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Friday, July 31, 2009

LARPing in the Realm of Science Fiction

In our earlier post, “All About LARPing,” we mentioned that there are several genres of Live Action Role Playing games. One of the earliest was based on the Sci-Fi film “Logan’s Run”, which was released in 1976. Games took place at Sci-Fi Conventions. A story editor for the “Logan’s Run” TV Series that followed had this to say about the games:

"I went to a convention in San Diego…when the show was still on. The fans were playing 'The Runner Game.' A designated room in the hotel was Sanctuary and fans split into two teams: Runners and Sandmen. Randy [Powell, an actor from the series] encountered a runner in a stairwell and shouted 'Run, Runner!!!' in character. It was great seeing people make a game of our jobs."

Wikipedia tells us that “science fiction LARPs take place in futuristic settings with high technology and possibly extraterrestrial life. This describes a broad array of LARPs, including politically themed LARPs depicting dystopian or utopian societies and settings inspired by cyberpunk, space opera and post-apocalyptic fiction.”

Our Star Wars and Sci-Fi Costumes would be useful at Star Wars LARPs, or Star Trek Larps that sometimes involve Laser Tag or Paintball. We found another LARP for you to check out, too. The Stargate Atlanta FTX Larp is a based on the hit show Stargate SG-1, designed to recreate the experience of a mission from Stargate Command in the spirit of the show. Their game combines action, acting and problem solving skills, and since it’s a non-contact Social LARP that uses card systems for combat situation, no characters are killed off so you can fully enjoy being transported to another world.

Of course, if you don’t find something that fits your chosen character, we can always create a custom costume just for you, to your exact specifications.

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