Welcome to Dystopia Rising!
We’re glad to have 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.
LARPING IS PLAYING MAKE-BELIEVE FOR ADULTS
If this is your first LARP, you might feel overwhelmed or like you don't know what's going to happen! But don't worry--you almost certainly did something like this when you were a child. The biggest difference is now we have a lot more people, cool costumes, and a beautiful place to play together!
Dystopia Rising is a post zombie apocalypse survival horror scenario where, for one weekend, you will be one of the survivors. During that weekend you will get to interact with the stories, meet great new people, and step away from the modern day and into an post-apocalyptic world.
WE'RE ALL MAKING IT UP
There is no script for you to follow for our events. You just focus on becoming your character--do what they would do in any situation you find yourself in. Do what you think is going to be interesting and fun for you while keeping in mind the feelings and fun of the players around you. The goal isn't to "win the game, but rather to have an exciting adventure and come away with amazing stories to tell. That often means making choices that will get your character in all kinds of dramatic trouble!
THIS IS A COLLABORATION
All of our adventures are built cooperatively. The organizers build the basics of the world and the characters, and the participants bring those characters to life through their actions, costumes, and ideas. The story emerges organically from the interactions and cooperation between everyone, with results cooler and weirder than any one of us could create alone! While our characters might oppose each other, as players we're all friends working together to tell a story. Different people come from different backgrounds, from experiences LARPers of all different styles and traditions to brand new LARPers, and everyone is equally welcome. If you're feeling overwhelmed, that's totally okay! We're happy to help, please reach out and we'll get you set up.
See you at the end of the world!