Looking to start LARPing in Delaware? There is a lot to know and one of the main things is that while there are some opportunities because Delaware is such a small state, there are some limitations. Instead of LARPing in Delaware, people will often go into the surrounding states in order to experience true live-action role-playing.
It is important to know that LARPing is growing in popularity throughout the northeast, including in Delaware, and there are certainly going to be more opportunities in the coming years. However, if you are looking for a LARPing event that you can drive to, Alliance LARP Gettysburg would love for you to join us. We have many LARPers from Delaware, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Washington DC, and many other states.
LARPing in Delaware: How Do I Find An Event Near Me?
If you do want to first attend a local LARPing event in Delaware, there are a few different ways that you can go about finding them. Simply search “LARPing in Delaware” or “LARPing near me” into a search console and you may find some great options. Another great choice is to go to local gaming stores that sell tabletop RPG games and see if they have an events board or just talk to people who may be interested in LARPing. Social media is another great resource.
You may want to first search around college campuses and places in northern Delaware, as there tend to be more options in the northern part of the state around the population centers.
Many people will come to LARP events in Pennsylvania in order to make friends and get their feet wet before trying to find events in Delaware. They will use the connections and relationships formed at bigger events to find the smaller events that characterize the Delaware LARPing community.
Does LARPING in Delaware Have Different Rules?
Before you go to a LARP event in Delaware, you want to look on their website or social media to see their rule book. While most events will have the same or comparable rules, it is vital that you refresh yourself. Certain events will have unique rules about what you can bring with you, what your outfit can look like, and more.
For instance, depending on the site, you may be able to bring certain types of equipment and at others you cannot. Why pack something to help you cook meals if you aren’t going to be able to use it? At other events, you may not be able to bring tools made out of particular materials. Even if you go to an event that is sponsored by the same organization, you may want to check the rules again – things are always changing and evolving.
How To Get The Best Experience LARPing In Delaware
Before going to any State LARP event, you want to do some research about that event and the world in which you will play. You may want to learn more about the different players, systems, and situations within that world. This will give you the best journey. For example, at Alliance LARP Gettysburg, we work within the World of Barran and all of its different planes.
If you can, look at the charts, worlds, and vocabulary used by that particular host group and event. Doing your research will help you to fit into the group and be a better player.
You should also go into your first LARP event with a character. Your character needs to be registered with the Character Management Application or CMA. This database has all of the characters used in LARPing events, including name, race, chapter, and capabilities.
Interested In Live Action Role Play In Pennsylvania?
Alliance Gettysburg is a high fantasy live-action role play game. There are multiple playable races within the World of Barran, including Elves, Dwarves, Humans and more – create the character that you’ve always dreamt about. Your creativity is the limit, and if you want to travel to attend our events, it is likely that you will be able to use that same character in live action role playing events near you.
We host our events in Pennsylvania, but we welcome LARPers from and all over the country – the more players, the better. Reach out to us today if you have any questions or concerns moving forward.