The modern nerd's guide to LARPing

by Sciandra, Mike,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction j 793.93 SC
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Nonfiction
Call Number  j 793.93 SC
Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Non-fiction J 793.93 SCIANDRA
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-fiction
Call Number  J 793.93 SCIANDRA
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 793.93 SCI1
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LARPing, or live-action role playing, is one of the hottest hobbies today. Its devoted participants develop detailed characters, inventing names and personalities, as well as costumes and props. The improvisational nature and opportunity for creativity at LARP events makes for a new experience every time. Readers will dive headfirst into this fascinating pastime, guided by experienced LARPer and writer Michael Sciandra through the ins and outs of participation. Age-appropriate engaging text and full-color photography from actual LARPers brings readers into this whole new exciting world.
Heard of it?
The story of LARP
What theme interests you?
Choosing your LARP
Time to study!
Creating a character
Choose a race
Staying in character
Let the larping begin

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Can't keep your STs, PCs, and RPGs straight? This lively entry in the Geek Out! series has you covered. Largely inspired by tabletop role-playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons, live action role-playing (LARPing, of course!) has captivated gamers young and old for decades. Following a brief introduction to the craft and its history, Sciandra goes on to break down LARP themes, character creation, props, and more, devoting one to three glossy double-page spreads to each. While fantasy and sci-fi LARPs are no doubt popular, Sciandra stresses the sheer variety of the LARP world and how to navigate it. LARPers can dive into Marvel-, Harry Potter-, or pirate-themed events (to name a few), or select LARPs based on their immersion and battle styles. And lucky for readers and future LARPers, Sciandra concludes with a list of both print and web resources. With concise writing, an appealing layout, and nonstop full-page photos of LARPers in action, this enlightening guide will unite theater geeks, gamers, crafters, and everyone in between. LARP on.--Shemroske, Briana Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Geek out!
Subjects Fantasy games -- Juvenile literature.
Acting games -- Juvenile literature.
Role playing -- Juvenile literature.
Fantasy games.
Acting games.
Role playing.
Publisher New York :Gareth Stevens Publishing,2018
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 32 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781538212097
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