Somewhere to stash a set of larp rules…

I’ve been meaning to translate my favoured start for any set of larp rules into English from the original German for ages, and here’s my best shot:

“Roleplay, respond to the roleplay of others, and respect any response to your own.”

(The original German concept was “Du Kannst, Was Du Darstellen Kannst”, which literally renders as “You Can Do, What You Can Represent”, I believe. Later came The Two Rules:

1) “When someone acts towards you, show any plausible reaction. React in some way, no matter in which way, but react.”
2) “When you act on someone, never expect a certain reaction. Always accept what the other participant makes of it.”

…both of which I’ve quoted from this rules-set here, which is in English and has some lovely examples.)

(eta: Andrea Renkel gives me this translation back into German of my effort: “Spiele deine Rolle, reagiere auf das Rollenspiel anderer und respektiere die Reaktionen auf dein Rollenspiel.”, which has a lovely ring to it.)

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