How Can I Find A State College LARPing Event?

With as many people as there are, you would think that it would be easier to find a LARPing event in State College, PA. Even so, many people have had issues finding events that are fun, organized, well-attended, and safe. There are a ton of potential LARPers all throughout Pennsylvania that need to travel to events in order to get the true experience. Many of those will travel to some of Alliance Gettysburg’s events, including those located in Hamburg, PA. 

If you are located in State College, PA, and are looking for some great live-action role-playing events, consider taking a bit of a drive to one of ours. Hamburg is a fairly easy-to-reach location, and you will find that many players travel from much further distances. Our site allows for overnight stays, so you won’t have to worry about going back and forth. Even better, it isn’t too far away that you will be extremely tired after traveling – it is the perfect place for those who enjoy the full LARPing experience.

Can I Attend LARPs Near State College?

While every organization has different rules, you can attend a LARP event anywhere you want to go, as long as you play by the rules and travel there. There are some smaller events near State College and some bigger ones in other locations if you want to travel to them. Be sure to check out the website and social media accounts for the event to get updated information.

Some people are hesitant to try a new location for their events, even if they LARP in State College, because they are nervous about going outside of their comfort zones. Don’t worry about it! You may even find that going to a new location, where you don’t recognize the scenery, can help you fall deeper into your character. At Alliance Gettysburg, we attract people from all over the place because of how immersive our location is.

In general, you can make friends and create lasting relationships with people from all over the place, opening up the world of LARPing like it never has been before. Even just talking to people on Discord or Facebook can help you to figure out how to make it the best experience. Ask around for tips on where to stay if the LARP event doesn’t have camping, what to eat, and where you can store things.

How To Get The Best Experience LARPing In State College

Before going to any LARP events in State College, or anywhere really, you should learn about the world of the event – some organizations will play with similar worlds, but there are different rules, characters, events, and happenstances. You can’t go from one event to another with the same mindset or character. You can keep your own character, but there may have to be slight modifications along the way – especially to your costume. The more you know and the better prepared you are, the more fun you will have.

For example, at Alliance LARP Gettysburg, we work within the World of Barran and all of its different planes. At the very least, you should have a working knowledge of the world. If you don’t, we can catch you up to speed, but it can take a few hours before you really catch on to everything.

Interested In Live Action Role Play Near State College?

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.