I’ve been dipping a toe back into LARP this year, not playing, just helping out in the monster crew for some games. It’s been really nice to get back into it, I’ve missed the escapism and the sheer good fun of it all.
It’s also been great for creativity, bringing lots of inspiration through conversation and plenty of time for your mind to wander. This is why I’ve written three short stories in the last two months, with another half-done, ideas for more, and dammit, yes, another really good novel idea.
There’s something about getting away from yourself, your own day-to-day life, that opens up your mind. Also, LARP is great fun and full of lovely people.