LARP or Live-Action Role Playing is what some people like to call "Let's pretend for adults". Others prefer to call it "interactive freeform immersive theatre".
There are different types of LARP:
- Indoor LARPs happen indoors, usually in the back room of a pub or other function room.
- Field LARPs happen outdoors, usually in a field, forest or other area where there is plenty of space to move around.
- Non-contact LARPs use rules to adjudicate combat and have strict policies about not striking players directly.
- Contact LARPs involve simulating combat through the use of suitable weapon props.
No Rest For The Wicked is a Contact Field LARP, with some indoor events. We use foam-latex weaponry for close combat and customised Nerf guns for ranged combat. What this means is that when the Orks show up, you get to chase them around a field firing wildly and hitting them with your foam sword. Or maybe they'll be the ones doing the chasing...