I played in five LARPs this weekend. I am a nerd and I freaking LOVE it.
You may be familiar with campaign-style LARPs, such as NERO, which is like real-life D&D and you play the same character every time. You may be familiar with boffer LARPs, where people beat the crap out of each other with foam weapons. We don’t quite do either of those. Ours is more of a one-shot game, where you’re a different character in each one, with different goals, in a different setting. It’s unfortunately less widely known, but the games are fantastic and tell great stories.
In other news, I was the cat with the fiddle.