All You Need To Know About LARPing New Jersey

At Alliance LARP Gettysburg, we hear from a lot of people who are interested in LARPing in New Jersey because our two states are so close. New Jersey has a very active LARPing community and there are plenty of opportunities for anyone who wants to be active within the community. 

LARPing, or Live Action Role Playing, is a free-form roleplaying game where everyone gets to portray a character that they create themselves. While playing, LARPers take on the appearance of their character, including their garments, their patterns of speech, their thought processes, and more, acting within the storyline. LARPING in continues to grow in interest, but not all events are created equally.

If you live in New Jersey but want to attend LARPing events in Pennsylvania, consider joining us at one of our events. At Alliance Gettysburg, we have LARPers from Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Washington DC, and many more.

LARP New York: How Do I Find An Event Near Me?

To find a live-action roleplay event in New Jersey, you can simply search for the type of event you want to join. Another option is to join events like those that Alliance LARP has and make connections within the community. From there, you will discover other experiences and other organizations.

If you still haven’t found any LARP events in New Jersey in your searches, you may need to take to the streets and ask around in communities where people either LARP themselves or know people who LARP. This can include people at local gaming stores that sell tabletop RPG games.

To start LARPing in New Jersey, it is a good idea to look at the social media of each different event and the managers of that event. It will tell you the relevant information that you need to safely start playing. When possible, we suggest bringing a friend with you.

The key to live action role-playing in New Jersey is to just start and then the opportunities will quickly start to present themselves to you.

Does LARPING in New Jersey Have Different Rules From Pennsylvania?

Before you go to a LARP event in New Jersey, 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 certain rules about what you can bring with you, what your outfit can look like, and more. 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 shifting and progressing.

How To Get The Best Experience LARPing In New Jersey

Before going to any New Jersey LARP event, you want to do some research about that event and the world in which you will play. You may wish to find out about the different players, structures, and events 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.

If you can, look at the guides, worlds, and vocabulary used by that specific host group and event. It doesn’t have to take you a long time, but it should take a bit.

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 includes all of the characters used in LARPing events, including name, race, chapter, and features.

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.