Well, I’m pretty new around here, so I’m going to make one of those “about me” kind of posts (sorry everyone), and I wanted to talk about my experience in the LARP community, because it has been a huge part of my life for the last 10 years, and it has been awesome and I want to share it.
How does anybody ever get into Larp? If you have to provide a million references and character sheets and other formalities just to enter any event, how does anyone start new? And how are you supposed to know what version of German they’ll all be speaking? What if you get it wrong? It all seems very fussy and unfriendly to newcomers.
Well, I’ve organized LARP events made specifically for people who wanted to try it. One was in the Men in Black World, another one was loosely inspired in the TV show Caprica… There are a lot of kinds of LARP. You can make your game in every world you want and you can make your characters as complicated as you want. In the Caprica one, in fact, they didn’t have a character sheet, because everyone had lost their memory, and one part of the games of to recuperate it (I know, a really easy plot, but the players had a lot of fun!)
As for me, the first time I also went to one made for begginers that happened in an embassy in the present time and the characters were pretty stereotipal but fun, so you didn’t have to learn a lot of data… I hope this answers your question :)