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 - generally referred to as "LARP", 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????. More information about these sorts of games can be found at the LARPA Homepage.
- Workplace training - employees are given fictional positions and roles and presented with various scenarios to see how they would respond.