Launched in January 2015 as a community for live roleplayers in the UK, Larp.Guide has quickly found an international audience too! The site was founded with a desire to make a useful events calendar combined with a magazine style blog and good design so that the LARP community could just get on and do what we do best – play and organise games.
Here at Larp.Guide we know that it’s important to look at all aspects of the game; we’re equally enthusiastic to discuss making costume as we are the finances of running a game. We also don’t shy away from ‘big picture’ topics because we believe that equality and diversity within the LARP community is important.
Who made this?
I made this!
My name is Charlie, and I am not a LARPer. Or that’s what I tell myself anyway. I’m actually primarily a photographer and costumer, but I also like to pick up a gun sometimes and play a bit of airsoft.
I spotted that there weren’t really any blogs that were addressing the LARP in the UK. There were plenty of personal blogs with the opinion of just a single person, but I wanted to build a resource that LARPers could use to both get more out of their games as players, and to run awesome games as organisers.
I’m really lucky that some of my closest friends run games and I feel privileged to have them discuss ideas with me about both the games that they run and the wider UK LARP community.
Meet the other contributors!
Bringing a wealth of experience of running live roleplaying events, Leah primarily writes about what it’s like to be at the helm of a game – and occasionally about the frustrations of trying to get players to do what you want.
Leah is a member of the Mandala LRP cooperative who make props and costumes for many of the UK’s LRP systems. If you’ve ever been a monster at a Profound Decisions event then you’ve most likely worn one of Mandala’s 400 sets of PU armour and Orc masks – it was no easy job to make armour that could fit (almost) every size and shape of LRPer.
Oh, and she also insists on calling it LRP. She doesn’t like the ‘A’. I think she’s a bit mean – the ‘A’ has never done anything to her.