Frequently Asked Questions (by topic)
- What is LARP?
- Basic Rules
- NPC vs. PC
- Character Basics
- Getting Started
- What to Bring to an Event
- Goblin Blankets
A Few Quick Answers
What happens on a weekend event?
When you come to one of our weekend events, you will come to our campsite that we use as a fantasy medieval town. Some campsites have cabins, but you may also use tents. The game will begin Friday night. From that point on until the game ends on Sunday afternoon (Monday afternoon on long weekends) there is no stopping; not for dinner, not for sleeping, not for anything short of an emergency. Adventuring will be going on around you at all times, and sometimes something as simple as traveling from your cabin to the tavern can be a matter of life and (game) death. A typical weekend event will have you in the thick of things in no time!
Does Alliance LARP only do weekend events?
No! We also run faires, which are like weekend events but only last one day (no overnight stay). It’s much easier on those with hectic schedules. There is still plenty of action during faires, and a lot less time to rest!
How safe is the game?
It is very safe. No one has ever been seriously injured at any Alliance event nationwide. Our insurance company has commented that we have had fewer injuries than a little league softball team. In the event on an injury however, Southern Minnesota maintains a paramedic level First Aid kit and has assigned ‘Safety Marshals’ at every event.
How do I earn Experience Points?
You are automatically given a basic number of “XP” for each event based on your current skill level and the length of the event. Unlike other similar games, we do not believe that experience should only be given out for beating up monsters. We think that the bard in the tavern contributes just as much (if not more) to the game than the “stick jocks” and therefore we reward all players equally.
Is there an age limit?
Yes; you must be at least 16 to fully participate in the Southern Minnesota chapter. If you are age 14 or 15, you may attend only if your parent or guardian (not an older sibling!) is also present and playing. These underage players are called “Pages” and are limited in what they can do (no combat). The Rule Book has more information on Pages. All players under 18 must have a signed release from their parent or guardian in order to attend.
For more Frequently Asked Questions, please visit the national website FAQ at http://alliancelarp.com/faq.php