Thursday, September 1, 2011

I'm not playing a role. I'm being myself, whatever the hell that is.

Hello, my name is Nicole and my husband is a larper.
For those of you that don't know what "larping" is here is the definition:
A live action role-playing game (LARP) is a form of role-playing game where the participants physically act out their characters' actions. The players pursue goals within a fictional setting represented by the real world, while interacting with each other in character. The outcome of player actions may be mediated by game rules, or determined by consensus among players. Event arrangers called gamemasters decide the setting and rules to be used and facilitate play.

With that being said I consider having an actual get together to do you fantasy football draft  larping. Yes that is where my dear husband is this evening. Fighting with a bunch of guys to get his favorite players for his imaginary football team. Said football team will then be scrutinized over for the next 5 months. So instead of just being pissed that the actual real live football team that you root for doesn't win, you can now be even more pissed when you fake one doesn't win either! ever since I was little football would consume the fall and winter months in whatever house I was living in. My mother and I used to go into her bedroom and watch musicals on her little TV while my dad would be yelling at the Pats in the other room. I still don't think West side story looks quite right on anything bigger then a 20" screen.  So I guess I'm used to it...well the football...the larping is still gonna take a while.

Title Quote: Bea Arthur

1 comment:

  1. "Fantasy Football is Dungeons and Dragons for guys that used to beat up people that played Dungeons and Dragons" - ?

    I forget who said this but I thought it was funny