First events can be a nerve wracking experience. You may know a few people, or none at all. Going with friends is a great idea! The more the merrier. But here is what you can most likely expect.
When you come to your first event it may be a little overwhelming. People are rushing about, some already in character and full make-up, some in white headbands and some people just working. It can be a little (or a lot) intimidating to get your bearing.
Some of the things to know:
The most important things are to Pre-register using our RDB (Refuge Database) for new players here.
When you arrive at the Campsite:
When you arrive please head directly to Logistics Logistics usually opens around 6pm. Your local chapter will have more specifics.
Head directly to a cabin, stow your gear and get into costume. Check with Logistics if there is any set up you can help with if you arrive early!
Once you are in costume, return to logistics and grab your character envelope. This will have your battleboards (character sheet), production spends, craftsman coin, and Chapter Point spends (this is all explained in the Refuge Rule Book). YOU MUST VERIFY THESE BEFORE YOU LEAVE.
As well, the Armour Marshal will check your armour and weapons to ensure they meet our standards for safety.
If you are a brand new player to Refuge LARP we will also go over the basics of
the game such as combat and casting spells, the HOLD rule and anything else that you
may need to be aware of.
When you head home
Clean up after yourself. Garbage in the appropriate bins, sweep your cabin, and ensure everything is back to how it was before you arrived. Please be aware that we may be camping in Bear/cougar areas and all trash and food must be stored
A Single Day event (usually referred to as a Tavern Night)is normally held at a Community Center or other smaller venue. They last a single day. If your chapter runs these, the times will vary, as will the locations. Please check with your local chapter regarding these types of events.
When you come to a Weekend event we do provide 8 person cabins you can stay in. That being said, if you wish to pitch a tent, by all means. There is no difference in cost either way.
The must-have items will be different for each person, but below you will find a suggested packing list of essentials.
If you are PCing (playing a character you create and control) for your first event you will need to bring your own costume pieces. There are some recommended costuming tips and we will have a link to those shortly.
If you are a NPC (playing the monsters, townsfolk and other roles assigned and controlled by the Directors) for your first event, you will want to bring comfortable black clothing you can use as a base layer. Sweat pants, yoga pants, and tank tops are all recommended. You'll also want a warmer layer to add on when it gets chilly late in the night, as our events run until after 2am and most of our Crew stay awake and active that entire time.
Suggested Packing list:
You have 3 Choices:
1. New Player Information-Tips for someone
brand new to
LARP and Refuge
2. Become the Hero - More in-depth
becoming a Player Character
3. Be a NPC- More information about
joining us as a Monster!