LARP Reviews

How we review LARPS

At LARPBook how we cover a larp depends on the context in which we enter an event.

When we play; we take on the full player experience and that is the time that we can write a full unbiased review. We appreciate that larps effectively only run once. Any subsequent game even if a rerun will always be different thanks to the change in players. So we don’t focus on that. We look at how fun the overall premise and system is. How friendly the event team are.  Did we support in understanding what we needed to bring?  We look at the experience. We also look at the cost. You cannot expect a £70 per head larp to have the same level of location and prop as a £700 one.

That’s playing. At times we also crew, or referee. These times we can’t really give a biased review as we are part of the event. So the focus then becomes an overview. This gives us a chance to post photos and videos. It lets us talk about player response and feedback. It’s like a review. Only less critical. More of an accounting of.

 

Reviews of LARP Kit

This is our chance to let you know what we think of weapons, accessories and props that we have encountered. We’ll also cover support equipment like tents. It’s our view on how good something was to use.

We are always looking for equipment to review. So if you’d like us to review something of yours then get in touch.

Review of The Sword Falls

Last weekend starting on March the 11th I was lucky enough to be crewing at a Forest Argent game again. This time the first weekend event of 2016. This time round though things were going to be a little different.  You see its been decided that the LARPBook Shows...

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LARPCON 2016

A little later than hoped but here is our report on UK LARPCON 2016. This year set in the Hermitage Leisure Centre - Coalville. The local authority considered it be an overwhelming success - see this article. That though is a numbers based view. What was it like?...

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Review: Forest Argent – You Can Run

I was lucky enough to attend the Forest Argent event "You Can Run". I crewed the event and this isn't so much a what happened,  as I'd have to talk about goat love potions. This review is more a feel of things and how well the event played out. Lets get started with...

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Warcraft Live 2015 Review

We haven't had a post from Ivan Zalac from a little while - but this one is gold. I suspect the subject matter will pique some interest. It is a review of a World of Warcraft inspired LARP. Its not the first computer game inspired LARP I've heard of (Fallout always...

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Bughunt – A Nerfed Up LARP

When I was looking at Nerf in LARP last year I got some excellent advice from Ram Ramadam who was putting together his Bug Hunt Game (That's as bug hunt as in 'Is this a stand-up fight sir or another Bughunt?'). Well that game has now happened and reports from the...

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Needs and Blight – Event Overview

I'm calling this an overview and not a review. I cannot really review this one as I was an NPC on Needs and a Ref on Blight. If I did write a review the temptation to mention the sublime refereeing would be too great. These events ran over Halloween weekend. Night one...

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