Welcome to Dystopia Rising!

We’re glad to have you as part of our neighborhood! Dystopia Rising brings together people from LARP, tabletop, cosplay, airsoft, video gaming, and more. We’re the friendliest zombie-killing maniacs in your neighborhood, and we can’t wait to meet you.

First of all, don't worry about being new.  Everyone had a first event. We’re sure that if you take the time to learn the basics, the community and the staff at Dystopia Rising will do everything they can to help you along the way.

Here are the first things you'll need to know for the apocalypse.

Dystopia Rising, or “DR” as our fans usually call it, is a role playing game and a multimedia experience.  DR is a tabletop game where you get a group of friends together for a shared story telling experience.  DR is also a series of novels that you can read and enjoy.  If you are interested in either of these, you can find more information about the tabletop game and the novel series by following the Genre Information link, or, by going to the parent publication company’s website: Eschaton Media.  Beyond those two basic ways to enjoy Dystopia Rising, there is one last and most famous way: Dystopia Rising is also a weekend-long networked LARP.

Dystopia Rising is a post zombie apocalypse survival horror scenario where you will come to reside in one of the settlements of survivors for a weekend.  During that weekend you will get to play this game, meet a ton of great new people, and enjoy stepping away from the modern day and into an post-apocalyptic world for a weekend.  

Because this is a Networked game, you will be able to take your character from your local game to other games.  Our official games all follow the same guidelines and use our centralized character database software to keep track of your character’s growth no matter which game you are visiting.  So if you find yourself traveling near or far from your own home game, you can bring your character to a local Dystopia Rising game and meet thousands of friends you never knew you had.  

Awesome! What should I do next?

Check out our Genre Information, Community Materials. Then, find a Local Game.  On your local game site, you will find directions and links to your new local game forum where the friendly staff and players can answer any questions you have.

See you at the end of the world!