„Und wenn‘s geht, schau, dass es episch aussieht“

Epische Strukturen im Fantasy Live-Rollenspiel

  • Sophia Mehrbrey Université de Rouen, Centre d’Études et de Recherche Éditer/Interpréter


Live-action-role-play, short LARP, is an increasingly widespread hobby in Germany. The aim is to slip into different roles together with other participants in order to play and present a particular story. Even if the participants' personal immersion is in the foreground, it cannot be denied that most of them also attach importance to the reception of their game by other participants. Therefore, an aesthetic component of the game is indisputable. While the most obvious comparison here is with dramatic play, this article aims to examine the structural and aesthetic similarities between the medieval epic and the LARP.

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