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The Larp Wiki is intended to become a knowledgebase of information about larps, worldwide. A way to record the collective tribal knowledge that is scattered about the community. This will include, but is not exclusive to: historical, factual, theoretical, instructional and artistic information.

What is Larp?

Larp, or live-action role-playing, is a type of role-playing game where the participants physically act out their character's actions. There are lots of different ways to do it, from live-combat campaigns to theatre-style games.

You can read more on the Live action role-playing game (LARP) page.

Starting Places

Here are some suggested starting places for browsing this wiki:

  • Larps - Individual LARP games. If your LARP belongs to an organization like The Camarilla or NERO please place it within the proper category.
  • Organizations - Non-profits, groups, companies, larpwright collectives, and others. This includes organizations like Amtgard, The Alliance and other organizations that run games.
  • Conventions - A list of LARP conventions or conventions with LARP elements.
  • Styles - Information specific to certain styles of larp.
  • How-to - Techniques and tools used to create things for a larp. This can be from building a boffer to how to sew a skirt or create a prop.
  • Media - Books, films, blogs, podcasts and other publications about larp.
  • Glossary - Terms and concepts used to talk about larp.
  • Projects - Other projects not covered by the above categories.
  • Timeline - A place to note significant dates and events that have happened. Examples are when organizations were founded or significant events happened such as the NERO vs. NERO court battle. Note the date(s) as the article title with the article body being the information about the date(s).
  • Academic - Articles discussing theory and listing of academic papers and presentations.
  • Rulesets - Information about different rulesets and where they can be bought or downloaded.

Contribute

In order to prevent spam, this editing wiki is limited to account-holders. To request an account, message Joshua Kronengold on facebook or email with a stated desire to become an editor of the wiki, a preferred username, and enough info to imply that you're a human being.

Please help us fill this wiki with any information we've missed. If you see something that's wrong, fix it. If you see an article that's missing, start it. A wiki is a community, and it works by everyone contributing. Be bold in your edits - the worst you can be is wrong, and then someone else will fix it for you.

There is further guidance in the Style Guide, Contributor Guidelines and Page Policy. If in doubt, check the community portal.