I'm new to LARPing, but I've played a lot of ttrpgs in the past, so role playing is nothing new. The handbook says that it suggests one starts as an NPC before trying your hand at being a PC. Is that the best way to get into the swing of things? Did you start as an NPC or a PC? How did that help/hurt your experience LARPing? I'm not worried about getting costumes together and things like that, because I've been collecting costume pieces for a while. But I am worried about understanding all the little ins and outs of an Alliance event.