- a type of role-playing game in which each participant assumes a particular character and acts out various scenarios at events which last for a predetermined time
- (intr) to participate in such an event
C20: from l (ive) a (ction) r (ole-) p (laying)
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Examples from the Web for larp
Looking at the roots of larp makes the hobby easier to take seriously and divorces the desire from childishness.
Their numbers prove that larp taps into an essential desire of human nature: the desire to experience stories firsthand.
If the spiritual heritage of larp is ancient, its gaming roots are unapologetically modern.
More directly, the U.S. embassy in Oslo last year gave a local group nearly $5,500 for the Cold War larp A Doomsday Eve.
In the U.S., hopes that larp may one day find federal funding are rising.