Bleed is a term for the transfer of emotions between player and character. When emotions flow from the player to the character - for example, when inter-character interactions are shaped by the out-of-character relationships between the players - it is known as "bleed in". When they go in the other direction - for example when a player is strongly emotionally affected by in-character events after a game - it is known as "bleed out".
- Emily Care Boss, Romance and Gender in Role Playing Games: Too hot to handle? RopeCon presentation, 2007. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
- Bleed: How Emotions Affect Role-Playing Experiences 2013 Nordic Larp Talk by Sarah Lynne Bowman.
- Bleed: The Spillover Between Player and Character at Noriclarp.org.