雅思口语素材:剧本杀用英语怎么说?可以直接翻译为script killer吗?

剧本杀最近几年一直在国内都很火,有的人也喜欢称之为“推本”,因为玩家90%几乎都是在推理、找出杀人凶手(们), who’s the killer?最近和同事约着去玩了“年轮”这个剧本,据说是非常经典的本,果然是非常烧脑,还穿插了数学算术题......对于像我这样的rookie,去了都不知道DM(dungeon master,剧本杀的主持人)是啥,最后已经被作者的脑回路折服了,但整体体验感还是觉得不错,没有太多的漏洞。听说现在的推本,还有各种升级版本,恐怖的, 情感的,还有直接穿服装、带入体验感的。

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那对于people who are obsessed with甚至addicted to剧本杀的人,尤其是想在雅思、托福口语部分聊剧本杀,同时又确保外国朋友或者口语考官可以听懂的朋友们,“剧本杀”的英文怎么说呢?有人说,那就直接翻译:Script killer或者kill the script,但这两种翻译的方法都是不太对的,至少你说出来,考官会翻白眼或者云里雾里的。

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其实推本没有一个说特别好的翻译方法,是一种role play,role play就是角色扮演,有点像小时候的“过家家”,而剧本杀呢,大家一般都是indoor, 每个人都有自己的script, 高级一些的就会有costumes和props, 每个人的mission就是find the killer.

而我们玩的剧本杀,是升级版的role play, 是live action role play, 对于live action的意思,大家查到的是真人实景,其实就比如把动画片版本的《西游记》拍成真人版本的就叫Live Action, 近几年迪士尼的Lion King, Beauty and Beast, Mulan都拍成了Live Action Version。

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而我们如果想在考试,或者日常口语中介绍剧本杀,可以用一下paraphrase,what I like most is LARP, you know, Live Action Role Play, it’s a kind of indoor activity, everyone sits around the tale and got a script of their own which they need to stick to, sometimes the players wear the costumes and have some props in order to have a better game experience and everybody’s mission is to find out the killer, which is really fascinating.

等下次想约朋友出去玩的话,可以对ta说:Let’s Larp together. 或者Let’s go Larping.让我们去推本吧。

关于“剧本杀”
LARP(Live Action Role Play) 剧本杀

Stick to the script 紧跟剧本

Go off script 脱稿,即兴发挥

Clues线索

Conclusion 结论

Logical 逻辑

Murder mystery 谋杀悬疑

Solve puzzle 解开谜团

Picture puzzle / jigsaw puzzle拼图

Red herring 迷雾单,转移注意力

Twist 反转

关于LARPing的精读材料
A live action role-playing game (LARP) is a form of role-playing game where the participants physically act out their characters' actions. The players pursue goals within a fictional setting represented by the real world while interacting with each other in character. The outcome of player actions may be mediated by game rules or determined by consensus among players. Event arrangers called gamemasters decide the setting and rules to be used and facilitate play.The first LARPs were run in the late 1970s, inspired by tabletop role-playing games and genre fiction. The activity spread internationally during the 1980s and has diversified into a wide variety of styles. Play may be very game-like or may be more concerned with dramatic or artistic expression. Events can also be designed to achieve educational or political goals. The fictional genres used vary greatly, from realistic modern or historical settings to fantastic or futuristic eras. Production values are sometimes minimal, but can involve elaborate venues and costumes. LARPs range in size from small private events lasting a few hours to large public events with thousands of players lasting for days.

作者:洪辰鹏

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