Larp is… all about roleplaying.
The first in our ‘Larp is…’ series is Nordic-style larp, featuring Cosmic Joke’s documentary of Panopticorp, ‘the advertisement agency from Hell’. The documentary covers in-game play, how it was set up, and how the larpers created and portrayed their characters.
Nordic larp is much different than boffer larp. There is often no combat, and bleed, experiences from a larp affecting your daily, personal life, is highly prized.
This style of larp is an open door; anything can be larped, from a futuristic fast food shop to a political prison camp. Most Nordic larps are very free-form and easy to understand from a mechanical standpoint. If you can portray the character, you can play, no weapons, spells, or hours of rules research necessary.
If Panopticorp sounds familiar, you’ve right! Cosmic Joke documented their experience filming this larp in their journal entries (Larp Culture Shock, Panopticorp Opens, The Plot Thickens, and The End). Take a look at them after the video for behind-the-scenes extras!