LARPing Maryland: What You Need To Know

Finding information about LARPing Maryland can be a bit tricky, but don’t worry, we can help you out. If you live in Maryland or near it, you may want to consider joining Alliance LARP Gettysburg at one of our events in Pennsylvania. It is just a short drive for a fantastic LARPing experience. 

LARPing, or Live Action Role Playing, is a free-form roleplaying game where everyone gets to portray a character that they create themselves within a world. While playing, LARPers take on the appearance of their character, including their clothes, their patterns of speech, their thought processes, and more, acting within the storyline. LARPING in Maryland continues to grow in popularity, but there comes a time when you may want to expand into different states.

LARPing in Maryland: How Do I Find An Event Near Me?

Finding a LARPing Maryland event isn’t challenging if you know where to look. Your best bet is to start online and see what links you can find there. At Alliance Gettysburg, we have LARP events in Pennsylvania, but we have LARPers from Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Washington DC, and many more. When you go outside of your home state, you will find a completely different group of people with whom you can make memories and connections to diversify your playing opportunities. Once you go to one LARP event, you will want to go to more.

For events that we host, we use the Alliance LARP Rulebook, which means that if you join any of the other Maryland LARP events that use this Rulebook, you will be able to build a character and then use that same character at another event.

Does LARPing in Maryland Have Different Rules?

Before you go to a LARP event in Maryland (or any state), you want to look on their website or social media to see their rule book. While a large number of events will have the same or quite similar rules, it is crucial that you refresh yourself. Certain events will have specified rules about what you can bring with you, what your costume can look like, and more.

For example, depending on the specific location, you may not be able to bring certain tools to cook with or they may already be at the site. At other events, you may not be able to bring items 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 progressing. As you start to LARP more often, you will have different options for your costume depending on where you decide to go.

Make The Most Of Your LARPing in Maryland

Before going to any Maryland LARP event, you want to do some research about that event and the world in which you will play. You may wish to learn more about the different participants, philosophies, and gatherings within that world. This will give you the best experience. For example, at Alliance LARP Gettysburg, we work within the World of Barran and all of its different planes.

Maryland is similar to Pennsylvania in that weather can sometimes be tricky and it can change on a dime. You want to prepare for many different scenarios. If you are just starting out, don’t worry, as you will start to cultivate a kit that you will bring with you to LARPing events in all states.

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 and then play with a large group of people. Your imagination 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 Maryland and all over the country – the more players, the better. Reach out to us today if you have any questions or concerns moving forward.