Over the years I’ve played LARPs one common issue continues to dog Plot teams: how to quickly and effectively allow NPCs to switch between different roles while still providing Players with a clear sense of what monsters they face?
We’d all love to be able to do intricate makeup on each NPC but, while that’s fantastic for immersion in the game, it slows down everything if you need to constantly be breaking for makeup changes. It also isn’t an option when your LARP runs events in areas without a good source of light, mirrors, and running water. After going through a number of prototypes I finally found a solution that is both cost effective, easy to produce, and durable enough to last more than one fight. Today I’m going to walk you though creating NPC Monster Masks for a variety of generic monsters.