This pertains to all LARP groups and game owners, thought I'd pass the invite.
LARP Alliance, Inc.
Dear LARP Directors!
Ye Olde Commons would like to extend an invitation to you for the , an event where you, your staff, and your players can come together as a team to represent your game – your Realm.
After the excitement, enjoyment, and entertainment of the Blood Games last year, we’re on for year 2. We are gearing up for the Blood Games 2009, scheduled for www.thebloodgames.com. Check out the web site at
The event will be cast along the lines of a multi-national sports competition, but with the realms of many different LARPs forming the core structure of the teams. We are mixing all good things LARP into the event and the various contests – combat, puzzles, performances, small team action and large field battles, and of course intrigue and loot. And, as it is a LARP, you never know exactly what actions players will take, so we expect lots of interesting twists and turns. Last year the action was competitive, intense, and a ton of fun. We expect some truly spectacular battles, fantastic shows, and a lot of interaction, excitement, and sharing of experiences.
We invite you to register your LARP as a Realm competing in the Blood Games. Within a Realm we give attendees the possibility to register as Factions (5+ attendees) or Houses (12+ attendees), which allows the various orders, guilds, tribes, etc. of your game to proclaim their identity. We encourage such registration with bonuses for the attendees, because we look forward to the spectacle of various groups with their heraldry all in full regalia. We will put your Realm information and link to your LARP on the Blood Games web site.
If you register your own Realm, if you wish you will have the opportunity to set up a Hospitality Tent for your Realm. The tent needs to be fully in game, but you can show people your Realm/LARP there. If you have a special request for showcasing something, talk to us and we’ll see how we might fit it into the event. Feel free to bring lots of flags and banners to decorate your tent.
We are hoping that you and many of your players will register to attend. We hope that many directors and staff members register to play – you get to enjoy a game, instead of being responsible for it! We do have limited openings for NPCs, for those who’d be interested in that.
We ask that in your LARP you will recognize and give some political value (i.e. ability to have a favor granted) to the winner’s necklaces that victorious players can achieve at the Blood Games. These necklaces will be individualized, and are bonded to the person, so you should only accept them from the character who actually won them. These will truly be difficult and rare prizes, as we expect there to be stiff competition.
In order for a player to be able to pre-register an experienced character with the Blood Games, we will ask you to validate such character experience before the event (simply whether a character has been played in at least 2, or at least 5 full weekend events).
We also ask that you help us publicize the Blood Games and inform your players by posting (or giving us access and permission to post) the Blood Games announcements on your web site and/or distributing them to your e-mail list.
We hope we’ve peaked your interest and you can get excited about how cool this event can be. We certainly are. Please let us know if you wish to register your Realm. And feel free to ask us any questions!