Last night we played Archipelago II, and the setting was a generation ship returning to a mysteriously silent Earth. We crafted a creepy, lonely, Alien-like vibe and ran with it. And there were a lot of scenes with people huddled around control panels or sitting in the dining nook having tense conversations. It felt very live action - at one point I got up to refill our water glasses and basically did it in character, carrying on the conversation. For the most part we stayed seated, but the roleplaying bits were pretty intense and had we been completely larping it, we would have been sitting anyway.
It made me wonder if there is a liminal space between the two forms, perhaps a sweet spot that could bring disparate enthusiasts together. I think Jeepform exists in or near this place, perhaps skewing toward the live action side.
Anyway I'm super interested in larp right now, and I'm filtering it through the lens of my many years of tabletop experience. I'm exploring what each form can offer the other, and I'd love your insight into that.
If you larp a lot, what sort of larp is it and how does that impact your engagement in tabletop play?
If you play a ton of tabletop but larp occasionally, same question but reversed. I'd just like to hear your thoughts on this topic if it is relevant to you.