Live Action Role Playing
Live Action Roleplaying (LARP or LRP) is the kind that involves dressing up in costume, having a set of physical and magical stats, and using them in conjunction with foam weapons to adventure in the great outdoors. OURPGSoc has its own homebrewed system for linear LARP ('linear' meaning that each session is an adventure or dungeon crawl with planned encounters, loot, and some sort of end goal for the players).
LARP runs throughout the year on Saturdays, both in term and out of it. Every week, the GM for the upcoming Saturday will send out an adventure brief on the LARP mailing list. You'll have the option of playing a character or joining the monster team, who provide all the encounters and NPCs for the player party. Characters gain XP by joining adventures, and can level up and gain new abilities over time.
LARP is organised by our affiliate organisation, the Oxford Larp Society, instead of by OURPGSoc itself, so more information can be found on their website.
Our previous LARP system was Animus and before that were Memento Mundi, White City, and Nocturne. Have look at some of the photos from White City's long run, and browse around the wikis to get an idea of the scope they covered. Another game, Epoch, was sadly cancelled before it began due to the covid pandemic.