Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Paradoxically Delicious

All the games we follow in Ohio are over for the season, so we'll be holding off on the Week In LARP posts until 2011. You'll have to hold yourselves over by repairing reps or watching movies like Army of Darkness and The New True Grit.


There are a lot of things I take for granted when it comes to LARP. I assume that everyone knows these things, regardless of their experience level. Of course, this is not always true, because not everyone is into the same aspects of the game as I am.

So imagine a time when you started your first LARP. You were a newbie and didn't really know what was going on. Now, imagine that you can go back in time and give one piece of advice to your past self. What would you tell him?

  • Bring extra socks, a warm sleeping bag, and an air mattress?
  • Try and remember names and write everything down?
  • Stay away from the guy who wears all black?
  • Bring your own Toilet Paper?
  • Remember to drink water, eat food, and sleep?

What do you think is the most important piece of information for a new player?


  1. "You have the same right to enjoy your weekend as the guy who has been playing for 10 years. Your money is the same color as his."

  2. 1. If you feel stressed enough to say "screw this plotline, I'm going to a motel"... do it. Especially during the seven day.

    2. The noble house will always betray you.

    3. Rocket punch, 20 massive.

  3. If you find yourself bored, talk to your plot people.

  4. if your new you might not want to play the dark shadowy character, be friendly and talk to people, because the people are what kept me coming back...

    also, you dont have to have your backstory or anything made up when you come, you can always make it up on the fly as you go along...just remember it or write it down so you dont forget your own background you just made up (yeah, wish I would have done that, wrote it down that is lol)

  5. Baby Powder... you fellas know what I am talking about...