Mistakes I Made Making My First Character

Everyone, meet Jynx.

Jynx was the very first PC I ever made for Alliance.
The problems with Jynx are common problems that aren’t really talked about much when new players come into game.
Let’s go through these problems together and how, in retrospect, I would have changed her so that I wouldn’t have ended up retiring her early in my LARP career.

Mistake Number One In Creating Jynx

I didn’t.

When NPCing you need to be versatile

Yup, I didn’t create Jynx.
You see, I had been LARPing as an NPC at my old home chapter [Traverse City] for a year or so before choosing to travel to South Michigan for the first time. read more

The Courage To Try

I am well accustomed to the dread in my heart and the tightness in my chest that I feel every time I step foot outside of my front door. That doesn’t make it easy. Social interaction does not come effortlessly to me and it never really has. Everywhere I go in the back of my mind I am cursing myself for every word that comes out of my mouth. I over analyze every single moment I spend in another person’s presence and I never truly feel calm when I’m in a room with more than one person.

I know that I am not the only person in the world that feels this way and I know that there’s never going to be a cure that gets rid of these feelings. Social Anxiety is something I will always have inside  of me. It is still sometimes hard to accept and I still have days where it defeats me. read more

5 Subtle Tips For New LARPERS

So, you are looking to LARP.

Maybe you found the nearest game already, created a character concept, started putting scraps of costuming together, poured over the ruleset for hours and muddled through weapon construction.

You are reading this because there has to be more you can do to prepare, and there is. Bouncing around the internet you can find a bunch of tips and tricks, tutorials and FAQ’s, so much so that it’s hard to give advice for new players without rehashing things. I don’t like to rehash, so I dug deep and constructed a list of more subtle tips for new LARPers. read more