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  6. King Murdoch McArthur

    King Murdoch McArthur LarpCraft of Milwaukee Host, chevalier paladin Natus Gryphe Lore Master LarpCraft Host Transferred Character Myths & Legends 2017 Waivers Elder Lifetime Award

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    ...i also like camping and wanted a different game mechanic that the other system i play in.
     
  7. Elerindalia Raeloren

    Elerindalia Raeloren Elf Merchant Myths & Legends 2017 Epic Membership 2017 Waivers '17 Old Waiver

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    For me Larpcraft is a wonderful hobby. yes I get outside more but to understand I am disabled I can not walk far without my walker. Being a part of all of this I have yet to be bored at a meeting or even an event. Now to understand this you must realize I love dressing up I love being outside. being around people not so much but in Larp I am not me . yes I am still disabled but that is because of my body. I can be another being . I have played D&D for decades this venue allows me to 'actually ' become my character I have met some spectacular people Such as our King Murdoch, Ralik ,Serena, Artenen and a bunch more. sometimes its the people you meet during things such as an event that you find there that surprise you by how much they seem like family.
    so yeah Larpcraft means a lot to me . I look forward to meeting everyone who can attend the World Event in september
     
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  8. Artenen Aeolus

    Artenen Aeolus Paladin | Captain of the Magna Navis Lore Master LarpCraft Host '17 Donor Human Race Myths & Legends Mythical | Legendary | Epic Member 2017 Waivers Blogger Elder Host Vault House of the Iron Ring Lifetime Award Mapped

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    Nicely said.