An intrigue, as used in the larp community, is often a short but descriptive piece of information for the player (or group of players) to act upon during the larp. One function of the intrigue is to create the potential for some action happening, for one or more players (or groups) to interact or for setting up the prerequisites for a particular "ending" or conclusion to a larp. Intrigues are also commonly used to give the player a set goal that they can "accomplish" during the course of the larp. The format often tends to be instructional in nature; do ''X'' for consequence ''Y'', and you will have fulfilled the roles internal motivation.
Intrigues were very common in the early days of larp (and are still being used extensively in mainstream larp), but have fallen out of style in the more avant garde larp community.