Live roleplaying is really just another way of describing an impromptu and scriptless form of acting. Each player has a character or role and they must play out how this person would repond in certain environments and conversations. There are various areas that require live roleplaying:
- Historical reenactment - playing the role of your persona, recreating the actions of a particular part of history. This generally requires the roleplayers to dress in appropriate clothing for their character, eg. the SCA, York City Levy.
- Fantasy/Science fiction gaming - various gaming systems have rules that require the players to move about in order to achieve objectives and gather information, eg. Hong Kong Action Theatre????.
- Workplace training - employees are given fictional positions and roles and presented with various scenarios to see how they would respond.