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Friday, April 13, 2012

My Children's Future: LARP Videos

For those of you who don't know what LARP is, it stands for Live Action Role Play. Think of the people who get all geared up in leather and chain mail, hauberks, and head to Medieval festivals. Now multiply that geek factor by 10, and add in weekly meetings where people pretend they really live in a fantasy world, and throw lightning bolts at each other in the middle of the woods.

Companies make A LOT of money selling stuff for this. And a lot of people do it.
LARP potion bag for only $23 at

After coming across a video on youtube that shows LARP Zelda, I can TOTALLY see my kids doing shit like this in about ten years:

I'm hoping when this blog goes live, the first image you see before hitting play is the guy dressed up in a fairy costume. I laughed so hard when I saw that in the video. It's less than four minutes long, so you should check it out for giggles.

My boys are already LARPing. In fact all kids LARP when they use their imagination and pretend to be a hero or princess or firefighter, etc. My kids LARP pretty much like you see in this video. And I just know, when they hit the teenage years, this is what I'm going to be dealing with.

But I'm ok with that. I'd rather them LARP than do drugs. Even if it does mean I may have to pay for damages to my neighbors garden ;)


Becoming Supermommy said...

Oh, man, I LARPed for a bit there. Vampire the Masquerade.

It was just as goofy as I'm sure that sounds. I loved every minute of it.

...I was sixteen. >.<

SRM said...

I'll admit I could easily see myself getting into LARPing :)