Join us for a camping & live action role play event weekend. Arrive in the evening for introductions around the fire. In the morning you will set out on your quest and weave a story of old magic and fantasy following the Hero’s Journey. Families are encouraged to attend together, as well as friends.
Note: Ages 11 & up please. Those under 18 must be accompanied by at least 1 person over 18. This event will be held in our campground, so you’ll need to bring a tent as well as camping & food supplies. We’ll have picnic benches, fire rings and a bathroom.
“Using our own spin on Live Action Role Playing, EpicWrite offers Multi-Day Summer Events, quarterly Overnight Events, Single Day events, classes, and workshops, to teach young adults writing skills through the Hero’s Journey.
While EpicWrite certainly fosters a love of writing and the arts, our main purpose goes beyond that: EpicWrite exists to develop supportive communities for creative young people. We promote encouragement and kindness from one young person to another—and our EpicWriters make us proud as they embrace each newcomer with the same welcome they themselves received.
How The EpicWrite System Works
EpicWrite’s system differs from other LARP systems: We don’t have any character classes, ranks, or even a standard combat system. If they end up in combat with another character, and the winner, loser, and fallout are all based on if and how it would work in each participant’s story (we have safety rules and regulations for Boffer fighting
, but there is no point or scoring system).
The Role Playing is broken down into scenes. Each scene is based on a step from the Hero’s Journey, in which there are twelve steps. The number of scenes at each event depends on how many days we have: Normally at our multi-day Camping Events
, we do all twelve steps. At our one-day In The Park
events we do between three and six.
EpicWrite events are based in various set universes, which change based on the story genre of the event. At the beginning of each scene, participants are sent to these locations. They will meet either one or multiple characters there and act out a scene based on the current step of the Hero’s Journey. After the scene, everyone is given time to write out their account of what happened in the form of a story. Then we send everyone back out for a new scene!
At the end of each event, everyone is invited to read their stories and laugh at their new friends’ interpretations of their characters. No one is forced to read their story, as we understand some folks can get uncomfortable. It’s also just fine if your story isn’t done by the end, a lot can happen in a scene, and sometimes there’s not enough time to write it all down. Several participants in the past have found just taking quick notes during writing times about what happened, then writing the story itself later works very well.
We hope this explained how our LARP system works well enough, feel free to ask any specific questions you have by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Setting and Theme
The setting for this event is Mist Stone, a Celtic-inspired fantasy world. The theme for the event is Old Magic. Magic has the potential to give you great power, however, every spell has a cost, and can drain or harm you and the world around you if you use too much at once. This setting is meant to have the feel of an old Norse or Celtic myth. Magic affects every individual person, even if they are not themselves, a caster. The details of this world, such as what fantasy creatures live in the woods, and what the name of the towns are, is for you to decide as you role play. We’re leaving it open!