Here’s is the idea. Give someone a ticket for a larp that they have never attended.
Before I get into detail I must say that this is not my idea. It belongs to Gideon Lawrence of Wyvernstales, Legends Larp and Myth. You’ll more details on finding his stuff at the end of this post.
The Ticket as a Gift
If you go to more than one larp then you may know people who go to one larp but not the others. So why not help a friend go to a larp they have not tried before by getting them a ticket.
The more larps we all go to the better it is for everyone. Yet sometimes we don’t do this. There can be plenty of reasons. Sometimes though all we need is a nudge. The ticket is the nudge. Plus finding out that you know another attendee is always a good thing.
So give a ticket and help a friend experience more.
The Ticket Exchange
Larp tickets are rarely cheap. Spending a larp amount of money to see if someone likes something could feel like too much. So how about getting into a ticket pact. I’ll buy you a ticket to something I do; if you buy me one for something you do. It’s a simple exchange.
Yes you still spending money. Now though you have negotiated with your friend on what you are both going to do. You know what you are doing and what you are getting.
Raising the question can be the thing in itself. It may be that you decide not to buy each other tickets. That’s ok as now you have talked about the other larps you do. The idea of going to another larp is out there and that is a good thing.
Spreading The Cost
Tickets for larps are not always available. For a larp planned for later the next year, it may be months before tickets go on sale. This means you are giving away a ticket you cannot buy yet.
That’s not a bad thing. It means you can promise the ticket and start saving. Spreading the cost over a period of months. So long as you save some money it can take the sting out of the final cost.
It turns out that a larp ticket as a Christmas present need not feel as expensive as it might.
About Gideon Lawrence
He’s a one man larp machine. He runs a larp company, owns a larp shop, tells stories, educates and pushes the hobby forwards.
Here are some ways you can get hold of him.
The Wyvernstales Website
What is Forest Argent?
I’d call it a very non-traditional fantasy larp. There are medieval elements, but also other things. The Forest connects worlds and times. It’s possible to encounter knights or strange elves. Also, steampunk strangeness and a world of manufactured beings.
It’s a wonderful mishmash of magic and mad science.
I’ve mentioned the Forest and its the great connector. A place that exists in and between the other realms the game draws on.
Forest Argent events run in the West of England in the main. Although for the right site they do travel further. The play is split between monthly day events and around 4-weekend games.
The link takes you to a download page where you will also see a basic introduction to the game.
Visit the Forest Argent Rules
Collecting Larp Rules
LARPBook is collecting larp rules and we’d love to write a post about yours. Let us know where we can find them! If you are interested in sharing larp rules this is where you learn more
Our hope when looking for larp rulebooks to share was that we’d find a diverse range of things to show you.
What we did not expect was to uncover treasure troves
This is exactly what has happened.
Is a UK directory of all things larped. I’ved used them doing research before. Yet had never thought to look for rules.
It turns out that they have a list of rules that dates back over 20 years and it is an absolute find. Here is the link that you need
Please also remember that they are also looking for rules and other information. If you have anything to add to this list please send it to them.
Is a Danish site that also collates information about all things larp. This one was completely new to me and again it is quite the resource.
The link I sent to us takes you to downloadable self contained scenarios. Though not rules systems they are a fascinating take on larp design. One that differs from the more standard UK model.
The link is
We’re still collating information. Please feel free to send us in information about rulebooks, systems and so on. We have a number lined up for future release; but always want more.
Want to know more about this project? This post is where it all started
The image used on this post is the Whydah Gold. Full information from Wiki Media
Amtgard is a major fantasy boffer larp in the United States. It uses the common American convention of “chapters”. Chapters are clubs that agree to all play by the same rules. This allows Amtgard to federate itself over a large area. The result is that you’ll find this system all over the USA and also in other continents. For example continental Europe.
The Larp Rule Books
As an organisation, it has developed considerable support for its members. This includes the rulebooks referenced via this post. In fact, it has its own library of books.
The link here not only gives access to the main rulebook. but also supporting monster rules. Additionally, there is support for chapters as well.
The Amtgard documents are here
However, if you need more information; it exists. There is a Wiki. And a rules discussion/clarification group on Facebook.
Want to See Your Larps Rulebook featured?
So Would we. Take a look at a the form on this post that describes our project to collate larp rules and we’ll be happy to add it.