Imagine my surprise the other day when my daughters started explaining to me about wizards, elves, bearded dwarves, and LARPing. They’re big fans of Memoir ’44 (the World War II board game), but until now, they’ve not been interested in roleplaying. So where did this sudden change of heart come from? The PBS children’s television series Fetch with Ruff Ruffman! In an episode titled “Dog of the Rings,” the animated character Fetch sends his human “fetchers” on a quest for the Majestic Wing Goblet of Infinite Awesomeness.
The Larp’s I played were never for kids younger than say 15… but in my experience LARP’s attract a lot more girls than traditional RP. The costume and dress-up element appeals to them.