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Dagorhir doesn't use the term "LARP", because they predate it by quite a bit. As I recall, the term was coined in the early 1980s, by gamers at various SF conventions around the DC area. The Dagorhirs and Marklanders were having battles, not playing elaborately-written scenarios like the LARPers were.

Also, to point out, there is no special position or class of archer in either Belegarth or Dagorhir. An archer is anyone who happens to be holding a bow and shooting an arrow, although some chapters and events require safety training before someone is allowed to do so. This is very distinct from a class system, much more like how archery functions in an Amtgard militia battle than in an Amtgard class battle. There are, of course, additional rules related to archery for reasons of safety and playability, but these are not restricted to any special "class" or "position" of archers. --Oisin, 17 April 2009.

I can see why they would not use it, but that does not disqualify them as being one. The problem I see is that people have created a negative association with the word LARP, and feel they don't want that stigma associated with their group. Personally I would classify anyone who dresses in garb and hits people with padded sticks that they call weapons to be a Larper. If you were to take away the garb and have modern uniforms, and also take away all the people that claim to be anything but a regular human (including assorted titles) then it would be a sport. Also see Talk:Belegarth Hannoske 12:57, 18 April 2009 (EDT)

Any group that takes on the role of a character and plays that character in a live setting is considered a LARPER. Dressing up, or having a "class" or "race" is irrelevant. The relevant characteristic of LARPing is you role play a character persona. 20:43, 22 June 2012 (EDT)