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Event Information

LARPing (Live Action Role Playing) combines the fun of fantasy role-playing, with the challenge of making it a visual and physical experience. You create the foundation of your character by choosing a race and choosing skills.

Once you have chosen your character's race and skills, you should begin to think about the character's personality.Will you be cool and calm, or perhaps loud and obnoxious?

Will you be sneaky and selfish, or generous and open? The choice is up to you. However, when you are in-game, you are expected to play only that character....

What Will A "Terres Rising" Event Be Like?

LARPing (Live Action Role Playing) combines the fun of fantasy role-playing, with the challenge of making it a visual and physical experience. You create the foundation of your character by choosing a race and choosing skills. Once you have chosen your character's race and skills, you should begin to think about the character's personality. Will you be cool and calm, or perhaps loud and obnoxious? Will you be sneaky and selfish, or generous and open? The choice is up to you. However, when you are in-game, you are expected to play only that character. "In-game" simply means that you ARE your character. You are expected to remain in character and in-game until the game is over on Sunday . This will create a gaming environment that is fun for everyone. (Going out-of-game at inappropriate times might be met with in-game punishment).

Playing a LARP, is as simple as just acting the way you believe your character would act. All character interactions between Player Characters (PCs) and Non-Player Characters (NPCs), played by Staff members, are entirely up to you. Both types of interactions are equally important. Don't think just because you are interacting with another player, that Staff doesn't know what's going on. You would be surprised just how much Staff knows. The more you stay in-game, the greater your rewards will be.

Before your first event, whether you are coming to play a character, or if you are coming to play a non-player-character, ("Grunt"), you should contact Staff, via e-mail at directors@terresrising.com, so that we can help you create your character, give you any special information you might need, and of course, answer any questions you may have. We ask that all people attending an event pre-register, so that can anticipate how much attendance we will have, and also, so we can figure out how to directly target your character with a storyline!

You can check our website for details on where and when events will be held, and what the monetary cost will be. There will be signs, or Staff members who will direct you to where you can set up your cabins, and where check-in will be. Check-in typically begins at 6:00 pm, and game begins at 10:00 pm. Don't be late, or you might miss something!

Preparing For An Event:

Five Essential Guidelines

  1. Be prepared with your costuming, game gear, and "phys reps". Being adequately prepared for the weekend is a good way to ensure that you will have a good time. Do not rely on Staff or other players to provide these things for you. If your character will be using weapons, make sure you have them. As for costuming, think about the look you want your character to have. If you are a brash front line fighter who loves combat, perhaps you should consider heavy metal armor. Ultimately, the type of costuming you wear is your own choice, but the better the costume, the better looking your character will be, and the more rewards you will receive for your character. Regardless if you wear armor or not, costuming is important. Looking like your character, and staying in period, really helps you play the part, and it's essential to game atmosphere. Modern day attire, such as jeans, sneakers, or sweatshirts, especially with logos, should be avoided at all costs. Not only will you detract from the "Game Atmosphere" which is the primary element of Terres Rising, but, you will get plenty of negative attention from staff and other players. If it is your first event, people won't expect you to look amazing, but still, simple sweats and a basic tabard, are worlds away from jeans and a t-shirt with a Dragon printed on it. For those who are not camping savvy, you should seek assistance. LARPing requires the same amount of preparation as camping, so you can function properly regardless of weather conditions. So remember to bring changes of warm clothes and shoes.
  2. Makeup is important. When choosing a race, please keep in mind that some races have strict make-up and costuming requirements. If you pick a race that has these requirements, you will be expected to abide by them for the entire duration of the game. If you pick a character that requires you to cover your exposed skin with gold make-up for instance, you should be ready to keep yourself gold. Yes, it's difficult when it rains or you're sweaty, but characters get bonuses for wearing makeup, so any race that requires it must make sure that the makeup isn't ignored. Makeup (or colored tights, etc.) is required on "all exposed skin" and Krosan tendrils must be visible somewhere on your body at all times. If you look like a human you will only have the skills and abilities of a human.
  3. No out of period receptacles. Food will be provided at events, but it is helpful to bring extra energy food and plenty of liquids, especially if you have special dietary concerns. It's important to stay hydrated, and to get those sugar rushes. But keep all the Gatorade bottles, Mountain Dew cans, or candy wrappers, in your cabins, out of sight Or, better yet, get a period container, and transfer it. And also, make sure to clean up after yourself.
  4. Stay in game. We know it's very hard to stay in-game for an entire weekend. But, going out of game is disruptive to everyone around you. If you must, quietly, and discreetly, remove yourself from the situation, or go back to your cabin, and have a quiet conversation. And under no circumstances should you, in the middle of your conversation, stick your hand on your head to make an out of game statement. Keep in mind your surroundings also have the same effect; whether it's team banners surrounding your area, your eating and drinking utensils, your chair, or a chest you keep your gear in, rather than a suitcase or duffle bag. The environment you create around yourself will help draw positive attention.
  5. Stay away from Staff-only areas. The back of the tavern, the road leading to monster camp, and the monster camp buildings, are off limits. Whether you are in-game, or out of game, do not go to staff only areas, unless there is an emergency of some sort or you are instructed to do so by staff. Repeated violations of these guidelines will be met with in-game punishment!