Aftermath players ‘LARP’ in 1st event of the year

'LARP' pays visit to the Pine Belt
Published: Jan. 22, 2023 at 10:13 PM CST
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PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) - Players gathered Sunday for the first weekend to “LARP” while playing the Pine Belt-based game of “Aftermath.”

“LARP” stands for “live action role play,” and Aftermath players gather for one weekend every month to bring fantasy elements to life.

One player says her theater background and love for fiction helped her fit seamlessly into the community.

“I was an avid Dungeons and Dragons player with my friends, and one day a player came up to me and said, ‘I notice that you really get into role play at the table,’” said Cameron Kitchens. “‘Have you ever thought about larping?’

“And I said, ‘You mean the thing where people dress up and go out in the woods and swing foam swords at each other? No.’ I said, ‘I’ll try it.’ I went. That was two years ago, and I haven’t missed an event since.”

One of the owners of Aftermath, Barabra Elwin of Petal, says the game is easy enough for anyone to learn and always welcomes new players.

For more information, visit Aftermath’s website at or join the community on Facebook, Instagram, Discord or TikTok.

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