Larping

FIGHTLAND

Wushu Watch: Advanced Ways to Get Stabbed to Death

Thousands of martial arts schools promise "self defense" and then delve into the art of disarming a knife wielding attacker. We look at some high level, and extremely stupid, ways to wrestle a knife from your attacker's clutches.
Jack Slack
3.10.17
role-play

We Talked to the Guy Who's LARPing 'The Martian' in His Backyard

How Jeff Raymond is developing sustainable agriculture for communities on Earth and the Red Planet.
Daniel Oberhaus
3.2.17
Features

The Canadian LARPer Who Died Fighting ISIS

In June, Nazzareno Tassone left Alberta, Canada, telling his family he was going to teach English in Iraq. In December, he was killed trying to take back Raqqa from the Islamic State.
Mack Lamoureux
1.4.17
Larping

I Taught Divination at a Real-Life Wizard School

The blockbuster LARP New World Magischola offers hundreds of players the chance to live out their wizarding fantasies (and teaches the power of consensual play).
Alex Roberts
8.31.16
Gaming

​I Taught Divination at a Real-Life Wizard School

The blockbuster LARP New World Magischola offers hundreds of players the chance to live out their wizarding fantasies (and teaches the power of consensual play).
Alex Roberts
8.31.16
Design

Finally, You Can Play Out Your Ghostbuster Fantasies in VR

Now you can fulfill all your Ghostbusters LARPer dreams in this VR experience at Madame Tussauds.
Kara Weisenstein
7.16.16
Culture

'I've Seen Women Kill Gods': Meet the Ladies Who LARP

LARPING, or live action role-playing, is more closely associated with socially awkward men in badly made cloaks. But female players say that it's also becoming a platform for women to shine, latex weaponry and all.
Stevie Martin
3.16.16
PROFILES BY VICE

LARPing Saved My Life

In this episode of "Profiles by VICE" we meet Jon Gallagher, a LARPer with Asperger's syndrome who says live action role-playing has helped him make friends, learn social skills, and get a job.
VICE Staff
10.7.15
Stuff

How LARPing Grew from an Odd Hobby to an International Phenomenon

Beyond the stereotypes, live action role-playing is a vibrant scene that draws inspiration from tabletop games, drama, and performance art.
Dan Duray
10.7.15
Photo

Falling in Love While LARPing

Why would one choose to be a servant in an old pub if you can be a king or a knight? In these conditions it's a chance to test out different social skills.
Grey Hutton
5.29.15
Stuff

LARPers Have Created a Real Hogwarts School in Poland

​A video shot last month near Czocha, Poland, shows about 190 pointy-hatted Potterites commandeering a castle for the world's largest J. K. Rowling–themed live-action role-playing adventure.
Mark Hay
12.5.14
Sports

A Bunch of Guys Wearing Chainmail and Bashing Each Other Is a Sport

If you don't think LARPing is a sport, these guys will cut your balls off with a sword. What isn't athletic about guys whupping each other with weapons, kicks, and punches directed at every body part except the back of the neck and knees?
VICE Staff
9.27.12
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