So you want to join the world of Alliance Live Action Role Playing, and you're not sure where to go from here?
You are not the first to venture into this realm unarmed with any knowledge on how the game works, or how to even begin playing. This forum contains all the information you could possibly need to start your journey.
We do suggest reading the Alliance rule book (found here: https://alliancelarp.com/rulebook/) but we know that can be an overwhelming amount of information so we have taken new player information and placed it on the New Player Forum. Feel free to explore all of the forums and interact with our player base. Don't forget to ask questions for clarification.
A simple to do list when first starting:
1. Locate your...
So you have found your new Alliance chapter. You have created a character. Your first event is this weekend. You have your costume ready and your weapons packed. But what else is there to pack other than your weapons? Being under prepared at your first event can leave you feeling defeated, so make sure to be ready for anything.
1. Contact your local chapter, or the chapter to which you will be traveling to find out if you will be staying in cabins or will need to bring your own tent. Most campsites for most chapters have cabins.
2. Not all cabins are created equal and not all have heat. Make sure to bring a sleeping bag and pillow to your event. You would be surprised at how many new players forget to bring a pillow.
3. Bring a change...
You've decided that you are ready to come to your first LARP event. Now you have to decide how you want to play. You can play as either a Player Character (PC) or an Non-Player Character (NPC).
As a PC, you get to play the hero (or villain) of your creation. Your Player Character will have a backstory that you write, act as you feel they should, earn experience from being played and learn skills of your choosing .
Playing an NPC allows you to play as anything and everything in the game world except the Player characters. You will be anything from a Peasant to a piece of a 20 foot Dragon held by several NPC's. You will help to make the world that the PCs have their adventure in, playing their truest allies and greatest enemies.
Alliance is a live action role playing game that takes place in a high-fantasy medieval environment and all of your costuming (commonly referred to as “garb”) should keep that time period in mind. For your first event you’re going to want to make sure you have a basic form of garb so you look the part that you are trying to represent.
Things to avoid:
Tennis shoes - these shoes have a very modern look and do not do much to support your ankles. You will find alternative suggestions further down in this article.
Blue jeans - blue jeans are very modern look and will break immersion for a lot of the players around you.
T-shirts - most are cotton and do not whisk moisture away from the body well. While they are okay as an under layer in...