Basic LARP Informative Articles
Common Questions from LARP Newbies Answered is exactly what it says on the tin. It goes over some of the more basic questions received by Game Masters about what it is to LARP.
I’ve Seen Women Kill Gods Meet The Ladies Who LARP is an article that addresses female participation in LARPs these days *and* gives a pretty good primer on what a LARP actually is all about.
What is LARP? for when you’re not even sure what this all Live Action Role Playing thing is actually about.
Creating a Character talks about some of the basics of character creation, potential pitfalls, costuming and a quick method to develop group dynamics for team-based LARPs.
How to cook up a cool character, without being ‘a special snowflake’! has a simple five step process for making an easy, believable, yet still fun and interesting LARP character.
LARP Character Development 101 goes over the basics that are universal to any setting ranging from dot points on history to goals to a few of the distinct differences between a LARP and a Tabletop Game.
LARP Tips and Tricks first touches on the different styles of LARP before going on with advice on how to create your own character in terms of background and skill selection.
General LARP Articles
ACCESS : LARP provides information to both organisers and players on how to increase accessibility at LARP events so that everyone can enjoy the game.
Badass LARP Talk is a series of articles that gives great advice on such things as problem character types (and how to avoid them), 3 little tricks that quickly ramp up your game and Backstory boosting mini-games you can play in the car.
How Not To Be Bored at LARP gives great advice on how to stay included and make your own fun during those times when there’s not an immediately obvious task to accomplish.
Ladies Who LARP features a range of different short posts and a gallery of pictures showcasing, you guessed it, female LARPers.
The Best LARP Advice I Ever Heard provides a number of great trips on how to have a great time in any LARP event.
Unsolicited but Useful Advice for LARPers has articles on acting, character development, politicking and having a kickass time!
LARP Writer / GM Articles
3 GM Tips To Help You Run provides a general timeline and set of milestones to help you set up a planning schedule.
A Guide To Providing a Good Crew Experience guides LARP organisers in helping people enjoy themselves while NPCing for you.
Being a Non-Player Character goes over some of the requirements and techniques of portraying a really good NPC that helps improve the game.
Dealing with the Artistotelian Curse discusses how to manage multiple protagonists (i.e. PCs) in a game.
Debriefing Intense LARPs 101 has articles on how best to incorporate debriefs after game to help players handle more intense emotions.
How to Write a LARP scenario is the start of a series of articles that unpicks the various steps and stages of creating modules, scenarios and events.
LARPcast postcasts largely focus on fantasy boffer LARPs with players going out on modules. Still a lot of knowledge here that can be transferred to other LARP styles.
Managing the Ops Room provides a good overview and description of the different function of a room devote to sending out plot in the form of NPCs.
Storyteller Guidelines and Recommendations focuses on generating plot for weekend events that use a lot of NPCs.
Unsolicited but Useful Advice for LARPers has articles on logistics, runtime, conventions and pitfalls to avoid (and how to fix them when they happen)!
So You Want To Write A LARP is an interesting youtube video covering a LARP writing workshop. It covers a lot.
Useful Prop Tools
This faux hacker mini-game creates letters as you type and therefore allows people to look like hackers as they type away.