Greetings fellow Nerdarchs! Today we are talking about larping and the spirit of the game rule. Now some of you may be wondering why such a rule exists, “Can’t we all just get along?”. That would be nice. Rather than put restrictions on roles one can play, the spirit of the game rule exists toinsure that it is actually fun to play. The spirit of the game rule acts as a shield for the compliant players and a threatening sword to players causing abuse.
Greetings and salutations Nerdarchy reader -This is part 1 of the Nerd Bucket List, click here for part 2. For those who do not know, a “nerd bucket list” is a ‘to do’ list of nerdy goals one wishes to accomplish before they die. This combined with the multiple weekly top 10 lists that I see on YouTube each week has led me to believe that you, dear readers, need to have a bucket list of nerdy things you should do for your own nerdy good before you fail that saving throw and join the great LARP in the sky. This is in no particular order but these are things I have done or wish to do that I believeyou would be glad you did down to your dice loving, comics reading nerdy core.
This is the second of many posts to come for Generic Larp Rules. Larps, even when simplified, are laden with rules and there will be many more GLR posts. If you want more Generic Larp Rules check out Nerdarchy’s Facebook page, or the website link, for future GLRs. If it is your first time larping it is easy to get overwhelmed by preparations for your character’s prop needs as well as your own physical needs. I covered those in my previous post. In this post we will talk about the Generic Larp Rules of right action. Aside from being prepared for camping when attending a larp, a person will also need to understand right action at a larp. By right action I mean actions that are the correct way of behaving at a game. The term “right action” infers that there is also wrong action, the ones that get a person reprimanded or banned. One could also call it the “do’s and don’t” list for the majority of larps. But since “do’s and don’t” sound like the beginning of a children’s book I call it right action policies.
This is the first of many posts to come for Generic Larp Rules. I say first post because larps, even when simplified, are laden with rules and there will be many more GLR posts. If you want more Generic Larp Rules check out Nerdarchy’s Facebook page for future GLRs. If it is your first time larping it is easy to get overwhelmed by preparations for your character’s prop needs of armor, costumes, weapons, etc. Whether you are fabricating from materials or working extra hours to get the funds for that last piece of period armor, preparation is important for an enjoyable weekend.