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  • What is LARP?
    In the most simple terms, LARP is an acronym that stands for live-action roleplay. LARP is a form of immersive improvisational theatre in which you take up the "role" of your character and "play" out their actions. It's very similar to playing pretend like you did as a child. But instead of making it all up on the spot we have a set of rules that we play by and have a plot team to give you a living world to play in.
  • What is a PC? What is a NPC?
    A LARP functions by having 2 groups of people known as Player Characters (PCs) and Non-Player Characters (NPCs). While the plot team is responsible for creating the world, PCs are responsible for creating the character that they would like to play in the world. PCs are expected to bring their own costuming and weapons as well as writing and submitting their own backstory. Though there's more front end work this has the advantage that a PC can make any of their own choices as the story progresses. On the flip side, NPCs are under the control of the plot team and do as they are directed. They are our volunteer actors we use to help further the story our plot team is trying to tell. That being said, they don't need to provide any of their own costumes and weapons unless they wish to.
  • How do I create a character?
    All our character sheets are stored on the national database at https://db.alliancelarp.com/ . Once you've created your account, go to the character tab and click on "New Character." From there, you can pick any skill so long as you have the appropriate prerequisites. But be careful! Any changes to the database are permanent! If you're uncertain of the exact build that you want, you can always go to https://freeplay.alliancelarp.com/ and try things out before committing to your build. If you finish your first event and realize you'd like to go in a different direction, you are allowed one free rewrite before your next event. Once you've gone to your second event as that character, you're locked in.
  • What should I plan for at my first event?
    Most events are run over the weekend at a campsite. Our usual campsite has cabins and a lodge so you'll be able to get out of the elements though we may have space for tents if necessary. We are at higher elevation than the city but it is still a desert so please keep yourself well hydrated. This means drinking both water AND something with electrolytes. We offer an optional food plan if you don't want to worry about bringing your own food. The campsite offers little to no service and is about an hour away from civilization. Please plan accordingly should you need any extra supplies on the way to the campsite. Most of the road is not very well maintained. Its very bumpy with lots of potholes and the last couple of miles start to get pretty steep. If you CAN carpool in an SUV or other rugged vehicle we would highly recommend it. The roads surrounding the campsite can get a bit confusing. We will be posting banners and directional signs to the entrance as well as a map of where to go on our social media before the game so you can find your way a bit easier. If you are a PC make sure to bring your own weapons and costuming. These things will be provided for NPCs by staff, however please come dressed in all black comfortable clothing. NPCs are also welcome to bring their own weapons and costuming if they would like.
  • I'm a traveling player. What should I expect?
    If you plan on flying, the closest and cheapest international airport is Harry Reid International (LAS) in Las Vegas, NV. There is also Saint George Regional (SGU) in Saint George, Utah however flights out of there will likely be more expensive and not much closer. I would highly recommend carpooling with a player from Vegas or Saint George (We have plenty passing through from both directions) and arranging that ride prior to booking your flight to make sure you can make it to our events in a safe and timely manner. Aravada Springs is about an hour south of Mesquite on dirt and gravel roads so rideshare (i.e. Uber or Lyft) and buses to the campsite will not be available. If you are planning on driving, handy dandy Google Maps will be your friend in getting to our site. Again, this site is about an our away from proper civilization so if you're running low on gas, please fill up in Mesquite and grab any other snacks or supplies you need there before making the final leg of the journey. Most of the road is not very well maintained. Its very bumpy with lots of potholes and the last couple of miles start to get pretty steep. If you CAN carpool in an SUV or other rugged vehicle we would highly recommend it. The roads surrounding the campsite can get a bit confusing. We will be posting banners and directional signs to the entrance as well as a map of where to go on our social media before the game so you can find your way a bit easier. If you need help or suggestions about accommodations before or after an event of if you will need to borrow weapons, feel free to contact our Player Rep, Bryce B. if you have any questions. You can find him on our Discord and Facebook pages.
  • Where do you run your events?
    Alliance Las Vegas is based in Las Vegas, Nevada but our main campsite is in about an hour south of Mesquite. Our usual campsite is the Aravada Springs Camp in Bunkerville, Nevada. This campsite is higher elevation than the city which means it's likely to be cooler but it is still the high desert. Summers will be hot and with the higher elevation there is a higher likelihood for dehydration so please dress and care for yourself appropriately. I'd also like to remind you the winter/early spring games can still be quite cold and windy so extra layers will be helpful. With this site being about an our away from proper civilization, please fill up on gas in Mesquite and grab any other snacks or supplies you need there before making the final leg of the journey. Most of the road is not very well maintained. Its very bumpy with lots of potholes and the last couple of miles start to get pretty steep. If you CAN carpool in an SUV or other rugged vehicle we would highly recommend it. The roads surrounding the campsite can get a bit confusing. We will be posting banners and directional signs to the entrance as well as a map of where to go on our social media before the game so you can find your way a bit easier. Is our game a little further than you'd like to travel? Well there are plenty of other Alliance LARP chapters across the US! If we're too far away from you consider checking out our other chapters in Arizona/California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania (x2!), Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin. For more info, check out https://alliancelarp.com/find-a-chapter/
  • Where else can I find you?
    We have a Facebook page, Instagram account, and a Discord server. We also have a forum on Alliance LARP's national website.
  • What are goblin stamps?
    Goblin stamps (also known as "gobbies") are an out of game currency that we use as a way to reward our players. Alliance chapters can give out goblin stamps for pretty much any reason but it usually involves helping out the chapter in some way. It might be something as simple as helping with dishes after a meal or something bigger like donating to a fundraiser. Goblin stamps can be traded in for a number of things. In the character management app (CMA) you can buy back event credits, get an xp blanket every month, or sell a skill your character doesn't make much use of any more. Gobbies can also be used to buy certain in game tags by contacting the logitics team at logistics.alliancelarplasvegas@gmail.com
  • What are dragon stamps?
    Dragon stamps (or simply "dragons") are similar to goblin stamps but are used and obtained at a national level, therefore they are harder to get and have limited uses. Dragon stamps are a way for the national organization to say thank you. They can be gained by helping out the organization in a significant way such as participating at marketing events (i.e. renaissance faires or conventions). Like gobbies they can be used to apply a monthly xp blanket to your character but dragon stamps are special because you can make certain magic items that can be used in all Alliance chapters.
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