How LARP Can Boost Your Escape Room Atlanta Experience
With Halloween being only a couple months away, we all anticipate dressing up and showing a different side of our personalities. It’s the one time a year where we tap into a new mindset and express ourselves in a new light. What if we said there were more opportunities to costume up? There’s isn’t just one time a year you can dress up and role-play. There’s cosplay, but Paranoia Quest Escape Room Atlanta has another suggestion – LARP.
LARP Skills for Your Escape Room Atlanta Experience
LARP is a group activity that brings out something different in each individual. With an Escape Room Atlanta, those skills are being put to the test as well. The question is what sort of skills are being used in LARP in the first place? Well let Paranoia Quest show you!
- Social Skills – As stated, this is a group effort. Interacting and teaming up with friends, new and old, allows for you to work on those social skills. You’re interacting not only the individual, but with a different side of them. By taking on a personality other than your own, you’re also able to ooze confidence in a new way. It motivates you to try new things. That’s a perfect trait that can be used in your Escape Room Atlanta experience too!
- Improvisational Skills – LARP is all about improvising. Of course there is a storyteller or game master who is in charge of the LARP storyline, but you are in charge of your own character’s path. An Escape Room Atlanta requires you to be a little improvisational no matter the room. Put those LARP improv skills to the test with Paranoia Quest!
- Logistical Skills – While a creatively driven activity, it also requires some logistics. There are multiple characters, interactions, and settings present in a LARP group. Thinking logistically is how the group maintains a successful LARP. Does someone in the group know more about a certain task? Do they knew how to sew for elaborate costumes? Does this person have a greater understanding of the rulebook? All of these logistical skills only make your Escape Room Atlanta adventure easier.
Escape Room Atlanta Rooms Where You Can Hone Your LARP Skills
After you and your LARPing group have taken on your day of role-playing, we recommend taking those skills to the next level with an Escape Room Atlanta. LARPing takes a certain set of skills. Those same skills are even more applicable in one of our Escape Room Atlanta experiences. With different rooms available, your LARP group has a variety of options that will fit the group’s go-to theme.
- Zombies – For those who love The Walking Dead or old zombie movies, the following rooms are for you and your LARP friends. Paranoia Quest offers Zombie Apocalypse and even a LIVE Zombie Experience. These rooms are the ultimate challenge for you and your LARP group.
- Investigative – Getting your friends or family into the investigator mindset is a perfect LARPing activity. In the Murder Mystery room, your LARP group has been chosen to enter the Dreamscape of the victim and solve his mysterious murder – discovering his identity, the date of his demise, and who exactly is behind his murder.
- Jail Break – In this Escape Room Atlanta, your LARP group has been arrested accidentally. Now that they have been locked in a local jail, they have to find a way to make contact the government before anything else goes wrong. It appears that one of the guards is on their side, and he was able to disconnect the security cameras for them. The teams have an hour to escape before a new guard arrives and the cameras come back on. Can they team up to escape in time? Tapping into the flexible, creative LARP state of mind can only improve your chances.
Advice – Stay in Character! We know it can be hard to remain in character when strapped for time in an Escape Room Atlanta. The stress of escaping and looking for clues can have you resorting back to your normal self. Don’t let that happen! Take the room scenario to the next level! Really dive into the characters like you would during a LARP. It’ll only make the experience better!
What is LARP?
LARP stands for “live-action role-playing”. While similar to cosplay, LARP is a unique experience in itself. Take the plot and set-up of a fictional console or board game and act it out with friends or family. You dress up as the character of choice and follow rules of each game in real time. Some question “what’s the point”. The answer? It’s a socially competitive role-playing game that is about teamwork, storytelling and of course having fun. At Paranoia Quest’s Escape Room Atlanta, LARP is always a great way to get you in the right mindset to escape in time!
What is the difference between cosplay and role play?
Cosplay is “Costume Playing”. This is where one simply dresses up and pretends to be their favorite fictional character. While there can be some role-playing involved, that is generally saved for LARPing. Live-Action Role-Play is where individuals take on character attitudes, actions and discourse as they act it out in real-time. We recommend LARPing to help you get in the right mind before taking on an Escape Room Atlanta.
How Exactly Does LARP Work?
For those who are unfamiliar, LARP varies based on rulebooks and other group rules. Each session is overseen by a storyteller or game master that helps guide the story. There are constant themes of continuous flow from one scenario to the next. No matter the scenario, costumes or story, the goal is to “go with the flow”. Take each player decision and build on the experience. It’ll only enhance your Escape Room Atlanta experience.
Tip – If new to LARP, it can be hard to really find your voice. Are you doing it right? How in-depth do you need to go? What should I wear? That’s why it’s important to seek help! Researching local LARP groups and communities is a great first step to success. Everyone was once a beginner and we’re sure that they’d be happy to help you before your trip to an Escape Room Atlanta.
Escape Room Atlanta is the Ultimate Trip for LARP
Paranoia Quest offers unique Escape Room Atlanta Experiences for you and your LARP group. It’s not only a great way to change up the average LARP, but an even better way to build a on your creative and spontaneous LARPing skills. Take your LARP to the next level and book a time by contacting Paranoia Quest today at 678-828-4410 (Atlanta). You can always book a time on our website by clicking here to book a room in Atlanta. Connect with us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on new escape rooms and more!