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.
Last weekend (if you're in the future that's starting on March 24th 2017). I crewing at the Twilight Realms event "Black Heart". The latest addition to an ongoing campaign in the clubs Tempress setting. This isn't a review; I was playing a new NPC character so that...read more
I first encountered Tested.com through a YouTube suggestion. In fact for a very long time I only watched the videos. I'd just pick one that sounded interesting and let it play. Over time I've realised that is more to offer than as a generic geek culture / maker...read more
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...read more
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?...read more
Last weekend I was lucky enough to be part of the latest weekend by Twilight Realms. I'm saying part of as I had a couple of major NPCs to play and was also involved in some of the game preparation and reffing. So this cannot be a review as I am utterly and...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
It's been just over a week since I got back from the first Neothera event and I gave it a somewhat awesome dude review on the Podcast whilst also comparing it to Azeroth. Having time to reflect I still stand by those descriptions. The game is best described as...read more
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...read more