Blog update! In which there are hopefully helpful suggestions about setting up small Live Action Role Playing groups.
merspers asked: Hey guys! I've been checking out your tumblr for a while and I just saw the article you put up about small town larping. I'm lucky enough to live within driving distance of a number of larps, but I'm sort of fascinated by the idea of starting my own. How do you guys go about your larp? Do you have rules? Do you make up plot for yourselves? Does anybody be an NPC? Or do you just kinda go out into the woods and roleplay? --fuckyeahlarp (merspers is my main lol)
Hello! Thank you for checking out our blog and the Article! It’s really rewarding to start your own, so i’d say give it a go if you are thinking about it. :)
To start with we made up the Universe that it was set in, and a general plot outline. We tried to get everyone to make characters before getting out in the woods, but they are often tweaked as we go along and people find what they are comfortable with.
The only rules we are really developing are for fights and how we calculate who wins. At the moment it’s just who get’s the most lethal hits in, but we are going to try and get a bit more of a points system or something sorted out soon.
Since there aren’t many of us we mix between having people play as NPCs and just going out in the woods! It really depends on how many people we have at the meet - sometimes it’s as low as two people, or we could have nearly ten. The more people we have the more likely we are to have someone who directs the LARP from the outside somewhat.
I hope that helps a little bit!