IC/OOC divide
IC/OOC divide

Gasp! Today’s comic has kisses!!

It’s also about an amusing phenomenon I’ve noticed at a LARP. One minute, you’ll be chatting happily with your friends, and the next, in character, you’ll all be at each other’s throats. 🙂

News: Posted August 22nd, 2014 by Alina

^ 18 Comments to “IC/OOC divide”

  1. Just Here Says:

    Yeah, that’s about right. Back when we were LARPing, my wife and I were never allies in character. Our characters came to blows more than once…

    Posted August 22nd, 2014 at 1:56 am
  2. Roger Says:

    I’ve always found it easier to be nasty IC to be players you are good friends with OC, and indeed deal with bleed if my enemy is also a friend. A beer together can be a wonderful cure.

    Posted August 22nd, 2014 at 2:39 am
  3. Eureka Says:

    common phenomenon indeed… then again you’ve got the other way around : In one of my Larps the scenario called for a player to gather… genetic material from my character. the player happened to be my ex.

    Posted August 22nd, 2014 at 3:21 am
  4. Kitty LaFey Says:

    Ah but such is the life of Vampire. My brother and I both play in noth a VTR larp, and a VTM larp, and IRL we are besties, but ic, my character is (vtr) super close to killing him, and (vtm) super scared if him. Although the second one is just because my charrie is super shy. And he has claws.

    Posted August 22nd, 2014 at 3:42 am
  5. Hogan Says:

    Just of the funny things I remember and enjoyed about LARP 🙂

    Posted August 22nd, 2014 at 3:49 am
  6. digi_owl Says:

    Heh, i guess it could be good for the relationship.

    Posted August 22nd, 2014 at 4:00 am
  7. peekapooka Says:

    Larp has a gift for making the normal world fade away and you turn into a mall and your find a different personality in yourself.

    Posted August 22nd, 2014 at 4:28 am
  8. Ethril Says:

    You know people have a good relationship when they can almost kill each other in a game and go right back to hugs and kisses when it’s over.

    Posted August 22nd, 2014 at 4:52 am
  9. Francine D Says:

    Lol, this was one of the things I love about larping. Very rare for my characters to actually get along with my husband’s characters in a larp 🙂 while not always enemies, they are often not on friendly terms 🙂

    Posted August 22nd, 2014 at 5:48 am
  10. Sekan Says:

    I just binged this comic in 3 days… from start to finish… I have to say that i LOVE this comic. I live in a country with a lot fewer gamers and this a lot less community about the geek culture, (at least none that i have found as of yet)

    Anyway keep up the amazing work, you’ve cirtainly gotten me addicted.

    Posted August 22nd, 2014 at 6:23 am
  11. Minando Says:

    Congratulations, you just found out what makes larping so popular.

    Posted August 22nd, 2014 at 6:43 am
  12. Gothicus Says:

    I do love a good in character row with someone who knows I’m not meaning any of it OC. I have a natural giant merit *grin* and I’ve had some perfectly wonderful bellowing matches with people once they know I’m not actually mad at them lol.

    Posted August 22nd, 2014 at 9:56 am
  13. Tassadar Says:

    I do love how weregeek portrays vampire larp. Fun and geeky, with pretentious characters in-game yet genuinely mature players out of game. I read this comic and I say to myself : “this is one way to do it right”.

    Posted August 22nd, 2014 at 10:13 am
  14. D&DGeek Says:

    Abbies facial expressions are all golden.

    Posted August 23rd, 2014 at 1:13 am
  15. Sebastian Says:

    it is similar to what happen to fighters in and out of combat, i had some sort of fightclub, where we would fight with no rules at all, the only one was, dont kill each other, or leave out of combat for longer than the night… we could throw chairs at each other and even throw each other at chairs, the destruction arround the blood, REAL blood, and then we could just laugh about it and drink something or who knows. play some games…

    now that i think about it… would it be possible to make like… a full contact larp? like… you role play everything, but when there is a fight, you fight for real, with certain rules to handicap certain fiighters, that way a fledgling could not kill an elder… like… i dont know… everyone should use certain clothes or accesories, and depending on what discipline they use in each encounter, they would use or leave certain things… like… fortitud, will use protection, celerity, would use lighter clothes, potence, would use heavier and more compact paddings in the contact points, auspex would use wider protective googles to allow them to see better than the rest “in combat” it could even be mixed with airsoft, for the guns part… dont you think?

    that would be the blodiest larp ever…

    Posted August 23rd, 2014 at 6:05 pm
  16. Ben Says:

    Well on the bright side they can get all the built up relationship frustrations out in game and mostly have no worries of repercussions. And I just love Abby’s face in both scenes.

    Posted August 24th, 2014 at 10:03 am
  17. Aita Says:

    Totally the common way of things. Rivalries at Ren Fest, boffer larp opponents… always better if you know the person (If not for ease of concern and knowledge of boundaries, for better quips for onlookers and fellow players).

    … Weregeek makes me miss my LARP *sadface*

    Posted August 24th, 2014 at 1:00 pm
  18. Aethelfled Says:

    Among my friends who are couples, mostly one member of the pair isn’t really into LARP/D&D. But when they are, I have never seen the characters be friends. Not necessarily enemies, but never friends.

    Posted August 26th, 2014 at 9:06 am