#17 - LARPers
This week, we're filling our backpacks with trail rations as we head out into the wilderness to talk about Live-Action Role-Playing (LARP)!
Why do folks become LARPers? Is it just Dungeons and Dragons? What's the appeal?
Hopefully we level up our knowledge skills and find out!
...But in order to do that, we'll need our special guest, Luke: Scholar, Poet, musician, and "LARP apologist"!
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Play-by-play 0:00:09 - Theme Song 0:00:27 - Introduction 0:01:00 - Special Guest Introduction: Luke! 0:01:26 - What, Who, and Why of LARPing 0:41:31 - Differences in expectations in LARP 0:49:20 - LARP vs Re-enactors and more discussion 0:58:09 - Nicks + Guest: Would you LARP? 1:04:20 - Spotlight: [College of Wizardry](http://www.cowlarp.com/) 1:09:56 - Where can I find more of Luke's work? [lukemaynard.wordpress.com](https://lukemaynard.wordpress.com/about/), [Luke's Ukes (Youtube)](http://www.youtube.com/user/lukesukes), [Cthulu Sattva](http://martianmigrainepress.com/Cthulhusattva) 1:11:35 - Where can I learn more about Fanthropological / The Nickscast? 1:13:16 - Outtakes
Citations [Live Action Role-Playing Game - Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_action_role-playing_game) [What different styles of LARP combat exist](http://rpg.stackexchange.com/questions/11861/what-different-styles-of-larp-combat-exist) [Magic Kingdom: Why Live-Action Role Playing is one of Denmark's Most Popular Pastimes](http://world.time.com/2012/07/20/magic-kingdom-why-live-action-role-playing-is-one-of-denmarks-most-popular-pastimes/) [How To: LARP](http://news.nationalpost.com/posted-toronto/how-to-larp) [Live Action Roleplaying | The Feed](https://youtu.be/dQcMKWncRR8) [Here Are Some Of The American Adults Who Started Live-Action Role Playing And Never Stopped](http://www.businessinsider.com/why-people-love-larping-2014-10) [FORGET VIDEO GAMES: Here's What It's Like To Put On A Costume And Go Live-Action Role Playing](http://www.businessinsider.com/we-went-larping-2014-10) [Larp Census](http://larpcensus.org/) [Why Japan does not
LARP](https://www.academia.edu/3462882/Why_Japan_does_not_Larp) [LARPing Saved My Life - YouTube ](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXNGFb2p90k) [16x9 - Role Play: What's it like to LARP? - YouTube ](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7p9AYvoF4VM) [The Basics of Larp - YouTube ](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JUv-o4UTv0) [What to Bring to LARP - YouTube ](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RelwC4WUtCg) [Does LARP have to be based around combat : LARP ](https://www.reddit.com/r/LARP/comments/5gk7k8/does_larp_have_to_be_based_around_combat/) [any tips for staying in character? : LARP ](https://www.reddit.com/r/LARP/comments/5edwfk/any_tips_for_staying_in_character/) [Tips for introverts heading to their first LARP? : LARP ](https://www.reddit.com/r/LARP/comments/5cdapo/tips_for_introverts_heading_to_their_first_larp/) [I don't understand the point of High Fantasy LARP : LARP ](https://www.reddit.com/r/LARP/comments/592l4x/i_dont_understand_the_point_of_high_fantasy_larp/) [BAD LARP charaacter
sterotypes. : LARP ](https://www.reddit.com/r/LARP/comments/56kp6m/bad_larp_charaacter_sterotypes/) [Storytelling the Darkness: Ten Cliches to Avoid in Character Creation ](http://storytellingthedarkness.blogspot.ca/2011/12/ten-cliches-to-avoid-in-character.html) [How To Run A LARP ](http://www.skaro.com/larpadvice/larp_logistics.html) [How To Start a Larp | LARPING.ORG ](http://www.larping.org/tag/how-to-start-a-larp/) [What is Nordic Larp? - Nordiclarp.org ](https://nordiclarp.org/what-is-nordic-larp/) [Archery Company Sues LARPer over Patents, Then Files Gag Motion to Silence Him](http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/02/archery-company-sues-larper-over-patents-then-files-gag-motion-to-silence-him/) [GoFundMe - Save Larp[sic] Archery in America](https://www.gofundme.com/savelarparchery) [Archery Company Drops Foam-Arrow Patent Case Against LARPer](http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/03/archery-company-drops-foam-arrow-patent-case-against-larper/) [Trademark Lawsuit over LARP
Archery Gets Thrown Out of Court](http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/06/trademark-lawsuit-over-larp-archery-gets-thrown-out-of-court/) [Live Action Role Play (LARP) Insurance: Now Available](http://time.com/money/4309344/live-action-role-play-larp-insurance/) [Become a Wizard at an Ancient Castle in Poland](https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2015/05/become-a-wizard-at-an-ancient-castle-in-poland.html) [College of Wizardry](http://www.cowlarp.com/) [This Is a Game: A (very) Brief History of Larp[sic] Part 1](http://rhizome.org/editorial/2012/sep/20/game-very-brief-history-larp-part-1/) [Live Role-Play of Medieval Fantasy and its Relationship to the Media](https://ir.canterbury.ac.nz/bitstream/handle/10092/9046/thesis_fulltext.pdf;jsessionid=DA03BB1613B6BBCF939F650B363A96B4?sequence=1) [New Online Course: The Middle Ages and the Modern World: Facts and Fiction](http://www.medievalists.net/2016/01/new-online-course-the-middle-ages-and-the-modern-world-facts-and-fiction/) [This
Game We Play - Capturing the SCA over Three Years](http://www.medievalists.net/2015/02/game-play-capturing-sca-three-years/)
Credits Music: All this week's music is provided by our very own G! Logo: ["Glasses"](https://thenounproject.com/term/glasses/132894) by [Anton Anuchin](https://thenounproject.com/antonwebium) used under [CC BY 3.0 US](http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/) ["Shield"](https://thenounproject.com/term/shield/48531) by [Sweet Farm](https://thenounproject.com/sweetfarm) used under [CC BY 3.0 US](http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/)
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