Introduce yourself


#542

IdiotSavant is in Palmy North too, does a lot of stuff in regards to NZLARPs, probably the guy who left the NZLARPs cards lying around.


#543

Guilty. Though I do my larping mostly in wellington, and haven’t played live Vampire in, um, 15 years (and I still have the scars).


#544

It has been many, many years since I’ve played live Vampire. And I missed it, so I decided to run it.


#545

Hi, I’m Jess
I’ve never larped before, unless you count a get-together at the end of NaNoWriMo where we all turned up dressed (and acting) as our characters. Alas, study is finished, and now I’m back in Auckland, surrounded by sane, real-world people. I can haz characters and dress-up?
Ahem.
But anyway, larping has been something I’ve wanted to do pretty much since I heard it existed, and I can finally get around to starting. I guess now I wander over to the events forum, and see what’s going on…


#546

[quote=“JeskaGrace”]Hi, I’m Jess
I’ve never larped before, unless you count a get-together at the end of NaNoWriMo where we all turned up dressed (and acting) as our characters. Alas, study is finished, and now I’m back in Auckland, surrounded by sane, real-world people. I can haz characters and dress-up?
Ahem.
But anyway, larping has been something I’ve wanted to do pretty much since I heard it existed, and I can finally get around to starting. I guess now I wander over to the events forum, and see what’s going on…[/quote]

Chimera, in August, is a good place to try a variety of larps. Check out the forum for it.


#547

If you’re super-enthused to try larp out immediately and willing to travel, there’s a weekend convention called Hydra in Wellington in two week’s time

Hydra is like Chimera’s younger sibling, it runs for the whole weekend and there are lots of different games to play.

Would be best to sign up immediately if you’re keen for Hydra, so they can send your character sheets. 2 weeks is probably just enough to read the characters and have a little think about costumes.


#548

I’ll definitely have a look at Chimera.
Hydra, though, is a bit soon for something so far away. I’d have to get time off, and that’s not going to happen on such short notice.
Thanks for the replies :slight_smile:


#549

[quote=“JeskaGrace”]I’ll definitely have a look at Chimera.
Hydra, though, is a bit soon for something so far away. I’d have to get time off, and that’s not going to happen on such short notice.
Thanks for the replies :slight_smile:[/quote]
Well, if you’re after stuff in Wellington with more notice, there’s a campaign game here in October (10-12th) if you feel adventurous. It’s called 33AR and we always have more crew slots. :smiling_imp: (Crew basically play any character the players interact with that isn’t another player. Townspeople, allies, enemies, irate ex-spouses, and so on. No previous experience needed)

facebook.com/events/2438831 … 2/?fref=ts


#550

hello i’m alex…i’m 19 and i have been wanting to do larp for awhile now, i am looking for a group and would love any help i live in mt Albert auckland if i could get some tips and help i would be very grateful


#551

Hi Alex, welcome!

Other resources here are nzlarps on Facebook facebook.com/groups/nzlarps/

And facebook.com/groups/Whatislarp/

And the current big larp facebook.com/groups/573086502745678/)

And here in Hamilton facebook.com/groups/HamiltonlarpNZ/


#552

And of course Chimera: nzlarps.org/chimera/

Its next weekend, but there are still vacancies, and it is very beginner-friendly. You can try a variety of types of games and see what you like. If you’re worried about costuming, ask, and people will sort you out.

(I’m looking for players for Moorstepper on lloegyr on Friday night. While I have limited baggage allowance, I can bring spare costume to help)


#553

that would be cool, i signed up to go yesterday


#554

That’s awesome! There will be people in red hats who are specifically there to help out any new people :slight_smile:


#555

Stats: Human, male, 44 years.
Location: Auckland
Special abilities: Sarcasm. Also once per day may lower the tone of a conversation with a dodgy comment

Greetings! Can’t believe that it has taken me this long to discover this – I came across LARPing through some online podcasts on cosplaying, then saw the booth at this year’s Armageddon (I didn’t have much time to talk as I was chaperoning a friend’s 10 year old at the time, but I took some literature and found this site from there).

I have not LARPed before, but have a background in theatre and improv, and coupled with a love of costumes and prop building, I figure this is something I’d like to explore. I also have some experience of tabletop RPGs and a moderate obsession with the sci-fi and fantasy genres… (and recent leanings towards steampunk too…).

I have been lurking on this forum for a couple of weeks, finally decided to sign up and make myself known…


#556

[quote=“CyberRodent”]Stats: Human, male, 44 years.
Location: Auckland
Special abilities: Sarcasm. Also once per day may lower the tone of a conversation with a dodgy comment

Greetings! Can’t believe that it has taken me this long to discover this – I came across LARPing through some online podcasts on cosplaying, then saw the booth at this year’s Armageddon (I didn’t have much time to talk as I was chaperoning a friend’s 10 year old at the time, but I took some literature and found this site from there).

I have not LARPed before, but have a background in theatre and improv, and coupled with a love of costumes and prop building, I figure this is something I’d like to explore. I also have some experience of tabletop RPGs and a moderate obsession with the sci-fi and fantasy genres… (and recent leanings towards steampunk too…).

I have been lurking on this forum for a couple of weeks, finally decided to sign up and make myself known…[/quote]

Welcome to Diatribe! Glad to hear that the Armageddon stand led you here.

Lots of larp in Auckland this year, you should be able to find your way into some great games.


#557

Greetings, fellow adventurers (and villains),

My name is Iain and I just did my first LARP by crewing for the second part of Moonbright run by Prema etc.

I used to do some Medieval Reinactment back when I was at Auckland Uni and have a fairly long history playing TTRPGs. So LARPing is like the hobby that I should have been doing all along but never got around to it!

I had a blast crewing and the community seems very friendly so I think I will stick around :mrgreen:

Looking forward to more good times,
Iain.


#558

Hey Iain, glad you had fun. I’ve talked to you about some of the other games on at the moment, and you can find more information here on diatribe or on various facebook groups (there are some links in the posts above about stuff too). Look forward to seeing you at the next thing!


#559

Hey, I’m Zach, I’m from Palmerston North and I’m looking to enter into the world of larping. I’ve been playing different tabletop rpgs for years and now I want to try this. I was hoping to get into a more classic Medieval Fantasy LARP, but I can’t seem to find any that happen in the Manawatu. Hopefully someone can point me in the right direction.


#560

Hey, dude, good to hear from you. Larping is a bit thin on the ground in the Manawatu (although steel fighting really isn’t) - we have several P Nthians who come down to Wellington to get their regular fix and all.

Steph


#561

Hi, I’m Lee - I’m involved in LARP in Christchurch, and I’ve met a few of you at KapCon this year. I’ve been involved in the LARP scene down here for a couple of years - I played in my first LARP at Buckets of Dice in 2014, and enjoyed it so much that I headed the group that ran the first Phoenix convention later that year, and I’ve written two flagships and am working on a third. I’m hoping to get some more Christchurch people up to North Island events, and get some more North Islanders down here :smiley: