Greetings

Thank you for showing an interest in our game and our website.  We’re always happy to have new characters enter our world, and have new players join the Wyvern Rising community. If you have questions about the game, you can reach out to game staff via email at wyvernrisinglarp@gmail.com.  Or to get a faster and more interactive response, reach out to us via social media on our Discord server or Official Facebook page

 

Your First Event

Whether you’re new to LARP as a hobby, or an experienced LARPer who just found us, we know coming to a new game can be challenging.  First, don’t sweat it! We pride ourselves on being an incredibly friendly and inclusive community. If you are ever unsure of something, have questions on the game proceedings, or are lost, please do not hesitate to talk to a Staff Member, Director, or Marshal. We will all do our best to help clarify whatever is needed.

When you arrive at the camp, please head to the Logistics building, which you can find on the camp maps. Once there, please sign in, and if it is your first event, please indicate as such to the staff members processing check in. They will help you with getting a character card put together and explain NPC shift sign up as well as your post event cleanup obligation.

Once signed in, you can move your belongings to where you want to stay.  Please check with game staff to determine what cabin areas are appropriate to stay in. Cabins are first-come, first-serve, so you are not guaranteed to get the same sleeping quarters you were in the prior month, unless you make arrangements in-game with the other Player Characters.

After you have found a place to sleep, please put on your garb and come to Logistics.  There, we will get you your item tags and a Marshal, Staff Member, or Director will do a weapons and armor evaluation for you. Prior to lay on, you will receive New Player Training. This is mandatory, regardless of any other LARP Groups you may have attended.  To expedite this process, please review the New Player Packet prior to attending the event.

Once this has concluded and Lay On has been called, our player engagement team will help you work your way into game either through a small mod, or with a group of NPCs.

Building a Character

Before you can enter the game world, you need to create a character.  We can help you do this at your first event if you want.  But you can also create your character before you arrive, to make it easier on you (and us!), and so you can tailor your costuming/props to what you’ve decided to be.  Visit our character creation page for an in-depth guide on how to build a character.

The basics are:

  • Pick a Race, and ensure you can meet that race’s costuming requirements.
  • Pick between one and three Primary Skill Spheres for your character
  • Choose which skills and ability points you want to purchase with your starting build.  Starting build values differ by character race.

What’s the world of Wyvern Rising like?

Our game has a heavy roleplaying and storytelling aspect, and is not solely a combat-based LARP (though there’s plenty of combat).  To get a good idea of the setting and world lore, review some of the items from the ‘Lore’ menu on the website.  This might help you create a character backstory, and determine why your character has found themselves in this small frontier town of Corsotha.

What Else Should I do?

While we do have new player training, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with game rules prior to attending an event.  Look at the items in the “Rules” website menu.  The skills you’ve chosen for your character should themselves contain descriptions of how to use them.  If you’ve chosen the “Pious” sphere, or one of the magic user spheres (“Sorcery”, “Ritualist”, “Enchanting”), it might be a good idea to read the pages on Faith and Deities and the Magic System to better understand the mechanics that govern those spheres.

And please do read the New Player Packet Prior to your first event.

Welcome, and please reach out to us if you have questions.