Amtgard thrives near UC Davis campus

The action is hot and heavy on Sunday afternoons at Carmichael Park in Sacramento, California as members of the local Amtgard chapter battle each other with foam weapons. Jill Duman of the Sacramento Bee has the story. (photos)

LARPing has become increasingly popular as gamers - both table top and electronic - strive to carry out fantasy battles in 3D. Amtgard, "a live-action fantasy roleplaying and boffer combat game," ofers such an opportunity. "'It's a little more interactive than sitting around rolling dice,' observed Flynn Leek, a 37-year-old hotel employee who joins about 20 adults – mostly students – for a live action role-playing game at UC Davis."