What to Expect
Read this if you’re new to larping, or you just want to know what we’re generally expecting of most players. Most people in the larping community have been going to games for years, and have built up a bin or two (often more) of clothing, weapons, and props used in their hobby. Experienced community members can be a valuable resource for tips and tricks, but we’ve chosen to share some here as well.
There are a few different people in the community and online that handcraft garb to the player’s measurements. These can be quite reasonably priced, and often even machine washable. Asking around will quickly tell you who these people are.
We have seen people arrive at a game with multiple bins full of deco and props, and a few furniture pieces for the room they will inhabit, but you don’t have to go quite that hard. Some wooden boxes, an electric candle or two, and maybe some character centric props is the norm. Perhaps even a journal if you dare write down what happens here…
We highly recommend at some point investing in a large, sturdy plastic bin for use either at site or just at home. Or multiple. You will inevitably end up with a lot of larp stuff no matter how much money you actually spend.
Language & Music
Some people like to bring in acoustic guitars, or even period instruments. Almost always super fun. Songs and stories often bring people together really well.
Food & Drinks
Most people who serve food will either stay away from new world or otherwise inaccessible foods, disguise them as something else (such as calling mashed potatoes “mashed turnips”), or downplay them as a small part of a baked good in a dish. Chocolate chip cookies are less noticeable than triple chocolate cookies with cocoa in the dough itself. Bananas or kiwis can be a bit jarring, but you can call them weird Fae lands fruit.
Mobility or Medical Aids
Some people get specific period-ish-looking mobility aids for larp, or cover their normal ones. However, this is by no means required. Staff will work with you if you have any concerns.
Bring extra socks and underwear. Eventually, you will step in a puddle you didn’t think was that deep, but there you are up to your ankles.