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.
The LARPBook Team visited What’s Your Game at the start of February 2020. Here are the results.
Camping Cookware + Field + Stuart equals a review Well that was the plan and it paid off. Now that Stu has a camping stove he needed something to cook with! Of course we weren't just going to let him off with having pots and pans. He had to do a review with. In the...
Rob spent some time at his second tenement 67 event. This his is account…
Stu spends some time in a field with a new Outry camping stove. This is his review
Our complete review of the first tank larp game. Rob and Stu really did enjoy riding around in an APC
Rob spends a day at a Tenement 67 one day event. Does it match his hopes of an ultmate Cyberpunk experience?
One February 2nd the team went to What’s Your Game. Here’s the review. photos and video interviews.
A review and large photo gallery of Colony Wars. A larp that does a great job of putting its players in the Aliens universe.
LARPBook went to the Twilight Realms event Shard. We played, we crewed, we took photographs, shot video and wore saris
A look at Find My Larp the larp listing and ticket sales website. Note that this review was written 3 days after the initial launch of find my larp in October 2017
Beltane is the first Fear of The Dark larp for nearly 5 years. It marks the return of the Welsh group after a quite period in Hiatus. This article is part review and part illustration of the Fear of The Dark larp group.
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...
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...
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...
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?...
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...